Christen Dinger: Run, don't walk, to hire Nicole for your wedding! She is the most incredible person and photographer and made our wedding planning and wedding day experience an absolute joy. She is incredibly kind, personable, professional, and thoughtful - she truly cares so much about each and every one of her couples.Our wedding was originally planned for 2020 and we of course needed to postpone - a process that should have been stressful was so easy and smooth because of how accommodating and understanding Nicole and our other Upstate NY vendors were. As soon as it was clear we needed to postpone Nicole immediately worked with us to ensure we got a new date on the calendar and even helped us find another photographer for a small elopement we ended up deciding to do several months after deciding to postpone.Leading up to our wedding, Nicole's timeline development and planning was absolutely priceless. Many people think that photographers simply "show up and take photos at your wedding" - and we are here to tell you this is NOT TRUE. Nicole not only created us an incredible seamless timeline that drove the entire flow of our wedding day but she also took time to get to know us as individuals and as a couple to understand our personalities and how we wanted our wedding to be so that she could capture us and our day in a way that truly represented us, our love, and our friends and family around us.We would both categorize ourselves as people who feel a bit awkward when being photographer professionally, and Nicole made ALL of that anxiety float away. She makes you feel so comfortable and at ease, allowing you to just be yourself. She is also up for anything - as you walk around with her she'll see something that sparks her creativity and our advice is to roll with it because trusting her will get you the BEST photos.My husband and I couldn't be happier with every single photo she took of us and our day -- from portraits to group photos to candid and decor shots. We got married at a venue that she photographs often and I can tell you that NONE of the photos in our album are replicates of what she showed us in other albums at that venue - she truly captured what was our unique day and experience
Jaclyn Cangro: The best thing we did was hire Nicole to photograph our wedding. I cannot begin to explain how talented she is. I wish everyone could see the world through her eyes. Not only are our photos beautiful, but she could not have been more welcoming or make the process any easier. We had an engagement shoot with her about six months before the wedding and right off the bat, we clicked. She checked in on us throughout the planning process and even created the timeline we based most of our wedding day on. We got married in December during what was forecast to be a pretty terrible snowstorm. Even though it ended up not being so bad, Nicole booked a hotel near our venue because she wanted to make sure there were no delays and she could be there on time. I truly cannot say enough good things about her. Everyone wants beautiful pictures to remember their wedding day, but it means even more when you know a good person is the one taking them.
Nicole Narvaez: The best thing we did was hire Nicole to photograph our wedding. I cannot begin to explain how talented she is. I wish everyone could see the world through her eyes. Not only are our photos beautiful, but she could not have been more welcoming or make the process any easier. We had an engagement shoot with her about six months before the wedding and right off the bat, we clicked. She checked in on us throughout the planning process and even created the timeline we based most of our wedding day on. We got married in December during what was forecast to be a pretty terrible snowstorm. Even though it ended up not being so bad, Nicole booked a hotel near our venue because she wanted to make sure there were no delays and she could be there on time. I truly cannot say enough good things about her. Everyone wants beautiful pictures to remember their wedding day, but it means even more when you know a good person is the one taking them.
Katelyn Weissman: This is long overdue, but Nicole was such an absolute blessing. When I saw her work shortly after we got engaged, I knew we needed to have her as our photographer for our wedding. Not only is her work incredibly stunning, she is such a kind, patient, and supportive person. I am one of the first in my family and friends to get married, so she was very patient and helpful throughout the whole process with my lack of knowledge. Her support was especially incredible when the pandemic hit and there was so much uncertainty leading up to our June 5, 2021 wedding date. She captured an incredibly special day with her beautiful style, and we will cherish her pictures forever. I cannot recommend Nicole enough!
Thomas and Scott: I highly recommend Nicole as a wedding photographer! We booked her for our last-minute weekday elopement due to the coronavirus pandemic (canceled wedding #3!) and she was extremely flexible and easy to work with. Despite the short notice (we were lucky to be eloping on a weekday at 9am, otherwise there's no chance we'd be able to get on Nicole's schedule!), she was able to accommodate our needs and captured the most beautiful and memorable photos.Nicole's attention to detail and artistic eye really showed in her work. She was able to capture the intimate moments of our elopement in a way that felt natural and candid, but also artfully composed. We were really impressed with her ability to capture the emotions of the day and the unique beauty of our location. In addition to her talent as a photographer, Nicole was also a pleasure to work with. She was professional, friendly, and put us at ease during the shoot. She was able to make us feel comfortable and relaxed, which really showed in the final photos. Overall, we couldn't be happier with our experience with Nicole and the amazing photos she produced. We highly recommend her to anyone in need of a talented and reliable wedding photographer. She is super popular (for good reason) so do not delay in contacting her!
Kelly Faller: Nicole was by far the greatest part of our wedding day (besides marrying eachother)! She is the most kind, patient, and organized person. Glass half full or more like overflowing, and just generally a special, optimistic, wonderful person. On top of that, she captures your day in the most genuine yet romantic way, capturing each moment as it happens. Looking back on my pictures, it transports me back to that day, putting me back in those special moments. She was attentive, communicative, and she got our pictures turned around faster than I’ve ever heard of before. I would recommend her to absolutely anyone and everyone in the Albany area, and would work with her again in a heartbeat. Couldn’t have dreamed of a better photographer!! Must book, you would not be disappointed!
Meg Lalonde: Nicole absolutely killed it on our wedding day. We could not have had someone better to capture such a special day. She was so professional and personable, and had no issues dealing with our chaotic family trying to get all of our family photos done! She truly exceeded our expectations and I cannot recommend her enough. Thank you again Nicole, you are one of a kind!
Jillian Jones: Nicole was a dream to work with! She was so accommodating and made us feel comfortable during our session. I can’t recommend Nicole’s kindness and professionalism enough. If you’re looking for someone to capture every moment of your day perfectly, look no further, Nicole is your girl!
Carolyn Howe: I have nothing bad to say about Nicole. She was absolutely INCREDIBLE in every way. She was available and easy to communicate with before the wedding and during the planning process, she gave GREAT suggestions while still being open to everything we wanted, and she captured our day in the most BEAUTIFUL way. Pictures on the day of our wedding were quick and painless and came out amazing I have not stopped getting compliments on her and our photos from my bridal party and guests! Would HIGHLY recommend using Nicole for ANY event!
Alexa Pazienza: Nicole is a fantastic photographer and I can’t recommend her enough. She is easy to work with, responsive to emails and an overall great person. She is professional and made sure everything went smoothly. She helped pose us and made sure we got all the photos we wanted. My husband and I are obsessed with our wedding photos and are so happy we decided to go with Nicole!
Carly Carey: Nicole was everything I dreamt of in a photographer and more! She was a preferred photographer at my venue, and although I initially booked with another, I couldn't get her work out of my mind. I ultimately made the decision to switch to Nicole and I am so thankful I did!My gallery tells the story of my wedding day so beautifully. How she manages to capture moments so well that I remember exactly how I was feeling and what I was seeing in those moments is beyond me. She's incredibly talented and I receive so many compliments!Not only is her work outstanding, but Nicole herself is wonderful to work with. She is friendly and engaging and lovely. She is prompt, personable, and has great ideas to create photos unique to you.
Jenna Colgan: Let me start by saying that I booked Nicole as our wedding photographer before I even knew where we were getting married. If that doesn't speak to her talent as a photographer, I am not sure what else would. To top it off, she is also incredible sweet, fun to work with, organized and professional Total package right there. She captured our whole day in the most perfect way possible. We can't thank Nicole enough. Book her now! You will absolutely love her and her amazing work!
Alyssa Bongiorno: It’s sort of a scary thing to book wedding vendors off of reviews and other people’s experiences. You have to just trust in your decision and hope that you made the right choice. Nicole was absolutely phenomenal from the moment we reached out to her. She is professional, timely in responses even though I know she is insanely busy, and she has a special artistic gift. As soon as we booked her, all of my worries went away for photography because I had full confidence in her. The only way I can explain it is that many people can take a picture of a thing, but it takes someone special to take a photo that brings you right back to that moment and be able to feel what you were feeling. We had our highlight photos FOUR days after our wedding. We received our full gallery about a week ago now and I can truly say we have looked through every single photo at least 10 times. I cannot recommend Nicole enough. You will not be disappointed. I wish there were more than 5 stars on here!
Jane McCambley: I can’t say enough about what an amazing photographer (and person!) Nicole is. I enjoyed working with her from our very first phone call. Nicole was knowledgeable, communicative, and helpful throughout our entire wedding planning process; there were times she even helped us with questions completely unrelated to photography! On our actual wedding day, Nicole was kind, calm, and just the right amount of assertive. She truly made my vision for our photos come to life. Her work is artful, warm, and just stunning. Highly recommend! Thank you Nicole!
