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I Do Venues: Solage Capturing The Moment

I Do Venues: Solage Capturing The Moment

Photography by: Sylvie Gil Photography

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Many wedding professionals will tell you that a great wedding photographer will do more than take great pictures - they will "capture the moment." What does that mean exactly? With photography, it is best to let the pictures do the talking. Sylvie Gil is definitely one of the area's most sought-after wedding photographers and we are always excited to share her work. This gorgeous wedding at Solage in Calistoga represents her vision so beautifully. The venue of course is superb to begin with, but the talent of a photographer like Sylvie really sells it.
If you are lucky enough to have her "capture" your wedding celebration, you will be blown away with the end result. Sylvie has a style all her own. She is always smiling and I guess that is why her clients love her - the enthusiasm and sheer joy she exudes at being so honored as to help you share your memories is contagious. Look at these shots: the expression on the faces are not staged - she captures the couples before or after "the pose" when they are not quite expecting it, so the look is natural. Even her detail shots are amazing. I love how she shoots a collection of the details to make sure you can see the design vision and not just admire individual elements. Thanks for sharing Sylvie!

I Do Venues wants to recognize the talented team of wedding professionals who helped to make this bride's dream a reality: Photographer - Sylvie Gil Photography, Designer/Planner - Kathryn Kenna of The Wedding Resource, Florist - Leslie Grady of The Flower Studio, Cake - Not Just Cheesecakes, Video - Thomas Hughes.