A very Colorful, Gorgeous Wedding at The Solage Resort – Napa Wine Country {Dana & Drew}

Meet the lovely couple, Dana & Drew. Every detail of their Napa wine country wedding was to perfection! Impeccable timing, amazing weather, loving couple, supportive family and friends, 2 wedding dresses, most gorgeous flowers ever (hey, their last name is FLOWERS! — so it’s so suitable for them to go all out on the flower decor), colorful table tops, delicious desserts, circular style ceremony, lounge cocktail hour, and the list goes on and on. This past summer, they tied the knot Napa wine country style at The Solage Resort in Calistoga, CA. I flew there for the weekend to capture it all– the day before scavenger hunt and pizza/wine rehearsal dinner to them getting groovy on the dance floor on the night of their wedding. It was all pieced together fabulously and I feel so honored to have given the opportunity to capture every detail and fleeting emotion. I hope you enjoy these photos!

Just wait ’til you see the rest of the flowers at the reception. Woah!

I love colored wedding shows!

Another awesome custom made hanger. Congrats Mrs. Flowers!

Such a happy, gorgeous bride! Gotta love the back of her dress and red lips matched perfectly with her peony flower bouquet. My fave flowers.

The first glance. One of my most favorite parts of the days. Let’s the emotions roll. It’s such a sacred, wonderful moment shared between a bride and groom.

This photo has a special place in my heart because I LOVE bike cruisers. The resort had them dispersed throughout the grounds so the guests can pedal around. How cool!

Dana is having a hard time choosing which hand she likes better… her Mrs. Cocktail or her wedding bouquet. It was a toss up!

Their guests surrounded them with love and support in a circle formation on the lawn.


Right after the ceremony, we sneaked away to the vineyards across the street for 15 minutes. It was well worth the little trip.

The Solage Resort Pool. I love playing with reflections and water.

His and Her Cocktail Drinks. The straws were even such a nice touch!

I LOVED every table top at their receptions. So many varieties of bright, beautiful flowers. I liked that they weren’t too high, so the guests could comfortably talk to one another.

Near the end fo the festivities, Drew showed off his extreme dance moves. Way to get down! FUN! Thanks the DJ Eamon who kept the dance floor moving.

Dana’s second dancing dress! She looks ravishing in this magenta colored cocktail dress.


VENUE/ CATERER: Solage Resort in Calistoga

PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Goddard Photography


VIDEOGRAPHER: Weddings on Film

FLORIST: Maggie Jensen Design

DJ: Eamon Sylvestor

HAIR  & MAKEUP: Shellena Gonzalez

PARTY FAVORS: Bouchon Bakery (Scones)

CAKE: The Model Bakery

LIGHTING AND PLATES: Classic Party Rentals

LINENS : La Tavola

Stunning Wedding at Semiahmoo Resort {Julie & Sam}

Check out this gorgeous Summer wedding at Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, WA. This part of Washington State is close to the border of Canada – it’s really a slice of Pacific Northwest heaven. Julie and Sam fell in love with this spot the minute they laid their eyes on it. How could you not! Check out the amazing scenery. I had a fabulous time photographing this amazingly fun and picturesque wedding.

What a unique and creative hanger. I love it when my brides get crafty likes this. It’s SO much better then the cheap, plastic hangers that gowns come on from the alterations. I always recommend my brides bringing a non-plastic hanger to where they are getting ready. Why would we want to take a photo of a gorgeous gown on a .50 cent hanger?

Julie’s sweet mom was beyond happy to see her daughter get married. Many happy tears were shed by her.. before, during and right after the wedding. It was incredibly endearing.

Just behind them is good ol’ Canada! Such a gorgeous location to have a wedding ceremony.

Sam is about to get “iced!” That’s Smirnoff Iced… Julie spoofed him and all the guests LOVED it. If you don’t know what we are talking about (because I certainly was confused at the time, read the rules here! It’s pretty silly.

Pi Beta Phi ritual —  The LOVING CUP Song! Sisters of Wine and Blue.