Emily Berguson: From the minute I chatted with Nicole, I knew she was the photographer for us. She is kind, she is thoughtful, she is trustworthy, and has an impeccable eye. We signed contracts Aug 2019 for a Nov 2020 wedding and when the chaos and reality of postponing a wedding hit us, Nicole was there. She talked through all possibilities with what we could do, supported our decisions, and even helped us find last minute vendors when there were unexpected cancellations. Leading up to our new day in 2021, she worked with us creating a flawless photo timeline and the day of, it felt like we got to hangout with our old friend, Nicole all day. Nicole provided us with stunning photos that we proudly display one two large gallery walls in our home, and show everyone we can our gorgeous album (get the upgraded!!). Without a doubt, Nicole became our most important and cherished vendor and I know we could not have had such a beautiful day without her.
Sherry Hochbaum: I was so happy that Nicole was available on my date after the second time we had to postpone the wedding! A photographer with a “dark and moody” style (though I hate that terminology,) she was simply a pleasure to work with, she knew exactly what she was doing, was kind and supportive every step of the way. It was important to me to try to hire as many inclusive vendors as possible, and I was happy to see that she not only *said* she supported, but actually had work in her portfolio and featured on her Instagram where LGBTQIA+ couples, people of different races, and people of different sizes were all photographed beautifully.She’s a total sweetheart who goes above and beyond for her clients, and the quality of her work reflects the experience and passion she has. Also, we got a wedding preview Instagram reel like 2 days after the wedding, and a blog post with preview photos only a day after that. Who does that!? All of the photos were delivered incredibly quickly as well. I've never met a photographer with that fast of a turnaround time and that much talent. Don't hesitate to book her, you won't be sorry.
Katie Anello: Nicole is one of the best, sweetest, most talented photographers in the upstate NY area. We are absolutely in love with our wedding photos! Nicole captured so many great moments throughout the day. As a photographer myself who has worked alongside Nicole for other weddings and events I knew that she would do a stellar job for us and our wedding day. We truly LOVE our photos! You won't go wrong if you hire Nicole. Thank you!!!
R. Jones: Nicole is THE PHOTOGRAPHER to have for your wedding! We were absolutely blown away by our photos and the moments she captured without us even realizing. She is super organized & had a timeline layed out for us that made it easy to coordinate all our other vendors off of. She made our day so much fun and full of energy, and we got our photos back within just a couple weeks. She is INCREDIBLE.
Phil OBrien: I do not know where to start with this review. After the pandemic started we had no idea how our wedding was going to go. Nicole was the first vendor that jumped in head first helping us rewrite our day. She was more than flexible with dates and locations that she had available. I remember meeting Nicole on our engagement shoot and I was so nervous to do it, and she made me feel like we were friends just messing around. She took the best pictures of our family and I couldn't imagine using anyone else for our day. Also, the pictures are beyond amazing. Every single picture from both days looks like works of art. If you are looking for a true professional look no farther then Nicole.
Shannon Cook: I could not imagine my wedding day without Nicole. From start to finish, she wasn't just a vendor, she was a partner in planning a picture perfect day. What attracted us to Nicole from the start was how willing she was to share experience and feedback to help us shape an ideal day. She helped us with all details, from the schedule to the shot list. She was incredibly responsive and upfront with contractual details and payment. When the day got here, it was like she was part of the bridal party. She kept me calm and centered while shooting my huge family and running around Troy from spot to spot. After the wedding day, we saw teasers immediately, our blog post was up in a week and we got OUR ENTIRE GALLERY IN 2.5 WEEKS. I cannot stress the level of professionalism, skill and excellence in the work Nicole produces. The way she works lights, shadows and surroundings makes every shot a dreamy masterpiece. Best of all, my husband and I have made a lifelong friend in Nicole, a benefit we could have only dreamed of when choosing a photographer. You will NOT be disappointed when choosing Nicole.
Rachel Witkop: Nikki is so incredibly talented and always takes the most amazing pictures. We’ve known her for a long time and make sure to book her for all of our life events we want documented. She has photographed my wedding, family photos, and pregnancy announcement.
Siobhan Byron: Nicoles talent, professionalism and easygoing personality makes being in front of her lens so so easy. We hired her for our engagement shoot, our first child and our wedding. She’s become part of our family and families milestones and hope she’ll continue to be for as long as she’ll have us.
Kat Landry: We had a great experience with Nicole for our elopement ceremony. She was an excellent communicator, flexible, her pricing was reasonable, and she made the photoshoot really enjoyable (especially for two people not used to photoshoots). Nicole and I spoke on the phone a few times about what we were looking for and she exceeded our expectations. I would absolutely recommend her as a wedding/special event photographer.
Michelle Stroe: Nicole is one of the most genuine and kind people I have ever met. Not only is she an incredible photographer with years of experience (really, she's a true artist) , but she is also the exact type of personality you want around you on the most important day of your life. She is organized and professional, but also hilarious, caring and sincere. On top of that, she's a pro when it comes to handling the demands and critiques of family members (in our case, my mother in law). All of my family and guests raved about how wonderful she was at the wedding, and the results were unmatched. I fall in love with my wedding photos all over again every time I look at them!Honestly, there are not enough words to express how wonderful Nicole is, or how thankful I am for her talent. She took the most beautiful and heartwarming wedding pictures that I could have hoped for, and I will cherish them for a lifetime. She is now a forever friend and we will call her to capture each milestone in our future! 100000/10 recommend Nicole to anyone who needs photography. If you don't hire her, you're missing out!
Claudia Romeo: Would you like to have the most perfect photography experience on your wedding day? Then hire Nicole! From the planning to the actual day she was so professional, kept things running so smoothly, rolled with changes, and was just so darn kind. Can not say enough good things, and I haven't even seen the pictures yet!!
Birttany Zalewski: Nicole is an absolute angel! I’ve worked with her many times for weddings, head shots, and literally every kind of shoot in between and every time I’m left in awe by her work! She truly knows how to capture raw emotion in all of her photos, none of that awkward posing stuff. She truly is so talented and not to mention someone you can call a friend at the end of your shoot! Just stop what you’re doing and hire Nicole for whatever you need photos for right now!!!!! I promise you will NOT be disappointed. Thank you Nicole for all of my amazing pictures, are are the best!
Jess Rowland: Working with Nicole was one of the easiest choices we made for our wedding day. She was highly recommended by my sister-in-law who is also in the wedding business, both for her incredible talent & vision, and also for her sweet personality. She was the person we spent the most time with on our wedding day, and I loved having her around with us! She even saved the day when my makeup needed a touch up, offering me some she had on hand...she was just so accommodating and thoughtful. What I most appreciate is her speediness in getting our wedding photos back to us. We had a preview (100+ photos, seriously!!) on a blog post within 4 days, and all 600+ photos back in 2 weeks. Other photographers quote a few months for their turnaround time, so this is really amazing. She just understands how important seeing these moments are and reliving them as soon as possible after the high of your wedding day. I think I flipped through all 600 photos everyday on my train commute for a month following the wedding :) I have gotten so many compliments on how beautiful and unique our photos are. Some friends have even suggested they get re-married so they can hire her!
Kimberly Britten: Where do I even begin? I was a model for a styled wedding shoot and Nicole was the photographer. I honestly can’t thank the universe enough for bringing Nicole and her incredible eye into my life. To say she’s talented is an understatement, astonishingly gifted is more appropriate. Nicole is an absolute natural artist when it comes to wedding photography. Although my wedding wasn’t a real one, I still constantly gush over the photos she sent me from that day. Each and every single one of them took my breath away. I knew that I couldn’t live without Nicole being my photographer if I eventually do get married. Her consistency is on point, her eye for capturing details and emotion is unmatched, her style is so beautiful, unique, edgy and romantic, her kindness and and professionalism are beyond anyone’s expectations. Nicole is honestly the most personable vendor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She really takes the time to get to know you and REALLY work with you, so the entire experience was very comfortable and felt like I was working with family. There aren’t enough good things I can say about her. If you are looking for someone to document your wedding day as it truly happens and you want to remember the raw emotion from your most special day, Nicole is 100% the photographer for you.
Amanda Kellner Klein: I can not recommend Nicole enough - couples who work with her for their weddings truly hit the JACKPOT! When we cancelled our wedding due to covid, Nicole worked with us very closely to imagine what an elopement/micro-wedding could look like. Her visual eye for details and locations is absolutely impeccable and she was extremely communicative throughout both the original planning and re-planning process. Working with Nicole gave us the confidence that even if our original wedding was cancelled, we could still have a beautiful day and exceptional photos to share with the guests who couldn’t be there. Not only are her images wonderful and artistic, but Nicole is also a true professional. She found us the perfect first look spot with very limited options, found a way to take sunset photos when our location had no sunset views, and was efficient with our many family photos. She helped us keep to our timeline, responded quickly via email even up to the day prior to our wedding when we had last minute changes, and captured ALL of the important moments! I would recommend Nicole to each and every couple getting married... she was a joy to work with and a very special part of our day.
Danielle Marconi: Nicole is a breath of fresh air. She took our wedding photos and we love every single one of them. She's an artist. During the wedding planning process, she responded to every email within a matter of minutes to hours. She is the most professional and efficient. On our wedding day, it was like she wasn't even there, yet somehow she captured every hug and all the important moments of our wedding. You will not be disappointed if you hire her for your special day.
