Cazadd Cellars Wedding | California Wedding Photographer

Cazadd Cellars Wedding, Amador County Private Estate.
California Wedding Photographer, Charleton Churchill.

Jaden and Lorin married. It’s official. It was a pleasure to document their wedding day at the Cazadd Cellars private estate. Back before the Cazadd Cellars was a wedding venue, I had photographed families and senior portraits there with the previous owners. The Cazadd’s have completely transformed the old rugged barn into a beautiful vineyard wedding property. It’s impressive what they have accomplished. I was anticipating capturing their Christian wedding on this property.

bride and groom married at cross of Jesus at a christian wedding

Jaden and Lorin, a Christian wedding.

Jaden and Lorin are both a great couple. They love their families, each other, and God. They have a respect for each other and both have many siblings. One of the requests they had for an image was them with the cross somehow; an image that represented their relationship with God. So I had them lean on the cross of Christ. She was leaning on him as he was leaning on the cross. The bouquet was laid at the feet of the cross. During their communion, I photographed them with a red rose partially in the lens that created a red cast, giving the effect of God sees us through the blood of Jesus. God washes away our sin when we put our trust in Him; a beautiful image.

Also read below about the rainbow that appeared on their post wedding adventure photo session below. For now, here are some of the images from their wedding day. Enjoy and blessings.

makeup artist amador county doing eyes by Harmony Hanks
bride having makeup done at the Cazadd property near ione, ca.
mother putting dress on at the cazadd cellars
nostalgic mother and daughter wedding image putting gown on
mother putting necklace on bride in ione wedding
necklace for the bride
fashionable image of bride holding bouquet at the cazadd property
bride portraits at the cazadd wedding venue of amador county
bride portraits through a window with a nikon mirrorless camera
groom getting ready in front of the barn
grooms suit
groom's light colored khaki suit for wedding day
groom portraits fashion forward
cazadd groom portraits in front of barn
cazadd vineyard groom photos in khaki suit
first look of the bride and groom at cazadd cellar wedding venue
hug of couple
wedding ring holding hands
wedding rings with nikon camera and lens macro
cazadd wedding photography bride and groom at vineyard
amador county cazadd cellars wedding couple photos
amador county vineyard wedding
cazadd vineyard wedding photos
bridal party and groomsmen at cazadd with red coral dresses and khaki suits
bridesmaids at cazadd
groomsmen at cazadd
bridesmaids and mothers praying for bride at cazadd cellars before wedding ceremony
bride laughing candidly after christian prayer for ceremony
groomsmen praying for groom on his wedding day
groom and parents walking down aisle
father walking bride down aisle of cazadd wedding ceremony
cazadd ceremony of wedding with bride and father
cazadd wedding ceremony
cazadd large wedding ceremony in ione, ca.
ceremony
bride's laughing during ceremony
exchanging rings
christian wedding couple doing communion together
communion during a christian wedding ceremony at the cazadd property
married at the cazadd jackson, ca. property
Cazadd Wedding Couple married in Jackson, ca.
details at the cazadd cellars
decor and details wedding red roses wooden tables,
christian wedding couple photographed at the cross on a hilltop
oak tree wedding couple in california during sunset
wedding photos of couple in jackson, ca. wedding venue
amador county wedding portraits of couple
christian wedding photos at the cross with bride and groom leaning on Jesus
cazadd wedding reception at night with ambient lighting
walkway at the cazadd lit up
jaden and lorin of amador county
speech and toasts to the couple
night lighting for wedding couple and speakers

candid photojournalistic wedding images
lopez couple married
emotions and happiness of bride from wedding speeches
large wedding night photos
mother of bride and father
bride and groom first dance
family watching the first dance
first dance of bride and father wedding dress and jean jacket

cake cutting
dancing bride and groom
creative portrait of bride and groom dancing and everyone is blurry dancing.
wedding sparkler shot at the cazadd cellars in jackson, california

 

After the wedding, we ventured to Lake Tahoe for their adventure session and captured a few scenic landscapes for their backdrop. This session allowed them more devoted time to couples photos, while allowing them to focus on their wedding day with family and friends. It rained towards the end of our session with a rainbow appearing, which is totally appropriate for them. The rainbow is first mentioned in the Bible where God gives us a sign to remember God’s covenant with humanity. Jaden and Lorin have both pledged their covenant to each other and to God. I will hope to post more images from this session on a separate blog if time allows. There are definitely more rainbow images to be shared.

