You’re doing everything you can to make your big day perfect and you have plenty to think about. Let me handle every single photographic detail to ensure you will have gorgeous photos that capture not only the day, but your love, with memories that will last a lifetime!
My goal is to capture every detail you so thoughtfully planned! From the big moments at the altar to the excitement on the dance floor. Or the small details, like the elegance of the lace on your dress and the simplicity of your hands holding one another’s.
After months of preparing & an evening of celebrating, you’ll have gorgeous photographs to remember and cherish this day forever.
Interested to know more?
Let’s get together for some coffee (or even better- macarons & chocolate truffles)! You can tell me your love story & I can tell you how I can best capture this upcoming, pivotal chapter for you!
How far in advance should I book?
Do you offer a Second Photographer?
Can my wedding be published in a magazine or blog?
Can I make changes to my collection after booking?
What is your turn-around time and how many images should I expect?
Can I order prints through you?
Are you licensed & insured?
Couples typically book between 9-18 months in advance. Dates can fill up quickly, so I recommend reserving your date as soon as you have a venue confirmed!
If you are planning a Friday or Sunday wedding there may still be availability as little as 3-6 moths prior to your date.
Absolutely! If you would like simultaneous coverage of both parties getting ready, or extra angles during the ceremony & reception, you can choose a package with a 2nd Photographer or add one à la carte.
If you aren't sure whether or not a second photographer would be helpful on your wedding day we can chat about the details (locations, guest count, venue size, etc) and I'll give you my personal recommendation!
If you're interested in having your wedding or engagement session featured in a magazine or online publication just let me know! I would LOVE to take care of the submission process for you and find out if we can get your beautiful self featured! I have a list of publications (including The Knot) and we can see which one we think would be the best match!
For sure! If you aren't certain about what you would like to include in your wedding collection you can reserve your date by booking ANY collection. Changes can be made up to 30 days prior to the event.
I usually post a "sneak peek" within 48 hours, and the rest of your gallery should be ready in about 4 weeks! You're more than welcome to check in any time for an estimated finish date. I typically deliver approx 50 images per hour of coverage, so an 8-hour wedding day averages around 400 photos. This can fluctuate depending on the timeline & details of the day, but don't worry- I'll always share an abundance of great images with you!
Yes, you are welcome to order high quality prints from the professional lab I use, which is conveniently connected to your online gallery!
The added bonus? You can share the gallery link with family members which allows them to choose their own prints & sizes and place an order without adding that work to YOUR plate! Newlyweds have better things to do, right?!
Your contract also includes a print release in case you'd prefer to order from another source.
You can trust that you're in good hands! While Michigan does not have a "license" for photography businesses, I am a registered LLC and I am a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) through the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).
I also carry liability insurance ($1 million/$2 million). If your venue requires to have a copy of that on file just send an email my way!
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"When Nikki sent the wedding pictures over, I started crying with joy. The photos turned out amazing! She captured all the perfect moments and little details! Thanks to Awakened Light Photography, we now have tons of beautiful pictures to remember our wedding day. Nikki is truly a gem to work with and I highly recommend her."
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"Nikki is amazing! She is so sweet and made us feel really comfortable in front of the camera (which isn't easy to do!). She has a ton of creative ideas, and is great at making her ideas come to life in pictures. We can't say enough about how much we enjoyed working with her and her assistant."
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"Nikki is a truly talented photographer! She photographed our wedding day and we couldn't be more thrilled with the results! She is very professional and creative. From the getting ready shots, detail shots of our rings and accessories, to unique poses for pictures of my husband and I, she captured EVERY MOMENT! She has an eye for photography and I'm always amazed with how beautiful her work is! I highly recommend her for any event!"
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