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?
Take a look through my FAQ's below, and hit "Send an Inquiry" to reach out. I'll check the availability of your date and send you info about my Wedding Collections.
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?
What do your collections include?
In what areas do you work? Do you travel for Destination Weddings?
Do you recommend a Second Photographer?
What is your turn-around time and how many images should I expect?
Can I make changes to my collection after booking?
Can I order wall art & prints through you?
Can my wedding be published in a magazine or blog?
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!
Sometimes there may still be availability as little as 2-4 months prior to your date, especially for Friday or Sunday events.
If I'm not available on your wedding day I'd be happy to reach out to my network and send you a list of referrals.
Collections are based on hours of coverage, and a digital gallery of edited images is always included! Collections can also include an engagement session, a second photographer, a custom album, and parent albums! I do have 3 collections to choose from, but can tailor them to include exactly what you're looking for! Pricing starts at $3200 for 8 hours of coverage. Contact me for more info!
I am based in the small town of Ulysses, KY and can cover weddings as far west as Lexington and as far east as Charleston, WV.
I take a very limited number of destination weddings, but am always happy to consider your event depending on my schedule! Please reach out with your date & location and I'll let you know my availability and send you a quote.
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 this to your collection 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!
I usually post a "sneak peek" within 48 hours, and the rest of your gallery should be ready within about 4 weeks! You're more than welcome to check in any time for an estimated finish date. I typically deliver over 500 images for an 8-hour wedding day. 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!
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 2 weeks prior to the event.
Yes, you are welcome to order framed art, canvas, or metal as well as 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.
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 day featured! I'm happy to submit to your favorite publication, or we can take a look at a long list of options to find the best match!
Because publications do require release permissions, please give me a heads-up before pursuing this on your own. I'll be happy to oblige!
You can trust that you're in good hands! While Kentucky does not require a license for photography businesses, I am a registered LLC and am also a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) through the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).
I 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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