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    Hi! My name is Blair and I am a wedding and portrait photographer!
    I am based out of Southern California, but absolutely love to travel for weddings everywhere! I love becoming good friends with our clients; watching their love blossom, their families grow, capturing those fun and intimate moments in their life... and of course, having a blast doing it all along the way.

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Redlands Wedding Photography – { Janeth & Diego : Married! }

I’m not afraid to put it out there, its the truth…..Janeth and Diego are one of our favorite couples we have ever worked with . Period.
From day one , we loved them. It could have been their fab wedding ideas at our initial meeting , or that they really put themselves into their fun snowy engagement shoot (so fun!) ,possibly their laid back demeanor , Janeth’s ability to pull her inner fierceness out of no where, the way they are so soft and sweet together, ALL of the time they gave us for portraits AND the day after session (that led us to taking our favorite portraits ever!) , or maybe is just a combination of it all that just makes them one of the most awesome couples ever. 
Janeth and Diego got married at the beautiful University of Redlands Alumni House . From the moment we got there, we were in love with amazing buildings. It quite possibly could have been the hottest day of the year, but still one of our favorite weddings to date.
Now for the goods! Lets start with beautiful Janeth getting ready…

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Hello gorgeous!
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meanwhile, Sean was chillin’ at a local pub with the guys…
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One more reason Janeth and Diego are one of our favorite couples ever – they decided to do a first look….we LOVE first looks! It makes the day go SO much smoother, and its always super special!
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…and first looks = more time for beautiful portraits!:)
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Love this set!
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Then of course they had time for even more fab portraits…some of our favorite yet!
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One of our favorite bridal shots ever!
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A little bling for ya…
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Love the grainy old feel of these shots!
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love love love!
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Don’t forget to come back soon to see a few shots from J+D’s day after session!:)

Janeth and Diego, we hope you are having an amazing time on your honeymoon safari in Africa! You both deserve the world and we feel so so blessed to have been able to be part of your day. You are both beautiful people inside and out , and we truly hope that we get to photograph you both a ton in the future!

Vendor love!:
Ceremony location: University of Redlands Alumni House
Reception location : The Mitten Building
Florist: Jami Spencer 
DJ : Just 4 Fun Productions
Officiant : Robert (Diego’s brother)

Photographer: Blair Nicole Photography


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Heather Simmons - September 27, 2010 - 6:37 pm

I have been waiting and waiting for these pics…well worth it! They are beautiful and perfectly captured this day :)

Amber Fox - September 28, 2010 - 5:49 pm

You did such a GREAT job with this wedding. I LOVE the shots of the bridal party spread out on the lawn…and the ones in front of the UR building. Nice wide shots! I think this is my favorite wedding of yours!

Sean Van Bussel - September 28, 2010 - 8:43 pm

So fun! They are pretty fierce I must say!

Brea Family Photography – { Jen, Joe and Brayden! }

Our cousin Jen , and her hubby Joe are such an amazing couple and along with Brayden, they are one perfect little family! We absolutely LOVE them , and are so thankful to have them in our lives! They live a couple hours away from us, but whenever we get together , Sean and I always have an awesome time!

So I can’t belive that our little cousin Brayden is almost a year old!! Sheesh! I feel like I just got the text message from Joe saying that Jen was in labor, and that Brayden was on his way into the world!
But it really has been about a year , and we are getting ready to celebrate his 1st bithday! (so exciting!)

….and what better way to celebrate than a fun family portrait session!? So today we strolled around the park, and did just that! Sean and I had such a fun time with them (as always)!

Enjoy!


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I so love this!:)
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Brayden, you are too cute for words!
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One of my faves!
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Hes ALMOST walking! Go Brayden, go!
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Such a beautiful family!
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The cake was such a fun idea on Jen’s part, but it went from lots of fun, to a depressing mess…poor guy!;)
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Jen, Joe and Brayden – we love you guys so much, and can’t wait to celebrate Braydens 1st birhday in a couple weeks! Thanks so much for coming down to hang out with us today, and for the yummy lunch!:)
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OHANA PHOTOGRAPHERS - August 28, 2010 - 11:05 pm

we so love it too!

Amber Fox - August 29, 2010 - 6:32 am

I am so glad you found the dock we talked about, cause this is a perfect location for you. These are nicely done, good lighting and it looks like they got lots of framers. Good job Blair.

Jen~Joe~Brayden - August 29, 2010 - 9:58 am

We LOVE ALL of the pictures!! Thank you so much for capturing our family in pictures!! We are so thankful to have you!! Love you soo much…

A very exciting family post….

