Nicole is an international portrait & wedding photographer based out of Alberta, Canada. Her influence has branched out far beyond the boundaries of her city, bringing her throughout much of Canada, and on to international destinations such as Iceland, Italy, New York and Australia. Nicole's most recent acknowledgements include the World's Best Wedding Photographer 2016 & 2017 by Junebug Weddings and Canada's top 30 under 30.
How did you get into the wedding industry?
I went to University to become a teacher but shortly after my degree, my focus shifted to photography. I am self-taught and have now been shooting professional for 7 years.
Tell us about one of your best experiences at work?
Getting to be a part of anyone's day is a really amazing experience but it was deeply flattering to be flown across the world to document a clients day in Australia.
What equipment do you use?
I use all professional Canon gear.
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon 85mm 1.2 II
Canon 70-200 2.8 II
Canon 24-70 2.8 II
Canon 45mm Tilt Shift
Canon 600 EXRT x2
Think Tank Pro Bag
What's your favorite part of the wedding day? Why?
When the couple gets to see each other for the first time. It's such an honour to be a part of such a vulnerable moment.
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
“THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CRAZY ENOUGH TO THINK THEY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD ARE THE ONES WHO DO.”
Any advice for Brides and Grooms?
Plan the day around what makes you deeply happy. Everything else is secondary.
Any personal advice for fellow Photographers & Videographers?
Ignore the noise of the industry and focus on what makes you happy. Stay hungry and be kind!