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A Napa Vineyard Engagement Session

Napa Winery – at Castello di Amorosa

What do you get when you take a beautiful couple from New York, add a healthy love for wine, and a classic vineyard setting in Napa?

A sexy, stylish, European-inspired engagement session in NorCal. Scroll down to take a look at Kristi and Vincent’s Napa engagement photography session, or read their full story below.

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In Vino Veritas

Kristi and Vincent were looking for an original and stylish location to fit in an engagement shoot while visiting the Bay Area from their home in New York. This adventurous couple love to travel together, eat Italian food and especially drink delicious red wine. What better location than in a Napa Valley vineyard?

Vineyards are so beautiful in NorCal – the Mediterranean climate and winery traditions here make for a great place to shoot weddings or engagement sessions. We started off with a wine tasting, and spent the good part of the afternoon exploring this gorgeous property inside and out. Fun, sun, wine and photos – couldn’t be better! 

California Castello

Vincent is originally from the Bay Area (one of the things that drew Kristi to him initially) and they come back often to visit family and experience California. We were so happy to have found the perfect location that blended their love for Italy, wine and California: Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga. It was absolutely ideal for engagement photography in Napa. 

It’s hard to find some old-world charm in such a ‘new’ part of the country, but the ochre colored stones of the castle set up on the hillside surrounded by the vineyard and trees made me think of Tuscany – with a California flair!

A positive Napa engagement photography experience

I had so much fun working with Kristi and Vincent. Not only are they gorgeous, full of energy and have a great connection, they were totally willing to take some risks and trust me to get great shots. Kristi let me know how pleased she was with the shoot as well:

“We absolutely loved working with you. we felt immediately comfortable with you. We loved how to took charge of the photoshoot and told us what to do and what areas of the winery we should shoot in. your creative eye is amazing- being able to go to the winery for the first time and find all these amazing spots to shoot was incredible. We have so many different dynamic photos. we loved the entire experience”

Can’t wait to shoot their wedding next year in New York! Congrats guys!

Planning your own vineyard engagement photo session? Hit me up and let’s make it happen!


Sebastien Bicard is a wedding and portrait photographer based in California. He specializes in international travel and intimate weddings worldwide.

Photographer: Sebastien Bicard

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