I believe that every couple has a story to tell and I would love to tell yours. Choosing the right photographer is very important because after your wedding day the only thing you will have left are your memories and photographs! At the end of the day; your cake will be eaten, the flowers will wilt but the photographs you have will last a lifetime.
getting to know each othEr!
It's important that we connect with each other on a personal level because on the wedding day we will spend a lot of time together and I rather feel like a close trusted friend than a hired vendor.
Before we talk all about pretty wedding details, first I want to hear all about your love story! How you both met? Where was your first date at? When did you know they were the one? And all about the proposal 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
If you and your fiancé decide that we're the perfect fit and would like me to document your love story, its time to save your date!
Once your wedding date is booked, 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 whole planning process 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.
Engagement sessions are included in all of my wedding collections because 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.
Your engagement session
I enjoy being apart of the planning process because my goal as our wedding photographer 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, a list of your wedding vendors and how you would like certain things handled. This information will allow me to create your custom wedding day timeline and family formals list so that everything is super 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!
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.
After you say I do, depending on the sunset time we will grab quick just married romantic sunset portraits where you both get to enjoy a moment alone together before you join cocktail hour. I will photograph your reception details before making your big entrance. The night will include your formal 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. I encourage all of my couples to share their gallery link with their wedding guests.
After the editing process is complete, you will have a gallery full of high-resolution 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.
Your online gallery
If your collection includes a custom designed leather or linen album, we will begin the album designing process first thing in my off-season when I can dedicate my full attention to album designing. If your collection does not include an album, you always have the option to purchase an album after the wedding if you would like.
I will predesign your first album draft for you with your favorite photos to get you started then you will have multiple rounds of album proofing where you can make any changes. Once you're happy with your layouts, you will be able to fill out an album questionnaire so that we can finalize your cover details before its printed and mailed directly to you.
wedding album Design
"Christy photographed our engagement session and wedding and 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 engagement session, she made us feel comfortable - it was like working with a friend! We received sooooo many compliments on our engagement photos so I knew our wedding would be no different. 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. We just received our sneak peek photos and I. Am. Blown. Away. They are the most amazing photos I have ever seen and I am not just saying that because it was my wedding ;) We had so much going on during our wedding that many of the details were missed but Christy made sure to capture everything! If you are in need of a photographer who takes BEAUTIFUL photos that truly capture who you are as a couple, Christy is the way to go! I would recommend her over and over and over again!
"She kept the day on schedule and coordinated with each of our vendors before and during the wedding."
Katie & Matt
"Christy was the first and best vendor we hired; in fact we reached out to her even before selecting a venue and choosing our date. We saw her beautiful photos and light and airy style and knew our wedding would not be complete without her as our photographer! From start to finish Christy was an absolute pleasure to work with. She is very responsive and thorough in sharing and collecting important information about the wedding day. The day of, it felt like having another friend in the room with us as we were getting ready for the ceremony. Everyone was in awe of the little touches Christy used to capture all of the special details. She delivered a “sneak peek” gallery quickly after the wedding filled with a ton of beautiful photos from all different aspects of the day. When the full album was ready, we were simply amazed. The only way to describe our photos is absolutely perfect."
"The day of, it felt like having another friend in the room with us as we were getting ready for the ceremony."
Kate & Sean
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!! If you are considering Christy, definitely book her!!!!
"I knew I could always count on her."
Jenna & Matt
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. She sent us a ton of “sneak peak” photos shortly after our wedding and they came out more beautiful than I ever could have imagined! I couldn’t stop starring at them with happiness my whole honeymoon! My husband actually hates his photo being taken more than anyone and she even got him to love the photo sessions because she is so good at directing you, making you laugh, and getting you comfortable in front of the camera. I could tell that she truly loves her job and it makes working with her extra fun! Christy is not only extremely talented, but she’s professional, super sweet and organized. She answered all my emails right away, provided me with a list of recommended wedding vendors, and even mails you a super helpful bridal guide with wedding advice. Book her now - you won’t regret it!
"It was such a relief to have found a photographer that I could trust"
Megan & Matt
"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 fiance and I felt like Christy was our friend by the end of the wedding. She is amazing in every way."
