While everything else goes in and out of style, emotion never does.
One of the best decisions I made for my wedding was hiring Nikki. She was an absolute joy to work with from our first meeting. I picked Nikki because of her ability to capture intimate moments between guests and really show how much love was felt throughout the day. She truly listened to what I wanted in my wedding photos and went above and beyond. The day of our wedding, she was incredibly organized, efficient, and a joy to be around. I also hired her to take photos of our rehearsal dinner and welcome party, which I am so happy I did because she was able to capture special moments between family and friends during speeches. Thank you so much, Nikki!
- liz, bride
Working with Nikki encompasses so much more than just having a stellar photographer with an artistic eye. Working with Nikki was like having a smoothing advocate in our corner in an event riddled with surprise stressors. Her intuition, strength in communication, and professional prowess yielded not only breathtaking photographs but also an extension of our wishes at every step from engagement photos to the very last dance. In wedding planning there are inevitably vendors one resigns to choosing; there are vendors one delights in choosing; and there are vendors whom you wonder how you could have lived without. Nikki is a partner we could not have lived without. She is worth her weight in gold. After the wedding my wife and I decided that we couldn't imagine a significant event without Nikki and her team. We're not even sure she does family portraits, parties, etc, but we're going to beg her, because no event would be complete without her from now on.
- matt, groom
After looking through Nikki's portfolio, we were really drawn into how she captured different complexions and races. As an interracial couple, it was important that we both stood out in our wedding photos. Additionally, we wanted romantic and vintage style photos, which we felt was Nikki's style based on her technique and the type of lighting she captures. We decided to go with Nikki not only because of her technique, but also because she was extremely personable and friendly. We planned our wedding from overseas in London, so it was important for us to work with a photographer we got along with from afar, and who we felt made us feel calm and relaxed. She is very organized and efficient. We were concerned with our wedding timeline given by our coordinators, and Nikki immediately stepped in and adjusted the timeline in order to capture as many photos and portraits as possible. On the wedding day, we had an unreal experience with Nikki given she was so prepared upfront - we were able to capture more than enough photos before the ceremony to give us plenty of time to enjoy cocktail hour! We received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from our wedding photos. I honestly can't recommend Nikki enough to anyone looking for a reliable, personable, intimate, and incredibly creative and talented wedding photographer.
- ashley and travis, couple
We chose to meet with Nikki because of her creative eye and expressive and creative style found in her body of work. While we interviewed several great photographers, we chose to go with Nikki because she honed in on what our anticipated outcomes were - showing flexibility and professionalism along the way. During our engagement shoot, it wasn't but a couple minutes in, and we knew we made the best possible choice. We loved how she went beyond the traditional set-up for a shoot and inspired us to be in the moment - which is not easy for us! While our wedding day was a bit of a blur, we were able to live it all over again when we received the amazing collection of photographs from Nikki. We cannot wait to work with her in the future!
- eric and brandon, grooms
In addition to being extremely talented, Nikki was a dream to work with. My original wedding photographer had to cancel and at first I was devastated. Once I met Nikki, it felt like fate that the other photographer canceled because working with her was one of the best decisions I made during my wedding planning. Nikki is a magician with her camera and her photos completely blew me away. She is so calm, patient, supportive, encouraging, genuine, funny and open-minded. I hope this is only the beginning of our relationship and that I will again experience the joy of having Nikki capture future happy moments of my family.
- Max and Jennie, couple
We knew we wanted to work with Nikki the moment we saw her portfolio, but our initial conversation really sealed the deal. She was so patient and kind when answering all our questions and we instantly felt comfortable with her, which was really important to us since we were eloping. Every interaction leading up to the big day—from picking outfits for engagement photos to the wedding day shot list survey—was fun and easy. We always felt like Nikki was putting in the same effort and giving us the same experience as a couple having a 300- person wedding, and our day of experience was no different. Nikki is so creative and talented, and we could not be happier with our gallery images! She captured every element and every emotion of the day, and now we get to relive those moments forever through her incredible art.
- lauren and troy, couple
Succinctly put, Nikki is the best photographer in the area. My husband and I both detest having our picture taken, so we usually just look awkward in front of a camera. Nikki has a calm demeanor and a fantastic sense of humor, so we immediately relaxed in her presence. Within a few minutes, she was telling us we were “naturals” - my husband and I laughed, but I couldn’t believe my eyes when we received our photos; we did look like naturals! We loved our photos, and were shocked at how many we deemed “framers.” Because I am in my late 30’s, I’ve been to many, many weddings and pored over endless photos with newlywed friends. I noticed that while most were fine, the pictures were either too editorial (magazine ready, but didn’t capture the personalities or energy of the event) or just hackneyed. Nikki is definitely an editorial photographer, but she also captures all of the laughs, goofball dance moves, tearful moments, and the subtle intimate moments amongst the guests, not just the bride and groom. She allowed me to see everything I didn’t catch, and I am forever grateful - what a gift the photos are, and what a gift Nikki is.
- Emily, bride
Nikki was a total godsend. We had a very laid back style of planning our wedding, and admittedly could have used a bit more structure to the day. We both struggled with anxiety, but Nikki was so cool and in control. She calmed our nerves, basically orchestrated the pace of our wedding day, and not to mention took breathtaking photos while dodging thunderstorms and drenching rain. She rolled with the punches as Maine threw every type of Summer weather at us. Of all the photos that she took that day, the first one she shared with me (the next day) will always be my favorite. It was just a feeling. A blur of a Kamperett dress, a flash of blue suit, moody storm clouds ahead, a rush of green below: running into our future together.
- stephanie, bride
Nikki is the essence of cool. As a groom, with absolute zero camera awareness, Nikki guided me through my awkward posing, weird hand placements, and “not so sure” smiles and non-smiles. She was patient with me, she was a cheerleader for my gorgeous bride (now wife), and she handled our family with the care and respect anyone would want. Nikki’s editorial touches are unmatched and I have officially adopted her as my “cool coach”. I’m not sure if she knows we’re best friends yet, but she’ll find out soon. 5-Stars.
- hazem, groom
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Every day moments carry just as much meaning as big milestones, and deserve to be documented with the same intention. There’s beauty in the “just because” – capturing you and your loved ones in this exact second in time.