When John contacted me for his proposal and explained that he wanted a very private and intimate way to propose, I immediately thought of the perfect location in wine country. Danza Del Sol Winery is a 40-acre vineyard located on the De Portola Wine Trail. It has the most beautiful vines that stretch perfectly straight as far as the eye can see—making it absolutely beautiful to photograph. We timed this proposal just right with the sunset.
As for the proposal location, Danza has the most beautiful secret location tucked away in the Vineyards. You walk through an unsuspecting pathway of vines that open up to a large open circle surrounded by lush vines and grapes. We placed our set up in the middle of this area so that when they walked in, there was a feeling of surprise and a grand entrance feel. His Fiance’ loves lilacs and Cream tones so I designed a tabletop with those colors in mind. I captured both of their reactions as they entered, and John had the most adorable idea to have his son hold a sign for even more of a surprise!
I let the two of them enjoy one another and take in the moment with a picnic in the vines, complete with a beautiful charcuterie board from Boards and Baskets. The breeze was a perfect touch as the sun began to set. We finish off the evening with a walk down to the vineyard for some photos right at sunset so we could capture that dreamy golden hour light.