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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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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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We could stare at this dreamy SLO Engagement session forever. We had a beautiful afternoon at Thousand Hills Ranch for Linsday & Jake’s engagement session. It made me so excited for their New Year’s Eve wedding reception that will be held at this same location. We cannot wait to close out the year with them! […]

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Choosing the best engagement session location can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! As a Wedding Photographer based out of San Luis Obispo, California, I spend most of my days finding the best locations! This is why I have put together a list of things to look for when choosing where to get […]

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As soon as I got off the phone with Katlin months ago, I knew we were going to create something special. Katlin and Sean drove in for the day to explore one of my favorite spots in Paso Robles, California. Pomar Junction is a great winery and venue with rolling hills, acres of vineyards, oak […]

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Brianna & Joe make such a sweet couple. And their engagement session was nothing short of fun on a very hot day in Paso Robles, CA. They are both natives of Arizona, but the family wine business brought Joe, and later Brianna, to the Central Coast. They live on the ranch, which is atop of […]

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Bricklyn & Tom are two of the sweetest and most caring people. They met in college at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. And now they own their own home in Atascadero, are getting married at the Pavilion on the Lake, and love architecture, we ventured to Atascadero City Hall to capture this season in […]

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GOOFY ~ EXPLORE ~ LOVE Getting to know Rachel and Brandon over the last few months has been like hanging out with old friends. We all loved showing off our fun and goofy side as we ran around Los Osos and Montana De Oro. These two enjoy a simple life while Brandon wraps up his […]

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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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