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Mountain House Estate | Wedding | Kat + Rob

One of the many things I love about being a Northern California wedding photographer is that I get to meet such amazing people. No matter how many weddings I’ve shot since, I can’t stop thinking about how much fun we all had during Kat and Rob’s wedding last October. They’re the definition of a power couple: They both have infectious smiles, omit a positive attitude constantly, and are very generous human beings. After their engagement session in Petaluma where we played paintball and explored an abandoned industrial factory, I knew this couple and I would be friends for a long time.

The wedding was held in Cloverdale, Ca at Mountain House Estate. Its breathtaking natural beauty and rustic charm offers wedding photographers an amazing backdrop for opportunities for beautiful photographs. The Mountain House Estate is a venue where luxury meets the wine country foothills. The bride and groom getting ready areas each have their own building nearby making it easy to segregate the couple and their wedding party members. The ceremony site is on the hill with a giant oak tree in the backdrop. The reception area is near a quaint pond that overlooks the main estate, and the dance floor is in the back section with plenty of room for an epic party.

The day was filled with laughs, cries, thrills, and chills. Being a wedding photographer I’m blessed to get a front row seat inside people’s relationships, and I have no doubt in my mind that Kat and Rob are the perfect fit for each other. Look out, world! These two are going places!

In their words

What was your favorite part of the wedding? The wedding ceremony – especially locking eyes with each other after seeing for the first time.

What was something quirky or crazy that happened on the wedding day? Rob’s garter removal Lindsey, MOH getting tissues from her boobs.

What was the most special moment of your wedding day? Sharing a first touch!

What do you look forward to most about being married? Having a forever best friend and teammate.

What were your 3 top priorities when you were first searching for a photographer? The quality of the Photo being taken Creative & Innovative Ability to listen to what we as a couple truly wanted for our wedding day.

Was finding & choosing a photographer easy? Why or why not? Yes, we knew we wanted to work with Courtland after first meeting him for our engagement photos!

What were your first impressions of my photography/website? Clean, Inspiring, and Impressive with the awards that you have achieved.

What did you most value about what I offered? Your energy and encouragement throughout the entire wedding!

What was the least important feature about the services I offered? What we wanted was what was given.

What questions or concerns did you have when deciding whether to book with me? If you were available!

What could have made booking a “no brainer” decision for you? Client for Life Program.

If you had three words to describe your experience with Courtland Photography, what would they be? Exciting, Professional, & Fun.

What is the most important thing people should know about working with me? How much talent you possess.

How likely are you to recommend Courtland Photography to others? Very likely.

Do you feel like you got your money’s worth? Absolutely!

How would you rate your overall experience? 5/5

Why did you give that rating? We couldn’t imagine the more perfect day and we can’t wait to see the photos!


Venue: Mountain House Estate

Wedding planner: Oh Splendid Day

Florals: Gina’s Floral Enchantment

Dress: Starlet Bridal

Hair: @jessicakiyomi

Makeup: @glambymualyssa

Catering: @ildavidesanrafaelca

Rentals: Heirloom Events

DJ: @djbigdave

Thank you! If you want wedding photography like this, please inquire to see if your date is available.

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