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Deep in the Shenandoah valley of Plymouth, ca., lies the newest hidden gem of northern California, the new Napa of California.  This area has gorgeous views and beautiful properties as well as award winning wineries.  And while there are many vineyards and wineries where you may taste of delicious wines, there are also spectrum of venues to celebrate your wedding.  Bella Piazza Winery is one of those places, and it’s exactly where Dan and Kristen owned their wedding day in style.  I photographed them last year in Colorado for their engagement session, and it was great to meet up with them and their family of friends to laugh, cry, and then shake it on the dance floor.  Here is just a few images from their wedding day!

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Wedding Photographer:  Charleton Churchill Photography, Sacramento, Ca.  |  Wedding Ceremony:   St. Patrick’s Parish Church, Jackson, Ca.  |  Wedding Reception:   Bella Piazza Winery, Plymouth, Ca.  |  Other Wedding Venues:  Villa Toscano, Plymouth, Ca.  |  Makeup:  IL Bello by Sunshine, Sacramento, CA.  |  Hair:   Jessica Vinciguerra, Jackson, Ca.  |  DJ:  Sound Image Entertainment, Sacramento, CA.  |  Catering:  Bella Piazza, Plymouth, CA.  |  Cake/Desserts:  Ingrid Fraser, Elegant Cakes, Amador County, Ca.  |  Florist:  Hierloom Affairs, Shenandoah Valley, CA.  |  Videographer:  Carlos Ponce, Amador County, CA.


  • Melissa - Good Afternoon,
    I am looking for pricing information in regards to your venue for a wedding ceremony and reception.
    A date has not yet been chosen.
    If someone could respond so very promptly with a brochure and pricing that would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.
    Melissa MurphyOctober 17, 2017 – 12:31 pmReplyCancel

Amador County Wedding Photographer: Charleton Churchill Photography
Calaveras County Engaged Couple: Seth and Courtney
Location of 2012 Wedding: Angel’s Camp, Greenhorn Golf Course
Engagement Photographs: Jackson, Amador County

bpp, bpp, microphone check. Hello, testing. I’m back on the blog. I have been on the engagement photography shooting frenzy with many couples lately, and I’m trying to at least post a few of them. With shooting forty weddings last year, many were in San Francisco, Sacramento, southern California, and a handful out of state. There’s a growing number of Amador and Calaveras County weddings on the rise on my books for this 2012 year for, and I’m thankful because I love these rustic spacious areas. I’m privileged to be working with so many great couples and vendors locally, and Seth and Courtney, are no exception. They are friendly and relaxed, and were willing to to do anything for their photographs. I’ll be photographing their wedding in Calaveras County at the Greenhorn Golf Course, Angel’s camp.

Here in these photographs below, we photographed in some lower locations, the sun dropped, and we ended the session.  After driving back up the hill about five or so miles, I noticed the sun had not yet fallen in some areas, so I pulled them over, and asked If I could take a few more.  They were ready (even though Starbucks was calling them).  You’ll see at the bottom, I shot off another five to ten minutes of photographs, which turned out great in camera. I love natural light and my lighting gear both!

Comments are welcome at the bottom! (no really, I’m serious!)

Calaveras County wedding photographer with engaged couple

Amador County and Calvaveras Wedding Photography

Engagement photographs top photography style in Amador County near Jackson and Sutter Creek

Larraine winery and Ironstone vineyard wedding photographer shooting engaged couple

Engagement photography for Amador County weddings

  • Seth and Courtney - Amazing pics!! You made the whole engagement session effortless and even got some amazing smiles from Seth. Can’t wait for the wedding.March 11, 2012 – 8:31 pmReplyCancel

  • Charleton Churchill - You’re sweet Courtney, yes, both of you were all smiles. Great to spend time with you together. Talk to you soon.March 11, 2012 – 8:35 pmReplyCancel

  • Mark - Great work bro. Stoked to see you blessing so many couples with your talents! Keep it up.March 11, 2012 – 9:08 pmReplyCancel

  • Charleton Churchill - Thanks Mark, use or lose it right?March 12, 2012 – 3:35 pmReplyCancel

  • Olivia - These are AMAZING pictures!!!! You both look stunning! Drop dead gorgeous! I am so excited for this wedding!!!! Keep up the great work!
    Olivia and TrevorMarch 13, 2012 – 6:36 pmReplyCancel

  • June - I am such a fan of your work and so you can imagine my surprise when I looked at your most recent blog post and saw Seth who I went to high school with! Beautiful work! They look gorgeous!March 24, 2012 – 8:02 amReplyCancel