Midwest Wedding Photographer Capturing Authentic and Genuine Celebrations



Hello, friends! It's me, Nora and I'm so glad you're here. I am many things, but I'll sum it up with: Wedding Photographer. Old Soul. Midwestern Gal. Yorkie Enthusiast. 

This is the online journal of my adventures and of the wonderful events I've had the opportunity to photograph! I hope you enjoy all of these images as much as I loved creating them. Cheers! 

MEET Nora sandoval

AATR Adventures

AATR 2018 Recap • September Weddings

5 September 2019

September 5, 2019

I love a good late summer wedding, and today on the blog, I have a few for you guys to check out! These beauties are from my adventures with An Affair To Remember and I’m totally pumped to be sharing. First up is a stunner! This bride and groom chose a minimalist vibe, sticking with geometrical elements highlighted by copper and navy details. Accordingly, their florals were simple- white with lots of greenery and the overall effect was spectacular. Jody and the bride and groom decided on three different kind of centerpieces and lots of twinkling votives.  As a result, there was a ton of texture and variety and, as always, AATR made it look perfect. The event really highlighted the details of The Caramel Room’s space, and it was a ton of fun to shoot!


Venue: The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s

Coordination: Signed Sealed Delivered Events

Florals & Decor: An Affair To Remember

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After that adventure, we had a couple more weddings on deck – here are the highlights, including a beautifully fluffy peach bouquet and other personal florals (including a dog collar OM actual G) for a celebration at the Missouri History Museum. That same weekend, we also did gorgeous custom arbor installation (MacGyvered by yours truly, with safety pins and zipties) at Nobelois Vineyards.

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The following weekend found us back at Silver Oaks, which is always a favorite. This wedding was right up my alley – we’re talking boho vibes, burgundy velvet and anemones galore. It was totally badass. So, the floral design featured a ton of white fluffy blooms with soft and wild greenery. Add to that  just a pop of burgundy and black and white, and it makes for pure awesomeness. Since the guys wore classic tuxes and  it was in rustic wine-inspired setting at Silver Oaks, it was beautiful.

Their ceremony was outside on the back patio on a perfectly sunny afternoon, which meant all of the pampas grass on the halo was just GLOWING aka a photography dream. And, after the ceremony was over, we moved the halo arch inside and used it as a backdrop for their sweetheart table. I always love getting to see decor reused – totally gives me more time to love on it. OH ALSO, they did a feast tables, which each featured a small cake -the cake’s topper was the table number. Each table got to serve itself cake! Probably a good thing I wasn’t invited, as no one at my table would have gotten any cake! Take a look below!

Venue: Silver Oaks Chateau

Florals & Linens: An Affair To Remember

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That same weekend, Jody designed a tablescape and compote for a styled shoot at 612 North, which means I got to play with it in the studio before it went out. And, after I realized it included purple velvet, bronze & mixed metallic votives and a west-coast inspired ombre flush centerpiece design filled with anemones, there was no way I was letting it out the door without getting to shoot it first. So, we created a little baby styled shoot in the studio and I was a happy gal. Siri, please play “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars. It was totally gorgeous and I’m sure it looked incredible at 612! Take a look below.

Stationery: Leighwood Design Studio

Florals & Rentals: An Affair to Remember


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