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It’s late night deep talks, dance parties in the kitchen, watching your partner chase their dreams and feeling so proud of them. It's the little everyday moments that are magic. Those are the feelings we document. The moments we freeze in time: your story, your legacy.

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Nichole Pricha




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2023 – 2024 Photography Approach Update

Featured, Weddings

Hi Friends! I took off the month of August, after much needed inner-reflection.

This summer I took time to dive deeper into our wedding approach. What we truly believe about the wedding industry, where our own values and beliefs lie, so we can work with those who align with our own.

After 3 years of photographing weddings I’ve come to this conclusion:

  • Your wedding day isn’t an event, it’s a day
  • We want each photo to be a genuine moment, not a faked photo op.
  • Weddings should be a stress free day, when did we stop allowing things to just naturally occur?
  • We want couples to fully enjoy and experience their day, vs being pulled around

With that being said, we feel more drawn to work with couples who value more “non-traditional” views when it comes to their wedding day.

We no longer want to be the photographers who “stage” everything. Yet, we also want to be the sounding board and guidance you need. We don’t want to keep doing the same things we’ve been doing over and over because it’s what we think we should be doing. 

Rather I want to stand up for those who want to stand up and change the norm in the industry.

We want moments to naturally unfold, not direct or take time out of your day when you should be enjoying it. We will start providing a more hands-off approach, until your family and couples portraits. Guidance is always given, and we are naturally curious and will always have your best wishes in mind. Which is why communication is at the forefront of our business. How can we help couples understand that you don’t have to take 5+ hours of photos with your bridal party? What if instead you spent time playing games, relaxing, doing fun activities with your bridal party instead…

How do we go about this? We take time within your day to provide easy, playful prompts for your wedding party to do vs. staging traditional photos. We won’t spend any more than 20-30 minutes for bridal party photos so the entire bridal can go do their own thing, and we will be there to capture that.

  • Clients who work with us understand that not every photo will happen, and it won’t be the end of the world.
  • They don’t care about the little imperfections, the double-chins, the ugly crying. Because those are the real moments!
  • Think of us as another guest there to capture the moments, not to overstage and curate faked moments.

During our timeline creation we want to really create more pockets of peace, moments to breathe so to speak. I’ve been to weddings where the couple didn’t feel like they had much of a voice because the bridal party was telling them what they should do. Instead, we want to really support and encourage couples to take more time for themselves, while also prioritizing spending time with their guests. Which means you aren’t going to be pulled back and forth constantly. 

Example of a simple, effortless way to go about this:

  • Photographers arrive
  • Detail photos (we will capture the nuances that make your day special)
  • Getting ready photos of the bride and groom together
  • Portraits of the couple
  • Activity with the bridal party – can be as simple as having cocktails together, playing cornhole, heading to a local bar or coffee shop for a quick getaway
  • Ceremony surrounded by your closest loved ones
  • Family portraits
  • Portraits of the couple (think 10 minutes or so)
  • Cocktail hour 
  • Reception / dinner / dancing / another 10 minute pocket for couples portraits

Our Style

Timeless + Organic + nostalgic

When looking back at your images, themselves, I want to provide true-to-color yet nostalgic images. So think colorful, vibrant, grainy. An image that really makes you feel because it reminds you of your childhood, at the same time it’s incredibly timeless as years go on.

Why us and who we are for

Photos that feel like home. You know the people in your life who make you feel like home? There’s something so divine and special about that. That’s what we capture: photos for the people who feel like home to us. We acknowledge we aren’t the photographers for everyone. We are the photographers for the soulful type of people, who value date nights at home, dancing in the kitchen, nights on the back porch reminiscing on life type of people. The type of people who don’t really care about the little details, but appreciate the value in deep conversations. We aren’t looking for someone who just needs to check off their vendor list. Our couples value playfulness, connection, peace, and joy.

If you are reading this I don’t want you to think there is anything wrong/right, good/bad about the wedding industry. Everyone has a preference on the “type” of wedding they desire if that is “traditional”, “non-traditional”. At the end of the day our simple belief is that it is your day, and you should do what works best for you. We encourage couples to do what they want, not what others are telling them.

After 4 years of photographing weddings, it has been easy for us to continue doing what we think we should do, versus finding a rhythm and approach that aligns with us. Now after the break I took this summer, I feel confident in my ability to provide this approach to couples. After all, it’s really simple, we are there to document your day like we would our own family. Let’s forgo the need to stage every moment, and just allow moments to naturally unfold. 

Thank you to every single person who has supported our journey, our business, who has allowed us to document their day in the past 4 years, those who have currently booked us. It is through this business, i (Nichole) have fulfilled a passion of mine, and I’m blessed to be able to shift and pivot our approach and experience in a way that aligns with our values.

We are looking forward to working with couples who feel drawn to our approach, experience and style.

– nichole & kyle

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