Vanessa Berisic: Nicole is beyond amazing and I can’t say that enough! Her photos speak for themselves but she is just beyond wonderful to work with as well! Very responsive, I don’t think we ever waited longer than an hour or two for a response on anything even from the beginning. Very patient! We brought along our not very well behaved dogs to both our engagement shoot and wedding not thinking we would get any good shots but Nicole amazed us with so many great shots and never once became annoyed or impatient with us but encouraged us to bring the dogs along! She is just an incredible person herself. Between our meetings, engagement shoot, emails and texts, by the time we got to the wedding we felt so comfortable with having her there. I felt like I didn’t even see her most of the night at the wedding but she got so many incredible shots which was amazing that she wasn’t in your face all night but getting these amazing candid shots. We got all of our pictures back in about 2 weeks which I thought was incredible! I highly recommend hiring Nicole for your wedding because you won’t be disappointed! We were very nervous that we were going to look awkward and terrible in our photos and once we looked at them we were asking each other how she made us look so good and natural in front of the camera! The best decision we made was hiring Nicole to do our wedding and we can’t wait to find an excuse to have her photograph something else for us!
Patricia Reeder: We were so, so, SO fortunate to have had the chance to work with Nicole for our elopement! Nicole Nero Studio came highly recommended by our venue, and it's easy to see why...not only is Nicole an incredibly talented artist, but she's an expert at every step of the process. We decided to elope on a very short timescale the week before Christmas. Since our families weren't going to be present at our elopement, we knew professional photography was going to be important. We had *no* idea what we were doing, but Nicole truly put us at ease from the moment we first reached out to her. We eloped in a town about 5 hours away from where we live -- we didn't know any local businesses and had only booked a location before reaching out to Nicole. She helped us build a timeline for our elopement day and also recommended a wonderful chaplain (Chaplain Claudia!). There was a snowstorm the night before our wedding, and it was -17F the morning of. We were worried Nicole would have difficulty making it to our location and it would be impossible to take outdoor photos in the wintery conditions. But of course, Nicole got to town very early to circumvent travel delays, and scouted out an easy-to-access location with amazing natural lighting for some snow-covered scenery shots in between warming up in the heated car. Nicole was an amazing manager of our time together without making things feel rushed -- I didn't understand how much we'd appreciate her organizational and time management abilities until the day was over, when we realized we didn't have to think once about what time it was or whether we'd be able to squeeze-in everything we wanted during our time with Nicole. Perhaps most importantly, she managed to make us (two people who have never been professionally photographed in our lives) feel so at ease and comfortable, and look AMAZING, despite the inhospitable weather and our innate awkwardness. We weren't expecting to get our photos until well after the holidays, but Nicole promised to have digital copies with a surprisingly quick turn-around time, and she delivered a wonderful photo website to us even faster than she promised. When we saw the photos, we couldn't believe how stunning each one was. All of Nicole's work is gorgeous, but she surpassed our expectations with her ability to capture meaningful moments we didn't even realize had happened! We also got a physical wedding album from Nicole... if this is an option for you, DO IT. Nicole was super responsive during the album design process, and every aspect of it was seamless. The finished product is a beautifully-constructed story of our wedding day that we truly treasure. Bottom line, we will be forever grateful to have worked with someone as professional, talented, and kind as Nicole!
Megan Suhok: I can’t even begin to describe how absolutely fabulous Nicole is! Nicole was along for the ride with us throughout our entire wedding planning process. She was the first vendor we booked and we couldn’t have made a better decision. She worked with us for our engagement pictures, helped us with our timeline based on her familiarity of our venue, supported us with finding a new videographer at the last minute when ours cancelled, and did a fabulous job capturing our love and emotions on our wedding day.Nicole is incredibly professional and detail oriented. She ensured that we remained on schedule since we were doing our pictures prior to the ceremony. She works very quickly and we had our pictures way quicker than I could’ve imagined.We feel so lucky to have met Nicole and had the opportunity to have her capture our wedding day. We look forward to working with Nicole in the future to capture the many milestones to come in our lives.
Sarah Bishop: I can’t say more wonderful things about Nicole and her work! We got engaged during covid and so the first time I met Nicole was on my wedding day, but she made everyone feel incredibly comfortable and was such a pleasure to work with!She is incredibly professional and so detailed with her preparation and was very flexible with us when we want to extend the time closer to the wedding. I should also mention that she gave us preview photos within a few days of our wedding and our full gallery within 2.5 weeks!The final product is more beautiful than we ever could have imagined!! She captured the love, joy and happiness of the entire day perfectly. We feel very lucky that we found such an amazing person to document our special day!
Sara Neitzel: I can’t say enough good things about working with Nicole. As soon as I saw the amazing photographs she took of my cousin’s wedding I knew I wanted to work with her. Her photos are special — they’re some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen, and I’m so lucky to have had her as my wedding photographer. Beyond her talent for photography, she is also an amazing professional to work with. Throughout the wedding planning process she worked with us and our coordinator to develop a photography timeline for the wedding day and develop a list of family photos and moments we wanted photographed. I know that our wedding day went as well as it did because of the preparation Nicole did in advance. She also made my husband and I so comfortable being photographed. We were extremely nervous, but got to know Nicole through our engagement shoot, and were very comfortable going through all our wedding day photos with her. Her turnaround time for releasing final photos to us was also amazing, and we were thrilled to have professional photos available so quickly after our wedding. Finally, I know that when I look back at my wedding photos years from now, how Nicole captured the day is exactly how I’ll want to remember it. Knowing that I’ll always have those memories because of Nicole is something that I can’t put into words and that I’ll be eternally grateful for.
Regina Hanson: I wish I could post more than 5 stars. I cannot say enough good things about Nicole! She is literally so AMAZING, I do not even know where to begin. First, she is personable which is such a huge thing when planning an event. She works with anyone and is one of the only photographers I could find that was willing to do something for us as we were a Military family. She is also super accommodating in all aspects, including willing to meet up more than once to discuss your big event. She takes the time to make sure you feel completely comfortable with the details of not only the photography for your event, but just about every aspect. Also, another wonderful quality to Nicole, is that she has the experience you are looking for. She has been just about anywhere and is willing to go to new places she hasn't been to. Her eye for photography cannot be beat, and she is willing to go to just about any length to get the perfect angle. Your photos are the most important thing to your wedding, and if you want the best, you need to have the best. Nicole is the best, hands down!!! I not only got amazing photos, I gained a friend!!! Looking forward to having her photograph us again!!!!!
Renata R: Nicole exceeded our expectations from day one. She was a pleasure to work with. She was communicative, responsive, professional and friendly. On the wedding day she made us feel at ease and we both felt very comfortable plus she was super helpful.Her style is unique and the photos speak for themselves. We loved our photos and the authentic moments that she captured. I would highly recommend Nicole.
Devin Sauschuck: There aren't enough words to explain how amazing Nicole is as a photographer and person. We booked her in February 2019 for our wedding that was meant to take place in October 2020. My husband and I had a few hiccups along the way (change of venue due to breach of contract, a date change, then postponement due to COVID), and Nicole was by our side throughout it all. She is responsive, professional, flexible, and incredibly kind. Our wedding finally took place last week, and Nicole was just simply wonderful. Her talent and attention to detail and talent is unmatched - the photos that we've seen so far is everything we could have asked for and more. I cannot recommend her enough.
Katie Cicoria: Nicole photographed my beautiful November wedding a year ago and I still look at the pictures every single day. She has an unparalleled gift for capturing the intimacy of a moment without making anything feel posed or unnatural. She has an eye for the little details that make a wedding special but not everyone thinks to photograph. I know exactly what color the leaves on the trees were and how the pictures were arranged on the fireplace in my wedding venue and much love was in my moms eyes as I was standing at the altar - because she photographed all of it. We had already fallen in love with Nicole and her photography style when we hired her to take our engagement photos and we are so happy with the decision we made. There are a ton of photographers in the Hudson Valley - but Nicole is one of kind. She is so personable - she makes you feel comfortable right away and she is just so talented. She also has such a speedy turn around time on her photos, which I was so grateful for! I cannot recommend her highly enough! Thank you again Nicole for the photos that speak a thousand words.
Kelsey Wood: My husband and I worked with Nicole to do our engagement and wedding photos for our wedding this past June. She did an amazing job and the pictures are awesome. Nicole was super responsive to our communications, very flexible with our schedule/timing on the day of the wedding, easy to work with and very professional. The day of our wedding she kept everything together coordinating our wedding party/families for pictures but also working with our other vendors to coordinate the timing of things. I can't say enough great things about our experience working with Nicole!!
Julia Porter: We cannot say enough about Nicole and her work. The entire experience from our initial conversation to receiving our final photos was so pleasant and positive. Nicole is incredibly professional, communicative, organized and most importantly she is super friendly and easy to talk to!
