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Seth and Michelle’s wedding at the Heirloom Inn was more beautiful than I imagined with flowers, plants, vines, dirt, fall colors, and an old Victorian home to top it off. The property is hidden away in Ione, California, but is a beautiful organic place for a charming couple. We started out in Sutter creek with the men, and then spent the rest of the time at our unique rustic location. I was able to spend more time with them when I photographed their engagement session downtown San Diego last year. Both Seth and Michelle are a wonderful couple whom compliment each other, both hard workers, and put each other before themselves. I was impressed by Seth’s classy respect for people and the way he treated his wife and the whole family. The toasts were enchanting, hilarious, and fun. Seth’s father has quite the knack for speaking, very eloquent and mesmerizing. I loved his sharing from the Word of God. The whole evening was special and it was great to have been part of a special gathering!

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Photographer: Charleton Churchill Photography
Venue: Heirloom Inn, Ione, California
Hair: Courtney Longman
Makeup: ilbello by sunshine Wiebold
Flowers: Shannon Cosgrove-Rivas with Flourish
Catering:  Motherlode Market
Cake: Villa Bakery in Valley Springs, Ca.
DJ: Rob O’Connell


  • June - Love the second to last shot on the red couch! Stunning!October 19, 2012 – 8:29 pmReplyCancel

  • Shannon/Flourish - Beautiful images Charleton! Just truly wonderful.October 20, 2012 – 9:17 amReplyCancel

  • Charleton Churchill - Thank you June, I love the photo on the couch too!October 20, 2012 – 9:31 amReplyCancel

  • Charleton Churchill - Shannon, thank you, kudos to you for making this a pretty wedding!October 20, 2012 – 9:32 amReplyCancel

  • Courtney - Love them! I would love to use them for my hair portfolio. Can you email me some when you get a chance?October 22, 2012 – 10:16 amReplyCancel

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