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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 San Luis Obispo-based Wedding Photographer, shares why a bridal session is an important addition to your wedding photo package. Planning your wedding can be an exhilarating yet overwhelming experience. Amid the flurry of choosing the perfect venue, dress, and decor, there’s one crucial aspect that can often be overlooked: the bridal session. […]

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This guide contains the basics of everything you need to know about planning a wedding true to YOU, not based on what is currently the latest wedding trend. Your wedding is a celebration of your unique love story, a moment to share with your partner and loved ones as you embark on a new journey […]

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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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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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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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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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