The amazing VENDORS:

VENUE: Semiahmoo Resort – special thanks to Adrienne Kar and Allison Phillips

PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Goddard Photography

FLORIST: The Backyard Gardener with Kym Zylstra

DJ: Jeff Cassidy


Pepperdine University & Saddle Peak Lodge :: Malibu Winter Wedding {Brooke & Eric}

Posted by on Feb 17, 2012 in . Weddings . | One Comment

I am so pleased to be blogging about Brooke & Eric’s gorgeous wedding. Their ceremony was at the pretty chapel on the hill of Pepperdine University in Malibu (where they met!) and the danced the night away at the Saddle Peak Lodge. I had a fabulous time capturing their wedding! And, a very special thanks to Kelly Demaray Events!



Photographer: Nicole Goddard Photography

Ceremony VENUE: Pepperdine University

Reception VENUE: Saddle Peak Lodge

Wedding Planner: Kelly Demaray Events

Menues, Programs, etc: Flush Designs

Videographer: Walter Pawluk Productions

Classic Car Rentals: Classic Chassis

BAND: Martini Kings Band

Cake and Mini Cakes: Kiss My Bundt

Della Terra Mountain Chateau Wedding in Estes Park, Colorado {Emily + Ben}

A spring Colorado snowy wedding in Estes Park with Emily & Ben (aka bemily)…. a gorgeous setting with a very fun, creative, amazing couple! We had a mix of snowy and sunny weather. Snow flurries during the outdoor ceremony–  it may have been cold, but it was magical at same time!

Ben handcrafted all the centerpieces, wedding gown hanger, and the cake topping– impressive!

The fun reception ended with Bemily dancing the night away adorned with white sparkly lights attached to them. It was awesome! Congrats to Ben & Emily.

A special thanks to these amazing VENDORS!

VENUE: Della Terra Mountain Chateau

CATERER: Food for Thought

OFFICIANT: Norm Bouchard


CAKE: Intricate Icings

FLORIST: Palmer Flowers

DISC JOKEY: Top Hat Entertainment

PHOTO BOOTH: Traveling Photo Booth


Newborn Harrison :: SUPER DUPER CUTE!

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 in .Families., .Little ones., Newborn | 2 Comments

Welcome to the world, Harrison. I can’t get over the cuteness of sweet Baby Harry. I shot these in his Santa Monica house with his loving older sister, Annabelle and amazing parents, Heather and Spencer! I hope you enjoy these.

TWINS! {Matty & Reily}

Posted by on Feb 4, 2012 in .Families., .Little ones. | No Comments

I met the lovely O’Keefe family while photographing their friend’s Annabelle’s 1st birthday party in Santa Monica, CA. I was delighted when they called me to photograph their 2 year old adorable twins, Matty & Reily. They are so cute! Hope you enjoy these photos.


Kiddos under Venice Beach Pier. Fun personalities & hipster outfits {Resich Family}

Posted by on Feb 4, 2012 in .Families., .Little ones., Lifestyle | No Comments

I have been photographing the Resich Family for a few years now, and I must say that this photo session under the Venice Beach Pier may just be my favorite one to date! We had a blast and I think the photos will speak for themselves. LOVED the hipster-like outfits and Sully and Dempsey’s personalities were peaking to the fullest. LOVE. I can’t wait to photograph new baby girl, Hattie!

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Owen of many cute faces! {7 months}

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in .Families., .Little ones. | No Comments

Ooooh, yesssss…. another adorable baby to showcase. I photographed 7 month old Owen and his parents in Marina Del Rey, CA at the amazing Burton W. Chase Park. His adorable facial expressions are so stinkin’ cute!

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{Umbrellas, Giggles & Puddles} An Autumn Day with the Hogland Family

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in .Families., .Little ones. | No Comments

Check out the adorable Hogland family. Hanging out with them on a typical autumn, rainy Seattle day was quite fun!  Giggles, puddles, and umbrellas, oh my! Hope you all enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed capturing them.


Engagement Session in Santa Monica {Faria & Vic}

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in .Engagements. | No Comments

Meet the gorgeous couple, Faria & Vic! We met down in Santa Monica on an unusually cloudy, partly rainy day for their engagement session. Thankfully the light was SUPER nice the rain wasn’t too bad. I had a great time capturing these photos and getting to know Faria and Vic. I hope you all enjoy viewing them.

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