ongratulations Bride to be! This is one of the most exciting times in your lives and it can also be overwhelming! Especially when it comes to choosing your wedding photographer to capture it all.
You can call me your wedding day bestie! Just like a good best friend, I will always have your back in any way that I can whether its fluffing or carrying your dress, fixing the strap on your heels, letting you know if you need a lip gloss touchup or if you need an honest opinion, I'm your girl! If you ever start to stress, I will be the one telling you everything will be ok! Not only will I make you look and feel absolutely gorgeous but I will make sure you both feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera on one of the most special days in your lives. Your wedding experience should memorable and enjoyable!
Your love deserves to be beautifully captured in the most dreamy romantic soft light. Looking back at your photographs, you should relive that joy and emotion you both felt for each other. At the end of your wedding day, your dress will have been worn, the flowers will wilt and your cake will have been eaten. The only thing you will have left are your memories and photographs! These photographs are not only for you. These photographs are for your children, and for your grandchildren. They will preserve your family's history and legacy for generations to come.
Schedule a consultation!
Connecting on a personal level with each other is so important because during the wedding day we will spend a lot of time together! Before we talk all about your wedding vision, first I want to hear all about you both! How you both met? Where was your first date at? When did you know they were the one? And how he popped the question!
Because you will already have so much going on, I want this planning process to be as streamlined as possible. All of your documents and information will be located in one spot. From our emails, proposal & contract, your wedding questionnaire to your custom wedding timeline
Once your wedding date is secure, now that fun part really begins! You will receive your own copy of my Christy Nicole Bridal Guide magazine in the mail with over 100 pages of helpful wedding information to get you started. To preparing for your engagement session to prepping you for your big day! I got you covered!
SECURING your date
This is one of one favorite parts of the planning because we get to have a little pow wow! These sessions will allow you to get comfortable in front of the camera, get to know my shooting style and I get to teach you all of my posing tricks and tips so that by the wedding day you will be rock stars in front of the camera. I truly believe they are a vital part of the wedding experience and will make a big difference in the quality of your wedding photos.
My goal is to make your wedding day as stress free as possible! 3-4 months leading up to your wedding day, I will send you a wedding questionnaire to fill out that will include questions regarding your wedding day; first names of your bridal party & immediate family members, and how you would like certain things handled. This will allow me to create your custom wedding day timeline and family formals list so that everything is organized.
Your day is going to be absolutely amazing and it will feel like it’s flying by. I love arriving early so that I can scope out your venue, have a chance to meet your family & bridesmaids and of course give you a hug!
the wedding day
Finally the moment you have been waiting for where you get to marry the love of your life. My 2nd shooter and I will capture all of the traditional moments along with all of the moments in between that you didn't even know were happening. We will grab quick just married sunset portraits where you both get to enjoy a moment alone together before you join cocktail hour. The night will include dances and toasts. Followed by partying on the dancing floor, cake cutting and a final hug goodbye.
After the wedding day I will share sneak peeks with you and you will have your gallery link to download and enjoy photos while the rest of your photos are being edited. After the editing process is complete, you will have a gallery of beautiful wedding photos to download right away. You will have printing rights with all of your images and I highly recommend printing photos through a professional quality lab for best results.
If your collection includes a wedding album, we will begin the album designing process first thing in my off-season when I can dedicate my full attention to designing. If your collection does not include an album, don't worry you always have the option to purchase an album anytime after the wedding.
Your wedding album
I love seeing all of your pretty details come together and this allow me to warm up for the day! This is usually when I get to meet your bridesmaids and mom for the first time!
Capturing iconic bridal portraits because this is the one of the moments in a woman's life where she usually feels the most beautiful and I love being able to capture these once a bride steps into her dress and her veil is on.
This is such a romantic private moment to share together thats filled with lots of raw emotion. There will be laughs and probably even tears. I promise they are always worth capturing and add so much joy to your wedding day.
The moment after you share your first kiss and walk down the aisle as husband and wife is such a joyful moment followed by lots of hugs and kisses with your loved ones. Everyone is so excited to celebrate and get the party started.
Whether they are slow and intimate or choreographed to a fast paced song, I love capturing your first dance moments when you get to twirl around in your dress to a song you hand selected to describe your love story.
This time I get to spend with my couples is one that I cherish deeply. It's why they hired me and I get to capture the heart of their love story while also capturing my best work. Some of my couples most favorite portraits are captured during sunset when the lighting is soft and pretty.
10 hours of wedding day coverage, Two photographers, complimentary engagement session, online gallery for viewing and downloading.
I accept a limited number of weddings each year to ensure that my couples have the best experience.
