sooooo it is with great pleasure that i share with you one of my most beloved locations….as a photographer it is rare that i get to photograph at a property that has not been shot by tons of others first…but SUNSTONE is different, i was lucky enough to photograph there many time before it had been “discovered”…& now, i want to share it with you….take a deep breath & enjoy…..
i first became acquainted with SUNSTONE vineyards many years ago…
its sweet little vineyard & lovely tasting room are perfect for a vineyard
wedding….& the first red wine i fell in love with was the amazing
SUNSTONE MERLOT….the vineyards are 100% organic too…
many of you may have seen the stunning 2012 collection of CLAIRE PETTIBONE gowns…well i shot the entire collection at the SUNSTONE VILLA….the villa literally took my breath away….it’s as if a little bit of the french countryside can be found here, nestled in the hills of california….
here is a description from the owners….
“Constructed of imported limestone, massive 200 year old beams, ancient fireplaces
& architectural details, this landmark quality villa offers indoor & outdoor entertainment
& dining, an underground wine cellar with a separate private wine tasting room & spiral
staircase which leads to a room with a sweeping view of the Santa Ynez Valley. The
opulent bedroom suites share breathtaking views of the expansive vineyards &
the Santa Ynez Mountains from private verandas & patios.”
-Anna & Bion Rice-
so from the stone villa to the lush organic vineyards you can see why i love this place
& the owners are some of the kindest people i’ve ever met…
(come back soon to see their beautiful family portraits)
if i were gonna get married again (ummm-vow renewal perhaps)
this is where i would want to celebrate my love…it’s just beauitful….
so now you know what i’ve known for sometime….SUNSTONE is lovely
if you are planning a wedding in california, you
simply have to check out this place…it is pure perfection…
the VILLA is available for weddings, photo shoots & retreats….
so my special space is now yours
& just last week i shot a cover & fashion spread for MUNALUCHI BRIDAL
there are some places that just touch your soul…
this is one of them….SUNSTONE is one of my absolute favorite paces on earth
chances are, it’s probably yours now too….
so if you are lucky enough to photograph or get married at
SUNSTONE VILLA someday…think of me wandering the beautiful stone
covered floors…beause a little bit of me is still there & always will be…..