This day will be one of the biggest celebrated days of your life. Surrounded by your family and your closest friends, this is where you’ll start your journey together. As you look at your better half and see the rest of your life standing in front of you, I want you to feel with confidence that each moment on your wedding day will be captured uniquely. From your heirloom jewelry to golden hour portraits of the two of you laughing with one another, I will tell your love story in ways that you will be able to relive for years to come.
I help my brides every step of the way to help take the stress out of wedding planning! Once you are officially an NLP Bride, you will have access to my wedding and engagement prep guides that will give you all the information you need to make your wedding run smoothly. I go to weddings every weekend... I've got this down! So sit back, relax, and enjoy your wedding experience.
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"On our wedding day, they spent the whole day with us, keeping us calm and on schedule. They made me feel so confident and beautiful as a bride, and really captured the whole day plus some. We are so very thankful for Nicole and her team and could not recommend them enough to any couple or family looking to work with experienced, thoughtful, and kind people."
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"Nicole is so sweet and can capture the pure joy of a wedding day. Each and every photo we got back made us smile ear to ear. We were able to really enjoy all the little details that we may have missed on our wedding day because of the photos that she took. I have also never seen turnaround time so quick for wedding photos! We made the best decision by booking Nicole and we couldn’t be happier. She is amazing at what she does & incredibly fun to be around."
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"They took the time to understand our vision and know what moments we wanted captured. The day went by so fast, but thanks to this team we can relive the moments forever! Nicole truly has a gift for photography – she is able to capture those special moments with great detail without you noticing she’s there in those moments."
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"Nicole was responsive, easy to work with and incredibly helpful. She did a wonderful job capturing every detail and moment of our day, and she kept our timeline in tact. I don't know what I would have done without her! She's stellar at what she does."
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My passport is always ready and my bags are usually unpacked from my last adventure so if you’re considering a destination wedding, I’d love to join you! I offer special pricing for my destination couples and I love exploring new places.
I only accept a limited number of weddings each year to ensure the very best experience for each of my couples. Most of my couples book about a year in advance to save their date.
How do you photograph weddings?
Where are you based and do you travel?
When will we get our photos?
How many photos will we receive?
What is a first look? Do I need one?
How many weddings do you shoot a year?
Who is on your team?
I love being by your side to help you before your wedding day. I'll help you with organizing your day, finding the best moments for couples photos, different lighting to be aware of... and so much more. I adore capturing all of the special details you put into your day, from the rings to the invitations to your table centerpieces. My photography style is a mix of posed and candid images. On your wedding day, I want to capture all of the feelings, the mood, the emotions, the calm & crazy moments and all the details that make your wedding unique. My images are known for their classic and clean style, focussed on organic posing and artfully arranged details.
I'm based in Des Moines, Iowa & yes I love to travel! So far I've photographed weddings around the U.S. and in Mexico! If you want me to photograph your story, it will likely require a travel fee, depending on where it takes place. I will create you an all inclusive custom package for your day so that there are no fees or costs later. I love the way my creativity sky rockets in new places!
Your will receive an online gallery link with all of your photos within 3 weeks for portrait sessions and maximum 8 weeks for weddings (often less depending on the season of your wedding). You can download all the photos from the gallery but also share them, choose your favorites, and also order prints!
I typically average 50-100 photos per hour. It all depends on your day & the events that take place, but for 8 hours of wedding coverage, you will likely receive between 600-800 fully edited images. I always choose quality rather than quantity and that's why I will choose the best and most significant photos to tell your story.
A first look is simply a choice to see each other before the ceremony, which gives you the flexibility and freedom to take all of your wedding party and/or family photos ahead of time. I highly encourage a first look if your ceremony and reception are taking place at the same venue. This will allow you more time for your photos. As a bonus, you can even enjoy your cocktail hour with your guests. If you have a good amount of time between your ceremony and reception (for example a church ceremony at 1 pm) this is not necessary.
I close off my calendar at 25 weddings. I prefer to provide an exceptional experience for each of my couples, which means I do not accept multiple weddings back to back each weekend.
I work with several professional independent photographers to second shoot for me on each wedding day. These talented professionals have been trained to shoot in a consistent style & manner to the NLP look. I will sometimes also bring along an assistant to help carry bags and expedite our process, making your wedding day as efficient as possible.