La Jolla Wedding | Congrats Amanda & Rod

Posted by on Nov 12, 2009 in . Weddings . | No Comments
  • Mariachi Band.
  • La Jolla Shores Hotel.
  • Old Fashion style photo booth.
  • Tons of  bright, pink flowers (Grand Floral).
  • Great friends & family.
  • Wild, fun, huge star-shaped sunglasses.
  • Ocean-themed Wedding Cake.
  • Sweet music to dance to.
  • Lots of love.
  • Krista Romberg, Orange Blossom Events.

With all these combined + a very cool couple = An awesome wedding to photograph! Thank you to my second photographer, Nicola and my assistant Jimmy. We had a great time capturing all the fun and special moments of Amanda and Rod’s wedding on September 29, 2009. Congratulations Amanda & Rod!  {To see their sweet engagement session taken at the Disney Music Hall, please view them HERE}

It takes many bridesmaids to help Amanda getting on her stunning dress. So pretty.

It takes 6 bridesmaids to help Amanda getting on her stunning dress. So pretty.

Amanda's ring is in my top 3 I have ever seen. Nice job, Rod! Such fantastic style.

Amanda's ring is in my top three I have ever seen. Nice job, Rod! Such fantastic style.

I love wedding details! Rings, Shoes, Gowns, Flowers.. YAY!

I love wedding details! Rings, Shoes, Gowns, Flowers.. YAY!

The flower girl was patiently waiting for her turn.

The flower girl was patiently waiting for her turn.

And... It's her turn!

And… It's her turn!

Champagne flute + wedding rings

Champagne flute + wedding rings

I love this shot. There's something so calm about it.

I love this shot. There's something so calm about it.

My favorite color is green, so I couldn't resist photographing Amanda's awesome shoes against this pretty, green pattern.

My favorite color is green, so I couldn't resist photographing Amanda's awesome shoes against this pretty, green pattern.

Simple, yet there's so much here.

So HAPPY! I entered this shot in a photo contest.

So HAPPY! I entered this shot in a photo contest.

Love the beach-inspired details...

Amanda's beach-inspired cake! It was yum.

Amanda's beach-inspired cake! It was yum.

Here's Rod! Rod has amazing, bright, blue eyes.

Here's Rod! Rod has amazing, bright, blue eyes.

Showcasing Amanda among her lovely bridesmaids.

Showcasing Amanda among her lovely bridesmaids.

Amanda's Bridemaids!

Amanda's Bridemaids!

and... another shot of her shoes.

and… another shot of her shoes.

Rod seeing Amanda for the first time.

Rod seeing Amanda for the first time.

The Ceremony.

The Ceremony.

So many memorable moments captured.

So many memorable moments captured.

Ring Exchange

Ring Exchange

Aaaah, finally. The KISS.

Aaaah, finally. The KISS.

Groomsmen enjoying the ceremony.

Groomsmen enjoying the ceremony.

Hello Mr. and Mrs. Rod Conti! Congrats.

Hello Mr. and Mrs. Rod Conti! Congrats.

Such a happy, loving couple. You two are inspiring!

Such a happy, loving couple. You two are inspiring!

The entire wedding party!

The entire wedding party!

The ring bearer and flower girl. Even super cute when not smiling.

The ring bearer and flower girl. Even super cute when not smiling.

The Mariachi Band... SO fun. They set the tone for the cocktail party perfectly!

The Mariachi Band… SO fun. They set the tone for the cocktail party perfectly!

Break from formal photos...

Break from formal photos…

I love this photo of Rod and Amanda. It really captures their personalities perfectly.

I love this photo of Rod and Amanda. It really captures their personalities perfectly.

I couldn't resist. Nearly their entire wedding party! Love props.

I couldn't resist. Nearly their entire wedding party! Love props.

Amanda worked so hard at making her wedding details perfectly. The shot on the table was from our Engagement Session at the Disney Music Hall downtown LA.

Amanda worked so hard at making her wedding details perfectly. The shot on the table was from our Engagement Session at the Disney Music Hall downtown LA.

To the beach...

To the beach…

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One of our many fun "Thank YOU" shots.

One of our many fun "Thank YOU" shots.

Stroll on the beach... getting a breather alone.

Stroll on the beach… getting a breather alone.

First Dance to Bruce Springsteen

First Dance to Bruce Springsteen

One of my favs. Mysterious yet telling.

One of my favs. Mysterious yet telling.

Getting their groove on!

Getting their groove on!

The ringbearer was getting DOWN to the beats.

The ringbearer was getting DOWN to the beats.

Cutting the cake!