 

 

lake tahoe wedding photos with rainbow for couples portraits
lake tahoe epic wedding mountain photo during stormy day and rainy
epic lake tahoe wedding couple photos by photographer Charleton Churchill
eloping wedding couple in tahoe mountains during snow
rainbow wedding photography at tahoe lake
nostalgic wedding photo lake tahoe
tahoe wedding photographer charleton capturing couple in the woods

Vendors:

Venue: Cazadd Cellars, Jackson, CA.
Photographer: Charleton Churchill Photography
Makeup: Beauty with Harmony
Hair: Jodi Johnson (Mother)
Flowers: My Candor Home
Planner and Design: Elegance by Design Rentals
Catering: Elegance by Design Rentals

 

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Jackson Hole Wedding Photographer | Grand Teton National Park

Jackson Hole Wedding Photographer at the Grand Teton National Park
Adventure Elopement and Wedding Photographer Charleton Churchill

It’s always anticipating to return to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to adventure with wedding couples amongst the Grand Teton National Park. Jackson Hole has much to offer for destination weddings and elopements that I receive requests to photograph there often. It has all the rugged mountain scenery, lakes, and trails anyone needs for epic mountain photos. The Tetons showcase that jagged peak look, which brings in that intimidating formidable look to my photos. I’m pleased to share some of Jeremie and Aysegul’s Teton elopement photography, my most adventure wedding. There’s much to share, but I’ll keep it short.

 

moose at wedding in grand teton national park

 

GETTING MARRIED IN JACKSON HOLE WYOMING

If you want get hitched, there are many popular Jackson Hole Wedding venues available in the area; more than I can list here. Diamond Cross Ranch, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Snow King Resort, Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club, Four Seasons Resort, and Jackson Museum of Wildlife Art are among them. If you want to elope in Jackson Hole, then you book an adventure elopement photographer who knows the area well. That’s where I enter.

I guide my wedding couples to scenic locations, popular or unique, like here on this Grand Teton Couples Adventure. Hiking with my couples, short distances or longer, is usually part of the day. Sometimes, we just pull over if the light is good or there’s eye candy. Some of my objectives are looking for the best light, while having a little fun and relaxing through the day. I want to keep everything as natural as possible, allowing for candids and moments to happen. Sometimes, wildlife will appear like it did on this trip.

SUNRISE WITH THE MOOSE

For Jeremie and Aysegul’s wedding adventure, we started at sunrise, which was cold. We sat in our cars with the heaters on until there was enough light to shoot. The clear sky was starting to appear, so we got out of the vehicles to make our way. A Moose was drinking from the river. I was like quietly yelling, “Hurry up, take your jacket off, and let’s get down here! There’s a moose! Hurry!”

We didn’t want to get close. We kept our distance. My couple removed their warm jackets and I captured a few images in the short time we had before the moose took off. It was incredible. The light was perfect and I couldn’t have asked for a better beginning to our photo session. We captured images with the Teton’s in the background, images at iconic locations, and then we hiked to a waterfall and saw a bear.

THE WEDDING BEAR ENCOUNTER

We had planned to get some photos at a specific waterfall. As we arrived, we saw quite a few people at a viewing location further away from the falls. I took my couple passed all the tourists and we got up real close to the falls. As I am giving some direction to my couple, my bride, Aysegul says emphatically, “Oh my Gosh, there’s a bear!”

