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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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