Engagements, Portraits, Proposal, Uncategorized

olivia + perry | NAPA VALLEY VINEYARD PROPOSAL

When I first skimmed over Perry’s inquiry email, I felt like my heart skipped three beats. HOT AIR BALLOON. NAPA. POP THE QUESTION. Oh my gosh, what a dream proposal! We connected over the phone that very night and I was thrilled to hear just how thoughtful of a guy Perry was. He had done some major research into hot air balloon rides in the Napa Valley region, reached out to all the right people on staff to make it all happen, and was all set to ask Olivia to stand by his side forever.. all he needed was a photographer to capture the moment!

He gave fair warning that two years previously, he and Olivia had tried signing up for the same tour, which was cancelled last minute due to weather. With one wary eye on the forecast, we went into the weekend (“Oh it looks so sunny!! Yay”) with our fingers majorly crossed.

Oh San Francisco. You and your tricky weather patterns. After arriving at the meetup spot before the crack of dawn (literally – it was still dark out when we arrived!), we found out that unfortunately, the cloud conditions were less than ideal. We were grounded for the day. What could’ve been the end of that adventure turned into the beginning of our next one. Perry excused himself to the restroom, hopped on his phone, and assured me that he was still ready to propose, this time amidst the quiet scenery of Napa Valley at sunrise.

It all came together wonderfully. We had nearly 300 acres of vineyard to ourselves as we watched the sun rise up and the fog roll down the hillsides. I “bumped” into them just as they were debating taking a quick selfie by the grape vines, and what happened right after that was pure magic.

Congratulations again to Perry + Olivia! I’m so excited for you two and wish you all the happiness in the world!!

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  1. Parker Radbourne

    November 7th, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    I was getting all excited reading about the hot air balloon proposal, and then got a little too emotionally involved, I guess, and was heartbroken when I got to the part where Plan B became Plan A. Then I remember, hello, Cassie is the photographer and this is her blog, so the images will be more beautiful than I can imagine, and sure enough they are!!! Seriously for a Plan B, this Napa Valley Vineyard proposal is so stunningly beautiful. Your photography is so gorgeous!!!

  2. Ashlee

    November 9th, 2016 at 4:22 am

    I am in love with this proposal!! The colors, expressions of the couple and scenery are beyond amazing! I cannot stop staring at these photographs. Napa Valley Vineyard is definitely a stunning location for a proposal! Absolutely stunning!!

  3. Melanie

    November 13th, 2016 at 5:00 am

    So sweet! Good thing she is naturally beautiful I would be a little freaked out about a soup rose photos session especially at the crack of dawn lol! If it was me I would probably still be in my pjs. That is such a cute story and a hot air balloon proposal woulda been wonderful but this napa valley vineyard proposal is just as nice. The landscape is so beautiful. She just have been on top of the wold.

  4. Jennifer Lincoln

    November 13th, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Cassie, this is a beautiful Napa Valley vineyard proposal shoot! The cloud cover makes the colors of the vineyard pop. Great photography!

  5. Amy Elizabeth

    November 14th, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Wow! For having the let down of a hot air balloon engagement, you sure made an incredible engagement session in this Napa Valley!!! Vineyards are always gorgeous, but your use of the vineyard rows and the trees and lighting made this an exceptional collection. Cassie Xie Photography always gives something to look forward to!

  6. Samantha

    November 14th, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    This Napa Valley Vineyeard proposal is absolutely stunning! I love that big mossy tree! Your photography is so romantic and intimate. This beautiful couple is lucky to have you!

  7. Cathie Berrey green

    November 14th, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    What an Aweosme Napa Valley proposal photographed by Cassie X Photography. So romantic and sweet. and I love that Amazing tree! I love when couples photograph their proposal story!

  8. Kelly Loeffler

    November 14th, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    How great is this Napa Valley vineyard proposal? To get engaged around all that beauty and to get an amazing engagement session on the same day. That is one lucky couple.

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