Mr. and Mrs. Bourqui | The Maples | Woodland Wedding Photographer

Happy Saturday (again)! Blogging two weeks in a row, you guys… this is pretty amazing. Very proud of myself right now. But, let’s move on to more important subject matter. Like how last Friday I got to photograph Emily and Corey tying the knot at the gorgeous Woodland venue - The Maples. The entire day was perfection and every little detail came together so beautifully. I felt so honored to capture it all and I have been loving thumbing through all the images while I edit away. Also, these two need to be the poster couple for Tinder because yes, they met on Tinder.

Emily and Corey, thank you so much for including me in your best day ever. It truly was so breathtaking and I loved every minute. Your thoughtfulness to not only the details of your day but to all of your guests AND wedding vendor team was truly inspiring. I can’t wait for more sessions in the future!

xoxo, Nicole

Venue: The Maples // Photography: Nicole Quiroz // Planner: Joyeux Events // Dress: Stella York // MUA/Hair: Beauty On Set // Video: The Uncommon Weddings // Florals: Angels Petals // Signage: C & E Custom Designs // Dessert: MoShak Cakes & Cowtown Creamery // Catering: Chef Sogaard Catering // Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals & Vlasov Events // DJ: Creative Memories // Photobooth: Temple Photo Booth

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Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins | Del Rio Vista Garden | Escalon Wedding Photographer

Happy Friday!

I am thrilled to share some highlights from Erica & Eric’s big day last Saturday. It was a joy to capture their best day ever and it was pretty sweet to get behind the lens for my first wedding back post-baby birthing! These two had 100 of their closest friends & family gather around them as they said their ‘I do’s’ and officially became one. One of the most special moments for all of us to witness was surely their first kiss - they waited so patiently to share that moment together on their wedding day. Their venue was so intimate and gorgeous — right on the river, people cheered them on from their innertubes!

I hope you all can feel the genuine happiness radiating from these images as much as I can — congratulations to you, Mr and Mrs. Hopkins, the best is yet to come!

xoxo

Nicole

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

Jacqueline & Erik | Keema's Pumpkin Patch | Elk Grove Engagement Photographer

Happy Saturday, y'all!

Today I have a very special set of photos to share with you - Jacqueline & Erik's engagement photos! We had so much fun roaming around the gorgeous property of Keema's Pumpkin Patch in Elk Grove (both Jacqueline & I share an equal obsession about all things pumpkin so this session was a DREAM). These two are saying 'I do' TOMORROW in the beautiful Tahoe area and I cannot wait to photograph their big day!

xoxo

Nicole

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 

Darcy + Cree | Kirigin Cellars Wedding | Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Happy Fri-YAY!

I am so excited to be sharing this wedding on the blog this morning. I have had such a joy looking back and editing these photos. This sweet couple got married just a few weeks ago at the beautiful Kirigin Cellars in Gilroy, CA. The day was completely smooth sailing and full of so much love. Both Darcy and Cree have big immediate families and you could just tell everyone was genuinely excited that the day had come for the two families to become one. They we're so affectionate with each other and really soaked in the entire day. I absolutely loved capturing their love for one another and the love that poured out from their surrounding families. 

Darcy & Cree, thank you for trusting me and allowing me to play a role in your big day. I loved working with both of you & hope to do more of that in the future!

xoxo

Nicole

Matt + Chelsey | Old Sacramento Engagement Photographer

Happy Wednesday, friends! It's been a busy couple of weeks over here as I have had two weddings (can't wait to share more!) and this sweet engagement session. I've known Matt (aka CHEEEEWWWW) for TEN years and his family is basically my family so when his sweet fiancée emailed me about photographing their wedding (before they had even found a venue) just a couple weeks after their proposal I was so excited! Chelsey has such a sweet soul and brings out such a soft side in Matt that is endearing to witness. Chelsey had the idea of doing a themed engagement session to make it a little bit more lighthearted and easy to be in front of the camera and after seeing the final results I am absolutely in love.

Chelsey & Matt - thank you for choosing me to capture this incredible season in your lives. I am counting down the days until your Bodega Bay wedding!

xoxo

Nicole

Kevin + Michelle | Sacramento Vizcaya Wedding

Wow.... How it's already Wednesday again I will never know but since it is.... Happy Wedding Wednesday! I am thrilled to be sharing Kevin & Michelle's sweet day with y'all. This couple was so filled with light and love - the day had so much beauty and I loved watching them come together as a family in Christ. Just to top it off, their wedding took place at one of the most beautiful Sacramento venues, Vizacaya, talk about all the heart eyes! I am so grateful to have been their photographer and I look forward to some future coffee dates with these two!

xoxo

Nicole

John + Jenessa | Sacramento Gibson Ranch Engagement

Happy Saturday! I hope you are drinking a nice iced beverage as you are reading this because here in Sacramento it's still 90°+ outside and I am DYING of sticky skin and weird tan lines. Today basically feels the exact same as a couple weeks back when we took these sweet engagement photos! John & Jenessa braved the heat, took some sips of liquid courage out of coffee cups (my kind of people, you guys!), and goofed around in front of the camera. It was perfect!

John & Jenessa, thank you guys for letting me capture this season of your life and for being so fun & carefree! I am counting down the days until your beautiful October wedding!

xoxo

Nicole

Katie & Matt | San Diego Wedding Photographer

Happy Wedding Wednesday, people!

I am so excited to share these photographs with the world. This wedding was off the charts beautiful. From Old Trolleys to a ceremony overlooking the San Diego Bay to a reception with a 360° view from the 34th floor of the Symphony Towers - every moment was breathtaking. I felt so honored to be included in on the day and it was a blast to make a little work-cation out of this wedding with my Huz as we stayed the following 3 days after this wedding in San Diego. 

Katie & Matt, you two deserve a lifetime of happiness and love. Thank you so much for having me photograph this monumental step in your lives. You two have the sweetest souls!

xoxo

Nicole

photography: Nicole Quiroz // venue: Maritime Museum & University Club atop Symphony Towers // sound + lighting: Sunset Mobile Music //  design + coordination: Reunion Specialists // catering: San Diego Catering Company cake: Heidi Mestaz Confections // trolley transportation: Old Town Trolley // hair + makeup: Running with Scissors Hair Studio & Nicole Niestemski  // groom & groomsmen attire: The Black Tux // dress: Berta Bridal

Natalie + Will | Sacramento Lifestyle Photographer | Gibson Ranch County Park

Happy Friday!

I am so excited to be sharing this sweet session with you all mostly because that means I am finally catching up on work ;) but also because I love these two and I love photographing them. This is the third time I have photographed Natalie and the second time I have photographed Natalie & Will together. One reason I love photographing them is because their love is so evident which makes it so easily to capture and also so fun to capture! 

Natalie & Will - thank you so much for trusting and believing in me, for laughing at me while I hyperventilate behind the lens because the light is so beautiful, and for making sessions so much fun! 

I also need to give a shout-out to all the support and words of affirmation for my work Natalie has given me since I started photographing them a year and a half ago. You guys are dream clients and I want to clone you! Thank you for choosing me again and again and I can't wait to photograph the next big or small moment in your life! 

xoxo

Nicole

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