Cline Cellars Winery Engagement Photos

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N I N A  + J A S O N

It was such a joy photographing these two music and wine enthusiasts. And I’m truly grateful knowing the fact that I’m the first photographer they ever hired for themselves. My goal for every session is to not just snap photos for the sake of it, but to create these moments that will make you feel connected to whomever you’re with.

“This was our first encounter - I was at the Dueling pianos show in San Francisco where Jason was playing that night. We happened to chat before he got up on the stage, and he asked me if I would like to listen to something in specific. I love Latin dance music and at that point in my life, that was all I listened to. So driven by that, and already having consumed a bottle of wine with my roommate, I asked him to sing "Stand by me" for me, but in "Spanish" (Which by the way is a legit song). He looked confused and asked me if I want to sing it and he can play along, I said No. I didn't think he will sing it at all, but he did sing Stand by me, the Ben E King version. Before he started, he flashed the light to our table and called us out as "This is for the 2 hot Latinas". The joke being I am far from being a Latina, I am from India. This has become a running joke since then.

I love photos, I can literally spend hours looking through old photos and reliving the moments captured in them. Every year, Jason strings up some videos with our photos from the year, into a musical collage, and presents them to me for my birthday. In 2018, he did the same, but this time to a song that he wrote for me and got it produced at his studio. I was super excited and watching the video with a cheeky smile on my face. The video ended with a picture of the ring he bought for me, and I was like - "Why do you have a photo of a ring in there?", Oh wait! I was nervous, happy, in disbelief, all at the same time. But hey, I said YES!”

~ N I N A

Location: Cline Cellars

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