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Catch me speaking at Mystic Seminars, Portland, Oregon, January 11-13, 2015

I’m going to be speaking at Mystic 2015 in Portland, Oregon this coming January 11-13, 2015, alongside other talented photographers across the globe. If you’ve never heard of Mystic Seminars, it’s a event where hungry photographers travel to gain major traction in their journey for artistic greatness and business success. If you’re interested in learning and challenging yourself to grow more as a photographer, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this event to you, which will be held at the Benson Hotel. I will be speaking during the weekend, but also I will be listening as well in the seats next to you. Afterwards, if conditions are good, I may climb Mt. Hood.


speaker at mystic seminars portland For more information, visit MYSTIC SEMINARS here.


The Village at Squaw Valley, Wedding Photography.
Lake Tahoe, California


bride at village of lodge
bride getting ready at lodge of olympic games
fashionable bride
bride on log
groom squaw valley hotel
groom portraits tahoe
bride portraits
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meadow at village olympic valley
tahoe photos in Squaw valley during event
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tahoe wedding
family in prayer
event harpist with black hat
after the ceremony
dancing during reception
bride and groom dancing
cake in your face
romantic mountain night photo

Destination Wedding Photography, Kauai, Hawaiian Islands.  What can I say? I loved this wedding. Intimate and small. They and their family were kind and gracious.  When I arrived to the Lihue airport later in the evening, I saw the milky way and the stars prominently displayed in the sky.  Wow. During the day, the Island was magical and tropical. I was waiting for a unicorn to pop out and photo bomb my couple.  The Botanical garden for which they were married is probably the best venue on Kauai to get married, with lush gardens, Kauai’s beach, ponds, acres and acres of rich trees. I almost felt like I was in the jungle at Disneyland with all the sounds, only it was real.  I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to photograph Cori and Michael’s wedding and spend a little time with their gracious family. Congratulations to Michael and Cori and to their families.


epic kauai couple with stars and ocean
milky way galaxy stars on island
wedding dress in hawaii
island bride
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wedding shoes in poipu
sharp detailed ring photos
preparing for special day with makeup artist
groom hawaii outfit
the groom
groom at kauai wedding venue
groom shoes
hawaii flower garland for wedding bride
hawaiian bridal fashion
hawaiian flower crown for bride
na aina kai garden ceremony
event groom and mom smiling
hawaii ceremony father daughter
proud father and daughter down step
first look of groom kauai ceremony
father shakes hand of groom
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kauai tropical wedding ceremony
exchanging vows near tropical venue
family gathering for celebration of union
after the kiss
excitement after ceremony with lei on groom
first dance around tropical garden
dancing around family on wedding event
father and daughter dancing
family portraits on Kauai Island
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cute romantic couple for destination wedding
bride and groom photos in lush kauai garden
creative groom photo at kauai botantical garden
beach wedding photography at na aina kai botanical garden
na aina ka beach wedding photos
beautiful romantic lush wedding photos of Kauai

Below are some extra images we photographed the previous day for an early bride and groom session.

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creative wedding photos
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Wedding Photography:  Charleton Churchill Photography,  CA  |  Ceremony Venue:  Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, Kilauea, HI  |
Reception Venue:  Hukilau Lanai Restaurant, Kauai  |  Wedding Coordinator:  Kauai Aloha Weddings, Haunani and Mark Rossi, Kauai  |

  • Chelsea Hills - I love these Charleton!! Cori and michael you guys make a perfect couple you guys look beautiful! What a perfect day ?September 26, 2014 – 5:40 amReplyCancel

  • Jessica Stout - I love this wedding Charleton! It’s unique, yet very Hawaiian. Great stuff.September 26, 2014 – 6:34 amReplyCancel

I like forest weddings.  It’s nice to plan your wedding in a remote location free from distractions and the fast-paced life which most of us often experience daily.  This woodsy intimate wedding felt like the middle of nowhere, but it was just outside of Santa Rosa.  Chris and Rachel married in the presence of close friends and family, surrounded by old ginormous trees.  I almost felt we were going to bust out the tents and go camping, and with style.  Rachel’s wedding dress made her look like a kingdom princess in some once upon a time fairy-tale story, and Chris the knight and shining armor or whatever they were called back then.  Rachel and Chris put much thought into the details, delicious desserts and design.  They kept their wedding simple, yet they were creative with their DIY projects and props. I’m not only glad to have photographed their wedding, but also to have made some new friends.  They were kind and friendly, and it was obvious that God and Family were central to their wedding. I left inspired and encouraged.  Here are just a few images from their wedding day! Congratulations to Chris and Rachel once again.

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veil of bride
artistic bridal creative fashion photos
Case Ranch inn wedding photos
groom photos
wedding ceremony venue santa rosa
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griffith woods ceremony
cute couple pictures in sonoma
once upon a time wedding photos
romantic couple in griffith redwood forest
ceremony starting at griffith woods
official wedding ceremony
guests with bride and groom ceremony
after the first kiss
old wooden barn sonoma
creative reception DIY ideas
delicious desserts for wedding reception
DIY decorations woodsy reception
reception desserts
lanterns, pies, cakes, and delicious food
forest dancing reception
father crying with girl
santa rosa wedding photos
redwood forest

 Wedding Photography:  Charleton Churchill, Sacramento, CA.  |  Ceremony and Reception Venue:  Griffith Woods, Santa Rosa, CA.  |
Lodging:  Case Ranch Inn,  Santa Rosa, CA.  |  Caterers:  Smokehouse BBQ, Santa Rosa, CA.  |  Cake:  Billy Hinds  |  Florist:  Maria Philbin  |
Pies:  Mom’s Apple Pies,  Santa Rosa, CA.  |  Wedding Gown:  Enchanted Bridal Shop, Maggie Sottero  |  Suit:  Jos A Banks  |
Chalkboard Artist:  Meghan Stone, Sacramento, CA.  |  Hair and Makkeup:  Theresa Rousset, Special Effects for hair Salon, Santa Rosa, CA.  |
Rentals:  Santa Rosa Party Rentals,  Santa, Rosa, CA.  |

  • Matthias - Love this wedding, great job as always Charleton.September 16, 2014 – 1:50 pmReplyCancel

  • Jamie Lubenko - Wow this is such a beautiful wedding. The photo of the bride and the dad made me cry and I don’t even know them. Just beautiful.September 23, 2014 – 11:13 amReplyCancel

    • Dixie Cameron - I got that too Jamie.October 4, 2014 – 1:27 pm