25 August 2010

a true napa valley gem




tucked away in the hills, just above the town of saint helena, is one of the most stunning napa valley properties.  the awe inspiring views are enough to take your breath away and coupled with the beautifully manicured vineyards and landscaped grounds, one might think for a moment that you are touring a vineyard in the south of france.

i was ecstatic to have had the opportunity to photograph this special property and hope to do so again very soon.


{looking down over saint helena}
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{veraison - harvest will begin soon!}

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{the terraces}

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{morning sun on the grapes

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{the beautiful garden trellis}

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{amazing caves}

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{a little friend in the cave}

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{magnums}

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19 August 2010

near and dear to my heart - a private napa valley residence



earlier this summer i had the pleasure of photographing this amazing property in oakville, california.   
not only is the estate beyond fabulous in too many ways to count, it holds a special place in my heart as some of the most significant moments and celebrations throughout my life have taken place there.  strolling through the grounds, sitting on the tennis court and walking down the driveway as i shot this 
piece of napa valley heaven, was like walking through the memories of my youth.

this is just a peek.  i look forward to sharing more with you in time.



{my favorite private driveway in napa valley}

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{perhaps the most sensational garden}

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{a delightful spot for afternoon tea hidden away behind the hydrangeas}

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{a sweet child's toy car parked on the tennis court waiting for his return}

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{a fabulous and fun playhouse nestled under the massive oaks}

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{who doesn't love a tepee?}
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17 August 2010

claiborne swanson frank



Claiborne Swanson Frank, one of my oldest and dearest friends, will be debuting her amazing collection of stunning portraits at this year's Fashion's Night Out in New York.

So looking forward to it!

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09 August 2010

02 August 2010

that's good stuff • carolyn burgess photography • napa valley, california • children's photography



an older photo that i thought was perfect to follow the last post.


dutch babies - yes please! • carolyn burgess photography • napa valley



no matter what time of day, dutch babies with sautéed strawberries are always yummy...especially when enjoyed with a glass of champagne! hot, buttery goodness!