This post is very exciting for me for a few reasons:
1. Its my 100th blog post. woo hoo!! (We have sure come a LONG way since we started!)
2. There is a very special video of Jordan’s birth, plus a little more….
3. It includes some pretty special photos….our very first family pictures! 

See what I mean, its seriously FULL of excitement!

So I wont keep you waiting, here is a fun little video of our hospital adventures and some fun Jordan moments. I’m not gunna lie, I was peeking over Sean’s shoulder when he was making this for you guys, and got a little teary eyed. Our baby is pretty amazing!;)

Enjoy!

So our super sweet friend (and photographer extraordinaire) Kristin Rogers offered to take some family photos of us, and we jumped at the chance. Kristin’s work is always so warm, soft and beautiful. I absolutly adore the way she captured our little family. Jordan was just a few days shy of 1 month old when she took these, and I could not be any more thankful for her taking these of us. They are just perfect in my opinion!:)

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In other news , you may have noticed some fun ways to share my posts at the bottom of the posts. Please feel free to do so if you find them as exciting as we do!;)

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Jen - August 25, 2010 - 3:01 pm

Oh MY GOSH!! I just LOVE LOVE LOOVE the video and ALL the pictures :) I started tearing up too :) Love you 3

Ryan - August 25, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Wowie! The video got my all teary-eyed. So sweet. The photos of the happy family our gorgeous and it is absolutely apparent how happy you are to be together. :)

Maura - August 25, 2010 - 5:43 pm

OMG!!! that video made me cry its so sweet, im so happy for you guys!

Anonymous - August 26, 2010 - 6:02 am

That was so beautiful, I got teary eyed. Awwwww!!!!!!
-Sue Ellen

Tracy (Serendipity Images) - August 26, 2010 - 9:18 am

I loved the video — it totally made me teary. It was so amazing to watch Jordan's journey into this world. Your giggle was too cute when Jordan kept smiling. And, I was totally cracking up at the last scene in the doorway!!!!

Kristin did a beautiful job on your family session! So beautiful!

Jen Disney - August 29, 2010 - 12:15 am

I just smiled and smiled watching that. And the photos are beautiful. I LOVE your tattoos! Those are beautiful too.

Free portrait session just for you!

We are giving away portrait sessions….its true, and its awesome.

We will be sending out an e-mail shortly with info on how you can get in on the action.
To join our mailing list , click here and we will be in touch soon!:)

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Fullerton Wedding Photography – { Kat & Kelby : Married! }

So we were lucky enough to be able to shoot an old friends wedding and it was PERFECT! Kat and I went to Granada Heights Friends Church together and have known each other for quite a while. She is the sweetest girl you could ever meet! Her fiance Kelby was also a pretty rad dude when we met him. So being able to share in their day was super fun. 

The wedding took place on the most perfect southern California day at the Hillcrest Terrace at Hillcrest Park. Kat and Kelby did so much with a small budget! Details were definitely their thing. You see, Kat is a graphic designer and left no stone unturned. From the lemonade stand to the table numbers, it was extremely creative and fun to see. Their friends were so much fun too as they busted choreographed dance moves all night long! 

Kat, you were a beautiful bride. Your dress was made for you! Kelby, as handsome as a groom could be! Thanks so much guys for letting us be a part of your day! Best wishes in your life together.  



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See what I mean? Kat did an amazing job with the details!!
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Florist : Alvia Gilbert at Third Day Floral
Officiant : Ed Morsey
Caterer : Cherie Mank 
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Nancy - August 18, 2010 - 7:19 pm

Gorgeous couple, that was a really nice wedding. I love how we all captured different angles of the ceremony. ;)

Katherine Tippin - August 18, 2010 - 10:29 pm

wooo hoo!!!! i love them blair!! you did an amazing job capturing our wedding!!! thanks for being such a breeze to work with and such a sweetheart!

Maura Ingram - August 19, 2010 - 5:16 pm

OMG!!! BLAIR YOUR PICTURE ARE SO AMAZING! YOU ARE SUPER DUPER PRO! I REALLY LIKE YOUR PICTURES AND IM NOT JUST SAYING IT CAUSE YOUR MY FRIEND, I REALLY MEAN IT.

Sean Van Bussel - August 19, 2010 - 7:51 pm

Too much fun! Good job B!

Anonymous - August 20, 2010 - 12:00 pm

So pretty. I love the Bride's dress!
-Sue Ellen

Ryan - August 20, 2010 - 8:39 pm

The barefooted-ness reminded me of my wedding. :) Great photos of an elegant wedding!

OHANA PHOTOGRAPHERS - August 22, 2010 - 12:36 am

gotta love couples with style! beautifully done b!!!

Hawk - February 10, 2011 - 1:03 pm

Gorgeous pics!

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