My back was to the bear, so when she dramatically pronounced it, my first instinct was that a grizzly bear was behind me. Now keep in mind, I see many bears in Yosemite, Tahoe, and other National and State Parks, and they always walk away from me, keeping their distance. I turned around and this bear is walking towards us without fear. I quickly noticed it was a black bear, but this time it wasn’t walking away, but towards our direction.

So my adrenaline started up and I went full ape on the bear, yelling at the bear, clapping my hands making loud noises, chest out, and standing my ground. I’m selling my confidence to the bear remaining in charge, trying to be protective of our area and my couple. He starts walking below me on the rocks and he turns his head and stares at me; I stop walking towards him, still yelling loud. I didn’t want to advance the bear to create any threat.

My backpack with gear and food was off to the right, where he started to make his way. I was thinking I needed to protect my gear also. I know this because when I was in high school youth group on a hiking trip in the wilderness, a bear literally took one of our backpacks and dragged it away, teeth marks through a camera. So I knew my bag of goods might be in danger.

So, I continue to yell at the bear, clapping my hands loud, maneuvering  around the boulders towards my backpack. He turns around again and stops, staring at me. I stop in my tracks still yelling at him confidently, clapping my hands loud. I think I was yelling “Hey Bear, get out of hear!” There were boulders everywhere and I was above him, keeping my distance. He walks right past my bag and keeps walking. I continue to keep clapping and yelling until he’s far enough away.

My adrenaline is amped. As I turn around, my couple is up there in a protected area, a little shook up, but glad the bear is gone. We start laughing and talking about the experience. The tourists had been watching from a distance the whole time. One person came running up and asked where the bear went. I pointed, but said something like you should probably stay away.  We headed back and some of the tourists were asking questions. One person sent us an image showing a far away image with their IPhone. I may post it later.

SUNSET IN THE TETONS

After that event, we took a break midday, got some food, and relaxed before the sunset hike. We headed out for our last photos of the day and captured some beautiful sunset images at multiple locations. That day we saw a fox, elk, bear, moose, and other critters. We ended the day with a beautiful sunset sky and a starry night image.

Enjoy the images.

wedding couple with moose in the tetons national park
epic wildlife moose photo during wedding elopement in jackson hole wyoming
jackson hole elopement wedding photos
jackson hole wedding photographer in the tetons national park
little teton
sunrise adventure photo session jackson wy
b&w wedding image grand tetons
rugged and wild grand teton park elopement photos
grand teton wedding photography in jackson hole wy
adventure bride in jackson hole wyoming
mormon row wedding photos in jackson wy
mormon barn in teton park
bride at mormon row teton
fall elopement jackson hole wyoming
fall colors for jackson hole elopement
wedding couple in the jackson hole fall
eloping couple hiking the tetons to the falls in jackson, wyoming
wedding photos grand teton park
wedding couple hiking the teton national park
teton park waterfalls with a wedding couple
epic jackson hole teton elopement photography
waterfalls b&w photos with couple
wedding couple hiking in boots and backpack in the fall at the teton national park
bride and boots in wedding dress hiking a trail in the grand tetons national park
couples can hike to any of the lakes in their wedding attire
after hiking a trail in the tetons, wedding couple takes a break
epic landscape wedding photos in the jackson hole area of wyoming
groom assisting bride over the waters at a teton lake
jackson hole candid wedding photos
wedding couple in the wilderness of jackson hole
jackson hole trails and a just married couple
jackson hole bride in the mountains after married
jackson hole groom
the grand tetons national park wedding photographer in the field during sunset
creative blurry wedding image
rocky mountain bride and groom in the tetons national park of jackson hole
fun couples images in the tetons
adventure session in the tetons
adventure elopement in the grand teton park
sunset photo session of jackson elopement wyoming
teton landscapes
beautiful wedding couple in jackson wy
blurry and creative bride and groom images in b&w
married in jackson hole wyoming with a tuxedo and wedding dress in the wilderness
married in the teton national park
car window wedding photos
wedding photo with couple through car window of the tetons
wedding ring
jackson hole sunset wedding photography behind the yellowstone national park destinations
starry night wedding photo in the grand tetons

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