Family Friday - Mustard Season is here in wine country

February 05, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

One of my favorite times of the year has arrived here in Napa! Its mustard season..this is when the whole Napa-Sonoma area are blessed with fields and fields and vineyards of these amazing vivid yellow flowers! Then are pops of oranges sprinkled here and there from the California poppies. Seriously if you haven't been to wine country during this time period, you are missing some beautiful natural artistry. The season usually only last a few weeks..about mid-January to about mid/late March. 

When I started Pearly Hens Photography, I completely fell in love with Mustard season. Who knew that these weeds would can make such eye popping landscapes and perfect backdrops for photo sessions. Every year, I get this itch to take photos out there. I have that itch now!!!

This year, the babes and I had a weekend when it was just us girls. I needed a model for an up coming mini-session promo that was brewing in my head. It didn't take too much convincing to have her put on her fancy dress to model for me. She loves frilly and sparkly. LOL. 

I was totally stoked because that morning the weather was perfect. Then something happened while we were at the store, it was completely hailing and raining out of no where. I was bummed! The babes was bummed! BUT  there was this little small break in the clouds, and just enough golden light left, that we took advantage of the moment.

I'm so blessed to have a daughter with an adventurous soul and being a super trooper. We got in the car, drove around a bit and went to this private driveway that I had been eyeing now for a few weeks! I normally love treelined driveway...but with the mustards along the road and in between the vineyard, I - COULD - NOT - RESIST... I must take photos! LOL.

So we got out and had some serious fun. Yes, it was freee---yo! (frio, cold, very cold)...This did not stop us. We both truly enjoyed ourselves and the light was absolutely perfect! 

I left the session feeling quite blessed about having such wonderfully spirited daughter, for living in an amazing area and totally excited about sharing these images!

As a result of my love for mustard season, and this itch to capture some images, I have a styled mini session slated for next Saturday, February 13th! Only 8 slots! Great time for quick family photos, milestone photos or just to have some fun moments amongst the flowers. Click here: for details and to grab a slot! :


If you made it this far, thank you for letting me share a little part of my time with my babes! Big hugs everyone:)  Enjoy your weekend!





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