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ENGAGED! | CHRIS + JEFF – Fantesca Winery

We had a really extraordinary experience at our recent engagement session With Chris and Jeff at the amazing Fantesca Winery in St Helena.  Chris and Jeff were able to arrange to have the winery available for our shoot, and we had the whole place to ourselves!  A shout out to our host and new friend Tony, Fantesca’s winemaker.  Thanks for taking your time to make Fantesca available for us, and that ’06 Cab that we tasted was among the best we’ve ever had.  Can’t wait for the ’09’s that have had your influence!

Chris and Jeff are some of our favorite kinds of people, total foodies and they’re not afraid to be a bit silly together.  They’ve been together for a while, and it shows.  They’re very comfortable in each others arms, and seem to be a perfect complement.

Very happy with this scene setter showing off some of the rolling hills in the vineyard.  It’s not exactly high time for the vines themselves, but I still love the repetition of the rows, the shape of the hills, and the play on scale with Chris and Jeff.

One of my favorites.  Really shows that natural ease they seem to have together.

This might be my very favorite from the shoot.  Poppies are awesome.

We finished things off with some time in the wine cave.  I really like the feel and light in this one.

Thanks again for a fantastic experience!  We’re greatly looking forward to our next (off the clock) visit to Fantesca, and Chris and Jeff’s upcoming wedding at one of our very favorite venues, the Calistoga Ranch.


  • Betty - I LOVE!!!! Cliff – I was waiting all yesterday for the blog post to show up. Can’t wait for Napa!

  • Chris - YOWZA! that’s what we look like? AWESOME! thank you cliff & malarie for making us feel like rockstars! i LOVE LOVE LOVE the tree shots. those are def some of my favs. walking on tippy toes certainly has its rewards! cannot wait for CR !!

  • Cliff - Thanks Betty and Chris! You guys ARE rockstars! 🙂 Thanks for being game for climbing the squishy hills for me, hope your shoes survived.

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