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Arnold, California Woodsy Wedding
Mike and Laura

Driving into the woodsy forest back-roads for this mountain wedding was a great anticipation. I had met Mike and Laura earlier in the year and they told me they wanted a mountain photographer to document their wedding day event. Mountain weddings are my passion. I had photographed this charming backwoods venue before in Arnold, California back in 2010 and I was glad to experience it once again, the smells of pine and dirt, the surroundings of trees, the colors of earth, and the excitement of photographic possibilities. Not only did we capture their story with friends and family, but they allowed us time to capture their creative bride and groom photos in the forest where we ventured along a river and into the woods.  We also came upon a rather large tree of lady bugs; I have never fathomed I could see so many all at once. Later that evening, even though there were trees everywhere and the sky was like circular window above us, I was able to capture a night time stars photograph with our wedding couple just before leaving. I am excited to share these images because of the “nature” of this wedding. (wink).

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Here’s an extra credit photo from my cell phone I screen captured from a video I recorded of the tree covered in Lady bugs.

so many lady bugs in the forest

  • Shauna - Hello! These pictures are epic. Do you have the name of the venue?May 23, 2016 – 9:11 pmReplyCancel

    • Charleton Churchill - I’m not sure of the venue, but it’s Josh Heller who is the owner, contact me through the contact part of this page, and I’ll send you his email address.May 24, 2016 – 10:57 am

Nestled in a small part of Amador County, California is a rustic intimate place called Volcano, which has many trees, rivers, old buildings, old trucks, rocks, a small park, and main street which used to host a large population of gold miners in the late 1800’s.  Nick and Caitlin married in Volcano last month and we had the privilege of documenting their romantic wedding story in this charming humble town.  Their love for each was evident in the all the photos we took.  What was inspiring was the arch made from manzanita which Nick built with his constructive skills, to add flavor to their small town woodsy styled wedding.  I could photograph rustic mountain weddings all my life and never get bored. Anything with lakes, rivers, trees, mountains, rocks, decaying buildings, lodges, cabins, nature, etc., you name it, I’m all into that stuff.  Nick and Caitlin chose a perfect place to showcase their wedding day and many would be jealous of all the beauty here.  Amador County is the new Napa of California.  Many couples from the city are realizing how beautiful and inexpensive this place is to have their wedding with all the wineries and vineyards in the Shenandoah valley, so it is rapidly growing.  Congratulations to Nick and Caitlin.  Here are some images from their lovely day in Volcano, California.

 

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Photographer:  Charleton Churchill Photography |  Wedding Venue:  Volcano Park, Volcano, CA.  |  Wedding Reception:  Town Armory Hall, Volcano, Ca.  |  Lodging and getting ready:  St. George Hotel & Volcano Union Inn |  Florist:  Gordon Hill Flower Shop, Jackson, CA.  |  Catering:   Blue Moon Cafe and Catering Company  |  Cakes:  Ingrid Fraser Elegant Cakes, Amador City, CA. |  DJ:  Sound Extreme Productions  |  Party Rentals: Party Smart Rentals, Sutter Creek, Ca.