Opolo Vineyard is a beautiful location for a wedding, set amongst the California hills. There’s a great choice of scenic backdrops for couple portraits and wedding group photos, and the venue is really pretty inside too.

Wedding Photography

My wedding photography style is a mix of traditional style groups, with an informal and relaxed vibe. I love creating gorgeous couples portraits using scenic backdrops, and the Opolo Vineyard was perfect for this!

Groom kissing the brides ear while she smiles at sunset at Opolo

The Wedding Couple

I first met Alicia and Rogelio at their engagement session. We almost had to cancel because of rain, but their amazing coordinator was able to find a clear umbrella and we made it work. Even after a day of getting her hair and makeup done, Alicia was fully willing to step out in the rain and do whatever she needed to for their engagement pictures.

Their wedding day was no different and both Alicia and Rogelio had an absolutely amazing day exploring all that Opolo had to offer. The many beautiful buildings on-site provided both the bride and groom with ample space to get ready and the barrel room proved to be a wonderful reception area.

Bride's burgundy wedding shoes on an upholstered bench at Opolo
Details of the lace on a wedding dress
close up of groom's tie and pocket square
Groom in a burgundy suit smiling

Bridal Preparations

Alicia got ready in the main house, which was perfect for her and her family. The spacious living room offered amazing views and let in so much natural light. When I saw the large, open area, I knew it was the perfect spot for her to get ready.

wedding dress and royal blue bridesmaid dresses hanging on a wall at Opolo
wedding rings stacked with the bride's ring inside the groom's ring
Bridesmaids helping the bride get dressed at Opolo
Wedding dress hanging on the wall at Opolo

Bridal Portraits

Since the light was so amazing in the living room, we decided to take the majority of the bridal portraits there. It wasn’t time for the groom to see the bride, so we kept it inside for most of the pictures.

Bride sitting on a sofa looking out the window while holding her burgundy bouquet at Opolo

Pro tip: Allow time on the morning of your wedding to have a few portraits in your wedding dress. I was able to use the natural light in the venue to create these gorgeous photos on the morning of the wedding. The brides burgundy bouquet was really stunning.

Bride looking out the window while holding a burgundy bouquet at Opolo
bride smiling while holding a burgundy bouquet
Bride looking into the camera holding a burgundy bouquet
Bride looking down at her bouquet of burgundy flowers at Opolo
Bride facing away from the camera looking right off into the distance with her wedding dress fanned out at Opolo
Bride facing away from the cameral with her wedding dress flowing behind her at Opolo
groom smiling at the camera wearing a burgundy suit and yellow sunglasses

Wedding Group Photos

If you’re looking for some ideas for group photos for your Opolo Vineyard wedding photography, I personally love creating these as the sun sets, as it creates dramatic shadows in the photos, and the light is dreamy!

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bride laughing with bridesmaids on the hill at Opolo
bride and bridesmaids gather close for a portrait on the hill at Opolo
Groom with immediate family at Opolo
Bride and groom posing with the groomsmen on one side and the bridesmaids on the other
Bride with her side of the family at Opolo
Bride and groom with wedding party in the background on the hilltop at Opolo
Bride and groom with wedding party in the background on the hilltop at Opolo
Bride and groom with both families on the hilltop at Opolo
Bride and groom kiss while the wedding party poses behind them on the hill at Opolo
Groom with groom's parents at the top of the hill at Opolo
Groom's mom looking up at him
Bride with her mom touching foreheads before the ceremony at Opolo
Bride and her mother looking at each other smiling at Opolo
Bride laughing with bridesmaids on the hilltop at Opolo
Groom in a burgundy suite with yellow sunglasses

Bride & Groom Wedding Portraits

bride and groom facing each other and laughing at Opolo
Bride and groom dancing on the grass at sunset at Opolo
Bride and groom hugging on the top of the hill at Opolo
Groom hugging his mom while smiling
Bride and groom facing each other at sunset on the hill at Opolo
Wide shot of bride and groom dancing on the hill at Opolo at sunset
Bride and groom dancing at sunset on the hilltop at Opolo
Groom poses for a portrait with his dad
Bride and groom with bride's parents on the top of the hill at Opolo

Wedding Photography

Are you looking for a photographer to great relaxed traditional photos for your Opolo Vineyard wedding photography? I’d love to hear from you!

Wedding Venue

Opolo Vineyards, 7110 Vineyard Dr, Paso Robles, CA 93446, United States

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