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Thank you for visiting my website! I’m Nicola and have been shooting weddings for the past 5 years on a full time basis, I live in London with my partner Paul and our very sweet Labradoodle called Scooby. When I’m not shooting weddings I still spend a lot of time behind the lens shooting landscape photos, I also love to travel so last year invested in a camper van and spent a few months travelling around Europe. My wedding photography journey started by shooting a friends wedding and from that moment I was hooked!

I shoot with professional Canon Cameras and a range of lenses and flashes and carry a back up of all the essentials. My style of photography is known as photojournalistic with an editorial twist, I love to capture the real moments on your wedding day that are both emotive and timeless. My approach on your wedding day is photo journalistic rather than traditional, this forms the foundation of how I shoot allowing me to capture your family and friends in a natural and unscripted way. However I also shoot plenty of wedding details and traditional family and friend portraits. The finished product is a set of images with a strong storytelling theme edited in true to life colours and timeless black and whites.

The list below is a guideline to what I would shoot at a full days wedding.

Bridal Preparation -

> Detail shots or your shoes, dress, flowers, jewellery, perfume

> Candid (natural shots) of you and your family / bridal party

> Hair and make up shots (the final stages )

> Shots of your dress being fastened (veil being fixed in place)

Ceremony & Pre Cermeony

> Groom and Groomsmen at the ceremony venue

> Shots of your guests arriving

> Architectural and detail shots of the ceremony venue

> Shots of you arriving at the venue (including the wedding car if you have one)

> Shots of the bridal party arriving

> Overview of the wedding ceremony including walking down the aisle, exchange of rings, kiss, signing of the register, shots of your guests

> Walking down the aisle after your ceremony

> Confetti shot

> Candid shots of your guests congratulating you

> Leaving the ceremony venue (if your wedding is at a different to your reception)

After The Ceremony / Reception

> Detail shots of your wedding breakfast room including table decorations

> Natural shots of your guests mingling

> Bride and Groom Portraits

> Family and Friends Portraits

> Entering the wedding breakfast room

> Candid table shots of your guests

> Overview of the speeches and guest reactions

> Cutting the cake

> First dance

> Throwing the bouquet ( this doesn’t happen at all weddings but if it’s a shot you would like we can choreograph a shot)

> Late evening celebrations / guests dancing ( 10 hour package only)

If you have enjoyed looking through our portfolio of work and feel our style of photography would be a good fit for your wedding please get in touch by clicking here.