Mr. and Mrs. Preciado | JBL Home Ranch Wedding | Martinez Wedding Photographer

Happy Saturday, everyone! And a very special happy two week wedding anniversary to these two lovebirds! It was so fun to photograph Alyssa & Emanuel’s best day ever and celebrate alongside them. The whole day was filled with so much love and thoughtfulness. Alyssa made her own flower crown (you go, girl… teach me your ways!) and dried flower petals from their garden for months to have enough for their guests to throw like confetti as they walked down the aisle. The venue was breathtakingly gorgeous (where I am super excited to announce I am now on the preferred vendor list so hopefully I’ll be seeing this venue + their sweet owners a whole lot more) nestled in the valley of Martinez on hundreds of acres. A lot of happy tears were shed and it was just pure magic.

Alyssa and E-man (Emanuel, sorry… old habits die hard), thank you, thank you, thank you. What an honor and privilege it’s been to watch your love story unfold. It’s so sweet that I got to sit in your chair in your hair salon, Alyssa, and hear your dreams for your wedding day and then photograph you two during this season of your lives. I can’t wait to see where life takes the two of you and I wish you all the dang best!

xoxo

Nicole

Venue: JBL Home Ranch // Dress: BHLDN

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

Caleb & Jackie | Bay Area Lifestyle Photographer

Happy Monday, everyone!

The other week I had the privilege of capturing this incredible joy-filled proposal and my oh my, I couldn't stop smiling throughout the evening! I also may have cried a little, no big deal. Caleb is a dear friend of mine & my husband's and we are SO happy he found the love of his life, Jackie. We love Jackie so stinkin' much; she shines light so brightly and her smile and laughter are contagious! I can't wait for this next season for them, as they plan their wedding day and most importantly prepare for a lifetime of love & marriage together.

Thank you so much for letting me witness & capture this unforgettable moment! 

xoxo

Nicole

Mr. & Mrs. Smith | March 11, 2016

Happy (wedding) Wednesday, friends!

I am so filled with joy as I sit here about to share these images with you all. Chantal & Will's wedding kicked off my 2016 wedding season and let me tell ya, it sure set the bar high. There's just something so incredible about a couple so happy & in the moment on their wedding day, even the rain and last minute change to hold the ceremony indoors didn't stand in their way!

Mr. & Mrs. Smith, thank you for including me on your special day. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!

xo

Nicole