The day of our wedding she gave us all the confidence in the world. She knew the site well and was extremely organized, allowing us to avoid any chaos of the photo taking process. She made us feel comfortable while shooting and the results look very natural.
Overall her style is so beautiful and we are very happy with the results. We highly recommend her to anyone getting married in the area!
Alexis Forde: Nicole was the absolute best addition to our big day! From the moment we signed our contract with her over a year and a half before our wedding, she was so helpful, professional, kind, the list could go on and on. Jump forward to day of and she is the reason I stayed so sane! She had everything perfectly planned out. She made you feel so comfortable in front of the camera and like taking photos was not a chore. We had such a great time. Her work is absolutely phenomenal! We can’t stop looking at all of our photos! We are just over the moon. I would 100% recommend Nicole for your big day, you will not be disappointed!
Colin Strack: A true professional and overall wonderful human being. She and her small crew were a delight, never invasive, running smoothly in the background during a truly hectic day. We got some fantastic photos and memories out of it, to be sure! I would recommend her enthusiastically to any looking for a wedding/event photographer.
Cristin Castiglia: From the first time I spoke to Nicole on the phone, we clicked immediately, and I knew she was the perfect fit to be our photographer. Nicole is such a genuine and kind person, and really takes the time to listen to all the details. My fiancé and I had our engagement session with Nicole, and at the time, we had a 6 month old puppy. We asked her to include him (not certain it could work out), and Nicole was 100% into it, not even a question. Nicole captured amazing photos with our pup that ended being our “save the date”. Not only was Nicole amazing to work with to include our pup, but she was also super accommodating when it came to the weather. Nicole’s attitude and grace handling the humidity and rain made me so much more comfortable, and ready to capture whatever came our way that day! Nicole’s creativity and exceptional skills provided us with a one of a kind experience, and not only do I have beautiful photos from our engagement shoot to look back on, but I have a fun evening filled with laughs in the fields at Indian Ladder Farms. We can’t wait to see what our wedding day photos bring with Nicole!
Tanya S: We could not have asked for a more perfect experience! Nicole is truly a professional and one of the nicest, most genuine people I have ever met.I work in the wedding industry and have come across lots of photographers and had a pool to pick from for my own wedding.. I decided to go with Nicole instead, whom I’d never worked with. I’ve never seen a photographer listen to the wants of her client like her. She captured everything we asked for and then some.The pictures are exquisite and her turn around time is extremely fast.I would not change a single thing about my experience with Nicole.
Lauren Magina: I can’t stress enough just how incredible Nicole was throughout the entire process. We did our engagement shoot outside in the fall and it was on and off raining all day and she was so flexible with timing to make sure we got pictures after the rain cleared... and they turned out incredible! Then for our wedding she was so organized and made our timeline for our ENTIRE wedding to make sure the events flowed seamlessly and we could take the pictures we wanted. And of course it rained on our wedding as well but she was able to turn the rain into the most stunning outdoor pictures. Nicole also works with an incredible assistant who captured different angles that looked beautiful. If you want the best photographer for your wedding I highly suggest Nicole!!!
Victoria Lechtenberg: If you're looking for a wedding photographer who is professional and sweet and absurdly talented then Nicole Nero is for you! I knew immediately that we were in good hands with Nicole from the first time we spoke, and throughout our entire wedding-planning process Nicole was there to advise us on everything from day-of scheduling to the veil. Nicole is a true professional and an artist, and we couldn't be happier with the amazing shots she took of our wedding day!
Maggie Keller: I cannot stop talking about how amazing Nicole is. Her pictures are the best I have ever seen, she is so quick, and to top it off, so incredibly sweet. I am so grateful Nicole was available on my wedding day and she made the day that much better. Thank you Nicole for the memories we will never forget. I would HIGHLY recommend Nicole for anyone looking for a wedding photographer.
Jaclyn Kohler: Nicole was the photographer for my friends destination wedding located at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Words cannot express how incredibly experienced, polite, sweet, accommodating, efficient and talented Nicole was. Her presence at the wedding was incredibly professional, yet superbly personable and respectful. To say that her photography is artwork, is a severe understatement. Every single one of her photographs that I saw from that wedding was absolutely beautiful and masterful. Nicole’s dexterity and experience is present in every single one of her photographs and her style is unmatched and unique. I would highly recommend Nicole to anyone who is looking for an incredibly kind and professional photographer who goes above and beyond for her clients, you will not be disappointed.
Stacey Harris: I can not say enough great things about Nicole. From the moment I saw her photos, I knew I had to have her photograph my wedding. Her style is unlike any other photographers in the area and it’s so refreshing and new! For a lot of people wedding photos can be scary because they are forever and you don’t want to mess them up, but Nicole took away any stress about them. She made us feel so comfortable and we didn’t even feel like we were “posing” for photos. She makes you feel like a friend and I think I even told her we were friends by the end of the night. I plan on using Nicole for any additional photography needs we have, because honestly no one else compares!
Sarah Campbell: I worked with Nicole on a recent wedding and was blown away. From planning out the timing of every detail to her execution on the wedding day was outstanding. She was so easy to communicate with, quick to make adjustments on the fly while staying on time, and generally just a delight to work with. I don't think I've ever met a photographer that was so organized and who could stick to the timeline while making changes and adjustments on the wedding day. She did everything seamlessly. I highly recommend them!
Kelly Jamison: I think Nicole’s work speaks for itself - she’s a very talented photographer (check out her blog/insta) and we are obsessed with the photos from our wedding (which we received within 3 weeks)! She is also incredibly organized, flexible to whatever the day brings, she finds cool backdrops to shoot in front of, and was extremely quick to respond to my many emails. One piece of advice.. my partner is not very comfortable in front of the camera, and although Nicole captured many gorgeous portraits, I think it would have been a good idea to have done an engagement session just so he could have felt more at ease that day.
Natalie Mannarino: Nicole is absolutely amazing! She completely captures your wedding day exactly as it was. Our photos are so authentic with such raw emotion. She is truly SO talented! And not to mention she’s so fun!
Leah Quinn: Nicole was absolutely amazing!! From start to finish she was a pleasure to work with! We are in love with our photos! She captured all the candid moments (She so quick - I don't know how she got it all!) and got all the all pictures we wanted and requested. Also we got our photos back so quickly! I am beyond happy!!
Briana Licata: Oh man, where do i even begin?! Nicole and her assistant were the most amazing people to work with. I got very lucky with all my vendors being incredible but it’s so important to have a photographer that not only do you trust but feel comfortable in front of. And as someone who’s usually very quite awkward in front of a camera, Nicole made me feel natural. I told her what i was looking for and she literally took it and ran with it. I also gave a lot of creative freedom which made for our photos to be incredible. We took subway photos and natural light photos outside and our first looks were amazing. Honestly i cannot rave about her enough. 100/10 recommend.
Phil: Nicole has been a wonderful photographer to work with. Her unmatched skills perfectly captured every moment between my fiancé and I. She brought our relationship out in our session with her. Making us feel like she wasn’t even there, and capturing beautiful photographs. I keep this photo on my desk and get asked daily who and where this was taken, and I proudly get to tell them about Nicole.
Lisa: We can’t say enough amazing things about Nicole! We initially had booked her for our August 2021 wedding in Vermont. After rethinking our plans due to COVID and not wanting to wait to get married- we decided to get married last week on 9/12/20. We reached out to Nicole in August (yes, 5 weeks before our newly chosen chosen date!) and she was beyond flexible and willing to accommodate our new plans! The day went perfectly and the photos are amazing. Everyone has commented on how beautiful they are and how they capture so much emotion from the day. Considering we only had 12 family members attend- it’s so special to be able to have photos to share with all of our loved ones who were unable attend. Thank you again, Nicole!
Michaela Hindes: Hey world, so I worked with Nicole as a model for a styled bridal shoot. Nicole is so sweet and kind, makes you feel super comfy in front of the camera. Before the shoot she went over all the details with me, made sure I felt secure. For someone who wasn’t getting married and was doing this shoot to add to her portfolio, Nicole gave me great direction and knew exactly what to catch in front of the camera. Her style is beautiful and moody, just as New York is! Hire her for your weddings or work with her as a model either way you’re in amazing company and your photos will be nothing short of freakin beautiful! Needless to say the day I say I do she will be my first choice of photographers
Ashley Davis: We are so thrilled with our photos from Nicole! We picked her for the style of photos on her site, which is very professionally done and speaks a lot for a small business. I liked the kind of dark sultry feel of her photos and I let her know that and that’s what we got! I was a little intimidated when I got her contract and thought she was going to be intense and all business but she’s just a safe business woman it seems. She was so kind, soft and friendly. We were going for pretty laid back and she went with it, made great recommendations and was totally flexible. Most importantly though, her photos are truly amazing! We only wanted a few of the staged family photos and she got those but did a great job moving around the room getting candies. Our photos aren’t overly touched up but we didn’t ask for that. Book Nicole now!
