I won’t get in the way of the moments you spend with the people you love most. I document them so you can look back in thirty years and remember how they felt. So you can pass your story down through generations to come, so they can experience these moments as if they were right by your side.
Yes, you still receive portraits from your wedding day. This takes up maybe 10% of the overall day though. I work on getting to know you throughout the planning process and seeing how the two of you naturally interact on your wedding day. So I can give you space to be yourselves when I take your portraits. You already know how to hug, how to hold hands and how to make each other feel safe. I play off of that and photograph the two of you in a way that you will always look back and see as familiar. It is comfortable and natural. Something that you will be even more grateful for when you receive your images.
You found the person you love and are committing to the rest of your lives together.
You surround yourselves with the people who matter most.
You select a place that holds meaning to you.
You carefully iron out all of the details that add to your story.
I get it and I am here to capture all of it.
"Nikole made my wedding experience absolutely wonderful. I hired Nikole after I was in another wedding she worked and saw how seriously she takes her job and your day. Not only does she take and edit the most amazing photos, she also gives you TONS of support. She helped me with vendors, my timeline and even just let me vent sometimes. On my actual wedding day she kept up with the timeline while also dealing with all the random curve balls that were thrown her way. Everyone in my wedding party and my family couldn't stop telling me how wonderful she was. She makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera and really captures you authentically. "
- Audrey F..
The only way to genuinely preserve your photos is through prints and albums. I’ve teamed up with one of the highest quality album companies on the market to bring you a fine art album unlike any other. One that will stand the test of time, feel luxurious in your hands and offer an experience your digital photos will never compare to.
I am a huge believer in direct human experience. We spend so much time behind screens rather than physically immersed in any kind of experience. An album allows you to get away from screens and experience your memories in a tangible way. It will outlive you and I, any usb or hard drive and give you a chance to spend quality time with your loved ones over and over again.
Don’t let your photos live and die in an online gallery.
An engagement session is a way for you to document the short moment in time that you will be engaged. It is a unique season that passes so quickly and deserves to be remembered.
The engagement session is also a way for us to meet in person and for me to spend time photographing you before your actual wedding day. This helps so we can get to know eachother and I already get to see how you two interact before your wedding day ever starts. It helps you feel much more comfortable when I show up on the day of your wedding and makes photographing you truthfully that much easier.
I always encourage couples to treat their engagement session like a fun date, make an experience out of it, spend some quality time together and leave the session with some new favorite memories. I will help with planning and preparation so you get to have a fun and laid-back engagement session experience.
Hiring a second photographer means getting even more photos of the people you love as well as the moments in-between. It adds so much more to your overall wedding story. A second photographer will always be where I am not, so you get moments captured that I would have otherwise missed and unique angles and perspectives that help your entire story come to life. It is such a valuable asset to include on your wedding day.
My name is Nikole and I am the human behind this business. I value the ability to slow down and be fully present. I value the ability to make the most out of the time I have with the people I love. Relationships and life as we know it can look completely different tomorrow, so I try to savor the moments right in front of me. Photography is just a way for me to help you savor your moments as well. I always wanted to be that person that asked the right questions and learned more about a person’s story, being more of an introvert that was a challenge, but I found that my camera is the tool I needed. It allows me in to the most important and intimate moments of people’s lives. I get to witness and preserve a snapshot of your story and it's an honor I don't take lightly.
• Where are you located?
• How many images are included?
• Do you give out unedited photos?
• How does payment work?
• How do I book you?
• What happens if you can’t be at our wedding?
• What if we cancel/resched our date?
• can you officiate our elopement?
• Will You Photoshop Us?
• What happens if the weather is bad?
• What do we wear to our photoshoot?
• what if we aren't outdoorsy?
• What is your turnaround?
• How Does Travel Expenses Work?
• Do you help in the planning process?
• Do you photograph Families, seniors, etc.?
In the case of an emergency where I cannot be there for a wedding you've booked me for I will send an associate shooter pre-approved by you in my place and I will edit the photos.
In the case that you contact me and I am already booked on your date I can refer you to other photographers or we can work on a different date!
What Happens If You Can’t Be At Our Wedding?
If you cancel your date the 40% retainer will be non-refundable.
If you reschedule your date and I am not already booked on the new date then your retainer will transfer to the new date and there may be a rescheduling fee.
If you reschedule for a date that I have another booking on then I will try to send an associate photographer in my place. If an associate can't be found then your 40% retainer will be non-refundable and the contract will be cancelled.
What If We Cancel/Resched Our Date?
I deliver fully edited images, most of my editing is color tones, cropping and straightening out images. I do use photoshop to remove distracting objects but I do not photoshop scars, change the shape of bodies or drastically change the way people look. You are beautiful and I am here to document your unique beauty.
If there's a wardrobe malfunction, you have lipstick on your teeth or something un-natural like that then yes I will try to photoshop it out.
Will You Photoshop Us?
Unfortunately we can't control the weather but we can definitely control how prepared we are for it. My workflow and planning process will help you prepare for any kind of weather your specific location and season may encounter.
I love shooting rain or shine! Sometimes rainy weather makes for the best scenery. But we do work together to create a plan b, otherwise known as a "rain plan", in the case of dangerous weather.
What Happens If The Weather Is Bad?
Wear whatever makes you feel like YOU! Which I know can be an annoying answer so don't worry I got you. After you book I will send over outfit inspiration boards that match your specific shoot as well as some tips and tricks that I have learned along the way to make sure you look and feel great!
What Do We Wear To Our Photoshoot?