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Wine Country Castle Engagement Photos at Castello Di Amorosa in Calistoga

There’s definitely something magical about Northern California’s wine country in the fall; the vineyards show off with the most vibrant hues of red, yellow, and orange, and wineries are bustling with harvest activity! This is by far my favorite time to visit the area, so I was beyond excited when I found a couple that wanted to have their engagement session during this season!

Raina and Kevin enjoy eating out and trying new food and wineries, and taking their engagement photos in Northern California’s wine country was a nod to where they’ve celebrated their anniversary the past few years. Yountville is their favorite place to stay, and St Helena and Calistoga are just a short drive away!

Because their session was in late November, we did miss the peak fall color and some leaves had already started to fall off the vines and trees, but you would honestly never know it since there was still so much color to be found in pockets around the area! (I made sure to check out the area a few days of time so I had great colorful locations in mind!)

We chose to start their engagement session at the awe-inspiring Castello Di Amorosa in Calistoga. It’s a legit castle AND winery! Plus they are used to hosting photoshoots and allow you to do so for only the cost of a tour or tasting (make sure you book one ticket for each person, including the photographer). We then wandered back to the edge of downtown St Helena where we found some great backdrops just off the road!

If you make it to the end you’ll definitely be in for a colorful treat!

Photography | Sarah Eichstedt Photography

Venue | Castello Di Amorosa

Hair + Makeup | Veronica Novoa

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