Kelly Jeanmaire: I’ve worked with Nicole both as a wedding vendor (wedding planner/caterer), and many times in front of her lens, and I have never had one single bad experience with her. She is not only ultra professional and friendly, but Is also amazingly talented! She has taken a lot of photos of personal/intimate and unique moments in my life and engraved these moments into beautiful pictures for the rest of my life. Her ability to capture the vulnerable and candid moments is not comparable to anyone else in the area! She truly is the best!
Brittany Miller: Nicole was the absolute best!! We first hit it off during our engagement shoot up in Hudson. We were forced to cancel our wedding due to Covid and Nicole was so empathetic and kind and worked with us every step of the way. We’re obsessed with all the pictures she took and she’s a pleasure to work with, we can’t wait to work with her again!!!
Allison - Bloom Salon: Nicole is a creative genius! She has a true talent when she’s behind the lens and you can just feel it in her work. She has this ability to pick up her camera and see amazingly beautiful unscripted moments that she turns into art that lasts forever. She’s fun, easy to be around and makes your feel totally comfortable in front on the camera. If you’re thinking about booking her, DO IT. You will be so happy you did.
Melissa Brown: I have worked with Nicole a few times now. As a fellow wedding vendor I love working with her for so many reasons. On the planning side she is always reliable, sincere, professional, organized, kind to all the staff, guests, and couples she works with. On the photography art side she has a very unique approach to capturing the love story between two people. You can almost see the emotions pouring out of each photo!
Allison Drummy: We hired Nicole to photograph our winter elopement and she was wonderful. She was so easy to work with and the photos are STUNNING. She really went above and beyond for us, she even picked up our flowers from the florist on her way up to the venue! I'm so glad we chose Nicole to capture our day and we'll treasure her photographs for the rest of our lives.
Amanda Dockstader: Nicole is basically a unicorn of the photography world. Nicole is incredibly talented, organized, sweet as pie, a blast to work with, professional and the list of why she is a unicorn could go on forever!
Where to begin when describing how awesome Nicole is?! Her work speaks for its self. She has this incredible ability to capture all things sweet, romantic, and emotional. Nicole captures the perfect moments that when looking back at the photos you can feel yourself being teleported back to that exact times s place. It’s literally magic! In addition to being a talented photographer her personality and work ethic put her on the next level. Her follow up, planning, ability to give direction, and advice is just another positive to working with Nicole. To top it off her personality is darling! Nicole is so compassionate and down to earth it’s hard not to instantly fall in love with her. Sean and myself are so grateful that we picked Nicole to not only capture our special day, but be a part of our day. We can never thank her enough for all she has done for us! Xoxox
Nicole Cipriano: Finding a photographer for your wedding can be one of the most stressful decisions you make during the process. I found Nicole and instantly connected with her. I had no doubt that she would be the best person to capture all of the moments that I will remember forever. After I reached out to her via her website she immediately responded and I knew I had found someone truly reliable which was huge for me. We chatted and laughed and met multiple times before the wedding so that we could get to know each other and become comfortable with one another. The day of the wedding was absolutely perfect and it was a true testament to her professionalism, emotional connection to her work, creativity, commitment and talent. I 100% recommended Nicole Nero Studios and look forward to working with her in the future!
Kelsey McMullen: I cannot say enough wonderful things about Nicole as a photographer. She was kind, patient, responsive and her photographs of our elopement took my breath away! I could never have chosen a different photographer. She is perfect! Thank you Nicole!
Rebecca Segura: My fiancé and I had an AMAZING experience with Nicole. We were a little nervous at first because we had never had our pictures done before, only by one of our close friends but Nicole made us feel so comfortable and everything felt so natural! The photos came out more beautiful than I could imagine. Would recommend her to anyone!
Liv Engel: Nicole Nero is the ABSOLUTE BEST!!!! If you’re looking for a true artist to capture the magic of your wedding day, she is your girl. You will feel the happiness, excitement, & love of your day when looking back at your pictures because she captures a side of love that most people miss. The little moments, the big moments & all the moments in between. Look no further- she is where it’s at!!!
Tessa Boyea: This was my second shoot with Nicole. Both times, from the initial scheduling phase through receiving her artwork, Nicole made me feel like I was a priority and cared about. She is most known for shooting engagements and weddings but I requested something a bit different for my second shoot—fitness. Nicole was more than receptive and accommodating to my ideas. Photography as a field is oftentimes challenging to find a solid match between the photographer’s personality and passion with their talent and creative spirit--Nicole is this exact total force wrapped in one.It’s unfortunate that I’m not physically near her in New York but I’m not thinking twice about flying her to me next time. If you have the opportunity to work with her, you won’t be disappointed. Her value is worth so much more, in every sense of the word.
Diane Leonard: Nicole has photographed my son's wedding and my stepson's wedding. Both weddings we're in completely different settings. One outside in Colorado and the other in a church settings. I couldn't ask for someone more friendly and thoughtful of everyone's needs from the bride and groom to friends wanting those special photos. Nicole goes above and beyond working not only with the couple but with the wedding planner, vender,family photographers and videographer to make our day truly a special one. I would recommend Nicole Nero Studio without hehesitation. Thank you Nicole!
Ann Kelly: Our experience with Nicole was outstanding! She is so professional and easy to communicate with! Our photos came out beautiful and she got them to us in less then a week! Highly recommend her if you are in the upstate NY area! She is AMAZING!!!!
Tonya Robinson: Where do I even begin? I met Nicole about 2 years ago and from day one she has been not only my wedding photographer but my life documenter. From boudoir shoots to wedding photos to professional website shots to promo shoots, she does it all flawlessly and timelessly! Next up: maternity and labor shoots!? I can’t think of one friend who hasn’t asked me who did my wedding pictures and then instantly hired her...or at least tried to hire her if she wasn’t booked. She makes women feel like queens, men like kings, her prices are so reasonable and you literally get more pictures (quick!) than you even asked for. Her style and vibe is unmatchable! We’re so blessed to have found her. If she ever leaves the area or stops sharing her talent with the world my heart will break. Just check out her website, her works speaks for itself!
Belinda Bube: Nicole was above and beyond in every way. Not only is her work magazine-cover quality, she went out of her way to make sure my husband and I felt comfortable every step of the way. She never hesitated to answer my many questions via Instagram messenger. She even gave me vendor recommendations when my HMU people backed out last minute. Before she arrived on my wedding day she texted me to tell me she was on the way and asked if she could pick up anything before she got there. After the big day there were some issues with her photo hosting site and she was relentless at making sure the problems with downloading were solved. I can't recommend Nicole enough!! You will be getting incredible customer service, but most importantly, stunning photographs!!
Mario and Daniel: Nicole Nero is a 10 star professional. Every time we had the privilege to work with her, it has been a seamless success. Her images are perfection, every detail is captured with such delicacy and exquisiteness.We highly recommend this talented photographer and artist if you are looking for unforgettable captures with an elevated finish.
Carrie Harkin: I love working with Nicole! She’s unbelievably talented, organized and professional. I always look forward to any weddings or events we have together because I know they will be perfect.
Veronique Zinck: Oh. My. Goodness.My husband and I went through so many emotions going through the photos from Nicole together, and I have no idea which one is my favourite!! They’re all incredible, we were completely blown away, especially how she captured so many little special moments. Just wow.Thank you so so so much Nicole! We can’t thank you enough. You were a dream to work with and we were lucky to have you with us on our special day!
Nathaniel Robinson: Nicole is our go to for all things photo. She is super efficient and quick to catch the perfect shot. Working with her is a breeze and a pleasure and her results are beyond expectation. Pure professional and next level talented.
Taylor Capuano: incredible - photography was amazing and Nicole was such a sweet, calming energy to have around. Also helped guide the timing of the day to ensure we got the photos we didn't even know we needed!
Maggie Grimshaw: Nicole was amazing she is knowledgeable and helpful and went out of her way on multiple occasions. She is so nice and her work is beautiful I would recommend her for any photography needs
Emma Mattoon: Always fantastic service. She amazes me every time with the photos she takes. Highly recommend!
Kevin George: Great team and great photos!
Kevin G: Working with Nicole was easy from day one. We created a day of timeline together and during the wedding Nicole was available when we needed her while somehow capturing the best shots without us noticing.
Clark: 5 stars
Dhenise: From day 1 she was responsive and clear about her style of photos and what she stands for! Nicole was always very transparent in communication before, during and even after our special day. She will not leave you high and dry! She even creates a structured itinerary that helps guide your wedding day. When we met in person, Nicole and I clicked immediately, it was if I knew her my entire life she is so sweet! Nicole was there for Matt and I and kept us centered throughout the wedding day. She anticipated our needs, asking us if we preferred to do certain photos now or later -she even got in a first look photo session since we were running 20 min early before the ceremony. During the ceremony, Nicole was really a fly on the wall - able to take the most intimate photos without obstructing the view of the ceremony/being a distraction for the guests. After the ceremony (during our family portraits), Nicole gave clear directions, was prompt in organizing family members and captured all our planned photos in less than an hour, what a dream.Ultimately, Nicole made my husband and I feel so comfortable and safe. We were able to be ourselves in all our photos even though we aren’t the most photogenic/shy people when it comes to portraits. She took the most beautiful candid and posed portraits of our wedding, I couldn’t have asked for anything more in a wedding photographer.
