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Justin and Sally married September 18, 2010 in beautiful Pine Grove, California. Justin and Sally both entered a wedding contest we held in September of 2009. Couples were to submit their romantic story of how they met and proposed, and whoever won, received free wedding photography for their wedding day. My wife Kelly and I chose four of the best romantic stories, and had everyone in whole web world, as well as Facebook, and other means of the social network cast their vote. Justin and Sally won the contest.

I started out in the morning with the boys playing golf at Mace Meadows Golf Course Resort. I felt like a photojournalist interviewing Tiger Woods because Justin was that good (almost as good as Tiger).  After that, I left down to the Skintique Day Spa to photograph the ladies with tons of smelly stuff and excellent hair and make-up artists.  It’s was pretty classy inside.  Sally enjoyed herself preparing with the other ladies, which was clearly evident in her beautiful smile and laughter.  We went up to Pine Grove, on Homestead dr., where the ceremony and reception was held.  The location was this beautiful large home with flowers and lush green grass.  Family and Friends gathered from near and far to support this wedding celebration.  I had a wedding checklist of what I wanted to shoot before I came, but it really was a casual wedding with the feeling of close family.  Both Justin and Sally love each other and it showed.  Lastly, I just think it’s awesome that the name of the DJ for the night was Willie Nelson.

There were other images I wanted to show, and I decided this time to try out a photography blog storyboard or collage blog I designed.  I have tried it before, but this time I figured out how to put together templates for future use, measured for my blog.  Enjoy this fresh new blog style. I may use it every so often!

Wedding Photographer: Charleton Churchill Photography Inc.

Wedding Venue:  Pine Grove Backyard, home of Dr. Tim and Elizabeth Durkin

Make-up and hair:  Skintique Day Spa

DJ Service: SoundFX DJ Service, Willie Nelson

Golf Course Resort: Mace Meadows Golf Course

Catering:  49er Bar and Grill, Sutter Creek, Ca.

Florist:  Family

Wedding Cake:  Ingrid Fraser of Sutter Creek

Groom Cake: Frosted Cake, of Sacramento, Ca.

Amador County Wedding photographs of bride and getting ready

Amador County groom planning his day before DIY wedding event

Bride and groom and wedding party at Amador County outdoor wedding place

Amador County photographs of wedding at DIY backyard wedding

  • Sally - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!! Charleton you are amazing!October 23, 2010 – 9:10 pmReplyCancel

  • Mindy - These are fantastic Charleton – Sally is stunning! Fun to see so many familiar faces. 🙂October 23, 2010 – 9:36 pmReplyCancel

  • Cindi - Charleton, I LOVE the golfing shot of Jus… Thank YOU!
    It had to have been hard to get a bad shot of Sal, she is always BEAUTIFUL!
    Soooooooooooooo glad to see you got the bump shot. Good one!
    These are all amazing! Thank You, Thank YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!October 23, 2010 – 9:41 pmReplyCancel

  • Theesa - What a beautiful wedding….and day. So glad we were able
    to come down from Oregon and share this special time with Sally and Justin and family.
    Gorgeous photos…for a lifetime of memories!October 24, 2010 – 3:27 pmReplyCancel

  • maria andrade - The Bride and Groom are photogenic, the shots are so beautiful. Great photographer.October 24, 2010 – 4:26 pmReplyCancel

  • Martha Perez - Charleton, Fantastic Job, Sally and Justin are so photogenic
    Thank you for sharing photos and Congratulation’s I love
    their pictures.October 24, 2010 – 6:05 pmReplyCancel

  • Charleton - Thanks for the compliments. There were so many shots I wanted to post. Blogging is getting harder these days!October 25, 2010 – 1:19 pmReplyCancel

  • Margo Aquino - Breathtaking as always.October 25, 2010 – 10:09 pmReplyCancel

Rudy And Teresa recently held their Amador County wedding at the popular Italian Picnic Grounds Society. I scoped out some beautiful areas the previous day in Sutter Creek to gather vision of what I was hoping to create during the wedding party session. I had booked Rudy and Teresa last year and photographed their engagement session not too long ago, as well as photographed Rudy’s sister’s wedding, Marisa and Evan. Check out those images on this blog. Rudy and Teresa prepared at a nice home in Surrey Junction in Pine Grove, with some magnificent architecture inside and out. They had their first look before the wedding at the bottom of the staircase of the home. We then went took the wedding party out for some images downtown, near old restaurants, traveling in a limousine with class. The Italian picnic grounds was a great place for the many people that gathered. The fathers toasted with tears and smiles, and the mothers gave warm hugs. The ceremony in the hot sun didn’t stop anyone from having a splendid time. Details were painted everywhere in how Teresa and Rudy planned their Amador County wedding. I hope to photograph a “Trash the dress” session or bridal session with Teresa in time.

Wedding Photographer:  Charleton Churchill Photography

Wedding Venue: Italian Picnic Grounds, Amador County, Ca.

Make-up Artist: il bello by Sunshine

Amador County wedding at the italian picnic grounds

wedding couple dancing at Amador County Italian picnic grounds

Amador County wedding preparation at a mansion home of wedding party in Pine Grove

Amador County Groom posing in front of an old truck on Italian picnic grounds for wedding event

Amador County bride before wedding event

Amador County Bride and groom kissing in the back of an old truck with a romantic sunset at the Italian Picnic grounds

Weddings in Amador County shenandoah winerys and vineyards

Amador County Bridesmaids with bride in bathroom posing for the camera for a fashion picture together

Bella Piazza and Villa Toscano wedding photographer with bridesmaids and bride

Bella piazza wedding photography capturing bride and groom

villa toscano photographer capturing fashionable bride

amador county wedding photographer capturing pictures

amador county weddings of groom in pine grove

weddings of Amador County groomsmen getting ready

amador county groom before his wedding day event

Amador County Wedding photographer capturing wedding dress

fashionable bride posing at Amador County wedding of Italian Picnic grounds

  • Kandi Thompson - Hi Charleton…I loved the picture at the old Buscaglia’s. We live right behind there and saw you and are the ones that said hi from our balcony! I loved the idea of that picture…you’re awesome!
    KandiMay 31, 2010 – 9:19 pmReplyCancel

  • Mindy - Love that dancing shot!May 31, 2010 – 11:17 pmReplyCancel

  • Julie Edwards - Love the one with the two of them on the tailgate with the lens flair. Looks like a wonderful venue for a wedding with lots of photo options.June 11, 2010 – 10:12 pmReplyCancel

  • Sheryl Widberg - You photography is inspiring. I am so glad that I happened upon your site! Thank you for the inspiration.June 14, 2010 – 9:04 amReplyCancel

  • Obi - lovely images .. particularly love the group shotsJune 21, 2010 – 7:16 amReplyCancel

    • Charleton - Thanks Obi, I love shooting group shots!June 21, 2010 – 7:50 am