Cutting the cake!

What was Amanda saying? Eh, doesn't matter. Ended up in a kiss!

What was Amanda saying? Eh, doesn't matter. Ended up in a kiss!

Such a pretty candid of Amanda

Such a pretty candid of Amanda

Kisses + champagne

Kisses + champagne

Birds-eye view

Birds-eye view

8 hours later... Amanda and Me. Thanks Jimmy for taking this for us.

8 hours later… Amanda and Me. Thanks Jimmy for taking this for us.

Fun in the photo booth!

Fun in the photo booth!

La Jolla Wedding | Congrats Amanda & Rod

Posted by on Nov 12, 2009 in . Weddings . | No Comments
  • Mariachi Band.
  • La Jolla Shores Hotel.
  • Old Fashion style photo booth.
  • Tons of  bright, pink flowers (Grand Floral).
  • Great friends & family.
  • Wild, fun, huge star-shaped sunglasses.
  • Ocean-themed Wedding Cake.
  • Sweet music to dance to.
  • Lots of love.
  • Krista Romberg, Orange Blossom Events.

With all these combined + a very cool couple = An awesome wedding to photograph! Thank you to my second photographer, Nicola and my assistant Jimmy. We had a great time capturing all the fun and special moments of Amanda and Rod’s wedding on September 29, 2009. Congratulations Amanda & Rod!  {To see their sweet engagement session taken at the Disney Music Hall, please view them HERE}

It takes many bridesmaids to help Amanda getting on her stunning dress. So pretty.

It takes 6 bridesmaids to help Amanda getting on her stunning dress. So pretty.

Amanda's ring is in my top 3 I have ever seen. Nice job, Rod! Such fantastic style.

Amanda's ring is in my top three I have ever seen. Nice job, Rod! Such fantastic style.

I love wedding details! Rings, Shoes, Gowns, Flowers.. YAY!

I love wedding details! Rings, Shoes, Gowns, Flowers.. YAY!

The flower girl was patiently waiting for her turn.

The flower girl was patiently waiting for her turn.

And... It's her turn!

And… It's her turn!

Champagne flute + wedding rings

Champagne flute + wedding rings

I love this shot. There's something so calm about it.

I love this shot. There's something so calm about it.

My favorite color is green, so I couldn't resist photographing Amanda's awesome shoes against this pretty, green pattern.

My favorite color is green, so I couldn't resist photographing Amanda's awesome shoes against this pretty, green pattern.

Simple, yet there's so much here.

So HAPPY! I entered this shot in a photo contest.

So HAPPY! I entered this shot in a photo contest.

Love the beach-inspired details...

Amanda's beach-inspired cake! It was yum.

Amanda's beach-inspired cake! It was yum.

Here's Rod! Rod has amazing, bright, blue eyes.

Here's Rod! Rod has amazing, bright, blue eyes.

Showcasing Amanda among her lovely bridesmaids.

Showcasing Amanda among her lovely bridesmaids.

Amanda's Bridemaids!

Amanda's Bridemaids!

and... another shot of her shoes.

and… another shot of her shoes.

Rod seeing Amanda for the first time.

Rod seeing Amanda for the first time.

The Ceremony.

The Ceremony.

So many memorable moments captured.

So many memorable moments captured.

Ring Exchange

Ring Exchange

Aaaah, finally. The KISS.

Aaaah, finally. The KISS.

Groomsmen enjoying the ceremony.

Groomsmen enjoying the ceremony.

Hello Mr. and Mrs. Rod Conti! Congrats.

Hello Mr. and Mrs. Rod Conti! Congrats.

Such a happy, loving couple. You two are inspiring!

Such a happy, loving couple. You two are inspiring!

The entire wedding party!

The entire wedding party!

The ring bearer and flower girl. Even super cute when not smiling.

The ring bearer and flower girl. Even super cute when not smiling.

The Mariachi Band... SO fun. They set the tone for the cocktail party perfectly!

The Mariachi Band… SO fun. They set the tone for the cocktail party perfectly!

Break from formal photos...

Break from formal photos…

I love this photo of Rod and Amanda. It really captures their personalities perfectly.

I love this photo of Rod and Amanda. It really captures their personalities perfectly.

I couldn't resist. Nearly their entire wedding party! Love props.

I couldn't resist. Nearly their entire wedding party! Love props.

Amanda worked so hard at making her wedding details perfectly. The shot on the table was from our Engagement Session at the Disney Music Hall downtown LA.

Amanda worked so hard at making her wedding details perfectly. The shot on the table was from our Engagement Session at the Disney Music Hall downtown LA.

