Hans Fahden is home to beautiful, leafy grounds, tranquil ponds and romantic walkways. But there’s something more intangible about the place that really makes it so spectacular. Hans Fahden Winery is just so…welcoming. After fighting through heavy wine country traffic, the bride, the guests, and the photographer were all ready for a respite. And by the time we arrived, Hans Fahden laden with wedding splendor and bursting with anticipation, welcomed us all into its open arms. The anticipation was not for nothing. The sheer amount of energy and happiness emanating from Chelsea, Tony and their guests could have easily lit up Calistoga for at least a couple of days. It helps that they are completely crazy about eachother. The ceremony was sunny, heartfelt. The reception, both inside the cave, and out on the dance floor, was sheer kinetic joy. Moreover, Calistoga rewarded us with a beautiful, warm summer day, and we took full photographic advantage of the summer hues and the sacred magic hour out in the vineyards. Luckily, I had already done an engagement shoot with these two, so I knew that the whole day would be fantastic. Thank you, Tony, Chelsea, and all of your guests! And thanks Hans Fahden. I look forward to visiting you again soon.