The Nikki Schell Photography Wedding Experience

Nikki Schell Photography is focused on capturing the fun, love, emotion, and genuine moments that unfold on your wedding day.

I strive to make your wedding experience as effortless and enjoyable as possible from the moment you book to the final delivery of your keepsake album. Take a peek into the Nikki Schell Photography wedding experience below:

1. Booking

Part of the reason for my success as a wedding photographer stems from my booking process. From the moment you inquire to us video chatting to your decision to book me – I like to get to know who you are as a couple. We talk through your wedding vision, of course, but also chat about your family and where they’re traveling in from and how you met and what you do and you show me pictures of your pets!

I like to make it as easy-breezy as possible, be transparent about how I can serve you, and have these discussions be natural and educational rather than salesy. If our styles align and my price point fits in your budget, we throw a little party and ya’ll decide to book me for your big day!


2. Planning

The wedding photography process begins much before you open your eyes on the morning of your wedding day (if you even sleep the night before).

Shortly after booking, if you chose to do an engagement session, we’ll start planning that session! I’ll send you my digital calendar where you can see availability and you’ll receive a copy of the Nikki Schell Photography Engagement Session Guide for tips to make the most of our time together!

About 4 months before the wedding, we’ll do a pre-wedding consultation where we go over the unique details of your wedding day to help you put together a stress-free wedding day schedule.

While I encourage all my couples to work with a coordinator for their WHOLE wedding day schedule, I’m big on preparing as much as I can before the wedding day. This means we’ll go over the schedule, your family groupings and a ton of other little details so the day runs perfectly. You can email me any time during the planning process—no question is too silly – I’m here to help!


3. Wedding Day

On your wedding day, my team and I are there to serve you — we’ll do whatever it takes to make things run smoothly and on time. Need a spare hair pin? Got it. Need help tying your shoes? Forgot a crochet hook for all those buttons? I’ve got you covered.

We’ll fade into the background when we need to, and when it’s time to direct, and I’ll use a series of prompts and poses to get you interacting in a natural way so your photos won’t look stiff and uncomfortable (even if you swear you’re totally awkward in front of the camera).

4. Editing & Delivery

After I get home from your wedding, I spend a few hours uploading and backing up all the images! As a part of my editing process, I go through and select the photos that tell the best story of your day and remove duplicates and blinks. Then I edit your photos to give them the clean, bright, custom look that you see on my galleries.

To me, a photographer’s job isn’t done until they’ve helped you do something with the photos.

When the photos are ready, I’ll have you set up a time to view them together in the comfort of your own home (put on your leggings and break out some chips and guac). It’s important that you’re together to see the photos for the first time.

You’ll get your photo files as a download through your online gallery, and if you’ve chosen to add an album, I’ll get to work on the design. Most couples have an album in their hands within three to four months.

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From our first conversation, my husband and I felt so comfortable with Nikki and it was clear that she is not only talented and professional, but also truly cares about the couples she works with.

K&G, Married June 15, 2019

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All packages include 8 hours of wedding day coverage, a second photographer, and an online gallery that displays all of your high-resolution digital images.

2021 WEDDING COLLECTIONS BEGIN AT $4600.

To learn more about wedding collections and availability, contact Nikki.


From the planning process, to our engagement photos, to everything on the wedding day… Nikki and her team did a great job at capturing all of the wonderful, silly and sappy, and heart-warming moments of our wedding day that left us smiling and laughing all the way through our whole wedding gallery.

B&B, Married Oct 2019

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