Kara Nixon Weddings

Doug + Kendall: Wilson Creek Winery Engagement Session

A LITTLE WINE & CORNHOLE

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Part one of Doug and Kendall’s engagement session was wine filled! I didn’t know too much about them prior to their shoot other than the fact that they had attended a wedding I second shot. My friend Alexa sent them my way because she was booked on their wedding date. I quickly learned these two love to end a day with a glass of wine and Doug grew up in Temecula, so it only made sense to meet up at a winery. Wilson Creek has a pretty strict closing time, which meant shooting a lot earlier than I normally would like to. We didn’t get much of that golden light, but thankfully we were able to find the little bit of shade.

Huntington Bay Club Styled Shoot

A HUNTINGTON BEACH STYLED SHOOT

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A rad crew got together and planned this styled shoot! We had a bride, groom and a little wedding party at Huntington Bay Club. It was so fun to come up with a shoot loosely inspired by Mad Men with my friend Dee!! She pulled it off for sure!

Coordination: Cheerful Occasions

Florals: With Love Floral Co

Dresses: Kora Brides

Suits: Friar Tux

Rentals: Sweet Pea Rentals

Hair + Makeup: Julian, Pauline, Vanessa, Lashay

Venue: Huntington Bay Club

Linens: Wild Flower Linen

Models: Alexa, Fred, Alex, Sarah and Wendy

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Cameron + Shelby: San Clemente In Home Engagement Session

A SAN CLEMENTE ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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Dream friends make dream couple make dream clients! UGH all the goals! After a very unfortunate situation where my Valentine's Day shoot was canceled, I wound up making an even better come back with my friends Cameron and Shelby. Cameron and I had recently reconnected and I mentioned the situation while asking if he and his fiancé might be down for a similar shoot. Shelby had never modeled, but was down to try to help me and oh my word, let's be real she was probably better at modeling than Cameron (who was a professional model when he and I first met). We shot at their home in San Clemente then went down to Ole Hanson and shot by the beach. So so so thankful for friends like these who not only exceeded my expectations. but also were just so real and truly let me into their lives.

Bryan + Georgia: The Casino San Clemente Wedding

A SAN CLEMENTE BEACH WEDDING

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B + G got married at The Casino in San Clemente and it was a dream! It was a triple header weekend for me, so I was worried their wedding day might be a rough one. I made sure to stay hydrated all weekend, so their wedding day was as smooth as can be! They're such an easy couple to work with plus they hired an awesome coordinator, Dee of Cheerful Occasions who made the day run smooth for everyone. AND they were so so fun to be around - look out for all their extra fun photos, which make for great photos and good guest appeal!

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