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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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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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Bailey and her family have been patiently waiting to do their family photos. Since the pandemic hit, we had to reschedule a couple of times before finally being able to photograph them! But on this day, the weather was not on our side. There was wind, there was rain, but there was a rainbow to […]

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As you plan out your family photos, please reach out to your photographer. We have lots of little tips that can be beneficial as you plan for this while getting all the photos you’ve dreamed about. There are so many different seasons in life to capture, so I am ecstatic to hang out with your […]

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I’ve known the Henderson family for a couple of years now and it has been a blast to watch this family grow. So we ventured to a beautiful property, Flying Caballos Ranch, in San Luis Obispo, California earlier this year. Having acres to ourselves meant that we explored many parts of this space including my […]

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After rescheduling two prior times, we finally got to do this sweet family’s photo session earlier this year! The rain prevented us from getting together, so we were flexible once the weather improved. We need rain here in California! I’ve known this sweet family for a few years as they are our best friends’ family. […]

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San Luis Obispo Family Photographer – Nikkels Photography I can’t believe 2019 has come and past! What a year it was! After reflecting these past couple of weeks, I am just so thankful for each and every family who picked us to document a piece of their story. We seriously get to work with incredible […]

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The days are getting shorter, the air is a bit cooler, the kids are back in school, and I can almost taste the first pumpkin spice latte of the season! All this means that it is that time of the year again!! Time for some fresh family photos. It’s a great time to update your […]

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2018 graced me with 10 amazing couples who I documented across San Luis Obispo County. From Castles to Hotels to Estates, each wedding was one of a kind! From the dainty details to the beautiful bouquets, to all the sweet tears and full out dance moves, it was a treat to capture it all!! It […]

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As I have spent the past couple of weeks sifting through thousands of images picking my favorites from the past year, I am overwhelmed with so much joy! I just want to take a moment and say thank you from the bottom of my heart to each and every family who entrusted me to capture […]

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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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