Nikki Schell Photography
Nikki is a wedding and engagement photographer for the laid-back, best-friend couples who love laughing with (and at) each other! She focuses on capturing genuine moments full of joy, beauty, happy tears, and playfulness. Her favorite weddings involve barefoot brides, dogs in the wedding party, and epic sunset photos on the Chesapeake Bay!
"Goodness where to begin: I could go on and on about how absolutely amazing Nikki is, not only as an artist, photographer, organizer, communicator but as a human being. From the first contact we had up to and way beyond our wedding day, Nikki far exceeded each of my expectations. Not only is she talented but she’s so easy to be with, talk to, vent to. My husband and I were just floored by her thoughtfulness, work ethic, qualify work, artistic eye and the way she blends in and is truly a friend. My husband was hanging and catching up with her during the reception like old pals! I’ve recommended her to EVERYONE who gets engaged and will continue to do so. Such a special and amazing woman and artist. You will be SO glad you chose her!!"
"I cannot say enough about how amazing Nikki was. The photographer was probably the most important thing to us for our wedding. We were just so thrilled that someone with photos as beautiful as Nikki's, was actually within our budget. That said, she's got the talent to charge more than she does - so you truly get more than you're paying for. I instantly fell in love with her style, she has an amazing way of capturing all the color and life of a moment, but translating it in a way that's soft and dreamy. We did our engagement shoot with her first (HIGHLY RECOMMEND) and even though my fiancé and I had never been photographed professionally before... and we are NOT the model type.... she made us feel SO relaxed and we had such a fun time walking around and taking photos. Nikki makes you feel like a million bucks! She'll look at her camera after a photo and say something like "oh my god you guys are too cute" or "ahhhhh"... Her excitement about her work shows that she's in this business for the right reasons. We got our engagement photos and we were absolutely blown away. I mean, I expected good photos, but Nikki gave us AMAZING photos. And I'm very self conscious... she makes sure to capture you in such a flattering way, I couldn't believe how good (and natural) we looked! This made me SO excited for our wedding photos. And she did NOT disappoint. Nikki captured our big day with perfection. I can't stress this enough... she shot literally everything I wanted, and worked with us on a time crunch, getting us AMAZING keepsake memories that we'll have forever. Okay so enough about the pictures, you don't have to worry about that with Nikki. On to how she is to work with.... Nikki is so sweet and funny! She not only works well with the couple one-on-one, but your photographer actually pretty much has to deal with everyone that you have to deal with on your wedding day. And she does a great job. I've got plenty of crazy aunties... I don't know how she does it. Also, when she's hanging with the bridesmaids getting ready, she just feels like another one of the girls. She's so easy-going, but not shy! Which is great. She knows exactly how to direct everyone for photos, and how to gather two sides of families in like a split second. Also, Nikki was extremely responsive the whole time from when we hired her, to the wedding, to even since then (now 3 months out). She got us our photos promptly, even while dealing with surgery shortly after our wedding (which she planned out highly - still putting all her clients first even when she had something serious like surgery to think of). One of my absolute favorite things was that the morning after our wedding, we woke up to a preview of one of our bride & groom portraits, and it was so exciting to see a photo so quickly! And while everything is still so fresh and real. We will definitely go to Nikki for any photography needs from now on, and I HIGHLY recommend her to ANYONE. She's the best around."