Emilia & Mike | California Film Wedding Photographer

Mike & Emilia

Inn at Park Winters

Winters, California

May 18, 2014

Their first kiss ever! Love how happy they are right after they walked back down the aisle together 🙂

Could have photographed these florals by Kae & Ales for days!

For favors they had these cute bags of coffee beans and baristas brewing!

Venue: Inn at Park Winters / Brides Hair Adornment: Twigs & Honey /

Photography: Laura Nelson Photography / Styling and Florals: Kae and Ales /

Cake & Catering: Family friend / Groomsmen Suits: h&m

Dress: La Sposa / Bride’s shoes, Groom’s Suit, Bridesmaids Dresses: J Crew

Band: The Suspenders

Judith Kim

Beautiful wedding, by any chance do you know who worked on their wedding invitstions?

Kylie Morris

Hi Laura, this is absolutely beautiful and the look I am going for with my wedding! I fell in love with the bridesmaids dangly earrings in the one of the first shots you posted. Do you happen to know where they are from?

Laura! You captured this wedding ever so beautifully! Seriously… so good!!!

Jennifer Blair

This is so beautiful Laura!

Justin DeMutiis

Lovely. You are so talented 🙂

Tatyana Gunko

Great job! Thank you!!!

Zhanna A Sala

One of the best wedding! So fun and planned, live it!

Nakesha Morgan

Stunning Laura! I am so proud of you!

Heirloom Wedding Album

We are so thrilled to include these beautiful wedding albums into one of our wedding packages. They are so gorgeous!

Having an heirloom of your wedding day is such a treasure!

This is a 10×12 album with hand bound pages, printed on soft pearl cotton papers and japanese silk vellum interleaves between every page.

It’s a beauty!

If you’re a past bride and would want an album made, lets chat! 🙂


Stephanie La Pierre

Hey Laura 🙂

I love looking at your recent photos! You are so talented and I love seeing how many beautiful couples you have captured. Our wedding photos are a treasure to us and the best money we EVER spent <3 I wanted to ask about these photo albums, since it's almost our 1 year I was thinking of getting one for Brett and bringing it on our anniversary trip in September so we could look through it. Want to email me with deets on how we could make that happen?

Love you and keep doing your thing! You inspire us all!

Oregon Coast Wedding Editorial ::: Grace Loves Lace

Taking these photos made my heart sing. There is nothing like the feeling you get when you are creating and being in the moment of your dream. It just made me so full of joy!

And it made me crave to do more, to dream larger and refreshed my soul.

The heart is hard to express, its passions and thrills of inspiration and excitement. It’s like a dance in my chest, longing to create, travel and be surrounded by beauty and nature.

One of my photographer fantasies has always been inspired by the movie Pride and Prejudice with Keira K. The way it was filmed has inspired me from the beginning. The scene where she is standing on the England moors, gah! It just gets me. 🙂

Gown from Grace loves Lace

These are nothing short of perfection. This whole shoot is so ethereally beautiful! Amazing Laura!

2013 a year of growing

We were blessed to photograph so many beautiful people and places this year and it was hard to narrow the photos down, so this post is a bit long! I love reflecting back on all that’s happened, to really just remember all the good.

When I think back on every couple, person, moment photographed this year I cannot help but smile. My heart is filled with joy, joy for new friendships, celebrations and all the couples who have committed their lives to loving one another. It’s been a beautiful year!


A few exciting things and changes that happened in 2013…

    »We had our photos published on the cover of two magazines, Hearth and Belle Lumiere!!!! AHHH!

»We were photographed by one of my favorite photographers and friend, Erich McVey and we got to attend his workshop as models! The whole experience and meeting so many talented artisits was the best part of my year. Erich and Amy are two of the most beautiful people, really warm and genuine and SO fun to be around! 🙂

«We stopped eating animals…and dairy, except cheese, I love cheese. We still eat fish once in a while, so I think that makes us pescatarians. I know that has nothing to do with photography, but it’s a big change! We decided this mostly because we learned a lot about where our food comes from/how animals are treated (just youtube factory farms). I can live a healthy lifestyle without contributing to unnecessary violence, which makes me happy!!

»Our photos were featured on Style Me Pretty, Wedding Sparrow, Magnolia Rouge and Inspired by this.

«We got to travel to Santa Barbara, Oahu and all around Oregon for photo shoots, which is a dream come true!


So thankful for all of you, the encouragement, support and love from every friend and stranger has meant more than you know, thank you!

Happy New Year!


You are so talented! These images are gorgeous! 🙂

So honoured to feature your incredible work on Magnolia Rouge this year and I look forward (with fingers crossed!) to sharing more in 2014!! xo

Jaime Preston

Gorgeous Laura so happy for all your accomplishments!

What a beautiful year my friend! I’m looking forward to what 2014 holds!