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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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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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We are expecting weddings in 2024 to differentiate themselves from the past by breaking away from old traditions. In this blog, we are outlining the top five wedding trends that are igniting our excitement for the upcoming 2024 wedding season. 2024 Wedding Trends You Should Expect Exciting Wardrobe Transitions That second dress is destined to […]

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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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In the heart of Paso Robles, California, Briana and Chase’s dreamy fall wedding was a celebration of love that had withstood the test of time, distance, and the challenges life threw their way.

From a chance meeting at a high school dance to navigating the complexities of college, medical school, and budding careers, their journey was marked by resilience, shared dreams, and absolute commitment.

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

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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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