Ashley: Whatever you do hire Nicole immediately! Our experience working with Nicole was amazing, her galleries and website speak for themself, but she is also a wonderful person to work with! Nicole was the first vendor we booked, and due to the COVID restrictions at the time, vendors counted in the headcount for our venue so we were looking for a photographer that could shoot our wedding without a whole team and we hit the jackpot!She was responsive, gave great advice and answered all questions we had. I was worried that I would feel awkward taking so many photos, but she made us feel at ease throughout the whole day and I am in awe of the beauty and emotion that she captured in every photo! She worked with us to get everything on our shot list and first look including pictures with our dog. She was flexible and gave great direction. Last but not least her turnaround time is beyond impressive. We got a sneak peak a couple days after the wedding a blog post the week after. By the time we came back from our honeymoon the full gallery was done and we’ve been enjoying the photos and memories of the day ever since! Thank you Nicole!!!
Keri S: Nicole is so amazing! She went above and beyond to give us recommendations for our wedding and vendors. She was always SO responsive, which is a must for vendors. Not only did she take incredible photos of what actually happened during the day (no super staged photos!), she had everything done within three weeks - exactly the turnaround she promised us when we hired her! She even helped me and answered questions months after my wedding photos were complete. All that to say, hiring Nicole was worth every penny!
Taylor H: Nicole is just amazing. From the beginning when we first met, I knew she was the perfect fit as our photographer. Outside of her work (which is impeccable), Nicole’s personality is unmatchable. She is reassuring, funny, down to earth, and confident in her work. She was responsive, open to changes in our timeline, flexible with our budget, and of course, took wonderful pictures. I’m so grateful we were able to have her shoot our big day. Thank you Nicole! Xo, Luke & Tay
Anusheh: Nicole is so incredibly talented. Her photos capture raw emotion in the most beautiful way. She delivers moody, romantic and intimate photos that you will treasure for a lifetime. I constantly have to tell her to “stop making me cry” with the unreal photos she takes. I was lucky enough to have her photograph both my marriage and postponed wedding and I couldn’t be more grateful. She gives great direction and you can feel completely at ease with her. Just trust her and she will make magic happen. Do not hesitate to book this gem of a woman, before she gets snagged by someone else!!
Jeri: When we had to postpone our wedding due to Covid, the two main things we were not willing to lose with the date change were our venue and Nicole- and thank god she ended up having our new date open! She's so talented and easy to work with, and also very responsive, professional and honest. As two tall goons that are awkward AF in front of the camera, Nicole made us feel so comfortable and gave us some truly gorgeous photos from both our engagement shoot and wedding. I am so glad we have a giant library of her beautiful photos as our mementos of our wedding day.
Marlo K: Nicole was the first vendor I booked for good reason. I knew her eye for romanticism and detail was just what we needed in order to record our dream day for the ever-after. The photos have surpassed my already high expectations! She was so easy to work with and professional. Can't recommend her enough!
Diane A: We could not have been happier with our experience having Nicole as the photographer at our son's wedding. She was very professional but has a personality that makes you feel you have known her forever. Nicole had wonderful suggestions for photos especially with my elderly Mom who has since pasted away. Nicole was caring and very adaptable to any situation that popped up. I would recommend Nicole to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. We will cherish all of our pictures forever. Thank you Nicole.
Jetty A: Nicole was very friendly and extremely professional. We trusted her throughout our special day and were rewarded with the most amazing photo album. All of our special moments were captured. We just love it. We would recommend her services to one and all.
Anne M: Nicole Nero is the best choice for your special photo shoots! Wonderful person who truly puts her subjects needs first. You will love her! Nicole Nero! Amazing photographer! Nicole has done so many shoots for our family. We have always been very satisfied. Awesome person!
Kaitlyn: Nicole was our first choice before we even got engaged. (We booked our venue around her availability!) When it was time to book she was so easy to work with and so thoughtful. She provided so many options and suggestions during the planning process. Both my fiancé and I are so uncomfortable in front of the camera. She made us look AMAZING for our engagement photos! I will go back to Nicole for all of our couple photos. Covid changed our plans about 15 times..... Nicole was so communicative the entire time. Even went as far as suggesting location when we ran out of options and ideas. We decided to put our wedding on hold for now, but Nicole was always open and willing to work within her schedule to help us reschedule when we’re ready! She’s not only an amazing person but she has mastered her art.
Jessie W: Nicole photographs weddings with such care and thoughtfulness. Her work is so personal. Her images are deep and rich and have an elegance to them that just makes you feel. She takes such exceptional care of her couples. Her attention to detail is unmatched and she is an absolute joy to be around. I would hire her again and again and again. If Nicole is not available on your wedding date she is worth choosing a new one. That is how incredible she is!
Jamie S: Nicole’s professionalism and talent are apparent in every interaction. She’s clear and honest about her services and delivers above and beyond. I would recommend her always.
Wedding M. Nicole was exactly what we needed on our day! Due to COVID-19 we decided to elope and Nicole worked with us the entire way through the process. She even recommended a great officiant and florist that helped make the day even more special. She was willing to work within our budget and time allotted to create some beautiful moments for us. I would highly recommend giving her a try for any couples out there thinking of eloping!
Kara S: Planning a second wedding........so we can hire Nicole again! Hands down, hiring Nicole was the best decision we made (after deciding to marry each other). From day one, she put us totally at ease, and was great to communicate with (including panicked emails where I changed my mind many times). As an LGBT couple, we encountered many vendors in the wedding planning process who didn't seem supportive, but Nicole was totally affirming. And the PICTURES, from both our engagement session and our wedding, are AMAZING. We're trying not to cover our entire home with them, but no promises. We couldn't recommend Nicole enough, stop reading this and go book her now!
Stevie: Nicole is the absolute, number one, best best best photographer we have ever seen or worked with! Nicole’s customer service and talent is impeccable! She helped make our dreams a reality. Anytime we had any questions or needed anything at all, Nicole was there instantly! I have never worked with a vendor before who responds as quickly, kindly, and thoroughly as Nicole does. During our first meeting, we knew right away that she was who we wanted to work with. Nicole made things so easy throughout the entire wedding planning process and her photos are absolutely beautiful! Because of her now we can remember every moment of our special day forever. Her professionalism and customer service is top notch and we can’t say enough positive things about our experience working with her. Thank you, Nicole for making our special day so memorable and for being such a joy to work with!
Jessie: When we were selecting a photographer for our wedding day, we studied the work of so many photographers! However, none stood out to us the way that Nicole Nero did. Her work captures moments, unlike anything I've ever seen. I was so excited when I found out that she was available to photograph our engagement and wedding! I highly recommend a package that includes both, because it's so great/helpful to spend time with Nicole prior to the big day. She truly gets to know each couple and incredibly, she is able to capture moments that feel so authentic and real. On my wedding day, she was constantly by my side, and was so helpful, kind, and professional, truly wanting me to have the very best day. So many people have been blown away by our photos, because they truly capture the love that we shared/expressed that day. Post wedding, Nicole did an incredible job helping to style our wedding album, which is better than I ever dreamed. She has an impeccable eye, that is timeless and one of a kind. We couldn't be happier with Nicole and her work, and are so thrilled that she will forever be a part of this experience. I highly recommend Nicole, to capture the most important moments in anyone's life. She's the best!
Dallas: Nicole is beyond amazing and I can’t say that enough! Her photos speak for themselves but she is just beyond wonderful to work with as well! Very responsive, I don’t think we ever waited longer than an hour or two for a response on anything even from the beginning. Very patient! We brought along our not very well behaved dogs to both our engagement shoot and wedding not thinking we would get any good shots but Nicole amazed us with so many great shots and never once became annoyed or impatient with us but encouraged us to bring the dogs along! She is just an incredible person herself. Between our meetings, engagement shoot, emails and texts, by the time we got to the wedding we felt so comfortable with having her there. I felt like I didn’t even see her most of the night at the wedding but she got so many incredible shots which was amazing that she wasn’t in your face all night but getting these amazing candid shots. We got all of our pictures back in about 2 weeks which I thought was incredible! I highly recommend hiring Nicole for your wedding because you won’t be disappointed! We were very nervous that we were going to look awkward and terrible in our photos and once we looked at them we were asking each other how she made us look so good and natural in front of the camera! The best decision we made was hiring Nicole to do our wedding!
Marc: The communication and experience Nicole provided while planning our day was outstanding, she was always available for a phone call and went above and beyond to help. She brought a great energy on the day, and is a genuinely lovey person with an extraordinary eye for photography, the candid moments she captured are just stunning. We couldn’t be happier with our pictures! Can’t recommend Nicole any higher.
