I’ve often thought about what a privilege it is to be a guest at a wedding. After all, your primary responsibility is to have as much fun as possible! Well, on a fall day in the wine country, I found myself, camera in hand, and yet feeling like a welcome guest at Jen and Chris’s engagement session. They invited me up to Sebastopol, where they had prepared amazing itinerary, and being wine country connoisseurs they also chauffeured from place to place. We started off at Red Car Wine Co., taking advantage of their funky tasting room décor and their generous offer to allow us to photograph there. Afterwards, with the sun falling lower in the sky, we headed off to a big open field. Jen and Chris both work with the land, and so they didn’t hesitate to give me a helpful botany lesson as we waded through shrubs and grass. Finally, we found ourselves among the turning leaves of an abandoned vineyard, jumping around and juggling apples near a dilapidated house. By that time, the memory of traffic and daily grind of the city had faded far off to the periphery of my mind. I felt like the three of us had been transformed into children at play. Jen and Chris, your thoughtful planning and your boundless energy really made this an amazing day. Thank you! I can’t wait for the wedding next year!!