To the beach...

To the beach…

33_091909_nicolegoddard_amanda_rod_wedding_lajolla

One of our many fun "Thank YOU" shots.

One of our many fun "Thank YOU" shots.

Stroll on the beach... getting a breather alone.

Stroll on the beach… getting a breather alone.

First Dance to Bruce Springsteen

First Dance to Bruce Springsteen

One of my favs. Mysterious yet telling.

One of my favs. Mysterious yet telling.

Getting their groove on!

Getting their groove on!

The ringbearer was getting DOWN to the beats.

The ringbearer was getting DOWN to the beats.

Cutting the cake!

Cutting the cake!

What was Amanda saying? Eh, doesn't matter. Ended up in a kiss!

What was Amanda saying? Eh, doesn't matter. Ended up in a kiss!

Such a pretty candid of Amanda

Such a pretty candid of Amanda

Kisses + champagne

Kisses + champagne

Birds-eye view

Birds-eye view

8 hours later... Amanda and Me. Thanks Jimmy for taking this for us.

8 hours later… Amanda and Me. Thanks Jimmy for taking this for us.

Fun in the photo booth!

Fun in the photo booth!

Commercial Photoshoot : Solar Panels Tearsheet

Posted by on Nov 10, 2009 in Architecture|Commercial Photography | No Comments

I am definitely a proud WEDDING & PORTRAIT photographer. However, during my off-season throughout 2009, I have traveled all over California to capture huge solar panel structures for a world-wide company called Sunpower. The global, photography production company, OnRequest Images has hired me for 8 shoots so far and I couldn’t be happier with all the results. I have climbed 55 ft ladders, operated 60′ cherry pickers, climbed on uneven rooftops and drove many, many miles to document these amazing solar panels. Slowly but surely, my fear of heights are dissipating. I’ve come to love photographing Solar Panels. I feel like I am part of the clean energy movement and that, I tell ya, is very satisfying. Plus, there’s something so calm about being 60 feet high surrounded by the nature. Here are some scans of  tearsheets and a few shots of me in action!

Scans of Tear Sheets:

nicole-goddard-photography_-tear-sheet_-ori_ Solar Panels, Sunpower

nicole-goddard-photography_tear-sheet_ori_sunpower_solar panels

Below are the behind-the-scenes of me in action! Who would have guessed a wedding photographer is now also shooting Solar Panels. I really love the diversity!

Behind the Scenes, Solar Panels, Crane Nicole Goddard Photography_ Behind the Scenes_ Sunpower Behind the Scenes of Nicole Goddard Photography_ Solar Panels, Sunpower

Commercial Photoshoot : Solar Panels Tearsheet

Posted by on Nov 10, 2009 in Architecture|Commercial Photography | No Comments

I am definitely a proud WEDDING & PORTRAIT photographer. However, during my off-season throughout 2009, I have traveled all over California to capture huge solar panel structures for a world-wide company called Sunpower. The global, photography production company, OnRequest Images has hired me for 8 shoots so far and I couldn’t be happier with all the results. I have climbed 55 ft ladders, operated 60′ cherry pickers, climbed on uneven rooftops and drove many, many miles to document these amazing solar panels. Slowly but surely, my fear of heights are dissipating. I’ve come to love photographing Solar Panels. I feel like I am part of the clean energy movement and that, I tell ya, is very satisfying. Plus, there’s something so calm about being 60 feet high surrounded by the nature. Here are some scans of  tearsheets and a few shots of me in action!

Scans of Tear Sheets:

nicole-goddard-photography_-tear-sheet_-ori_ Solar Panels, Sunpower

nicole-goddard-photography_tear-sheet_ori_sunpower_solar panels

Below are the behind-the-scenes of me in action! Who would have guessed a wedding photographer is now also shooting Solar Panels. I really love the diversity!

Behind the Scenes, Solar Panels, Crane Nicole Goddard Photography_ Behind the Scenes_ Sunpower Behind the Scenes of Nicole Goddard Photography_ Solar Panels, Sunpower

KIDS!!! Eli, Bailey & Owen

Posted by on Oct 26, 2009 in .Families.|.Little ones. | No Comments

Photographing family is always so great! During my last visit to Seattle, I went to Carkeek Park to capture my cousin’s little ones. Her youngest, Owen, was recovering from a cold, yet somehow we managed to get adorable shots of him with his older brother and sister. I think that these photos really showcase each of their cute, individual, fun personalities! I loved the different colored hoodies too. Nice job, Jenny, on selecting great clothing for this playful photoshoot. Here are my favorite shots from the day: 04_100909_nicolegoddard_mg_3381_owen 02_100909_nicolegoddard_mg_3288_kids 08_100909_nicolegoddard_mg_3559_bailey 07_100909_nicolegoddard_mg_3552_hoodies 12_100909_kids 13_100909_tunnel 10_100909_nicolegoddard_mg_3476_just bailey and eli 09_100909_nicolegoddard_mg_3515_owen 06_100909_nicolegoddard_mg_3409_funny faces 03_100909_nicolegoddard_mg_3361_log 05_100909_nicolegoddard_mg_3393

