Most days you can find me laughing out loud, planning my next trip, and petting all the dogs. I feel most at home when I’m on the water – whether that be the Potomac, the Chesapeake, or the Atlantic. My favorite hobbies include eating, seeing live music, and watching the Washington Caps and the Clemson Tigers. I am mostly known for my sassy sense of humor, my ability to pick crabs for hours on end, and the overly-excited way I say “OMG hiiiiiii” to random dogs in public.
I photograph couples who are best friends, who are so excited for their wedding day to dance the night away with their friends and family, and who can make one another laugh with just a glance. Since I am lucky to capture them on this special day of love and celebration, to provide them with memories that become their first family photographs, it’s very important that I get the time to get to know my clients!
My photography style is best described as joyful, genuine, and vibrant in both color and emotion. I am a goofball and will do anything to bring out those candid smiles, real laughter, and sweet moments.
I believe in leather bound wedding albums on coffee tables, as thats where my parents has been my entire life. I believe in falling in love with your best friend, it’s effortless, nerve-wracking, and imperfectly perfect. I believe that laughter is the best medicine. I believe in adventures – big and small – and that growing old together will include more than you can imagine. I believe in being barefoot in the sand, dancing like no one is watching, and licking cupcake icing off your fingers. I believe that puppies make incredible ring bearers. I believe in capturing personalities, not poses. I believe in teammates, constantly working to better one another and the relationship as a whole, although a little friendly competition never hurt. I believe in being 92 and having that one wedding image framed on your wall, even if you can’t always remember everything from that day back in 1946. And I believe in story-capturing, snapping images as the day unfolds, rather than making them fall perfectly into place.Nikki schell photography