My husband and I do a lot of traveling for our jobs and most of the time we get to do it together.  If you didn’t already know, he owns Apple Box Creative which is a video production company.  One of the locations we’re consistently traveling to film is Sonoma County, California.  Abra Marketing is located in Santa Rosa and provides us with a lot of incredible opportunities to work with large corporations as well as small businesses in the area.  I’m constantly taking photos while I’m there–it is such a beautiful place.  Here are a few shots from different trips we’ve taken to Sonoma County!  While you’re at it, go show my husband some love at chrisv.tv!  Cheers!

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The walkway and boar statue at Ferrari-Carano Winery and Vineyards in Healdsburg, California

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The gardens here are so gorgeous!

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Two of the models from this shoot walking through the gardens

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Cork trees!  These are what the wine corks are made of!  I had no idea it grew on trees like that.

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They even have a Japanese garden area!

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This is a private entrance strictly used by the family of the owners for entertaining.  We were able to see this part of Ferrari-Carano for the film shoot!

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The front entrance of this winery is so gorgeous!

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And the front gardens only add to the beauty!

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The vineyards are visible from the front entrance and are absolutely stunning!

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My husband Chris and Kurt from Abra Marketing working on a shot of the vineyards.

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The beautiful wine racks in the Enoteca wine tasting room

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The Enoteca Prevail Room

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There are gorgeous chandeliers all over this gorgeous estate!  I especially loved all of the unique black ones.

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The barrel room!

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On the same Sonoma County trip, we chartered a private plane to get some aerial footage of the wineries and other landmarks unique to the area…

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Flying over the Copper Mountain Mandala, Odiyan Retreat Center was one of my favorite things about this trip.  It was hard to grab a photo from the tiny back window of this plane, but everything about this place was stunning

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At the edge of the Pacific Ocean

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Our pilot from North Coast Air was so friendly and knowledgable about the area!

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Chris was shooting out of the window of the plane!

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We also visited Safari West on this trip!  These pink flamingos were so pretty and so stinky!

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Patas monkey!

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Guinea fowl!

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On a separate trip, we traveled around a lot, capturing the unique spots in each of Sonoma County’s most iconic towns!  This old clock stands next to the Union Hotel in Occidental, California.

This statue by Patrick Amiot is so cool!

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I loved the metal signage at Tiny Town Cafe in Forestville, California

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Carr’s Drive In perfectly fits the nostalgia of this town

Main St. Guerneville, California

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Even in the heart of upscale Sonoma County, there are those that need help and shelter.  The Guerneville Bridge was a gentle reminder of how fortunate I am for my job and my lifestyle.

Check out this video my husband Chris put together for Sonoma County Best featuring the towns I included in this blog!