Nikki & Kyle's Carmel Valley Wedding // Carmel wedding photographer


Nikki & Kyle are those clients you want. They are fun, easygoing, like to snuggle for the sake of a good photo, and are open to suggestions. They first told me they didn't want to do a first look, but after I sent them my long (but very detailed) list about why I encourage couples to do one, they changed their mind. A lot of couples don't realized that the first look just isn't about that moment of seeing each other. Instead, it's about how you want to spend your wedding day. The first look gives you more time together, more time with your guests, and more photos. I mean, who wouldn't want that?! Your wedding day is SO short and you spend all this time and money on it, so I just want everyone to enjoy the day and not feel rushed. So I'm thankful they trusted me and took my advice. I'm lucky to get to do what I do, because clients view me as their friend and trust me with helping their day come together as well as chat with me like we've known each other for years. I always feel like I wear so many hats on a wedding day, which is fine by me because I like things done a certain way :) Now back to Nikki and Kyle, thank you for being so awesome and letting me be part of your day. My favorite moment MAY have been the way your brother ended his speech about grandma! 

Wedding coordinator: Atlas Design Studio // Hair: JD from Status Salon // Makeup: Makeup by Moni // Donuts: Red Donuts // DJ: Santa Cruz DJ Company // Venue: Holman Ranch // Catering: Paradise Catering // Invitations: Minted // Bridesmaids dresses: Show Me Your Mumu // Film scans by Photovision //

Check out their engagement session!