Sara: Hiring Nicole was hands down one of the best decisions we could have made for our wedding. She photographed my cousin’s wedding and the photos were so incredible that once we got engaged we knew we wanted to work with her. She was there for us throughout the planning process to answer any questions we had, and collaborated so well with our day of coordinator on a photography timeline. We were terrified about getting our photos taken, but Nicole completely put us at ease at our engagement shoot (and got beautiful pictures!), so we felt completely comfortable doing photos the day of the wedding. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer, look no further — Nicole is the best!
Anon user wedding wire: Nicole was the absolute best to work with, and I am so happy with how beautiful the photos are! She was extremely responsive leading up to the wedding, and made me feel so confident that everything was going to go well. She had a minimal set up, so all pictures were quick, casual, and unobtrusive, but came out stunning. Her flexibility and organization leading up to the day made me feel so at ease, and my husband and I were impressed with how natural and comfortable she made us feel while taking pictures. Truly can't recommend Nicole any more!
Kelly G: Nicole is literally the most amazing person and photographer you could ever dream of hiring for your wedding! From the very first phone call I knew Nicole was going to be the best fit for us. She is thoughtful, professional, and such a great nice person to be around. So easy to get along with.Our original date was set for 8/8/2020, of course Covid ruined that for us, but Nicole made it so incredibly easy to change to our new date for the next year.Leading up to the wedding Nicole really helped with so much, including the time line. Day of everything went great. Even had some extra time before ceremony and got in some extra shots of just my husband and I.We've had multiple shoots now with Nicole, she even went along with my ridiculous idea of doing a shoot here post honeymoon with us and the cats 🐈. All of our photos are amazing, she made me feel so comfortable when I never really loved having my photo taken. We love Nicole so much and all the beautiful photos we now have to remember our amazing day 🥰❤️OH also, PRINT YOUR PHOTOS 🥰
Kay Jason: Working with Nicole was so much fun! She was able to take photographs of my husband and I that were so beautiful and intimate. She was able to work around the rain and really capture our love.
Megan: Hiring Nicole was one of the best decisions we made as part of our wedding day. I don't know how she had our date avail, with everything ramping up after COVID, but thank goodness she was. She was the first vendor I secured after booking the venue. I didn't talk to a lot of photographers before I met Nicole, but I had spoken with a few who had different vibes, who I ultimately didn't think would fit my personality. A lot of vendors were actually booked already, but then I was referred to Nicole and knew instantly that she was the right photographer. I think with vendors, you have to trust your gut, especially with how they communicate. She was very fast in getting back to me, spoke to me on the phone a few times before booking, and fielded my million questions, all with patience and grace. She was extremely helpful throughout the entire process, letting me know how she would manage the schedule, guide my hubby who doesn't smile in photos much (spoiler alert, he was so happy that wasn't an issue lol), and was SO FAST in getting our photos back to us. People I know who got married around the same time as us waited MONTHS for theirs. We ordered the album as well which is GORGEOUS. Every single penny spent was worth it. She also suggested Love N Pixels for a videographer. They've worked together before and were an amazing team! Fun fact, after our wedding I found a blog I had saved of Nicole's work way before I we even got engaged, so this really was destiny!Thank you, Nicole, for being so kind, amazing, talented, understanding our vision, and just being an all around amazing person. We are forever grateful for you
I wish I could express the amount of gratitude I have for Nicole and her talent/artistry. I searched for months to find a photographer that matched my style and I’m so grateful that I came across Nicole’s page. She is not only such a caring, thoughtful, kind individual, but she is also the most talented photographer I have ever worked with in my entire life. Every picture she captures belongs in a magazine. She has an eye like no one else. She was the best decision we made for our wedding and I would hire her 10000000 times over again. Book her NOW!!! You will Not regret it!
Annie: It was such a pleasure to work with Nicole on our wedding day! She has such an easy, simple way about her that managed to make us feel so comfortable. Throughout the planning process, she was responsive, asked the right questions, helped us with our timeline and was overall really great to work with. On the wedding day, she matched our vibe perfectly! We didn't want too many posed photos, and she took this cue and helped us work through family/wedding party photos quickly, allowing more time for candids and for hanging with our crew. She turned the photos around at lightning speed (we had a preview 2 days after our wedding!) and we are so pleased with how all of the photos turned out. She captured our day in such a whimsical, candid and fun way!She really helped set the tone for the day, and we are so grateful to have had the chance to work with her!
Caitlin: The subject line of Nicole’s first email to us was “Let’s make magic” and that is exactly what she did. Her photos transport you back to the best day of your life and capture not only what you experienced but how you felt when you experienced it, the smell of your bouquet, the beat of your heart, the warmth and love felt with family and friends. She does it so well, so quickly, and with such artistry, like magic, you almost forget she’s there. And if that didn’t already wow us enough, for her best act, Nicole turned around our wedding photos in only 13 days. Choosing a photographer is the most important decision in the wedding planning process. When the wedding ends, the champagne is popped, and you settle into married life , the photos become the closest thing you have to relive the day again. Thank you Nicole for the gift you have given to us and to our family. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to freeze time and for bottling the magic of the day. We appreciate you more than you know and will continue to be under your spell for many years to come.
Natalia: Nicole is THE most incredible photographer, ever. I found her albums on Pinterest while researching our venue, and knew that I had to have her documenting our big day! From day one, Nicole has been so warm, kind, proactive, and organized. She took amazing engagement photos for us and made us feel so comfortable and natural throughout the entire process. We even managed to travel across town from Central Park in NYC to Roosevelt Island, to catch the Cherry Blossoms that were in bloom. Fast forward to the wedding, Nicole had prepared a photo timeline & outlined every detail so far in advance, that we had absolutely nothing to worry about leading up to the big day. She had recommendations for vendors, answered emails so quickly (sometimes within minutes) and was happy to answer any and every question we had. On the wedding day, we were able to stay ahead of schedule, and Nicole managed to remain patient yet in control when capturing formal photos with a very large - & very excited - family. Not to mention the quality of the photos.. unbelievable. So beautiful & dreamy! We received the entire album in 2.5 weeks and a sneak peek only a couple days after our wedding. We've been receiving endless compliments! We highly recommend Nicole & thank her endlessly for capturing our favorite day so perfectly!
Christina: Nicole Nero is phenomenal. Hands down the best at what she does. She captured my husbands and I love for one another so beautifully. All of the photos she took tell a story that represents us and the beautiful day that we had. She moves with the flow and blends in with your guests that you wouldn’t even know she’s there but somehow and someway, she captures the most magical moments. I honestly don’t think our wedding would have been what it was without Nicole.She truly has a gift both behind and in front of the lens. She’s the type of person you feel like you’ve known your whole life. I hope our paths meet again! Nicole, thank you thank you thank you for giving my family and Teddy and I the best gift of all, memories and moments that we can hold onto forever and look back on for years to come.
Mackenzie: Nicole was absolutely fantastic to work with. Even before we met, she had such a positive and open-minded attitude via phone/email that I knew we camera-shy people would feel comfortable working with her. She was so reliable and quick to answer emails. She was generous with her wedding-vendor and upstate NY knowledge, providing us with recommendations for a rehearsal dinner venue and more.On our wedding day Nicole was warm and professional, and somehow felt like just another one of our old friends in the room. She has mastered the “fly on the wall” presence, making sure that you feel the intimacy of being alone as a couple/friends/family, but still gently directing at times to make sure the natural emotion shined through on camera.Nicole turned around such high quality photos faster than I could’ve ever imagined. Receiving 100+ photos just 48 hours after our wedding kept us on cloud nine as we reminisced and relived the day on our honeymoon.I’m so glad I recommended Nicole to my best friend whose wedding she captured beautifully this past weekend. Nicole’s style is distinct and recognizable, but the way she was able to capture the subtleties of our different aesthetics reflected her innate ability to read the vibe and inspiration of each event.I HIGHLY recommend working with Nicole, her beautiful, emotional photos will be a lifelong reminder of the joy and love we felt on our wedding day.