KIDS!!! Eli, Bailey & Owen

Posted by on Oct 26, 2009 in .Families.|.Little ones. | No Comments

Photographing family is always so great! During my last visit to Seattle, I went to Carkeek Park to capture my cousin’s little ones. Her youngest, Owen, was recovering from a cold, yet somehow we managed to get adorable shots of him with his older brother and sister. I think that these photos really showcase each of their cute, individual, fun personalities! I loved the different colored hoodies too. Nice job, Jenny, on selecting great clothing for this playful photoshoot. Here are my favorite shots from the day: 04_100909_nicolegoddard_mg_3381_owen 02_100909_nicolegoddard_mg_3288_kids 08_100909_nicolegoddard_mg_3559_bailey 07_100909_nicolegoddard_mg_3552_hoodies 12_100909_kids 13_100909_tunnel 10_100909_nicolegoddard_mg_3476_just bailey and eli 09_100909_nicolegoddard_mg_3515_owen 06_100909_nicolegoddard_mg_3409_funny faces 03_100909_nicolegoddard_mg_3361_log 05_100909_nicolegoddard_mg_3393

Tracie & Bill | A Maui Wedding Celebration

Posted by on Oct 24, 2009 in . Weddings . | No Comments

MAUI! One of my most favorite places on earth. There’s something so magical about Maui. It’s so hard to peel myself away from there.  Maybe one day I’ll relocate to this island? Aaaah….. I’ll quit with my day dreaming now.  Ok…….. Here’s Tracie and Bill. They have known each other since they were about 8 years old! Their ‘save-the-date’ was an adorable black & white photo of the them together when they knew each other as children. They have come a LONG ways. They got married on September 3, 2009 at the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa in Kaanapali. This trip was Bill & Tracie’s first time ever in Maui. We even snuck in a 5 minute ‘trash the dress’ shoot of them jumping of Black Cliff. To see those photos click here. It was a spectacle, really. We did deal with lots of gusty winds and very bright sun.. but overall… the day was beautiful and the timeline was seamless. During the toasts, a colorful rainbow appeared and so, during dinner we had a small amount of rain. But, no-one seemed to flinch.  You know what that means… GOOD LUCK! From everyone (80 guests) singing “Sweet Caroline” to having an AMAZING sunset, their wedding was a dream come true. To see their web-gallery to a sweet song, please click here. Congratulation Tracie & Bill. Cheers to a long, beautiful life together. Aloha. 001_090309_nicolegoddard 003_090309_nicolegoddard 004_090309_nicolegoddard 009_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_4918-2 005_090309_nicolegoddard 015_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5101 017_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5150........ 018_090309_nicolegoddard......... 021_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5290...... 022_090309_nicolegoddard.......... 023_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5032-2......... 024_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5602 025_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5648_Father_Daughter 026_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5065-2_Ceremony 027_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5670_ceremony 028_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5687_sand_pouring 029_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5708.....Ceremony_Ring 030_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5714_Ceremony Kiss 031_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5727_after Ceremony 032_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5739_after Ceremony 033_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5814_signing 035_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5903_Corona 041_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6042_bride and groom 038_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5965 039_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5966 034_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5854_food 042_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6057_grand entrance 043_090309_nicolegoddard_toast 047_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6218_cake 048_090309_nicolegoddard_cake cutting 049_090309_nicolegoddard_cake detail and sail boat 052_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6282_group of bride and men 056_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6401_sunset_bride_groom 056_090309_nicolegoddard_bride_sailboat 058_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6474_first dance 059_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6489_First Dance 060_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6528_first dance_black and white 062_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6576_daughter_father_dance 063_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6605_dance_mother & groom 064_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6664_dancing 067_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6993_dancing 066_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6862_dancing 068_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_7091_Shereton Maui 3_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6950_tracie_nicole

