Hey friends! I want to take this time to introduce my Starbucks loving self. (I’m literally addicted to their White Iced Tea + Hot Chocolate.) I’m an Illinois based photographer (serving worldwide) specializing in weddings + families. I’m from Cedar Rapids, Iowa and really just a Midwest girl all around. I’m laid back, sarcastic, + a self proclaimed fun-haver. I enjoy breaking the ice and providing an atmosphere where my clients feel comfortable and can be themselves. I have a husband of 8 years, a three year old daughter + a little boy on the way. I also have two sweet pups. A Saint Bernard, Molly + a Rat Terrier, Otter. I would rescue allll the dogs if I could. I LIVE for golden hour light. (The last hour before sunset.) I’m hooked on Grey’s Anatomy+ could forever watch re-runs of The Office + Park’s and Rec! I love funny movies + on a wedding day you can count on me quoting some of my faves.
If you’re looking to hear more, I would love to grab a beer at a local brewery (cider beer is my favorite) or hit up a Starbucks and not drink coffee.
WHAT SETS US APART?
EXPERIENCE- I’ve been documenting love stories for almost a decade. It’s important to find someone with experience in all aspects of a wedding day. Lighting scenarios, wrangling the wedding party, organizing family + of course capturing all of those candid + raw moments. Wedding photographer’s do so much more than click a button.
RECOGNITION- NLP has been published on many wedding blogs + magazines. From The Inspired Bride to Minnesota Bride Magazine. We have also won awards such as: The Knot Best of Weddings, Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Awards + most recently became a finalist in the Shoot+Share contest which had 413,000 images entered! Some of our wedding images were in the top 200!
INVESTMENT- My clients are so much more to me. I’m on the other end of emails + texts that excited brides send when they choose their dress or find flowers they love. Why? Because I care. A wedding IS a big deal and your moments are important to me.
What is my style?
This is a question I get asked a lot when meeting with potential clients. My style is romantic, bright + authentic. I strive to capture real emotions. The kind of moments that make you laugh and cry. I provide direction but strive to display natural chemistry + raw moments.
When you hire a wedding photographer, you are also hiring: a creative director, a people wrangler, a storyteller..We need to be able to remain calm when everyone else is in a panic + be a self proclaimed light master. We work in many different lighting situations throughout the day and need to be knowledgeable as well as prepared. I have almost a decade of experience doing just that! Your wedding day photography is an investment. It’s the one thing you will have forever. Make sure you don’t have any regrets!
Any other questions? Just ask!
“There are truly not enough words to explain how wonderful Nicki is, working with her was an absolute amazing experience. From the beginning, Nicki was always very punctual in getting back to us every time we would reach out to her, it was so convenient to be able to communicate via email (as we all have busy schedules) . From our engagement session to our wedding day we are more than impressed with Nicki’s skill, her work has created lifetime memories for us and will never be able to thank her enough! The day of our wedding, Nicki was professional, but also so much fun. She truly cares about the bride and groom, wanting to make sure every moment is captured and that we got the absolute most out of her services. We are forever grateful to have been blessed with Nicki Lynn Photography to capture our special day!”