Jared: If you CAN hire Nicole for your wedding and you DON’T, then you are a very silly person. Stop looking now - if she’s available, this is the last review of a wedding photographer you’ll ever need to read.Long version:If we could do our wedding all over again with unlimited resources, a few things might have been different. We may have invited a hundred more people, opted for filet mignon and lobster entrees, arrived in classic Bentley’s, and rented a venue twice the size with a private creek running through the building. But when it comes to wedding photography, I can’t imagine going with anyone other than Nicole Nero.My wife is a designer and I work in marketing so I’d say we have pretty discerning visual tastes. We looked at the first four or five photographers on our venue’s vendor list; some were pretty good and we ranked them and sent out a couple emails. When we found Nicole, we stopped our search. Her style was so perfectly us: her photos had that warm hipster-y quality while still feeling very natural and letting the personalities of the subjects shine through. The photos let the people captured be themselves, but the most elevated versions of themselves. We reached out in August 2021 for our October 23, 2022 wedding and it was one of few remaining dates on her calendar so DON’T WAIT to lock in your vendors people!I learned immediately that Nicole prides herself on her fast response time. She was incredibly communicative; I’ve noticed she frequently updates her email auto-response with her almost-weekly plans so that her clients can set expectations accordingly. Even during her busiest times of year, an email never went more than a day or two without a response.One of my most favorite things about Nicole is that you’re not just getting a photographer - you’re also getting an experienced wedding consultant and a valuable member of your TEAM. She has worked a million weddings, she knows what works and what doesn’t work, and is more than happy to share her wisdom and insight with you. We scheduled a video call to introduce ourselves and go over our vision and she mocked up an entire schedule for our wedding, giving us advice on the sequence of courses, speeches, dances, etc. She gave us her impressions of the other vendors we booked and recommended the hair/makeup people that we ended up using. Our venue provided a coordinator/planner who was great...but we always deferred to Nicole’s advice. We checked in with her a bunch in the year leading up to our wedding and she remained helpful, responsive, and enthusiastic. For real. I know a vendor kinda has to appear like they’re excited for every client - but I truly believed Nicole was (almost) as excited for our wedding as we were. You can tell she loves her work and we were so on the same page as her and lucky to have her along our journey. In the days leading up to the wedding, Nicole was her attentive self. She checked in with us the day before, we exchanged numbers, and locked in all the final details of scheduling. On our big day, she showed up exactly on time to-the-minute. Working with her in person was just as seamless as over email. She gave clear directions but also went with the flow and was happy to work with us if we had a spontaneous idea for a shot. She was incredibly kind to our families and friends, and even gave our maid of honor a lift from the hotel to the ceremony site. For the first look and couples portraits, she made it all feel so natural and effortless. You’d think smooching your fiance a bunch of times just a few feet in front of someone you met that day would be super awkward, but Nicole is such a pro. We were really able to lose ourselves in the moment and I give her a lot of the credit.Once the festivities start, Nicole becomes a ninja...and not just because she’s wearing all black. We got so many comments about how stealthy and unassuming Nicole was during the ceremony. When your wedding day comes, you’ll find that some of the best vendors are the ones you don’t even notice, and Nicole somehow just dissolved into the scenery once the party started. At the same time, she always seemed to have eyes on us. If something magical happened, Nicole was there. If we were looking for her, she’d magically appear. We had gone over some key events ahead of time (costume change, hora, cupcake bites) and she was always ready to capture them. Between her impeccable planning and perfect intuition, she is always in the right place at the right time. When it came time for Nicole to leave, we hugged her twice. At this point, she had become so entwined with this incredible moment in our lives that we couldn’t help but think of her as a friend. Plus, she likes her wardrobe and coffee black and is outspoken about progressive causes so we had a lot in common! Nicole is as wonderful a person as she is a photographer. We live down in Brooklyn but we’ll definitely reach out to her about meeting up whenever we’re in the capital region....just not on a weekend because she’s probably BOOKED! :)Finally: the photos. They are, of course, perfect. We look at them all the time. There is a black and white getting-ready photo of my wife that is the greatest photo that anyone has ever taken of a person in the history of photos. So many amazing smiles, laughs, tears, and special moments perfectly captured. The pictures of our parents being lifted up on chairs during the hora are priceless and still get a laugh out of me. We purchased an album from Nicole and we’re in the process of laying it out with her. We plan on getting many more prints made to put around our home and gift to family members.In summary: a better wedding photographer does not exist. Nicole goes above and beyond for her couples. Our wedding was so amazing, my wife and I always say we want to do it again and again and again every year....if we could, we would hire Nicole Nero every single time.
Alissa: Nicole was great! We were so happy with how everything came together. The photos from our wedding day are gorgeous, she was able to make us both feel comfortable to really bring out the best in us, which showed through in all the images. Nicole was very efficient, captured everything we asked for, and turned around all the photos very quickly. We couldn’t have asked for anything more, highly recommend!
Nicole is a truly amazing photographer and the sweetest human! From my first email correspondence with her I knew we would be in good hands. She was so responsive, kind, and helpful with every little question I had in regards to photos, lighting, capturing our first dance, etc. She was extremely efficient wedding day, and her calm and confident energy helped make our day so enjoyable. I wouldn’t say either of us are extremely photogenic, and I was a little nervous we wouldn’t have the same sexiness that her photography style typically exudes, but boy did she prove me wrong! She gave us simple instructions throughout the day that created the most gorgeous photos. We added on a second photographer which I would highly recommend to capture the emotions of not only you and your partner, but the guests as well.Nicole delivered our album in an extremely timely manner, and we could not be more pleased. I’ve teared up countless times by how beautifully she captured our special day! I couldn’t recommend her more!
Luke: Nicole preserved our precious memories with her stunning photography, and we could not be more grateful we had her as our wedding photographer. She catches the most special moments with such a natural style that you don't even feel like you are in front of the camera. She is so kind and fun to work with, and is so responsive. We also had an engagement shoot with her, and it was also incredible. She is exceptional!
Nicole: Nicole is the most amazing photographer - we saw her work and hired her to capture our engagement and wedding photos. Right away we knew we could trust her, not only to capture those true moments in her unique, artistic way, but also to clearly communicate with us throughout the process. When I look at the photos she captured for us, I really feel those special memories. Thank you Nicole for capturing them for us forever!
Antonia: I cannot say enough good things about Nicole. First, her pictures are just to die for. They are so unbelievably gorgeous. She captures the essence of what you felt your entire wedding and somehow all her photos show all the love and emotion in the room. Second, she not only takes and provides the most fabulous pictures she also creates the best timelines. Our entire wedding was so smooth and easy with Nicole. The timeline she created for us allowed us to get all the photos we could ever want and nothing was time pressured. We got to enjoy our night with friends and family and then saw the most amazing photos which will serve as reminders of our greatest memories.
Sophia: Nicole is the most AMAZING photographer, ever. I kept seeing pictures I loved on Instagram and every time I looked for the photographer it was a Nicole. I just knew that I had to have her capture our big day!From the first email Nicole was so kind, helpful and organized. She had recommendations for vendors, answered emails so quickly. She was happy to answer any question we had. We had our engagement session with her and she helped us feel so comfortable. We don’t take many pictures together, Nicole helped us through that and our photos were great.On the wedding day, Nicole was able to get all out family shots, even though it poured and we had to change plans. We moved everything indoors and the quality of the photos were unbelievable. She thought of poses that we would have never done which turned into one of our favorite pictures. She moves with the flow and blends in with your guests that you wouldn’t even know she’s there but somehow and someway, she captures the most magical moments. We received the entire album in about 2 weeks weeks and a sneak peek only a couple days after our wedding. We've been receiving endless compliments! We highly recommend Nicole for capturing our favorite day so perfectly!
Courtney: There aren't enough great words to describe how amazing Nicole is. Her photos speak for themselves, but Nicole as a professional and as a human is what makes her so special. As a queer couple, even in 2023, it can be nerve wrecking to message vendors and ask if they will be a part of your special day. But nerves didn’t even come to mind when reaching out to Nicole. From email one, she was welcoming, upbeat, and just gave off good vibes and a genuine energy. Meeting her for our engagement session was exciting and relaxing all at once. And over the winter Nicole asked if we would be willing to try an idea she had been wanting to test out and took amazing vintage style photos at McDonald’s eating French fries. Only Nicole could make eating French fries look like pure magic. Wedding day came and everything went flawlessly. Nicole devised the perfect plan to allow my wife and I to have our first look and finally see each other in our wedding dresses without any spoilers. Nothing will ever top that moment 🏻 Nicole kept us on schedule, was efficient, and calmed ALL THE NERVES. Not only was she efficient on wedding day, but her turn around time for getting our photos to us was 2 weeks. Absolutely unheard of. Every single photo in the gallery shows intention, emotion, and beauty. I have never felt so beautiful and felt so much love through a photo. Nicole truly captured the genuine emotions of the day. I will never not recommend Nicole to anyone for their big day. You will truly not be disappointed in her as a human or a professional. Thank you for everything Nicole. The Courtneys love you dearly ❤️
Karen: WE LOVED NICOLE!Nicole is the coolest professional photographer in the New York area. I have followed Nicole’s work since I got engaged back in 2021 and she was the first vendor I booked – YUP! EVEN BEFORE THE VENUE. She worked with us from our engagement shoot to the last tiny detail of the timeline for the wedding, making our day so perfect.The photos speak for themselves, they are just perfection. I am so impressed by her work ethics and how only TWO DAY after the wedding she had some previews for us and TWO WEEKS after the wedding we had the full gallery.All of our guests were obsessed with her and kept asking me for her information even before seeing the final photos. Her extensive experience shows through her work style. Nicole is knowledgeable, easy to communicate with, and straight up. She is easily the best vendor we had!Aside from her amazing work, Nicole is SO COOL! My husband and I really vibed with Nicole and even said many times “I wish we could be friends with Nicole IRL.” She shares similar values to us and stands up for what she believes is right, which I can imagine can be hard in the business she is in.TL;DR: JUST BOOK HER! SHE IS TRULY AMAZING AND WORTH EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR.