Soda Rock Wedding of Katie and Miles

Why is Soda Rock Winery in The Alexander Valley so popular for weddings? There are so many reasons. It’s a historical property in Sonoma that dates back as far as the 1800s and is thought to be the first to make a branded wine. But it’s the attributes of the property itself that make it so sought after for picturesque weddings. The stone wall, the antique barn, and multiple indoor and outdoor venues make it a top pick. Katie and Miles dated in the area and it’s a place that has great significance for them. The barn was became the cornerstone for their day with the ceremony being held next to the amazing barn,  their cocktail hour being in the barn, and their reception in the ballroom.

The ceremony was emotional and a great celebration of love for all in attendance. During the cocktail hour a group of friends of Katie’s dad belted out a roaring chant called Boom-shaka-a-laka,  and oy did it kick off the tone for the rest of the day. It was a great photo moment. Some of my favorite photos of the day though are in the incredible barn. The way the light shines through the wood slats is intense. I could have shot there all day!

One of my favorite wedding planners Kaitlyn Finley of Ohh La La Weddings was at the helm of this wedding and she made my job a cake walk. Every time we work together I am guaranteed a happy and relaxed couple, a stellar creative team and a smooth and fun day! This team consisted of some of the best in the valley and I’m happy to have been part of it.

Venue: Soda Rock Winery | Wedding Planner: Ooh La La Weddings | Floral Design: EV Floral Design | Bakery: Branching Out Cakes | Entertainment: Notorious | Beauty: It’s A Date at The Power Room| Bridal Gown Designer: Allure Bridals | Bridal Salon: Flare’s Bridal | Rentals: Encore Events Rentals | Officiant: Dave Flannery

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Napa Valley Engagement Session of Alisa and Adrian

This May I’ll have the great opportunity to photograph the wedding of my friends Alisa and Adrian. We recently got together for their engagement session in Napa. Lucky me, I was allowed to choose some of my favorite Napa locations for the session. This couple’s electric personalities and their impeccable sense of style made for some amazing shots. They surprised me showing up dressed formally for the shoot  in all white with touches of blue. SPECTACULAR is the only word I can think of to describe their choice of attire for the session.Napa_Valley_Engagement_Session_Alexander_Rubin_4

Our day started in the Carneros Region and ended in Napa in the Stags Leap District to Regusci Winery. Moving to different locations allowed me to shoot them in several environments. From beautiful vineyards, to floral fields, and even a rustic winery building from the turn of the century, all of my favorite places served as gorgeous backdrops for this dynamic couple. As you can see Alisa and Adrian love to have fun! They even got down and dirty rolling around in vineyards. Those are some of my favorite photos of this series. I can only imagine how much fun their wedding day will be.

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Blue Victorian Winery Wedding | Vezer Family Vineyards

Camille & Joey were married at the Blue Victorian Winery in gorgeous Suisun Valley wine country.  Their wedding was passionate and dramatic, and they threw amazing party!  It was such a pleasure to be a part of their wedding.
Congratulations Camille and Joey!

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Best of 2013

2013 was an amazing year for Rubin Photography!  We had weddings and photoshoots in 6 different states, across California from Napa to Los Angeles, and in destinations including Maui, Hawaii.  We begin 2014 grateful for all of our incredible clients!   Thank you all for the privilege and honor of capturing some of the most important moments of your lives.  Happy 2014!

2013 was a great year for the commercial photography side of our business as well.  From magazine covers to celebrity shoots,  it was by far our busiest and most successful year!  Perhaps the greatest moment of the year was a shoot for Starbucks Corporate which included a very special guest….Oprah!

 


novelty hill winery wedding | lauren & nate

LAUREN & NATE | WEDDING | NOVELTY HILL, JANUIK WINERY | WOODINVILLE, WA

Adjectives: Colorful, Happy, Silly, Loving, Romantic and Passionate.

Lauren and Nate are an amazing couple! I had such an incredible time photographing their wedding day. The morning started with everyone getting ready at Novelty Hill, Januik Winery in Woodinville. This winery is one of my favorite venues in in the Northwest. It’s architecture is modern and clean and the courtyard and surrounding areas offer tons of photo opportunities. The weather was perfect and we captured some beautiful moments. Take a look at my favorites below. Congratulations Lauren and Nate!

 

 


the inn at port ludlow | northwest beach wedding

NATALIE & JB | DESTINATION WEDDING | THE INN AT PORT LUDLOW | PORT LUDLOW, WA

Adjectives: playful, beachy, sunny, breathtaking, fun, happy, emotional, timeless and loving.

I love the Northwest! Specifically, I love the beauty and the diversity our natural surroundings. Hood Canal exemplifies this beauty perfectly. There you find everything from mountains to forrest to gorgeous beaches and waters.  I was thrilled when Natalie and JB told me their wedding was to be held at the Inn at Port Ludlow.  It is a beautiful property set on the water with incredible views in every direction.  It was such and honor to witness Natalie and JB’s love and affection for each other as they were married, surrounded by their closet friends and family.  Take a look at the real story of their day below.  Congratulations Natalie and JB!