Carondelet House Wedding

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Bride in the window, I like the negative space above the building, and the parking structure next door.  Gives the Italian villa tucked in downtown LA feel. The First Look.  For the first look, I like to have the groom walk to his bride, as in the ceremony, that role is reversed.  You get true emotion …


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  for Matthew Barnes 8 x 10 Original Impossible Project / resurrected Polaroid one of a kind images, photographed with the 8 x 10 view camera. The film comes in both black and white and color, and my favorite of the two changes almost daily.  You need an original polaroid processor and special film holder …

At Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

Jennifer and Luis' Real wedding featured on the cover of Weddings by the Ritz Carlton.   "Nicole Caldwell is a wonderful photographer: professional, flexible, and talented. . My husband and I worked with Nicole for an engagement session as well as on our wedding day. When I told her our idea of having our engagement pictures …

San Francisco Engagement session

This engagement session theme was me tagging along with Julie and Mike for a romantic getaway in San Francisco.  We met at their hotel Clift, in the heart of union square, then went out on the town.

boudoir photography

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Our boudoir photography shoots are like a special treat – for whomever you plan to share the photos with, or even just for yourself. We shoot in our private photography studio located in Orange County,  using both natural light and studio lighting, various colored and exposed brick backdrops, and a range of props and furniture, …

On the Set

Venture on the set with our wedding clients Alex and Liz, then follow us into the darkroom as we print archival traditional black and white negatives for a final fine art presentation. Photographed with New 55 film, a reincarnation on the polaroid type 55 4x5 large format film. The film produces both a negative and …

FILM new 55

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new 55 Film is a large format reincarnated Polaroid film  

Classic Collection

  With our trusted experience and over a decade behind the camera, we offer a full-service photo shoot that includes everything from wardrobe planning to visualizing your own custom collection photo gallery. Clients are photographed in the studio on a custom painted canvas backdrop by New York artist Beau Stanton while donning a striking ensemble …


Destination Wedding in Barbados at the Crane Resort


Destination wedding in Tuscany, Italy.  Captured at the Monsanto winery.


Destination wedding, Maui wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House, trash the Dress at Black Rock Beach

Clift San Francisco

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San Francisco Wedding at Clift Hotel, located in the heart of Union Square by destination wedding specialist Nicole Caldwell.  

Temecula Creek Inn

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  Temecula Creek Inn Wedding of Lucy and Billy ceremony and reception at the Stone House.  Reception details included baskets of oranges as table place cards, a farmers market produce stand, and a vintage lemonade stand for guests to enjoy before the ceremony.  Vintage furniture provided by Warner Bros and Madam Palooza for the  romantic ceremony …

French Estate | Weddings Orange

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The French Estate Weddings Nicole! These pictures are so amazing and beautiful! I love them so much and couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect. You’re the best!” – Meghan Megan and Chris were married at the French Estate in Orange.  The outdoor venue was theperfect setting for their rustic theme.  The bride arrived in …

Temecula Creek Inn

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"Oh. Maaaaaaan. LOOVE IT. That infared is crazy awesome. Thanks so much. Thank you a million times. "  Jerrod and Lauren “Oh em geeeeeeee!! We are obsessed with the photos. Thank you so much for capturing our day so well! Gorgeous! .” – Lucy and Billy. Located in beautiful wine county, the Temecula Creek Inn is an outdoor …

Santa Ana Backyard Bash

James and Pam are both photographers based in New York, and flew out to have their destination wedding in the city where they originally met, Downtown Santa Ana Arts District. It was quite an honor, and yet terrifying at the same time, the idea of photographing not one, but two photographer's wedding.  Lucky for me, …