Gardens at Sutter Creek Wedding Photographer, Amador County

Gardens at Sutter Creek Wedding, California

The Gardens at Sutter Creek is a popular wedding venue located in Amador County with lush green scenic views and backdrops. It was my first time photographing here with the new owner who has put so much TLC into the place. I was excited to create some fresh images here. Quinn and Maddy decided on this venue for their dream wedding, inviting close family and friends to celebrate with them. I was honored to be invited to capture their family story and Christian wedding as they honored God on their day. I have photographed other Amador County weddings like the Hideout in Kirkwood and other wedding venues, but this wedding was unique because I knew the family. They love Jesus, their family, and all their friends dearly.

They chose to end their day with a bubbles send-off near sunset. This worked great for the candid photos they received running down the aisle. It was great to work with a team of professionals who created a top notch experience. Great day and congratulations to Maddy and Quinn. Thank you and your family for trusting me to document your day and family history.

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Wedding Venue: Gardens at Sutter Creek, CA. 
Photographer: Charleton Churchill Photography
Makeup: Krissie King @ Studio 22 PMU
Hair: Fionna House, Amador County, Ca.
Florist: Made in Amador Floral, Ca.
Food: Blue Stone Pizza, Amador County, Ca.
Cake: KatieKakes, Amador County, Ca.
Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero Dress
Wedding Dress Location: Miosa Bride, Folsom, Ca.


gardens at sutter creek wedding with bubble send off by photographer charleton churchill amador county
The gardens at sutter creek sign on hwy 49
bride with speedlight flash during hair and makeup
Fionna house makeup of hair amador county bride
wedding dress hanging near Edison lights at sutter creek garden
wedding rings on mirror
wedding shoes shown by light by the windows
gardens at sutter creek makeup and hair by fionna house and studio 22 natural light
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groom adjusting his tie at amador wedding venue
groom solo photo at garden at sutter creek
groomsmen images in front of rustic wall at gardens at sutter creek
the boys walking
groom solo images front of rustic wall of gardens wedding property
bride with sister candid photos
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bridesmaids on sister helping bride button up dress
artistic bride wedding photos at gardens at sutter creek
peaceful bridal photos with bouquet at sutter creek gardens wedding venue
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bridesmaids and bride photos gardens of sutter creek with flowers under arch
closer up bridesmaids photos
first look of father and daughter in front of bride roomparents with bridemother helping with shoes on
first look expressions at gardens venue
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intimate couples photos under garden arch with trees and edison lights
intimate couples photos at wedding
bridal party photograph at amador gardens wedding venue
fun bridal party photos
ceremony site at the gardens venue, sutter creek by lynn louise
parents of groom wearing blue
father walking bride with bouquet at amador county venue with family and friends
expression of groomvows before all at the gardens of sutter
natural light at gardens venue in sutter creek, ca.
wedding kiss
candids at wedding
decor setup of tables, flowers, grass, trees, lights,
wedding cake and desserttoasts and speeches by father, sister, and friend
speeches by family members and friends
coordinated dance of bride and groom
father bride dance at the gardens
crying during first dance of bride and father
mother son dance
cutting cake at wedding of bride and groom
amador county sunset photos of wedding couple at the gardens of sutter creek
married at the gardens of sutter creek
massive bubbles send off at outdoor wedding venue
creative night photo with edison lights at gardens sutter creek ca wedding venue


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Grand Teton Elopement Photographer – Jackson Hole, Wy.

Grand Tetons National Park, Jackson Hole, WY.
Adventure Elopement and Wedding Photographer Charleton Churchill

Traveling to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is always epic. I arrived at this mountainous destination to photograph my adventurous couple, Jason and Melanie, at the Grand Teton National Park. It was later fall; both Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton NP had closed for the season. However, there were still some trails open and scenic locations that were just incredible. The images below are only part of the adventure, as we traveled to Park City, Utah for phots and areas around. This post is mostly focused on the Teton area.

grand teton national park elopement photographer with a moon and mountains behind




As an adventure elopement photographer, I’m always looking for epic destinations that would provide that wow factor. The Grant Teton’s with their sawtooth mountains, winding rivers, scenic lakes, and aspen trees, is the destination for epic elopements and weddings. The sunrises and sunsets are equally awesome, which is evident in the images displayed on this post. However, It’s not just about finding the right location, though that helps; it’s also about visualizing how your lens is going to interpret and construct the image you are seeing. With Mountains around you, there are techniques and lenses that will allow you to capture the full effect of what you are experiencing and seeing. The Grand Teton’s allow so much potential in such a small place


If you’ve never visited Yellowstone or the Grand Tetons, and you’re considering eloping, this place should be one your top elopement destinations for consideration. If you elope in the spring or fall when there is snow, it just adds more layering to your mountains, though it’s just a little chilly for some couples. Okay, much colder in the mornings and evenings until the sun shines. Additionally, Jackson Hole’s elevation is 6237, so you may need a day or two to acclimate before hiking. If you’re interested in eloping here, pick up a National Park Permit and contact me so I can assist in planning your adventure.


Melanie and Jason were both committed to getting epic shots. I met them at another couples wedding in Colorado the year prior. Melanie came up to me at the wedding and essentially told me, “hey you are photographing me and Jason at an epic location in the world.” She even asked me where I wanted to photograph next. I didn’t believe it until she contacted me immediately after the wedding. We were supposed to fly into Switzerland, to the Alps and the Matterhorn, for their adventure session, but when covid hit the world, all my international destination weddings and adventures were cancelled. So after trying to figure another location that was rugged and epic in the U.S., we finally decided on the Grand Tetons at the last minute.

I had been in the area a few months prior with another couple who married in Yellowstone. I didn’t see Kevin Costner, Cole Hauser, or Luke Grimes anywhere, but I’m sure we were near their ranch. Okay, so maybe not, but I had the opportunity to explore more locations while there. I can’t wait to return for more magic. Who will be next?

grant tetons park wedding photos
couple getting ready in jackson hole wy
off grid mountain photo shoot with couple in wyoming.
couple hiking a wyoming trail in the snow for an adventure photo shoot
hiking couple in tuxedo
sunset photo session at grand teton lake secret spot
epic landscape with wedding couple at teton national park
grand teton couples photographer in the fall
teton elopement photographer with sunset photos
couple trail hiking
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candid photos of couple in jackson wyoming

candids of jackson hole wy couple in open country
jackson hole wy engagement photos
jackson hole adventure session in grand tetons
grand tetons starry night photo with stars and sawtooth mountains
mormon row at grand teton with elopement photographer
yellowstone national park wedding photographer
blue sky and clouds with couple
romantic couples photos in scenic landscapes
park city utah wedding and elopement photos
park city utah wedding photographer with couple in clouds and blue sky at sunset


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Charleton Churchill is an Wedding and Adventure Elopement Photographer who inspired the adventure wedding movement with hiking couples wearing backpacks & rugged mountain boots in their wedding attire from Mt. Everest in 2015 & 2017.


Named Among the Top 100 Wedding Photographers in the United States and Canada


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