Elliston Vineyard Wedding Photography by A Few Good Clicks

Must have wedding photos checklist by a Wedding Photographer in San Jose, CA.

Getting married at a vineyard and looking for some cool ideas and inspiration? From flowers to table decorations, from photography poses for wedding couple in a vineyard to family formals, here are some of the must-have wedding photos shortlist to devour over a bubbly. These are my favourite pictures from Mitchell & Maja's Wedding I second shot for celebrated wedding photographer Kenny Wong.

Bridal Shoes - So what if they are not your typical Carrie Bradshaw's blue satin pumps? Key to best wedding photography checklist must begin with the bridal shoes.

Bridal Shoes - So what if they are not your typical Carrie Bradshaw's blue satin pumps? Key to best wedding photography checklist must begin with the bridal shoes.

The Bridal Bouquet  

The Bridal Bouquet  

Groomsmen Boutonnieres

Groomsmen Boutonnieres

Natural white & green bridal bouquet along with pheasant feathers for added texture are your perfect picture prop.

Unplugged Wedding Photography - Yes make sure you capture the details like this for keepsake in the wedding album.

Unplugged Wedding Photography - Yes make sure you capture the details like this for keepsake in the wedding album.

Getting ready photos - I really enjoyed being part of this commotion in the bridal suite. It's stressful for everyone so you as a photographer have to be really quiet and keep capturing some really fun wedding photos.

Getting ready photos - I really enjoyed being part of this commotion in the bridal suite. It's stressful for everyone so you as a photographer have to be really quiet and keep capturing some really fun wedding photos.

The Wedding Venue Altar with a Wine Barrell.

The Wedding Venue Altar with a Wine Barrell.

Seating arrangement using white chairs for the guests attending the wedding at Elliston Vineyard, Sunol, CA.

Seating arrangement using white chairs for the guests attending the wedding at Elliston Vineyard, Sunol, CA.

I focussed on getting all the set up pictures early in the morning as the light was perfect as the ceremony was starting at 10 am leading to really harsh light.

Beautiful winery tucked away near the rolling hills of Livermore in California. #ellistonvineyards

Beautiful winery tucked away near the rolling hills of Livermore in California. #ellistonvineyards

Flower decor shot from below.

Flower decor shot from below.

Harvard Classics found inside the Elliston Vineyard old mansion.

Harvard Classics found inside the Elliston Vineyard old mansion.

String Duo - getting ready for the early morning wedding ceremony at Elliston winery.

String Duo - getting ready for the early morning wedding ceremony at Elliston winery.

The Bridal Gown - Oh it's beautiful!

The Bridal Gown - Oh it's beautiful!

Bride admiring her wedding gown in the bridal suite.

Bride admiring her wedding gown in the bridal suite.

Elliston Vineyard Interiors are a perfect backdrop for bride and groom's portrait. Make sure you book the room with piano though. They are pretty strict about which room you can use to photograph unless you have booked it beforehand.

Elliston Vineyard Interiors are a perfect backdrop for bride and groom's portrait. Make sure you book the room with piano though. They are pretty strict about which room you can use to photograph unless you have booked it beforehand.

Pre ceremony emotions - Caught just in time when the bride was reading an emotional note from her father-in-law... I think:)

Pre ceremony emotions - Caught just in time when the bride was reading an emotional note from her father-in-law... I think:)

Bride getting ready and bridesmaid dresses.

Bride getting ready and bridesmaid dresses.

Bridesmaid helping bride put on the dress.

Bridesmaid helping bride put on the dress.

The idea was to capture the beautiful bridesmaid dresses and tell a story. I presume I managed to nail it but there is always room to improve.

Bride at the window - It was a perfect opportunity when she was looking for someone outside, so you think. Nah we just asked her to pose:)

Bride at the window - It was a perfect opportunity when she was looking for someone outside, so you think. Nah we just asked her to pose:)

Bride in the wedding dress photo enjoying fleeting moments before tying the knot

Bride in the wedding dress photo enjoying fleeting moments before tying the knot

Photo of the bride at the window in black and white is simply timeless and elegant.

Photo of the bride at the window in black and white is simply timeless and elegant.

To my new dad - a wonderful thank you note from the bride to her father-in-law...isn't amazing?

To my new dad - a wonderful thank you note from the bride to her father-in-law...isn't amazing?

Bride looking into the mirror - This is my personal favourite moment and I always strive to capture this for pretty much every wedding I photograph. 

Bride looking into the mirror - This is my personal favourite moment and I always strive to capture this for pretty much every wedding I photograph. 

