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

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

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

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