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Angels Camp Wedding Photography
Greenhorn Creek Resort
Photographer:  Charleton Churchill Photography

Seth and Courtney’s wedding was dynamite, and I think we blew it up!  Photographed at the Greenhorn Creek Resort, which by the way, I didn’t even know existed, this place is high class, like some sort of secret society on the other side of town in Angel’s Camp, California.  When we arrived, we pulled up to a strangers home, thinking we had arrived at the bridesmaid’s home for getting ready photos (google iphone map led me there).  I knocked on the door and a nice lady yelled, “Come on in!”

I opened the door and this woman was sitting in a chair, smiling, and I believe sewing.  She asked how she could help me? (odd I know, but kind).  I asked if Courtney was here? She just smiled and said, “she lives right up the hill!” My 2nd photographer was laughing behind me.  Then she said, “I’ll see you at the wedding though.”

So, we drove off down the road, looking for an “up-the-hill” area and most of it was flat and going downhill.  So, after a mile of driving, we turned around to head back to our original Google mapped area, and guess who chased me down, and pulled in right behind me?   That’s right!  That wonderful lady sewing in the chair! She saw me head off in the wrong direction, and then chased me down.  I tell you this, not because I thought I was in Texas again, but because this is the kind of people, town, and couple I worked with on their special day! So, helpful, humble, and hospitable people.

Wonderful people.  Wonderful couple. Wonderful day. Here are few highlights from their wedding.

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bridal party photo before wedding reception

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We just returned photographing Jed and Kristi’s rustic country wedding at the Union Hill Inn last night (wow, what an amazing wedding venue!), and I wanted to post a few of the images from last night’s slideshow, even though they have not been touched up in Photoshop.  When I look at the ceremony site and the reception area, it gives me a feeling like something out of a “Lord of the Rings”, or Twilight series, or Braveheart movie.  Definitely a beautiful romantic place for a wedding.  According to my Facebook, someone reminded me that I have another couple I’m photographing here in October, so that’s a major plus!  Kristi and Jed are big on hunting and the outdoors, so it was no surprise when Jed and the groomsmen were sporting camo ties and vests.

Anyway, here are some of the photos from last night’s wedding slideshow.  And again, there is no Photoshop, but at least you can get an idea of what happened last night!  Cheers and enjoy the images!

***UPDATED:  I adjusted a few of the closeup images to take away sharpness and harshness of the skin (because my Nikon gear is insanely sharp) and softened skin.

Sonora Wedding Photography
Wedding Venue: Union Hill Inn, Sonora, CA.
Photographer: Charleton Churchill Photography
Catering: Country Cafe, Lockford, Ca.
Cake: Jessica (friend)
Make-up: Heather Buie & Lauri Ocha, Valley Springs, Ca.
Hair: Amanda Thiry & Olivia Windell, Calaveras County, Ca.
DJ: Sound Extreme, Modesto, Ca.
Florist:  Blooms and Things, Angels Camp, Ca.

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All Images Copyright Charleton Churchill Photography

  • Kristi - Love all of them!!!!!!! Great job!!!!!August 5, 2012 – 3:47 pmReplyCancel

  • Steffani Abercrombie - Amazing, amazing, amazing. Without photoshop even? So incredible! Great sky!August 5, 2012 – 4:07 pmReplyCancel

  • Richard Dickinson - Great Pics!!!August 5, 2012 – 7:36 pmReplyCancel

  • Charlie Dickinson - Great wedding! Great pictures!August 5, 2012 – 7:47 pmReplyCancel

  • lise wick - amazing, as always. LOVE love love these.August 5, 2012 – 8:17 pmReplyCancel

  • Alisha Pepin - Very very beautiful!!!!August 5, 2012 – 10:58 pmReplyCancel

  • Heather - What a beautiful wedding!! Thanks for sharing the photos.August 6, 2012 – 8:09 amReplyCancel

  • Charleton Churchill - Kristi and Jed, thank you for allowing me to be creative with you both with more time for B+G photos. Thank you everyone for the kind compliments! The couple was great to work with and the wedding venue was unique!August 6, 2012 – 11:07 pmReplyCancel

  • Kristen Ables (Bridesmaid Amanda Thiry's SIL) - OMGoodness… Such an amazing wedding!! Kristi you looked Gorgeous!! Jed looked amazing!! You guys are the cutests!! the wedding was beautiful!! the pictures were awesome!! i have so much more to comment but have run out of adjectives… lol… everything looked breathtaking!! Soo happy for you guys!! Congrats and glad you guys had a magical day!! Best wishes!! xoxoxoAugust 7, 2012 – 9:14 amReplyCancel

  • Lisa pavia - Beautiful picures with beautiful people! I had a wonderful time.
    Thank You or including me on your special day. P.S. the food was great too!August 7, 2012 – 9:24 amReplyCancel

  • Holly Mikkelsen - Great wedding, just beautiful as well as rustic. This is an occasion we will remember. Thanks for your vision and talent. The photos in this collection are captivating!!!August 11, 2012 – 9:39 pmReplyCancel

  • Charleton Churchill - Thank you Holly for the compliments. This is probably one of my favorite rustic wedding venues since there is so much theme involved. Makes the photos a little more rich.November 7, 2012 – 9:09 pmReplyCancel