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Congratulations to Danielle and Nick who married last month at the Helwig Winery in Plymouth, California. It was an extremely windy day, but we had beautiful blue skies.  Throughout the day, everyone was relaxed and enjoying the day at pace.  Also, I have to say I do enjoy speeches that are not only well prepared, but full of creativity, sincerity, and humor.  Danielle’s Father prepared one of those speeches and gave a heart-warming speech that had almost everyone laughing and crying.  I have an exciting job of not only documenting the day, but watching people, how they respond and react, and even more so the bride and groom’s reactions, the mothers and father’s as well.  As toasts were shared, I watched Nick and Danielle as they received encouragement and support from friends and family.  I’m thankful to have been able to work with such a great couple as well as awesome vendors!


Helwig Winery wedding Photos jenifer haupt doing makeup and hair of bride Helwig Winery Ceremony of wedding creative vineyard ceremony photo Helwig Winery Wedding Ceremony father sharing a toast bride and groom having a moment couples photos at shenandoah valley sunset wedding at Helwig Winery wedding couple out on vineyard during wedding reception couple holding hands in cave after ceremony romantic kissing photoCeremony and Reception Venue:  Helwig Winery, Plymouth, CA.  |  Catering:  Beth Sogaard Catering, Plymouth, Ca.  |
Makeup and Hair:  Jenifer Haupt, Sacramento, CA.  |  Photographer:  Charleton Churchill Photography,  Sacramento, CA.  |
DJ:  Kene Wilson, Citrus Heights, CA.  |  Florist:  Debbie Hillel,  Sacramento, CA.  |  Cake:  Jan Hanker, Sweet Treasures   |
Wedding Coordinators:  Kathleen Ahlers & Alissa Hartwig  |  Wedding Announcements/Invitations:  Gina Thielke  |

I photographed the highly anticipated wedding of Travis and Lynn (Lynn Holmes) this past weekend at Cooper’s Vineyard in the Shenandoah Valley, Plymouth. I’m so glad to have finally captured their wedding day since photographing their engagement session in our local Amador County last year, which you can view them here on the  blog directly.  Lynn, was recently featured on the cover of Real Weddings magazine, so we congratulate her on her success.  Both Travis and Lynn were so fun and easy to photograph.  I will try and blog this wedding more exhaustively later because they gave me more time to photograph and be creative.  Typically, as photographers, we don’t get much time in a wedding to photograph the bride and groom alone.  Yes, we can capture a bride and groom within 15 minutes, but if you really love photographs, and want some creative work on your wedding day, it’s best you plan for more time, and in general, that means like at least an hour. For now, here are a few images from this weekend, which I already posted on Facebook.

Amador County Wedding Photo of bride and groom in plymouth, ca. shenandoah valley

wedding couple photo with sparklers in Amador County photography