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Images featured in this blog are from a Montana De Oro Spring Engagement Session captured by SAN LUIS OBISPO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, Nikkels Photography. Engagement sessions go beyond the scope of just a pre-wedding photo shoot; they form a crucial part of the entire wedding photography journey. Here’s a deeper look into why engagement sessions matter […]

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Nikkels Photography, a Central California Coast photographer, shares an engagement at Cuesta Ridge she was able to capture for a California couple. Engagement photos are more than just pictures; they are memories captured in time, reflecting the essence of a couple’s journey. For Rita and Jon, selecting the perfect location for their engagement shoot was […]

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Incorporating traditional attire into your engagement photos is a beautiful way to honor your cultural roots and create meaningful memories that you can cherish for a lifetime. For couples with Chinese and Filipino backgrounds, traditional attire such as the qipao, changshan, barong tagalog, and Filipiniana dress can add a rich layer of symbolism and depth […]

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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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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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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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Love stories have a magical way of unfolding, and today, we are sharing a prime example of that with this Law Estate Winery Engagement Session in Paso Robles, California. Their journey began with a proposal at the enchanting Law Estate Winery, and now, they are all set to tie the knot at the beautiful Bella […]

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Nikkels Photography, as SLO-based wedding photographer, shares inspiration for a Montana De Oro Surprise Proposal.

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California is known for its stunning wildflowers, and when conditions are just right, the state experiences a phenomenon known as the California Wildflower Superbloom. TIPS FOR ENJOYING THE CALIFORNIA SUPERBLOOM A super bloom is a rare event that occurs when an unusually high amount of rainfall and favorable temperatures result in a mass blooming of […]

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Nikkels Photography: Recapping the best of 2022 Portraits and a San Luis Obispo, California Photographer. Family Portraits, Senior Photos, Wedding Photos.

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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.

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