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Tiffany and Adam’s Columbia Nursery wedding was perfection. And they had a crazy planning process. It made the final result even more impressive.

Tiffany and Adam were always planning on getting married at a Columbia wedding venue. But weeks before their big day, things fell apart with their initial venue. They scrambled to find a spot and were lucky to be taken in by the owners of Columbia Nursery & Florist. Superwoman (and now SuperMOM) Brooke, good friend of Tiffany, helped put together an incredible day for these two. All while pregnant. When Tiffany and Adam exchanged vows, Brooke was 1 day overdue. So yeah, huge effort by some amazing people.

This Sonora wedding venue was picture perfect. There haven’t been many weddings here so it’s a prized gem. It felt like the perfect Pinterest-worthy backyard wedding. The amount of effort and thought that went into the details paid off. I was thoroughly impressed. I love Sonora weddings because it’s kind of a reunion of old friends and acquaintances. There are a lot of flannels and jeans and huge beards and huge mustaches at Sonora weddings. So naturally, there was a lot of beer and high fives and singing and hugs at Tiffany and Adam’s Columbia Nursery wedding. It was a blast. I feel very lucky to be a part of such a great and wild community.

Thanks to everyone who made the day so easy and fun. Everyone was welcoming and warm. All the best to this awesome couple.

Tiffany & Adam | Columbia Nursery Wedding | Still Music: Sonora Wedding Photographer
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On a rainy day, I took this couple into the mountains for some Felton covered bridge portraits. We had fun shooting these engagement pictures, especially when the sun came out. It ended up being a wonderful afternoon together!

We started at the Felton Covered Bridge Park before the sun peeked through the clouds. We ended up not even needing our umbrellas. After finding amazing light around the park we headed to The Cremer House. They have a great drink selection and make amazing pretzels. We shared some food and drink and walked around Felton a bit. The perfect day for this easy going couple.

Emily and Michael are planning an amazing Union Hill wedding – on New Years Eve! It’s my first New Years wedding and I’m stoked. I love shooting at Union Hill because it takes me back to 2010 when Erin and I got married there. Definitely one of my favorite Sonora wedding venues. Every time I go there it’s bittersweet. So many good memories come back and I miss so much. But I love seeing other couples enjoy their day at such a special place.

I’m really looking forward to celebrating with them this holiday season!

Emily & Michael | Felton Covered Bridge Portraits Engagements | Still Music: Santa Cruz Wedding Photographer
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Nicollette and Bradley’s Santa Cruz engagements started at Beer 30 in Soquel. Nicollette had called ahead and the owners were very gracious to allow us on the grounds early. Beer 30 is an awesome beer garden and pour house in Soquel, CA. It’s one of the most fun places to hang out. I love the ping pong and darts and corn hole available for everyone. And they allow dogs! There are always a ton of cute dogs there during the busy hours.

I usually like to ask about the proposal story. So when Bradley brought out his phone, I knew it was gonna be good. He showed me the video of the proposal and Nicollette’s reaction, which included some cursing. It was awesome. After Beer 30 we went to West Cliff and took some pictures at Lighthouse State Park, which is one of my favorites places to shoot. These two were ridiculously easy to shoot and we had a blast. Looking forward to their Saratoga Springs wedding this summer!

Enjoy a few of my favorites!

-J

happy couple newly engaged hug and hold each other and smile at each other as they pose for their santa cruz engagements at beer 30 beer garden and pour house in soquel california

Nicollette & Bradley | Santa Cruz Engagements | Still Music: Santa Cruz Photography
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