Garden Valley Ranch is a unique, nine-acre rose garden, home to 10,000 rosebushes, and is the perfect spot for your wedding or a day after Bridal Session. Just 32 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, Garden Valley Ranch should be on your check list for your Northern California Wedding.
You can tell how gorgeous the grounds are by this incredibly elegant and lovely day after bridal session captured by Danielle Fletcher. With beautiful flowers designed by Fallon Shea Anderson and two romantic Lazaro Gowns this shoot is oozing romance. You simply must see the entire shoot in the full gallery by clicking here. By the way, you must read on because you could win a day with Danielle Fletcher.
From Danielle Fletcher on having a day after bridal session
Shortly after I shot my last Wedding, I realized I missed the Bride & Groom! I knew I wasn’t meant to be another vendor on a Wedding Day… working within someone elses schedule wasn’t giving me the experience or results I wanted. But the experience of being with couples that are so in love and oohing and ahhing over the gown and the shoes… and just really celebrating with them… I missed it! So I quickly decided that in addition to my boudoir and other portrait work, I would offer Bridal shoots, Trash the Dress shoots and Day-After Shoots.
A Day-After shoot can be not only incredibly fun (who doesn’t want to get all dressed up again?) but more often than not, it’s a necessity. Let’s face it. Most Weddings do not go as planned, most schedules are packed tightly and even when room is left for photos, the restrictions of where you can go are limited and the anxiety the couple feels about getting back to their guests can sometimes take away from the emotion of those precious moments together, creating portraits.
The Day-After shoot (which doesn’t have to be the next day or even the next week) can be a time to truly revel in your newlywed status. We’re able to choose the most ideal locations, light etc. so that you have photographs that actually honor how you feel about one another and capture all of the beauty with none of the distractions. SO many Brides tell me they wish they could do it over because they didn’t like their hair or they didn’t have time or the location wasn’t ideal… this is the perfect way to have photos with none of those issues and no constraints. It’s the BEST way to celebrate a new marriage.
How beautiful are those photographs taken by Danielle Fletcher? Danielle is pretty much the go-to for Boudoir Photography and day after bridal sessions. Sadly Danielle does not do weddings, but she is running a fantastic contest to win a Day With Danielle Fletcher. Click here to enter.
Photographer: Danielle Fletcher
Venue: Garden Valley Ranch
Makeup: Misty Spinney
Headpieces & Jewelry: Nan Winters
Floral Design: Fallon Shea Anderson
Shoe Designer: Hey Lady
Wedding Gowns: Lazaro Gowns
Mr. & Mrs. Sign: Sweet Pea Seashells
Headpieces & Earrings: Nan Winters