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The Boonville Hotel| Northern California Photographer

I know I gave The Boonville Hotel a tiny, smallminuscule,  HUGE shoutout in my post about Kendra and Lee’s Wedding. I just think it deserves it’s own blog recognition for being the coolest, most inspiring, fun place I have seen in a very long time here on the coast.  Not that there aren’t a ton of other amazing and inspiring places here, but I just fell in love with this tiny piece of paradise in Anderson Valley. From the sweet little restaurant Table 128 to the tiny vintage details, The Boonville Hotel is quite the eclectic piece of artwork and I just HAVE to share.


a summer visit to this awesome place is a MUST if you haven’t already!! 

Until next time,



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Party of 16|Northern California’s Premier Family Photographers

Monica contacted us from The Highland Ranch inquiring if we were available to photograph a family of 16. Her mom turned 70 recently and they wanted to have photos of the whole family taken as a gift.

Anytime you put three families together and try to take one photo, personalities are bound to show through. Our experience this past Monday was no exception.


I can say without a doubt that this was one of the coolest families I have met in a long time.  It’s not very often that you hear kids get excited about searching for frogs or going horse back riding. What about climbing a redwood tree?!? My kids get excited about all those things, but it’s not too often I hear those activities being offered up as incentive for behaving nicely. Coolest. Family. Ever.

Three Families, one set of twins, two great grandparents, and a great uncle. I can’t say it came without challenge, but it was definitely fun.  Upon our arrival one of the little boys came to me and told me that his shoes made him run faster like rockets. “I Looooovvvvveee my shoes!”

Don’t you love the yellow rocking chairs? I think they were perfect for this session. The colors that they chose were perfect and the riding vests! Don’t even get me started about the riding vests!

Seriously?!? Could it get any cuter?  I really don’t think so.  Thank you Dernburg Family for the wonderful morning! We had a great time with you all. Enjoy the rest of your vacation on the ranch!

For more photos of this beautiful family click here.  As always, if you have questions or would like to schedule your session with us please email us at mcfaddenstudios@gmail.com.


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One Love| Anderson Valley Wedding Photographer

Kendra and Lee. Your marriage celebration was simply breath taking. We can not begin to tell you how beautiful it really was. You are a sweet sweet couple. Your Our family is amazing.

We always love it when our clients also happen to be our family.  This last weekend’s wedding was immensely cool for both Cameron and me. From hanging out with family we have known and loved for years, and meeting new family we didn’t know anything about, to discovering new friends, it was a great experience for us both. Thank you Kendra and Lee for including us in you special day.

The Boonville Hotel is outstanding. If you have been thinking about a getaway, Anderson Valley is THE place to play!  Serious.

We can’t say better things about the team that made Kendra and Lee’s day a success. Big Ups to The Boonville Hotel for Event Styling and Catering.


Kendra and Lee chose to forgo renting chairs. Because of this, they opted to use the chairs that the hotel could provide. The eclecticism of the chairs fit perfectly with the over all feeling of the venue. Perfectly styled if you ask us. But who are we right?!?


Not a lot of detail was needed to add beauty to this venue, but what the staff brought to the table was fitting for the location and spoke volumes about the couple and their heritage.


Don’t even get us started on the food! Crab and Shrimp Ceviche, Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Fire Roasted Pizza were on the menu for the evening. Cooked to perfection and served with style. I think Table 128 at The Boonville Hotel comes by the slogan “so hot your cool, so cool your hot” honestly.

A shout out to Amanda at Anderson Valley Salon for hair and make-up.

Kendra and Lee’s message to their guests was “One love, one life, let’s get together and feel alright.”  We don’t think that any other phrase could describe their celebration more perfectly.  Complete with a bagpipe performance from Kendra’s Brother, the ceremony was heart felt and encircling.

Of course you can’t have a celebration with out two lovely people in love with each other.  Kendra and Lee, you are a beautiful couple inside and out.

Thank you again Kendra and Lee for inviting us to share in your celebration! Hope you are having a wonderful honeymoon!!

To see more photos of this amazing event please click here to visit their facebook album. Of course, if you ever have any questions or would like to book your own session please contact us at mcfaddenstudios@gmail.com.