Mr. and Mrs. Moore | Secret Gardens | Bodega Bay Wedding Photographer

Evening, friends! I set a goal to get this blog post up by 9pm Wednesday night and here I am with 15 minutes to spare! After countless hours (juggling two jobs is hard and rewarding) I seriously am so excited to be sharing this wedding with you! But first, let me apologize now for any typos because this girl is TIRED. ;) 

Matt & Chelsey's wedding was one for the books - it included so many fun elements and was so intimately romantic! Chelsey totally pulled off her vision and the incredible venue, Secret Gardens in Bodega Bay, was the most perfect setting that fit so well with all of the thoughtful decor. We took portraits as the sun was setting and Chelsey even did a fun little model fashion strut (she is so beautiful, just check out those photos below!). Also, there happened to be a few firsts for me at this wedding including but not limited to: the Bride & Groom doing keg stands AND convincing me to do a keg stand (don't worry, I secretly whispered to the bartender to just pretend!).  By the end of the night M & C were cozying up and roasting up some smores together surrounded by family and friends - can you even imagine ending such a perfect day in a better environment?!

Thank you two for choosing me as your photographer & congratulations to you both! You two are such a perfect match and I feel so honored to have photographed this huge milestone in your lives!

xoxo Nicole

PS - Relive their fun themed engagement session here!

Venue: Bodega Bay Secret Gardens // Bridal Bouquet & Flower Crown: California Sister // Videographer:  Paul Ortiz // Caterer: Franchetti's // Cake: Your Sweet Expectations // Rentals: PTE Rentals 

Mr. & Mrs. Munchmeyer | West Shore Cafe | Lake Tahoe Wedding

Good evening, friends! It's #WeddingWednesday and pretty much the most perfect time to share this sweet Lake Tahoe Wedding with everyone back from earlier this month! From the moment I started talking to Jackie I knew we were going to be a good fit but then we found out we had a mutual friend (hiiii, Paige!) and that we both were OBSESSED with pumpkins (see their engagement session we did at pumpkin patch here) & the rest is history. ;) 

It was so so sweet to watch this couple come together as a family of 3 on that gloomy Sunday in North Lake Tahoe. Jackie not only was the bride (obviously) but also took on the role of wedding planner and executed it beautifully & graciously! My husband and I loved working alongside Jackie & Erik and can't wait to do so more in the future!

xoxo Nicole

Mr. & Mrs. Guerra | The Highlands Estate | Cloverdale Wedding Photographer

Good evening, friends! As sad as I am about finishing up these wedding photos I couldn't even wait until #WeddingWednesday to share about this magical day! Not even Pinterest could top the details that Jenessa thoroughly thought about - from having a 'junk trunk' with junk food for guests to eat to taking shots together moments before the ceremony with personalized 'Bride' & 'Groom' shot glasses, with only a wooden door keeping them from seeing each other - this day was unbelievable. The details only added to the beautiful rustic venue nestled in Cloverdale (one of my new favorite venues, hello!). 

These two share so much love for one another and it is so clear to see the minute you're around them. I loved watching John's eyes brighten as he saw his smiling Bride walk down the aisle towards him. These are such fleeting moments that I feel so honored to capture and witness. 

Jenessa & John, you were both so attentive to everyone else around you and you made my team and I feel so loved and appreciated. Thank you both for including us in the beautiful start of this next chapter of your story. Here's to the next 100 years! 

xoxo

Nicole

Venue: The Highlands Estate // Second Shooter: Lydia Photography

Andreea + Travis | Edgewood Tahoe | Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer

Happy Wedding Wednesday, folks!

Today I am sharing a glimpse into Andreea & Travis' beautiful wedding day. Their venue, Edgewood Tahoe sits in the heart of South Lake Tahoe and is absolutely breathtaking. Their day was filled with so much love and support from their friends & family that surrounded them. One of my favorite moments of the day was when Travis surprised Andreea's parents and recited a speech entirely in the Romanian language — it was so beautiful (talk about pulling the heart-strings) and I totally had to hold back tears as I photographed her parents registering what was happening.

To the new Mr. & Mrs. Folsom, thank you so much for having me capture your big day. I wish you two a lifetime of happiness! 

xoxo

Nicole