If you're eloping in a park, on a beach, a cool location or just opting for a very small intimate ceremony with just your closest family and friends (without a bridal party & under 30 guests), these collections would be a great fit.
Please contact for more detailed information and availability.
Begin at $6,000
Begin at $1,500
I'm based in Virginia Beach and serve Hampton Roads, Williamsburg, Richmond, Charlottesville & Beyond.
I typically book weddings 15- months in advanced. To guarantee a wedding date, it’s always best to inquire once you know your wedding date & venue.
Yes, I'm fully insured and I would be happy to provide your wedding venue or your engagement session location with a copy of my insurance!
All 2nd shooters are hand selected by me. They are all working professional photographers in my photography community with similar shooting styles, level of shooting experience, gear and whom I know very well.
I’m a CANON girl! I use only full frame professional Canon bodies along with professional quality L lenses. (2) EOS R6, EOS 1v, Pentax 645N, 70-200mm, 135mm, 100mm Macro, 85mm, 50mm, 35mm, 24mm. (5) 600EX-RT Speedlight Flashes.
While I don't have an exact magic number, on average I deliver about 120 images per hour of shooting and you can expect about 1,000-1,500 images in your wedding gallery and 200 for your engagement gallery.
You will be granted full-printing rights with your images with your online gallery and you can print them anywhere, as many times as you’d wish, and share your images with whoever you would like. The full copyright does remain with me, meaning, you cannot submit or sell your images for publication without my permission and knowledge.
I duplicate a handful of images into black and white. Sometimes for aesthetic reason, if your church has very harsh overhead lighting, the DJ/venue has weird color casting lights or flashing spot lights, or sometimes I will deliver certain images into black and white in light of those situations.
No can do sorry! You're paying me to produce art, and editing is half of that job! I only deliver images that are fully custom edited in High Resolution JPEG.
"She took the time to listen to us"
"Virginia brides look no further and hire Christy. Words cannot express how talented Christy is!! She’s sweet, bubbly, easy to talk to, extremely organized and made us feel so at ease both during our engagement photos and our wedding shoot. Most importantly, she took the time to listen to us, making sure she captured certain specific shots we wanted photographed. She captured every little detail and made it possible for us to re-live our wedding every day."
- Jackie & Pedram
"She was hands down our favorite vendor from our entire wedding."
"Words cannot describe how incredibly happy I am with our wedding photos and my entire experience working with Christy! She was hands down our favorite vendor from our entire wedding. From the initial phone conversation to the day of, she was so easy and enjoyable to work with. It was such a relief to have found a photographer that I could trust. I had complete confidence in her and it was one less thing to worry about."
- Megan & Matt
"I will treasure the photos for the rest of my life!"
Christy was seriously the best! I was a COVID bride and with the constant change of situations, I knew I could always count on her. She was so great to work with. I really appreciated her organization, especially amidst the craziness of all of the moving plans. The photos are GORGEOUS!!!! ALL of my family and friends continually GUSH about the light and beauty of my wedding photos. I know I will treasure the photos for the rest of my life!!
- Jenna & Matt
"She cares deeply about her couples and it shows in her work."
"Christy makes real life look like a fairy tale! She is an incredibly talented photographer and her photos capture love and happiness in the most perfect way. Christy is also amazing to work with. She is sweet, kind, organized, and fun. She cares deeply about her couples and it shows in her work. My fiancé and I felt like Christy was our friend by the end of the wedding. She is amazing in every way."
- Lily & Austin
"She kept the day on schedule"
I could not have asked for a better photographer! From the moment we first spoke on the phone, I knew she would be a perfect fit for us. During our entire wedding day, everyone came up to me complimenting how great Christy was (not just with photographing but how sweet and kind she was!). She kept the day on schedule and coordinated with each of our vendors before and during the wedding to ensure everything went smoothly.
- Katie & Matt
"Christy was a dream to work with"
She guided us through our poses until we felt comfortable and at ease. We knew the day of would be no different! When we saw Christy at our wedding, it was like seeing an old friend. We had the best time shooting with her and she even sent me a good amount of preview pictures 2-3 days after the wedding! Christy was a dream to work with and we could not have asked for a better photographer to capture our special day.
- Stefani & Mike
While I think having digital photos are great and all in this day of age, I don't think they were meant to sit on an iPhone or a usb drive in a draw. I believe photos are meant to be printed and displayed in your home to share with your friends and family. Wedding albums are meant to be passed down and become family heirlooms. I offer beautiful handcrafted wedding albums and can be added onto any wedding collection to become your first heirloom.