There are times when I’m shooting a wedding that I look through the viewfinder of my camera and can’t believe how lucky I am to be seeing what’s in front of me. The sunset during Kaitlin & Billy’s Olympia’s Valley Estate Petaluma wedding was one of those times.
Olympia’s Valley Estate is an incredibly beautiful venue in any weather condition. But with the clouds turning orange and the cows walking past as Kaitlin & Billy stood atop a hill above the barn … well, it was pretty special.
The whole day was full of special moments. As a surprise to the couple, their officiant arranged for a dove release during the ceremony. As a surprise to Billy, Kaitlin made a full-size cardboard cutout picture of their dog Jake (from a photo taken during their Livermore engagement session) so that he could attend the wedding too.
In addition to the beautiful weather and moments, the wedding was full of awesome details and decor, expertly wrangled by planner Kai Squared Events. Then there were the great speeches, the fun dance party, delicious food (including an ice cream truck!), and it added up to one amazing wedding day.
Check out my favorite photos from Kaitlin & Billy’s Olympia’s Valley Estate Petaluma wedding in the gallery below: