This photograph of Linda on the stairs of the winery was captured by Jerry Ghionis as I was prepping Ace for the first look at a different location on the property.
Jerry posed Linda and then asked one of the wedding planners to hold an Ice Light to provide the lighting you see here. Using stairs and stairways is often a good technique to show movement in the story. In other words, whenever I'm photographing a wedding, I always like to photograph the couple moving from one location to another in order to build the story. Without those transitions, a wedding album can seem somewhat jumpy for someone who was not present at the time the photographs were being captured.
Location: 125 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460.