Dani and Karlton met in a club while hanging out with friends. She was the one to take the first step to ask him to dance and after that they spent the whole night together. They have never be a part ever since.

To propose, Karlton prepared an amazing scene having Dani’s best friend to help him out. She works for television and got to hide all their plans really well. Dani’s friend tricked her saying she needed help in this event, so Dani went. In between the way, she said she needed to stop at this place and they ended up in this garden where Karlton with her whole family was waiting for her. He also had a violinist playing to make everything even more magical.

Them both are from Florida and they were eloping in Sonoma county at Vitners Resort. I was so excited!!! First, if you don’t know Vitners Resort, please go check them out. Looks like you are in a fairytale. It is an intimate place, fulfilled of vines on their hotel walls and their gardens and vineyard are stunning. Second, I got to meet them both online before we closed anything and we clicked right away. It is so important to me to get to know you before we decide anything. Having a wedding photographer is a big deal and is the person you get to spend most of the time together at your beautiful day. So finding someone that you love is essential.

They eloped in Sonoma and brought with them their immediate family to witness this beautiful moment. Every detail was so well planned and made their day even more magical.

Dani didn’t want a first look so I asked her if she wanted one with her dad, before he pick her up to get in and she said yes. It was so emotional and she was so happy that she did this. A girl is the most important treasure of a father and having this moment before he delivers her to her future husband is so special.

Their ceremony and speeches were lovely and intimate to create the perfect celebration atmosphere to the day. Everyone at Vitners Resort were amazing.

I want to say a special thank you to Dani and Karlton for trusting me and my work, you two are amazing souls and I absolutely loved meeting you two. I can’t wait to see your future together and all the amazing things you both will achieve.

Also, to the most amazing vendors, you all are incredibly talented.

* Photographer: Stephane Leon Photo | IG: @stephaneleonphoto
* Venue: Vitners Resort | IG: @vintnersresort
* Florist: Floral Luxe | IG: @floralluxe
* Make Up: Carol Kaledzera | IG: @carol_kaledzera
* Hair:  Patricia Martinez | IG: @_trishaahh_ Million Dollar Slay | IG: @miliendollarslay_ Joy Saint | IG: @younggiftedhands
* Rentals: Encore Events Rentals | IG: @encoreeventsrentals
* Dress: Morilee| IG: @morileeofficial



San Francisco Wedding & Maternity Photographer, Stephane Leon, Woman smiles before ocean at golden hour


For the longest time I have been researching inside me about my true identity and my purpose in this world. I found in God my guidance and through His eyes I could finally see myself. I am here to serve you, and to help you see yourself with love. I am here to show you that your relationship with your loved one is the most special treasure you have in this life and having a moment to connect again is the most precious gift you will ever receive.