I first met Nicole when she shot my best friend’s wedding in September, 2011. Her friendly attitude, calm presence , and ability to be present without even noticing she was snapping away; capturing the most amazing images, is what drew me to this girl. So when the love of my life popped “the question” a few months later on Dec 28th, 2011, Nicole was literally the first contact we made; I had to have her!
Tyler-my husband and I, dreamed of an intimate destination wedding with close friends and family. Like any girl in love, I envisioned the many details I would want for the day we would say “I do.” I wanted a romantic, classic, timeless and rustic feel. A beach ceremony with white sands, turquoise sea and bamboo gazebo with layers of white linen would backdrop our nuptials. I imagined lace, chandeliers, candlelight, and silk chiffon in colors of ivory, blush, taupe, and grey. Nicole, who had decided she wouldn’t be doing any other destination weddings in 2013 couldn’t resist; she was just as passionate about making our dreams come true!
When the big day arrived-March 5th, 2013 at the beautiful Now Sapphire-Mayan Riviera, Mexico, everything was perfect; exactly as I had envisioned! Nicole and her husband Shawn exceeded my expectations from start to finish. Their commitment to making a bride & groom happy was evident to everyone. Family and friends initially wondered why we brought our photographer to Mexico, as it seemed a little extravagant; by the end of the week it was evident to everyone! Having Nicole and Shawn travel with us to Mexico, was the best money we ever spent. They were professional, personable, and beyond talented at what they do! With the many stresses a wedding can bring, hiring this couple (double threat) as I call them was the least of my worries. Those who know me know I am a “little” bit of a perfectionist, haha! It was so reassuring to work with someone just as meticulous, as I.
During the wedding planning stages, Nicole became my friend; someone who was just as excited about my wedding dress, bridesmaid’s dresses and decor as I had been. Nicole and Shawn were on a mission to bring our very own fairytale to life through their work. My wedding album can attest to this, as our wedding day events unfold in a stunning album designed by Nicole herself.
Aside from the wedding day, Nicole offers a Rock the Dress session that no bride should turn down! I wasn’t sure if I was up for such a photo shoot but Nicole convinced us that we had to. We are so happy we did! This shoot captured intimate, personal moments that we will have forever. It was so much fun and something to look back on for years to come.
Words cannot express how thankful we were to have Nicole and Shawn with us during our wedding week. They captured moments that were so beautiful and precious to not only us, but our family and friends. They are an inspirational, beautiful couple that can and will capture every special moment of your day. Our photos are memories that will last a lifetime!
Thanks NC Photography! We love you! Xx