I am invested. I am not in this to book as many weddings possible, show up to pose you and leave. I am invested in your story and experience. I work to capture images that show the essence of who you are and tell the true story of your wedding day. So you never forget how it felt.
This page is a little introduction to what I offer as a wedding photographer! If you're liking what you see and want to know more then you'll fill out my contact form.
We will hop on the phone and get to know each other, talk more about your wedding and go over all of the packages I offer! This allows me to walk you through each package or customize one to suit your needs.
If you decide I am the photographer for you and land on a package that you want then you will move forward with booking me! In order to book me for your wedding I require a 40% retainer fee and a signed contract.
We work together creating timelines, shot lists and communicating over what it is you need from me so that I can better serve you. I'll send you questionnaires and you have unlimited consultations with me so that we can work together every step of the way.
From the moment you inquire to the day I deliver your gallery I work hard to ensure you have a seamless and positive experience. Weddings have a lot of moving parts! I work so that you can enjoy your wedding and make sure that your photography is not a source of anxiety.
We work closely together, getting to know each other, creating timelines, shot lists and communicating over what it is you need from me so that I can better serve you. I'll send you questionnaires and you get to have unlimited consultations with me so that we can work together every step of the way.
Hi hello! My name's Nikole, I an elopement and wedding photographer dwelling in Austin Texas. I am also a plant enthusiast, adventurer and amateur kayaker. I love the sound of flowing rivers and the way my clothes smell after sitting by a campfire. I value deeper human connection and my love language is quality time.
I love working with couples who value having an intentional and meaningful wedding experience. You don't have to check off any set boxes for your wedding day. It should be a day that truly represents the two of you! I am a photographer for the adventurous and non-traditional weddings! For couples who aren't afraid to carve their own path.
Traditional weddings have become very copy-paste, it's hard for some people to imagine them any other way. Planning your wedding based off of what other people want will keep you from having a day that truly reflects the two of you. Think about times you've felt the most connection or made your favorite memories. Incorporate those activities on your wedding day! This is also a cool way to show your loved ones some of your favorite things! Whether that be making smores by a campfire or jumping into a river after your ceremony, it's your wedding day! Create an experience that you will love and invite your loved ones to come alongside you.
The more people you invite means the less quality time you get with each person. I've seen so many couples miss out on experiencing their wedding day because they were busy making their rounds to say a quick hello to each and every guest. If you want time to truly experience this day with your loved ones you will have to be very intentional with that guest list!
If there are traditions that are important to the two of you then incorporate those on your wedding day! You don't have to follow every single tradition if it doesn't feel like a representation of your beliefs but you don't have to toss them all to the wind either. Choose the traditions that are sacred to you or even start your own!
When crafting a timeline of your wedding day make sure you arent packing in too much into a small window. A jam-packed timeline will leave your wedding day feeling more like a production than an experience. Setting aside time for the two of you to have alone is also super important!
If you want to take a path less traveled and choose a more non-traditional route but you don't really want to elope either don't worry! You can still have an intentional day and great experience this way.
"She has an unyielding passion to create a genuine experience. There are so many moments that I didn't even realized she captured and she captured them so perfectly. Her devotion is absolutely unmatched. I've had many photographers take our photos, but none of the photos have meant more to me that the one's I've recieved from Nikole. BOOK HER!
• 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?