Tracie & Bill | A Maui Wedding Celebration

Posted by on Oct 24, 2009 in . Weddings . | No Comments

MAUI! One of my most favorite places on earth. There’s something so magical about Maui. It’s so hard to peel myself away from there.  Maybe one day I’ll relocate to this island? Aaaah….. I’ll quit with my day dreaming now.  Ok…….. Here’s Tracie and Bill. They have known each other since they were about 8 years old! Their ‘save-the-date’ was an adorable black & white photo of the them together when they knew each other as children. They have come a LONG ways. They got married on September 3, 2009 at the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa in Kaanapali. This trip was Bill & Tracie’s first time ever in Maui. We even snuck in a 5 minute ‘trash the dress’ shoot of them jumping of Black Cliff. To see those photos click here. It was a spectacle, really. We did deal with lots of gusty winds and very bright sun.. but overall… the day was beautiful and the timeline was seamless. During the toasts, a colorful rainbow appeared and so, during dinner we had a small amount of rain. But, no-one seemed to flinch.  You know what that means… GOOD LUCK! From everyone (80 guests) singing “Sweet Caroline” to having an AMAZING sunset, their wedding was a dream come true. To see their web-gallery to a sweet song, please click here. Congratulation Tracie & Bill. Cheers to a long, beautiful life together. Aloha. 001_090309_nicolegoddard 003_090309_nicolegoddard 004_090309_nicolegoddard 009_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_4918-2 005_090309_nicolegoddard 015_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5101 017_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5150........ 018_090309_nicolegoddard......... 021_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5290...... 022_090309_nicolegoddard.......... 023_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5032-2......... 024_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5602 025_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5648_Father_Daughter 026_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5065-2_Ceremony 027_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5670_ceremony 028_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5687_sand_pouring 029_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5708.....Ceremony_Ring 030_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5714_Ceremony Kiss 031_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5727_after Ceremony 032_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5739_after Ceremony 033_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5814_signing 035_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5903_Corona 041_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6042_bride and groom 038_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5965 039_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5966 034_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_5854_food 042_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6057_grand entrance 043_090309_nicolegoddard_toast 047_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6218_cake 048_090309_nicolegoddard_cake cutting 049_090309_nicolegoddard_cake detail and sail boat 052_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6282_group of bride and men 056_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6401_sunset_bride_groom 056_090309_nicolegoddard_bride_sailboat 058_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6474_first dance 059_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6489_First Dance 060_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6528_first dance_black and white 062_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6576_daughter_father_dance 063_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6605_dance_mother & groom 064_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6664_dancing 067_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6993_dancing 066_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6862_dancing 068_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_7091_Shereton Maui 3_090309_nicolegoddard_mg_6950_tracie_nicole

McKinley Family | Autumn Colors in Seattle

Posted by on Oct 22, 2009 in .Families. | No Comments

I recently photographed the darling McKinley Family in their backyard during my latest trip to Seattle. What an amazing family and loved, loved all the stunning fall colors to play with. They enjoy playing croquet together, so it was a must to incorporate it in their photo shoot session. So fun! After the family shoot, I just focused on Max, for his High School Senior headshots. You can see his photos by clicking here! Here are some of my fav’s from our session: 005_101209_nicolegoddard_mg_5155_Family_McKinley 018_101209_nicolegoddard_mg_5315_McKinley family playing croquet 019_101209_nicolegoddard_mg_5326_McKinley Family Playing Croquet 006_101209_nicolegoddard_mg_5167_McKinley Family walking 007_101209_nicolegoddard_mg_5181_McKinley Family 056_101209_nicolegoddard_mg_5354_couple hugging 020_101209_nicolegoddard_mg_5338_McKinley Kids 013_101209_nicolegoddard_mg_5273_McKinley Family

McKinley Family | Autumn Colors in Seattle

Posted by on Oct 22, 2009 in .Families. | No Comments

I recently photographed the darling McKinley Family in their backyard during my latest trip to Seattle. What an amazing family and loved, loved all the stunning fall colors to play with. They enjoy playing croquet together, so it was a must to incorporate it in their photo shoot session. So fun! After the family shoot, I just focused on Max, for his High School Senior headshots. You can see his photos by clicking here! Here are some of my fav’s from our session: 005_101209_nicolegoddard_mg_5155_Family_McKinley 018_101209_nicolegoddard_mg_5315_McKinley family playing croquet 019_101209_nicolegoddard_mg_5326_McKinley Family Playing Croquet 006_101209_nicolegoddard_mg_5167_McKinley Family walking 007_101209_nicolegoddard_mg_5181_McKinley Family 056_101209_nicolegoddard_mg_5354_couple hugging 020_101209_nicolegoddard_mg_5338_McKinley Kids 013_101209_nicolegoddard_mg_5273_McKinley Family