Erika + Kevin’s Hidden Hollow Wedding
Erika + Kevin are seriously one of the sweetest couples I know, so I’ve been so excited about shooting their wedding since they first reached out out back in June 2022! I knew it was fate when they chose one of my favorite spots, San Simeon, for their engagement photos.
They chose Hidden Hollow for their wedding venue, which is one of my favorite venues in the Central Valley! The elegant details, multiple intimate + romantic ceremony sites, the bright indoor reception space, and overall beauty throughout the venue makes it such a classic and timeless choice for couples. The indoor reception space definitely came in handy on Erika + Kevin’s wedding day because of all the rainfall.
This spring has been one of the wettest seasons in California that I’ve lived through. While we hoped the forecast would miraculously change, their wedding day was super rainy. The ceremony was quickly switched to be indoors. We were at the mercy of whenever the rain let up to take photos outdoors. Throughout the day, Erika + Kevin were kind, gracious, and overjoyed to be celebrating such a special day. Even though the rain changed how the overall day turned out.
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We lucked out, and had a 10 minute break in the downpour for Erika + Kevin to have their first touch outside. This was the spot that their ceremony had originally been planned, so we wanted to get as many photos as possible in the area. Their first touch was absolutely beautiful, and just minutes before they walked down the aisle!
We had about 5 minutes of time outside to have some bride and groom portraits done before it started hailing. Erika + Kevin were troopers and quickly moved through several different poses in just a few minutes so they could have some beautiful bride and groom portraits!
Erika + Kevin left me the kindest review
“Kevin and I had the pleasure of working with Ashley for our engagement session and wedding, and I cannot recommend her enough! From the moment we met, I felt comfortable and at ease with Ashley’s professionalism and warm personality.
During the engagement session, she was able to capture the most beautiful and intimate moments between Kevin and me. We had a great adventure in San Simeon/Cambria for our shoot and Ashley made us feel comfortable as we were both nervous going into it.
When it came to our wedding day, she was able to seamlessly blend into the background while capturing all the important moments. From running behind on our timeline to having to relocate the ceremony site because of rain, Ashley was quick on her feet and able to adapt to any unexpected changes that came up throughout the day. We are so thankful for that!
One of the things that stood out to us the most was her incredibly quick turn around time. We received our engagement and wedding photos much sooner than expected, and the quality was absolutely stunning! We are now able to relive our special day through Ashley’s beautiful work, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.
Overall, Ashley was just so sweet and easy to work with. She made our experience truly unforgettable, and we will cherish our photos for years to come. I would highly recommend booking with Ashley to anyone looking for a photographer who can capture beautiful and authentic moments.”
Erika + Kevin, it truly has been an honor getting to serve you two. I’ve seen you roll with whatever life gives you, while still 100% supporting and loving one another. Your love is the kind that your grandchildren will witness and aspire to have one day because of the way you two put one another first, always. Thank you so much for inviting me alongside you two on this journey. May your marriage bring unbelievable joy to your lives.
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Photographer: Ashley Norton Photography
Venue: Hidden Hollow in Reedley, CA
Florals: Hidden Hollow Events
Hair: Prohibition Beauty
Makeup: Kiana Vue
DJ: GTE Event Group
March 5, 2023