Robin and Matt were married at the beautiful Chileno Valley Ranch and I am so excited to say that their story was covered today in the San Francisco Chronicle!
Matt is a restauranteur and Robin a ballerina, their two worlds have come together beautifully in this idyllic setting. Matt and Robin found Chileno about three years ago on a search to find grass fed beef for Matt’s restaurant. Driving up to the ranch that day they had no idea we would not only find delicious grass fed beef, but also stumble upon a breathtaking property, majestic livestock and welcoming ranch owners. It turned out the ranch owners were ballet fans and they had seen Robin and her company perform many times! The connection they both felt towards Chileno Valley Ranch was immediate. When they got engaged, Chileno was the first (and only) venue they considered for their wedding. ...
Earlier this year I covered their engagement at the stunning Chileno Valley Ranch. It was beautiful, the farm was just reaching Spring and we got to spend the day around the farm. Matt and Robin got a chance to feed one of the baby calves and while we were shooting, two adorable baby lambs were born! This venue is so special to Matt and Robin so to cover the engagement and then their wedding here a few months later was truly special.
We had a blast with these animals! Matt and Robin just lived it up with the pigs and the sheep ... peek-a boo!!
Newborn baby lamb just moments after birth!!
The hillside was so peaceful, green and lush with sheep out grazing the hills ... Robin and Matt started to dance around on the hill, rubber boots and all!
Robin had brought along her pointe shoes and very spontaneously we decided to get some pictures of her in Matt's element! It really brought both of their worlds together, Matt's restaurant and a beautiful illustration of Robin's dance abilities.