Father of the bride getting ready to walk down the aisle

Father of the bride getting ready to walk down the aisle

Bride walking down the aisle at Elliston Vineyard | Bay Area Wedding Photography by A Few Good Clicks

Bride walking down the aisle at Elliston Vineyard | Bay Area Wedding Photography by A Few Good Clicks

Bridesmaid waiting for the bride at the altar | Elliston Winery Wedding Photos

Bridesmaid waiting for the bride at the altar | Elliston Winery Wedding Photos

The Vows - Happy bride recites her vows..God bless her!

The Vows - Happy bride recites her vows..God bless her!

The Vows by the Groom

The Vows by the Groom

Mr & Mrs - Wedding couple portrait photography at Elliston Winery, Sunol, CA.

Mr & Mrs - Wedding couple portrait photography at Elliston Winery, Sunol, CA.

Wedding lunch set up - Jute and silk fabric forms a great combination for the fall weddings.

Wedding lunch set up - Jute and silk fabric forms a great combination for the fall weddings.

Pumpkins, green foliage and a jute runner on the bride and grooms table.

Pumpkins, green foliage and a jute runner on the bride and grooms table.

White chairs and green bouquets being set up for the wedding ceremony.

White chairs and green bouquets being set up for the wedding ceremony.

Awesome Bridesmaid Photo Ideas - My lead photographer here Kenny asked the right question instead of commanding how to and what to do. 

Awesome Bridesmaid Photo Ideas - My lead photographer here Kenny asked the right question instead of commanding how to and what to do. 

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Portraits of Bride & the Groom at Elliston Winery - One thing I would follow in future is to do the couple portraits before the family shots. This particular wedding, we were left with less than 5 minutes which didn't allow much time for creativity.

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Bride no matter what gets all the attention but don't forget to share the love with groom and his best men too. Picture taken at Elliston Vineyard in Sunol. CA.

Wedding Table Setting

Wedding Table Setting

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Group photo of the entire Bridal Party near the fountain in Elliston Winery.

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Bride & Groom immersed in love | Romantic poses captured by A Few Good Clicks

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California Wedding Photographer captures Bride and Groom at a Vineyard in Sunol.

Creative wedding photo ideas for a wedding you may shoot in a winery.

Creative wedding photo ideas for a wedding you may shoot in a winery.

Wedding stationery inspiration found on tissue paper.

Wedding stationery inspiration found on tissue paper.

Wedding speech by the groom - You can't miss this!

Wedding speech by the groom - You can't miss this!

Couple cutting the wedding cake - This picture was shot through the glass and that's why you see the reflection of trees outside. I learnt this trick by shooting with another famous photographers Faraz and Hunaid in Bay Area.

Couple cutting the wedding cake - This picture was shot through the glass and that's why you see the reflection of trees outside. I learnt this trick by shooting with another famous photographers Faraz and Hunaid in Bay Area.

Speeches continued...

Speeches continued...

Finally the bouquet toss ...

Finally the bouquet toss ...

And her best friend caught it. Note to self: Talk to the bride and get the bouquet toss in an open space to capture the action from above. My lead photographer kenny on the left in the photo....can you spot him?

And her best friend caught it. Note to self: Talk to the bride and get the bouquet toss in an open space to capture the action from above. My lead photographer kenny on the left in the photo....can you spot him?

Garter toss - Groom Mitchell removes the brides wedding garter. Fun tradition to photograph.

Garter toss - Groom Mitchell removes the brides wedding garter. Fun tradition to photograph.

First Dance Wedding Shots 

First Dance Wedding Shots 

I took this photo through the flower arrangement to isolate the subject from rest of the audience. You could try adding anything available in the room to add a bit of interest.

I took this photo through the flower arrangement to isolate the subject from rest of the audience. You could try adding anything available in the room to add a bit of interest.

First dance picture with people behind the groom and the bride.The green shadow you see is the deliberate use of leaves to add some fun.

First dance picture with people behind the groom and the bride.The green shadow you see is the deliberate use of leaves to add some fun.

Bride dancing with her father - Photograph through the chair bars.

Bride dancing with her father - Photograph through the chair bars.

Bridesmaid and groomsmen enjoying the wedding dance party.

Bridesmaid and groomsmen enjoying the wedding dance party.

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So the wedding photos you have seen are actually in the order of the event was captured. The only part that you see posed were formal pictures of bride, groom, bridal party and family. I could certainly do a lot more and a lot better especially with bride and groom's portraits but I guess it just doesn't go as planned most of the time. 

Equipment used: Sony a7ii with 35mm, Nikon D800 with 70-200mm, 24-70 and SB700 speedlight.

Kenny Wong at KDW Photos- I second shot this wedding for renowned Kenny Wong, Wedding photographer in San Jose, California. Kenneth Wong popularly know for his sports and wedding photography, began his career in 2007. With over 10 years of experience, his work is clean and bold. His expertise lies in both studio and outdoor photography. When he is not creating beautiful photos, you can find him indulging in motor sports, football and travelling.