"My fiance and I felt like Christy was our friend by the end of the wedding."
Lily & Austin
"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. We are BEYOND obsessed with our wedding photos! Hire Christy - you won’t regret it! She was truly a dream to work with."
"She captured every little detail and made it possible for us to relieve our wedding every day."
Jackie & Pedram
"Christy was truly one of the best parts of my wedding experience. From the first time we met (via Skype meeting!) she made my husband and I feel 100% positive that she was the photographer for our special day. Our engagement session was one of the most fun days we had during our wedding experience. We knew we wanted to take our pictures in Central Park, a place that is very special to my husband and I. She went above and beyond to research different spots for our pictures and it definitely paid off! The result were gorgeous pictures of a happy, relaxed engaged couple, thanks to Christy. 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. Book Christy, you will not be disappointed!"
"She guided us through our poses until we felt comfortable and at ease."
Stefani & Mike
We truly could not be more grateful for having found Christy during our search for a photographer for our wedding day. Working with Christy throughout a naturally stressful wedding planning process was the absolute nicest/biggest breath of fresh air for me - and honestly, our entire wedding experience, right down to the day of, was THAT much better just by having Christy as one of our vendors. Her sweet, friendly, bubbly personality made us feel immediately at ease and this was such a huge help in making us feel more comfortable in front of the camera during our engagement shoot. She was so helpful throughout the entire process leading up to the wedding, and created the most helpful itinerary for us to follow on the day of (I don't know what we would have done without her!). Every skype and email communication was so thorough and detailed, and I loved how organized she was with everything. We could not be happier with our photos as well - she is so incredibly talented, and our friends/family cannot stop talking about how stunning all of the photos are! Christy was not just our wedding photographer; in the end, she has become our friend and we are just so excited to refer any future brides-to-be, family, and friends to her!
"She was so helpful throughout the entire process leading up to the wedding"
Stacey & Virang
"Christy was the photographer for our wedding and we could not be happier!! From the first time we spoke on the phone, I knew that Christy was the perfect fit for our wedding! Christy put my husband and I both at ease during our engagement photos and my husband said he "actually had fun" :) Christy was incredibly organized and professional during the whole process. On the day of our wedding, she did not overlook a single detail! She was wonderfully patient with family portraits and tourists. And the pictures - absolutely stunning!!! She captured perfectly the intimate wedding ceremony, our guests dance floor moves, glam bridal party shots and awesome sparkler send off!! We were so thrilled that my sister also had Christy shoot her wedding. She is truly a gem!!"
"Christy was incredibly organized and professional during the whole process."
Amanda & Jansen
I love starting the day off with your beautiful bridal details, I consider this my "warm up" time. Shooting these details allows me to be really creative from the moment I begin shooting on your wedding day. This is usually when I get to meet your bridesmaids and mom for the first time. One of my favorite photos to capture is your ladies helping you into your gown, I call this the "Cinderella" photo.
This is such a romantic moment that is filled with so much raw emotion and joy. It's not rushed or timed, there will be laughs and probably even tears. In my experience, grooms are more likely to express raw authentic emotion during ceremonies when they aren't nervous. When you share a private moment together, they become more relaxed and sometimes even more emotional as you walk down the aisle. While you get more opportunities for photos, you actually get to spend more time together on one of the most important days of your lives. However if you would like to keep it traditional, thats ok too! Your wedding day will be amazing no matter what you decide!
You get to do a twirl or two
Wedding collections start at $5,200. All collections include at least 9-10 hours of wedding day coverage, complimentary engagement session, second photographer, online gallery of edited high-resolution images with printing rights. I only accept a limited number of weddings each year to ensure that my couples have the best experience. Please contact for more detailed information and availability.
Elopement collections start at $1,500 for 3 hours of coverage on location, online gallery of edited high-resolution images with printing rights. This collection is perfect for couples wanting to have the most sacred part of their wedding day documented with only their closest friends or immediate family members present followed by romantic portraits. Extra wedding coverage is also available. Please contact for more detailed information and availability.
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 to your grandchildren and become family heirlooms for future generations. I offer beautiful hand made wedding albums and that be added onto any wedding collection to become your first heirloom.