Wedding Photography Site Visit: Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin

       As wedding photographers, we understand the importance of preparation.  We have only one shot at getting that great shot on the wedding day, and we make sure that we are ready and poised to capture all the beautiful details and events of the day.  Being prepared is not only necessary, but equally important, is also fun.  One of the perks of our job is getting to scout new, gorgeous locations and brainstorm together about our photographic strategy.  

       We recently visited Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, where we'll be shooting a wedding later this summer.  We enjoyed exploring all its nooks and crannies, marveling at the rolling vineyards, testing all the lightscapes within and around the building, and also sitting down for a little picnic in the sun to collaborate on our artistic vision.

Entrance to the winery. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

Entrance to the winery. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

A beautiful lamp outside. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

A beautiful lamp outside. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

A gorgeous view of where the ceremony will happen. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

A gorgeous view of where the ceremony will happen. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

The ceremony site. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

The ceremony site. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

Soaking up the sun! © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

Soaking up the sun! © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

A little piece of Paris :) © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

A little piece of Paris :) © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

Lemon tree. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

Lemon tree. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

The vineyard. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

The vineyard. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

The view from the bridal suite. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

The view from the bridal suite. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

Such a cool space :) © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

Such a cool space :) © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

Downstairs, where the groom and his men will get prepared. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

Downstairs, where the groom and his men will get prepared. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

© Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

© Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

© Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

© Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

The reception area. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

The reception area. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

Pretty flower arrangements in wine bottles. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

Pretty flower arrangements in wine bottles. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

© Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

© Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

© Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

© Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

© Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

© Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

The magnolia tree all in bloom. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

The magnolia tree all in bloom. © Bowerbird Photography 2013, Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, Wedding Site Visit.

       These photos show the venue in a state of stillness and repose.  The next time we post photos from Clos LaChance winery, they will show great contrast as the venue will be bursting with celebration and laughter.  We can't wait to share the wedding photos we take from Clos LaChance this summer (and reveal some of the secret spots we've scouted out for the bride and groom).  It's going to be a wonderful celebration.

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam