There are not enough words to describe how great Nicole’s work truly is. Not only is she incredibly talented and passionate about what she does, but she is extremely thoughtful and really makes you and your day look and feel the absolute most special. My husband and I felt so comfortable in her hands from the very first day we met her at our engagement shoot, and by the time the wedding rolled around, she had formed such a special and genuine bond with us, we knew we had nothing to worry about. She’s one of the most professional vendors I’ve ever met and a true friend I’m so lucky to have made thru the process. She will be your guide, your voice of reason, and nothing short of a best friend of a photographer every bride dreams of. I wanna get married over and over just so we can keep taking pictures!!! -Tara & Jetsie
Nicole is the most thoughtful and talented photographer in the world! She truly went above and beyond in every way, and her finished product from our engagement session and our wedding day was simply amazing. From day one, Nicole’s passion for her work was clear. Perhaps the most impressive thing about Nicole was her ability to capture the most intimate moments without ever getting in the way. Nicole is extremely professional, and she truly cares about her clients and their stories. She made my husband and I feel so comfortable, and she made a genuine attempt to get to know our families as well. Wedding photos are likely the most important photos in your life. If you are lucky enjoy to have Nicole as your wedding photographer, you will have the most magical photos that will remind of your special day for the rest of your life. When I look at Nicole’s photos of our wedding, I can’t help but smile. Nicole is truly the best in the business, and I feel extremely confident recommending her for any event, including your wedding, which is one of the most special days in life. Thank you, Nicole! Casey and I will always be grateful! -Eileen & Casey
I had a list of about 45 photographers from our area and I narrowed it down to one…. Nicole. When we got engaged we knew we wanted a longer engagement to be able to take our time and enjoy the process. When I tell you I spent an entire year trying to find the most perfectphotographer and I found her! I loved Nicole’s attention to detail and how she seemed to have such a personal relationship with each of her brides and grooms. My husband and I were so nervous because we are not models but the second Nicole gets behind her camera, I have no idea how she does it but every single picture is magical. She has captured every important moment in mine and my husbands lives. Our engagement, our wedding, our maternity shoot, and our son Dawson’s newborn shoot. Nicole has become a friend <3 I will always recommend her to everyone I meet!! -Chelsea & Bryan
Dear Hudson Valley brides – if you are looking for a photographer for your wedding there is only one place to look, Custom by Nicole. When looking for vendors, the photographer is the most important as when it is all said and done, pictures and memories are what you have to look back on your most special day. Nicole was, hands down, the best vendor selection we made. Not only do we have the most beautiful wedding pictures, she takes so much time and care in all of the details making you feel so special! First we had amazing engagement photos and, from those, she made our wedding guest book with amazing composition and such high quality. It was beautiful. She continued to send us personalized cards throughout the year with various photos of us on them making us feel so special (plus it was great to keep on the fridge 🙂 When it came time to schedule the day of events, she was a huge help! She advised on what she thought would work best but made sure to always listen to our wants and needs and make them happen. She also reminded us about all of the pictures we might want, but didn’t think about (bc your head is filled with a million other things). When we got our photos, they were perfection. I felt like I was reliving the night. She captured the emotions and joy of the entire day and each photo was so artistic and magical. I had included a special provision for a USB in my contract so that my tech challenged family members could easily access the pics. She not only sent the USB, but it was custom in a special box and included 3 matted photos and a stand! It was amazing! We are currently making selections for our album and she sent us a link to view the beautiful bound album we will be receiving. I can’t wait to see the finished album as I am sure it will be perfection too, as our entire experience with her is been just amazing! -Alex & Joe
I spent a lot of time researching vendors for our wedding because I wanted our memories to be perfect. I found Nicole on The Knot and as soon as I started looking through her portfolio, I knew I found our photographer. We meet in person and I described to her the theme I wanted for our wedding and what I was looking for. She contacted me shortly after with a great idea for our engagement photos. She even volunteered to help me decide on which dresses to wear for the engagement shoot, because she wanted it to come out perfect. I was so excited and I couldn’t wait to work with her! All of our pictures came out absolutely beautiful! She had never been to our wedding venue before, so she did some research beforehand, which I found reassuring. As soon as she walked into the room the morning of our wedding, she asked me how I felt about the old historic cemetery across the street. I feel like she read my mind! She completely understood what I was looking for with out pictures. We took quite a few bridal party pictures as well as bride and groom portraits there along with at our historic venue. All of our wedding pictures are absolutely breathtaking! She left me speechless! I can’t stop looking at them! I really could not be any happier with the way they all came out. She is so incredibly talented and gifted, and I am so glad she photographed our special day! We did some of the standard and typical wedding poses (which you do want), but Nicole also came up with some really creative ideas that made me feel like our wedding was different from every other wedding. And besides her talent, she is so personable and easy to get along with. She is always so quick to respond when I have reached out to her, and she’s very fast with getting all the pictures done and to you. I love how she’ll post a few teaser photos on social media, which gets you so excited to see the final result! Our bridal party and so many of our guests have told us how much they enjoyed her. We are constantly getting compliments on our photos as well. Right from the beginning, I had no doubt that Nicole would create beautiful memories for us! I could go on all day…I can’t say enough great things about her! She puts in a lot of time to create these amazing memories for you, and you can tell how much she really cares and enjoys it. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer, you will certainly not be disappointed! -Rachel & James
I can not believe that we were able to find a photographer like Nicole, that not only has amazing talent, but is so thoughtful, caring, and considerate. From the moment we met her we were in love with her work, and her amazing down to earth personality. She went above and beyond for Jesse and I, driving over an hour and spending almost four hours with us at our engagement shoot in the Catskills at a place very special to us. In the interim between our engagement session and our wedding day, she was constantly making sure every single one of our needs was met, and even spent an hour with me talking through every worry and stress I had while planning the wedding, both the photography aspects and everything else I wanted to incorporate into the day. The day of the wedding, not only was she professional, and considerate, but she even made it possible for me to visit my deceased mother’s grave on the day of. When working with her, she treats you like family, and really puts herself on a whole other level as a photographer. We are just so amazed by her, and we will not only be using her for years to come, but will recommend her to anyone and everyone for photography services. Amazing work, and an amazing person all around! -Michelle & Jesse
Nicole is a talented, artistic, creative, professional, and inspiring photographer! Nicole invested time and effort to get to know my fiancé (now husband) and me, and captured all of the important and heartfelt details of our wedding. My husband and I were blown away by Nicole’s dedication to her craft, and absolutely love both our engagement and wedding pictures. All of the photographs are classic, beautiful, and, thankfully, not cheesy! Nicole always made sure that we felt comfortable, and was able to capture our genuine smiles and love for one another. We are so happy that we chose Nicole to be our photographer, and highly recommend her! – Mary & Don
I first came across Nicole’s work when she shot one of my friend’s engagement photos. Their photos were amazing and I knew I needed to work with Nicole too! Nicole photographed my engagement photos and I thought those blew my mind… but then my husband and I chose her to photograph our wedding and those photos left me speechless. I have never had photos bring me to tears. Nicole managed to capture not only our love, but the little in-between moments a bride and groom share that many never even see. She captures the way we look at one another, the emotion, the laughs and the love throughout our entire wedding day. Every single photo was beyond beautiful and every time I look back at these photos now I feel like I am transported back in time to our wedding. The photos for our wedding were most important to me. I did a lot of research, a lot of searching and all of that stopped the moment I saw Nicole’s work. NO ONE compares to her! Not only does she love what she does, but it shows. It is incredible how she manages to see things in a way words can never describe. Every photo she takes tells a story and I am beyond grateful that I can relive those precious moments in my life all because of her. Choosing Nicole to be your photographer is the best decision you can make. Her photographs far surpassed any expectations I had and every guest, every friend, every family member told us “you can feel the love and happiness in every photo” and that to me speaks to how exceptional Nicole’s work is! -Heather & Kent
I cannot say enough great things about Custom By Nicole. She was so accommodating with everything and her quality of work is unparalleled. Her professionalism and courtesy is what really sets her apart. She will walk you through the entire process and make sure you’re comfortable with everything. If I had to do it all again I would absolutely book Custom By Nicole immediately. From the initial consultation, to all the details they were able to capture in the photos themselves, she really works with you on such a personal level. She made everyone comfortable so everything looks natural looking and relaxed. She really take the time to get to know you and your personality, so she was able to roll with the punches on the wedding day. While she captured every aspect of the wedding perfectly, she was never overbearing and never in our face. She was willing to go the extra mile and when you’re planning a wedding, that’s what counts the most. She created hundreds of beautiful wedding photos for us and we find ourselves looking at them constantly. Talk about going the extra mile, my husband and I came home to a beautifully wrapped gift that contained a few gorgeous photographs with custom mats, customs postcard, and stand to celebrate our first married Valentine’s Day. Nicole really knows how to take care of her clients without question, I would 100% recommend Custom By Nicole for all of your photography needs over and over again. -Megan & Tim
Nicole shot our engagement photos in October 2015, and then our wedding in June 2016. My husband and I are so happy and impressed with the results. Nicole was so easy to work with! I would highly recommend Nicole, she obviously loves what she does and takes great pride in the product she produces. Hire her, you will not be disappointed!!! -Lauren & Chris
Nicole was THE BEST photographer ever. I can’t thank her enough for the amazing pictures we now treasure! She really captured the day and night perfectly, and we look back on the pictures all the time and reminisce. Nicole was so professional, and knew exactly where we should be looking/facing/what we should do with our bouquets/what kind of expression we should have…etc etc, the list goes on and on! She made us feel like models, and the pictures definitely show! Nicole slipped into the background to capture every single thing throughout the night, I absolutely love all the candid pictures that she took. Those are my favorite pictures, and I’m so happy that I love every single picture she took. We would recommend Nicole to anyone, she was so responsive, prompt and amazing throughout the whole process – it really made everything so smooth and we’re able to cherish all the moments because of her! Thank you Nicole!!!! -Kellene & Jorge
Nicole has a rare gift for taking pictures from interesting and usual perspectives and locations. She always finds the most scenic places with beautiful lighting, making for the most gorgeous photos. Her eye picks up every detail within a shot. My wedding photos are priceless. I adore them, I revisit our wedding often by looking at them. Not only did Nicole capture wonderful, intimate moments between myself and my husband…she also captured so many funny and unique photos of family and friends. Through her camera lens, she captures all of the small details you want to remember, along with the joy of the day. I was able to pass along wonderful photos of not only us, but of my guests as well….it was a nice gift to give back to everyone. She thinks of every thing and discusses exactly what you’d like ….her experience and professionalism shows through. I recommend her to everyone. -Kerry & Danny
My wife and I had Nicole shoot our wedding back in 7-17-10. I highly recommend her, her eye to catch moments is really something. We just celebrated out sixth year anniversary and I decided to pull out the wedding album and have a look through the photos. Every picture in the album is special, I sat there going through the photos and relived that day. I could feel the emotions in the faces of our guest, our parent’s, and the pretty much the vibe of the environment. I’m not the type of guy who really gets emotional much and the wife will a test to that, these pictures made me tear up looking at them and to me that really says something and because of that I wanted to reach out to Nicole and tell her that even six years after these pictures were taken they carry more than just a image and I wouldn’t change a thing about them. I can say to those looking won’t be disappointed. She was very professional and stealthy, I don’t remember seeing her much but yet have hundreds of quality pictures. My wife and I thank You Nicole -Nick & Erin
I had the pleasure of working with Nicole throughout my wedding planning process. When I started planning my wedding, Nicole was the first vendor that I reached out to. She had previously worked with two of my close friends & I knew from the start that I wanted her to be my photographer for my wedding. I have been following Nicole’s work for a couple years now and I am always surprised at how talented she is. She has a true talent for capturing moments. What I love most about Nicole’s work is that she is able to capture emotion in a very authentic way. I first worked with Nicole for my engagement photo shoot- Nicole had the ability to put us at ease right away and she made the experience a fun one for us. I was so impressed at how professional she was and that she really took advantage of our time together to capture as many great shots as she was able to. I remember being at my friends wedding years ago & noticing how hard Nicole was working & how she seemed so into what she was doing that she barely took a break. At our wedding, it was no surprise, that we had the same experience. On top of being dedicated & having a detailed eye, Nicole brought a sense of calmness and patience that put all of us at ease. I am so grateful to Nicole for being able to bring my wedding to life through her pictures. The best part of our pictures was seeing how much fun our guests were having & being able to go view the wedding from a different perspective. The wedding day goes by so fast & when you see the pictures, it makes you feel like you can slow down time & be there again. I would 100% encourage anyone to select Nicole as their photographer because your pictures will last you a lifetime and Nicole will do them justice. -Ayda & James
I wish there were more stars to rate Nicole and her work. My sister-in-law originally found Nicole to photograph her wedding in 2011 and I was immediately in love. I knew when I got engaged that I could not have anyone else as my photographer, and she was even better than I had anticipated. From the engagement pics last October to our wedding this October Nicole has been wonderful and made us feel very comfortable in front of her camera. I am impressed by her professionalism and her ability to capture all of the greatest moments without being intrusive. She is the sweetest person and truly so talented. If I got married 100 more times I would choose her each and every time. -Liz & Rich
My wedding day felt like a million years in the making. My husband and I had been together 10 years by our wedding day and we wanted to keep our tradition of being a winter couple. We knew that we wouldnt have some of the photos that people can have when they get married in the spring, summer, or even fall but we were ok with that. Que December 6th and it is freezing and freezing rain. Guests were having a hard time getting to and from our venue and we thought for sure our photos would be a wash. Nicole and her crew came to our rescue. Not only when you look back at our photos do you not even realize how EXTREMELY limited our space was but she captured moments that I never even knew existed. My personal favorite is an amazing picture of my grandparents dancing that I will cherish for a lifetime! Nicole is amazing, her work speaks for itself, and she made my day seem effortless. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone, especially brides considering shaking up the traditional wedding time or place, she can work with next to nothing! I still get compliments on my photos and will be using her for all our special family moments to come! -Jennifer & Shane
Nicole went above and beyond for our engagement photos. She covered every angle, every style, and every look that we requested and more. She sent us so many great photos we don’t know what to do with them all! My Maid of Honor says she can’t stop looking at them! Nicole is a master at the editing process as well. She was able to work with flaws in the background, and they never showed up in our final pictures. We were working on a very short timeline, and she was even able to get us a few photos the very next day for our invitations that needed to go out the same week. I can’t recommend her enough. I only wish she was available to do our wedding day. You will not be disappointed! -Jen & Tim
Nicole is an amazing photographer and gave us just what we wanted for our engagement and wedding photos. We wanted to do a “copy” of the “The Singing Butler” by Vettriano, and wow. She got the image so close many of my friends thought it was the original painting. Our wedding photos were beautiful, artsy and fun. She captured all of the details of an amazing day. – Julie & Leo
“I never thought I would be this type of post-wedding person but when I get some free time, I find myself looking at our wedding photos over and over again and that’s all thanks to Nicole! We didn’t realize how much we would miss even though we were the center of attention. I’m so grateful that I am now able to peak into these special moments of the day. Seeing the fellas hanging out prior to the ceremony, my husband as I walked down the aisle, all of the emotion from his family and the couple of candids of my parents that I know I will treasure for the rest of my life…four months after the wedding and I am sitting here in tears thinking about all of these unbelievable moments that I can feel a part of all because of Nicole and her assistant. From the moment she welcomed us into her home, I knew I wanted her on our team of professionals on one of the most exciting days of our couple life. This was reconfirmed during our engagement shoot as Eddie and Hunter, our dog, simultaneously began to lose their patience after a few hours of shooting and Nicole remained completely calm and focused. While it was only the three of us at that time, I had a feeling that she would be able to keep control during the notoriously known disorderly formal shots on the wedding day which I wanted done quickly prior to the ceremony so that we could take part in the cocktail hour and we did! As the wedding day progressed, Nicole displayed that calm presence which fit in very well with everyone. I know that she was there for the whole day but I honestly do not recall seeing her much which in my opinion is a great quality of a photographer. Nicole has this way of working around everyone else while still getting those great shots. Anyone can take a picture but it takes someone amazing to capture the moments and emotions that occur while life is swirling around us. Nicole is absolutely that amazing someone and I still cannot believe how lucky we were to have her as a part of our day!” -Suzy & Eddie
“Nicole came highly recommended by another photographer. She was very helpful with wedding day questions. She was very friendly and professional. It was an amazing day and throughout all of the festivities aside from the group photos we didn’t even realize she was there. If you check out her website she has an amazing eye and can really capture a feeling in a photo. I would highly recommend her for any occasion.” – Farlae & Tom
“Nicole did an absolutely amazing job capturing our wedding day! We had very little time to plan our wedding and we could not have been luckier to have Nicole available on such short notice. Looking at our wedding pictures is like reliving the day all over again. Nicole captured every moment with incredible detail and perfection. We have received endless compliments on how great the photos came out. Unfortunately we have some family members and friends living abroad who weren’t able to attend our wedding, but we were able to share our special day with them through all the beautiful pictures Nicole took. Everyone was stunned and said: “Wow, when I look at your wedding pictures, I have the feeling like I was actually there!” We cannot say enough about Nicole’s photographic abilities, nor can we thank her enough! She is extremely professional, flexible, and easy to work with. Even through it was the first time she worked at our venue, she had so many great ideas for different shots. Nicole is incredibly creative and artistic, and we were totally blown away when we saw our wedding pictures for the first time! We highly recommend Custom by Nicole and will always come back when we need a professional photographer in the future!” – Nina & Matt
“I have had the opportunity to work with Nicole on several occasions. She is truly amazing. Her “eye” is awe inspiring, unique, and remarkably genuine. Her vision is her own, not like those who copy cat and reproduce that which has been inspired by others. In addition, Nicole is a positive, calming, and creative persona and personality. No Diva attitude here, just extraordinary talent. I always look forward to work with Nicole!” – J-Angelo (wedding planner)
“Custom By Nicole captured every moment of our wedding day! She caught the total mood of the day. She didn’t have us pose in a certain way. However she was able to use her artistic eye to create memories that we will have forever. Every time I look at all the wedding photos it’s like the day is being relived again. We highly recommend her and will be using her for future events.” -Sarah & Brian
“Nicole and Ashley were wonderful! The way she posed us for pictures was so creative and the candid shots were amazing. Nicole does a great job of capturing the emotion in every moment and looking through our album is like reliving the day. We get emotional just looking at them. She also got all of our photos to us very quickly and there were way more to choose from than I expected. I love that she provides all of the photos to us and we have the freedom to do what we want with them. We will definitely be going back to Nicole the next time we need a photographer.” -Tiffany & Christian
“Nicole provided us with a lifetime worth of memories that she so elegantly captured through the lens of her camera. She has and will continue to be our photographer of choice for all future events in our life. Absolutely, the most talented photographer in the area!!!” – Amanda & Mike
“One of the best decisions I have truly ever made was choosing Custom by Nicole for my wedding! She was absolutely fantastic and worth every penny! From the first moment I got in touch with Nicole I didn’t have anything less than a great interaction with her! She’s extremely courteous, flexible, and professional. She listened and took notes on everything I wanted out of my pictures and I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Each shot was beautiful and above and beyond my expectations. I am so happy that we chose Nicole to do our pictures and would definitely recommend using her for yours!” – Rachel & Mike
“I cannot say enough amazing this about Nicole as a business person and as a human! All I can say is check out her work @ www.custombynicole.com and BOOK HER! She is worth every single penny and then some!”
“I was so lucky to stumble upon Custom By Nicole’s website when I was searching for wedding photographers. From the moment I saw her work I HAD to have her at my wedding. I was obsessed with every picture that she took on my wedding day. Not only were all of the photos beyond amazing and gorgeous, Nicole and her assistant Jen were such a pleasure to work with. Being that I live in NY and she is based out of Penn. I didn’t in fact meet with her in person until the day of my wedding. Let me tell you that didn’t matter because we had numerous phone conversations and I felt like I had known her for years! After the first time I spoke with her on the phone I was immediately comfortable and confident in her professionalism and experience. She was so organized and on top of things that I don’t know what I would have done without her. I loved the fact that you can customize her packages and that you get a cd with all the photos she takes at the wedding… retouched! Every since I posted some of her pictures on my facebook page I have gotten so many compliments. People are in aw with how beautiful her work is. I can’t wait to get them printed. To me wedding photos are the most important part of the entire day. My husband and I couldn’t have been happier with her services and could not have imagined our special day with her. I highly recommend Custom by Nicole to anyone who is looking for a wedding photographer” – Tiffany & Ryan
“Custom by Nicole Photography was wonderful. Nicole helped the day go by smoothly. She is a real artist and takes truly breathtaking photographs. She captures it all, even moments you didn’t see. If I ever had any questions she got back to me in a timely manner and always answered honestly. You get everything you pay for with her. Looking back at all our photos really felt like we re-lived the day. Would def. recommend her to anyone!” -Toni-Anne & Mike
“Nicole was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her artistry is amazing. Our album is so beautiful and reads like a video. Everytime I look at it, i can see the day all over again. I don’t think you could find a more talented photographer anywhere. She captured every aspect of our day without ever being obtrusive. I can honestly say that when I finally saw the pictures I never knew she took most of them. I will forever have my album to remind me of one of the most special days of my life. Thank you Nicole.” -Carolyn & Steve
Wow! I cannot say enough about Nicole. She is fabulous!!! I met Nicole about 3 years ago and I knew the day I met her and saw her pictures that one day I would have her as my photographer for my wedding. If you are looking for someone who takes more than just the standard ‘stand there and smile’ pictures then Nicole is your go to photographer! She finds the detail in everything and she has such a creative eye with capturing the moment — just laughing with your friends or crying with your mom to formal shots as well. All around I would recommend Nicole to anyone and everyone. She works with you to make sure you get the pictures you want — shes there taking pictures of things that are going on all around you yet you are too busy to notice. Hands down she is the best photographer around. – Justine & Sean
“It was so wonderful working with Nicole for our wedding. Her photographs are absolutely beautiful…she exhibited such professionalism and her work reflects the passion that she has for her trade. She was always quick to respond with any questions/concerns I may have had, and her turn around was extremely fast with photos/albums/thank you cards. I would highly recommend Nicole to any bride that is looking for an amazing photographer for their wedding.” -Meredith & Ryan
“I can’t say enough wonderful things about Nicole! From start to finish she was just incredible. We live in VA, so we planned long distance. I interviewed photographers over the phone, which is much more difficult than doing it in person. When we decided to hire Nicole, she said that she was actually going to be on vacation in Washington DC (where I work) the following week, so we arranged to meet for coffee and get together in person to sign the contract and pay the deposit. She was on vacation with her husband (who is also a sweetheart by the way) and she most definitely did not have to take time out of her vacation to meet with me. But she did, and did so with a smile. We spent a good amount of time talking about the wedding and details too.
Next came our engagement session. Though we live in VA and were getting married in NY, we wanted to do our engagement session in PA where we met and where I went to college. She was more than willing to travel (I think it was about a 2 hour trip for her) and only charged $75 for the travel. I expected her to take about 2 hours with us, so imagine my surprise when she spent FOUR hours doing our engagement shoot! And she didn’t charge anything extra for her additional time. She took over 700 photos of the engagement and they came out absolutely incredible! Not only did she put up a facebook teaser of about 40 photos three days later, but we had our DVD of all the amazing images within a week!!! I was absolutely floored by her level of service.
The wedding day was no different. She arrived on time with her assistant (who ended up being her husband John. It was nice to see him again and they worked well as a team. They were all business and unless I told people that they were married, no one would have known. I appreciated that level of commitment to the job!) At the wedding she was unobtrusive, I barely even noticed her! And yet, the shots she took were breathtaking. The posed family and bridal party photos went well and were over quickly enough that we were able to join our cocktail hour, which was something I requested. She captured our dances perfectly and just completely captured the sheer joy and overwhelming love of the day. We got married in September, a busy wedding season for most vendors in this area. Keep in mind too that hurricane Irene had caused a ruckus not too long before – which left her without power and out of commission for a while. Even with her being “behind” due to all of this, we had our DVD with all 1080 of our incredible photos just over a month after the wedding. (Of course, waiting for wedding photos feels like an eternity, but a month really isn’t long at all in the scheme of things.)
All in all, Nicole was absolutely phenomenal and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer. No one tells you how much photography costs and I will admit I was shocked at prices at first – not only for Nicole, but for the others we looked at as well. Her prices fell pretty much smack-dab in the middle of the range we found, but the quality of her work and the professionalism of her services makes her priceless. She was the best money we spent on our wedding, hands down. Thank you so much Nicole!!!!!” – Kara & Brian
“Having Nicole photograph our wedding was one of the best wedding decisions we made!
I felt immediately at ease and comfortable with her from the very first meeting. She is great to work with, her prices and packages are affordable for any budget and the quality of work surpassed my expectations.
She was very well organized and managed to get tons of photographs of us, the bridal party and our families in the limited amount of time we had for formal pictures. She is great at capturing the love we felt that day as well as the beauty of our surroundings. She definately has a great eye and manages to make everything look amazing and artistic.
She also took amazing photographs of the reception which was great since we were unable to see everything that was going on so it is fun to look at the photos and see what our friends/family were up to. We also added the photobooth at our wedding reception which was a big hit!
We are always getting compliments on our wedding photos and album.
I recommend Custom by Nicole to EVERYONE! You will not be disappointed!” -Kristin & Steve
“Nicole is one of the most talented photographers we met! She listened to every word we said and delivered above and beyond our expectations. Her prices are very reasonable for what you get and she is willing to work with you on your specific needs and wants. You will never be dissapointed with her final products and she is also very timely in delivering your pictures to you. We look forward to using Nicole in all our future events and have already recommended her to several family members, friends, brides-to-be, expectant mothers, etc.” -Jessica & Johnny
“You won’t find a finer, more talented, or professional photographer. Nicole has the unique ability to capture real emotion in her photographs, she is a true artist. Our wedding day, as yours will be, was filled with the love, joy and support of our family and friends and that shines through in each and every photograph. We have loved every moment of working with her and recommend her to anyone. Your photographer is the most important investment you as a bride must make (aside from the groom!) and Nicole was the single best decision we made!”
“Nicole’s work is absolutely amazing! She has an amazing eye and tremendous talent. We are blown away by how beautiful our engagement and wedding pictures are. From the moment we met, Nicole was very easy to work with. She was always available via phone and email and was quick to answer any questions that we had. She always gave her input and opinion in a professional manner. It can be difficult to act natural while having someone you don’t know very well take pictures of you, but Nicole made this very easy during our engagement shoot, and for our wedding we were very comfortable. Prior to signing a contract with Nicole, we did a lot of research, as photography was of utmost importance to us. Many photographers in the Hudson Valley are very overpriced, but we felt that Nicole was affordable, especially for the quality of her work. Her turnaround time for proofs is very fast. I believe we had our engagement pictures one week after we took them, and we had our wedding photos when we returned home from our honeymoon two weeks later. We are so glad a friend recommended her to us!”
“Nicole is incredibly talented, creative, and extremely professional. She had so many great ideas for different shots and she was contantly taking photos. She captured every single moment and every single little detail of our day. Our photos look like they are straight out of a bridal magazine. We have been getting compliments from all of our guests about how great she is and how great the photos came out. No one can capture your day like Nicole- she’s simply the best!” -Danielle & Mike
“I don’t even know how to begin to describe how happy we are with the photgraphy services we received from Custom by Nicole. She did not just show up on our wedding day and take pictures. She called me well before the wedding and discussed exactly what we wanted. She was very prepared and professional when she got to the venue. She somehow took almost a thousand pictures and I never felt like she was in my face or dragging us around to take pictures. I was recently in a wedding, and I saw a complete difference in the way that photographer was compared with Nicole. She is very creative and artistic and took absolutely beautiful shots, all done in somewhat of a hurry (becuase we started our ceremony late…). The cost was more than reasonable. We had all the pictures on disc and proofs in an album when we got back from our honeymoon. All pictures were excellent quality. We had the album less than 2 weeks from when we confirmed all the pictures. The album is beautiful and we have the disc so that we can print anything we want from anywhere we choose. She responds to emails very quickly and was a pleasure to work with. She also brought an assistant who was awesome. Aside from being a wonderful photographer, working very quickly, and having great prices, she is very pleasant and easy to work with. If I ever need a photgrapher again, I would definitely call Nicole and I would recommend her to anyone. I love my album and all our pictures and can’t stop looking at them!” -Jacklyn
“After much research we selected Nicole because of her personality, her portfolio, and the great packages all at reasonable prices. We kept in touch right up to the day of the wedding. She showed up at our location, was a pleasure to work with (especially considering we had a very large bridal party) and took great shots. Somehow she was able to get pictures of everything, not just the main events but the side conversations/happenings as well. She did this all while flying under the radar.
The pictures were ready after a few weeks and the album was complete shortly after giving her our list of photos. The pictures are fantastic. I have received so many compliments on how beautiful and artistic they are. I also heard several times that some of the pictures could be in a magazine.
She is also a graphic designer and the layout of our album was extra special because she has the talent to blend pictures together and put special touches on individual images. I believe that is a great asset as a wedding photographer, instead of just having all the pictures lined up in the book.
I can’t say enough good things about her work and highly recommend her!” -Carrie
“Nicole is awesome!!! I was put in charge of the photographer and totally lucked out. You cannot go wrong by having her do your wedding. Highly suggest Nicole!” -Sara & Paul
“Nicole is an amazing photographer! She captures every moment in such a unique way. She is very creative and truly puts all of her creativity into every shot, she is one of a kind. Nicole is also great to work with she is very calm in stressful situations, and always gets the job done like it was effortless. She is definitely a wonderful photographer with such a passion for every event/session she does. From special events to family portrait sessions she will give you many beautiful moments and memories that will last a lifetime.” -Rachael & Ross
“Working with Nicole was an absolute pleasure! Her willingness to please us was amazing. Nicole captured every detail of our special day beautifully without us or our guests feeling like there was a camera in our face all day. We had our proofs and CD’s about two weeks after our wedding and our albums within two weeks of giving her our picks. Working with Nicole feels like working with a friend. She truly cares about her clients and wants to make sure they are completly satisfied. We look foward to working with her whenever we want a professional to capture life’s specail moments.” -Meghan & Buddy
“Working with Nicole was an excellent experience. She is extremely professional, she has great ideas for different types of shots and her pictures are absolutely stunning! We enjoyed working with her, and would recommend her to anyone! Nicole also got the pictures to us, retouched and put into an album and a disk, less than two weeks after the wedding. She gives you the rights to all the pictures which gives you freedom to print whatever and as many as you’d like with no additional cost. I cannot say enough great things about Custom by Nicole. You will not be disappointed!” – Trish & Shaun
“Nicole did such a wonderful job at our wedding. She is incredibly professional and creative. She captured all the moments that we wanted to remember. The album that she designed for us was fantastic! We would recomend her to everyone! “
“Nicole is down to earth and personable in addition to being creative and talented. She asked what we wanted but she also took the lead which was great and made things very easy. She was fast and direct but not pushy. She fit right into the crowd and you didn’t even know she was there. We enjoyed having her take pictures of our day and the photos are breathtaking! She is truly an artist.” -Erin
“Nicole not only has an amazing flair for photography but she is flexible and great to work with. Nicole, by far, gave us the most “bang for our buck.” Photos are all you have to take away at the end of the biggest day of your life. Nicole captured every moment and was able to take us back to that very special day, reliving the events through our gorgeous flush mount album. We will definitely be using Custom By Nicole for future events!!” -Jaime & Bob
“I can’t say enough about Nicole’s photography. Our wedding picture’s came out beautifully. My friends and family keep telling me they look like something out of vogue! Her style is what I was drawn to. I can’t stand those stand there and look at the camera, now smile shots. With Nicole as the photographer ever picture is a piece of art. Also, she was able to photograph our autistic son perfectly (this is sometimes difficult to hold his attention). Her detail shots are very artistic. The candids came out beautifully too.
During the wedding she was very unobtrusive and professional. As soon as she arrived at the hotel she was taking shots.
I didn’t have to pick a package either. She was able to do what I asked for at a very reasonable price. The finished product was delivered within a few weeks!
We would recommend her to everyone- In fact I already have people asking me for her info. Great job Nicole! And thank you for capturing our special day!” – Jasalyn & Allen
“Nicole is absolutely amazing!! I honestly can’t say that enough. She is so very easy to work with and she gets it. She really gets a feel for how you would like to be portrayed through your photos that will last a lifetime. Weddings are not cheap and your special day goes by in the blink of an eye. Nicole is able to capture breath-taking moments that you can reflect back on for a lifetime to come. My husband and I love her artisitc approach and she takes her time with each photo she has a true talent. We are addicted to Nicole. She has done two sets of engagment photos with us. One might I add she was able to work with our 175lb Saint Bernard. Many of our guests have asked us who did our photography and many are eager to work with her. Nicole also gets your photos back to you in a timely fashion. We are looking forward to working with her on our upcoming pregnancy shoot and when our little boy arrives this April she will be doing the newborn photos.” – Amanda & Chad
“Nicole is the best! She was captured every single detail of our day. I can’t say enough great things about her!
The quality of the pictures are phenomenal!!They are very crystal clear.
(She is worth every single penny!!)
The turnaround time in getting our pictures back to us was very short. Other brides could not believe that we had our pictures back in about two weeks.
Our memory book shows her artistic workmanship.
If your looking for a photographer that you can trust to capture every memory of your day, please call Custom by Nicole. I highly recommend her services and plan to utilize her business for every special occasion!!”
“Nicole was wonderful to work with from beginning to end. Because I was planning my wedding from another state, I had to do a lot of communication on the phone and internet. Nicole was so quick to respond and immediately made me feel comfortable choosing her as our photographer. Nicole and her assistant were extremely professional and truly captured every aspect of our wedding without disrupting it like most photographers do. We have more wedding shots in various locations than anyone else I know and they are truly awesome. I liked that I was able to get my proofs in such a short time frame and the rights to my pictures without having to pay a separate fee. We just received our albums and they are absolutely beautiful! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day or more perfect pictures. If you are looking for a flexible photographer who is determined to get great shots Nicole is your choice. My guests all commented on how wonderful she was and how they never felt disturbed. One minute she took a picture and a second later she was gone. They only could say great things too! Thank you again, Nicole, for everything!” -Erin & Andrew
“We could not be happier with our wedding photos and I would not hesitate to recommend Nicole. Nicole was kind and understanding right from the beginning, answering all of our questions and asking us ones that we hadn’t even thought of that made everything go much more smoothly. The day of the wedding she arrived early and checked out the place to find just the right locations for pictures before I even knew she was there. She gave suggestions on poses for the more formal shots, but was never imposing and always allowed us to add our own personal touches. During the ceremony and reception she was always discreet and respectful but still managed to get some amazing, intimate candids.
If I could give Nicole more than 5 stars I definitely would. We got our picture disk back within a few days and the album of prints back in about a week and we couldn’t be happier. We absolutely LOVE them. ” -Kate & Tim
“For all couples planning a wedding, there are many vendors and choices to make. After using Custom By Nicole for our wedding photography, I feel comfortable in saying that if you choose Nicole you will have one less thing to worry about. Turn around time was amazing (pictures uploaded to her website and album completed and delivered to our doorstep within a week). No unwanted surprises (copyright issues, waiting months for proofs, hidden costs); you get what you pay for in a very timely manor. Very professional but personal incorporating any specific shots we wanted. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of using Nicole.” -Nate & Megan
“Every person has an idea of what their wedding will be like, my wedding photos were no exception. When I reviewed my photos for the first time I discovered my expectations were not only met, but tremendously exceeded! One stunning photo after another I flipped through. Really breath taking photos, I cherish them. I have many of them on canvas and am decorating my house with them. I recommend Custom By Nicole to anyone I talk to in need of her services. She is absolutely worth every single penny you spend.” -Cheryl & Dan
“I wish I could give 6 stars out of 5 for value for cost. Nicole took our engagement photos and wedding day photos. She is professional and calm. She is never bossy or pushy about something. We were very nervous doing our engagement photos because we weren’t used to “posing”. She made us feel at ease, which helped a lot for the wedding day because we knew we could just act natural and she would get amazing shots. She finds art in nature and inside a reception hall. She knows exactly how to frame a shot, focus a shot, and really made us both look like models. Our family and friends told us how nice and talented she was. She spent hours in my hotel room before the wedding and I felt like she was one of the girls. She is so easy to get along with and yet gave us perfect wedding photos. Don’t take our word for it – go to her website and look at the weddings she has done. We can not say enough about how great she is. “
-Kate and Josh
“Excellent experience overall: She’s on time, friendly, reliable, considerate and knows exactly what she’s doing.
We had 2 sessions (outdoor engagement and wedding).
Nicole is professional, she made me and my husband feel comfortable taking pics in public places for our engagement photo session (we went to central park)
On our wedding day, she dedicated time to everyone so that nobody will feel left out. She is also very down to earth.
Nicole is very good in working under pressure when about 10 people are getting ready at same time and a lot of back and forth. she maintain a proffesional attitude to ensure she gets the best shots she can. It was a great experience working with her and hope to hire her service again in the near future.
Highly recommended !” – Guillermina & Martin