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As I, a San Luis Obispo Wedding Photographer, sit down to reflect on the past ten years of business, I’m struck by the countless business lessons learned, challenges faced, and triumphs celebrated. From navigating the intricacies of networking to understanding the importance of showcasing my work, each experience has shaped my approach to business in […]

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Dreaming of an Italian countryside wedding but can’t quite make it to Italy? On the Central Coast, you can find a plethora of venues that transport you to the romantic landscapes of Italy. From vineyards to olive groves, these venues exude European charm and offer the perfect backdrop for your special day. Here are our […]

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Nikkels Photography, a California Central Coast Photographer, shares 10 tips for Planning a Proposal Photoshoot. Planning a proposal photoshoot is an exhilarating rollercoaster of emotions, blending excitement and nervous anticipation. Elevate this once-in-a-lifetime experience by incorporating a professional photo shoot, transforming the moment into a beautifully documented memory that will stand the test of time. […]

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Michele from Nikkels Photography, an SLO-based Wedding Photographer, shares six creative wedding keepsakes to keep the memory of your special day alive. Your wedding day is a momentous occasion filled with love, joy, and unforgettable memories. Beyond traditional mementos like wedding albums and framed photos, there are imaginative ways to preserve the magic of your […]

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We are expecting weddings in 2024 to differentiate themselves from the past by breaking away from old traditions. In this blog, we are outlining the top five wedding trends that are igniting our excitement for the upcoming 2024 wedding season. 2024 Wedding Trends You Should Expect Exciting Wardrobe Transitions That second dress is destined to […]

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Nikkels Photography, a San Luis Obispo photographer, recaps their Best of 2023 Weddings. Recapping the Best of 2023 Weddings with Nikkels Photography As we reflect on the whirlwind of weddings that defined this past year (2023), we are filled with gratitude for the opportunity to witness and capture love in all its forms. From the […]

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Nikkels Photography, a San Luis Obispo photographer, recaps their Best of 2023 Portraits. Recapping the Best of 2023 Portraits with Nikkels Photography 2023 had us documenting babies coming into this world, couples getting engaged, graduates finishing high school and college, and families coming together to celebrate all kinds of occasions. In numbers: Most popular locations: […]

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Being a wedding photographer in sunny California is a dream job for many, but what goes on behind the lens on a regular day when there’s no wedding to capture? Join me on a virtual journey as I take you through the daily life of a SLO wedding photographer.

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Congratulations on your engagement!

Now that the excitement has settled a bit, it’s time to capture the essence of your love through engagement photos. The key to unforgettable pictures is feeling comfortable and connected during the session.

Here’s a guide to help you avoid awkwardness and look fantastic:

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In the heart of Paso Robles, California, Briana and Chase’s dreamy fall wedding was a celebration of love that had withstood the test of time, distance, and the challenges life threw their way.

From a chance meeting at a high school dance to navigating the complexities of college, medical school, and budding careers, their journey was marked by resilience, shared dreams, and absolute commitment.

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I have made it my mission to celebrate the intimate moments in life - big and small. Having your photo taken shouldn’t be stressful, but rather a time to celebrate where you are in life. So I aim to give you clear direction all the while letting your unique personality shine. I strive to be your biggest advocate, cheerleader, and the best third wheel you could ask for.

Welcome to my little space. Grab your favorite beverage and stay awhile. I can’t wait to meet you & your family!

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