Jessica and Andy came up with the idea of having their engagement session in the Santa Ynez valley so they could take advantage of the great scenery and the great wine! We spent the entire afternoon together as they sipped wine together while I crashed their date with my camera. It was well worth the creepiness of following them around all day, even after getting kicked out of a vineyard and turned away for dinner at the place we had reservations at. Long story short, always make sure you not only have written permission but also print it out and physically carry it with you at all times, and double check with the restaurant after making an Open Table Reservation to make sure the restaurant is actually open on the night of your reservation. All in all we ended up at a fantastic place called Root 246 where we enjoyed a bottle of Stolpman Syrah and even better company!
Here's to Jessica and Andy! A big congratulations and many more happy times to come.