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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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Planning a wedding is undoubtedly a thrilling experience, but as the big day approaches, it’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed with stress. To ensure you savor every moment of your special day, here’s a guide on how to limit stress and truly be present on your wedding day.

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Your wedding day celebrates love, uniting friends and family from near and far to witness the union of two souls. While the main event steals the spotlight, the night before holds its own magic—courtesy of the welcome party. In many cultures, this pre-wedding tradition is more than just a soirée; it’s a meaningful experience that […]

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It’s that time of year again – the season of cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and holiday cheer. While you’re busy planning festivities, don’t forget the cherished tradition of sending out annual family cards.

Capturing the essence of your family in a single frame is a beautiful way to share love and joy with your loved ones. To ensure your family photos are perfect and your cards arrive in time, let’s delve into the ultimate guide to timing your family photos just right.

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Nikkels Photography, a SLO wedding photographer, shares their biggest tips for what to do after you get engaged | A Wedding Planning Guide

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Your wedding bouquet is an essential accessory that complements your bridal ensemble and adds a touch of elegance to your special day. As you plan every detail to create the perfect celebration, don’t overlook the importance of selecting the right bouquet. Your wedding bouquet is a significant accessory that adds elegance and charm to your […]

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Nikkels Photography, an SLO-based family + wedding photographer, shares her top three bucket list activities SLO summer Adventures for an unforgettable season in the sun. Whether a local resident or planning a visit, this blog will serve as your go-to guide for an unforgettable summer in SLO. So grab your camera (or hire a photographer […]

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Nikkels Photography, a wedding photographer on California’s Central Coast, talks about what lessons she has learned from a decade of marriage.

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Michele Hastings with Nikkles Photography, a San Luis Obispo Wedding Photographer, shares her tips for understanding wedding day finances. She explains where to save and where to splurge on your special day.

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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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