Picking a photographer was one of the hardest decisions we made while planning our wedding. I knew that the photographs were an extremely important part of our wedding. I wanted someone that took photos that were unique and artistic, but also captured all of those classic wedding shots. We also wanted someone that had a good personality that was easy to work with and gave us direction. Nicole by far exceeded our expectations in every way! She is a true woman of her craft. She is so professional and has such great experience, it made us calm and it was easy to take good photos with her. During the wedding, she and her awesome assistant took pictures without being in the way. They were fast and efficient. No nonsense, while making us laugh and have a great time. It was a highlight and a great memory to boot! Nicole was able to rally our family and quickly get great shots of us so they could return to the cocktail hour. Nicole also had a photo station for our guests, I highly recommend it! The lighting she uses has a warm glow and made everyone look great! The candid shots are hilarious. We just received the photos this week and we are absolutely thrilled with them. I feel like they are magazine quality and they are so flattering! Plus there are so many unique pictures that I don’t think a “typical” wedding photographer would capture. Nicole was hands down our favorite vendor of the entire event and she is worth every penny! I will definitely keep in touch with her, recommend her every chance I get and hire her for future life events.”
Nicole is an incredible photographer. My husband and I did an engagement photoshoot with her in her studio and on the campus at UC Irvine before our wedding so we could all become acquainted with one another. A really great idea, because by the day of the wedding, her presence was calming and not overwhelming at all. The pictures are stunning and I loved getting to know Nicole. For any future photo needs, I will definitely seek her out. She is truly a world class photographer and a seriously awesome person!”
― Leila F. Surf and Sand Resort
While touring our venue we were shown photos of prior events and I was drawn to the photos taken by Nicole Caldwell. After viewing her website I knew she was the photographer for my wedding and I didn’t even need to meet with her. I called and asked if she was open on my wedding day. I lucked out as she was available. Each package offers an engagement session to get to know the bride and groom and we instantly loved her. Our engagement photos were gorgeous from the studio shots to those taken on the beach. Working with Nicole was a blast! She put us at ease and made the photo session so much fun. Our wedding photos started in the hotel room as I was getting ready and ended when our limo was driving us away from the venue at the end of the evening. She brings an assistant so not a moment is missed. The angles of her shots and the lighting are stellar. She captures the tiniest detail with an amazing eye. Her energy had all the guests smiling and at ease. When I received my wedding photos I was blown away! They were utter perfection. She was able to capture every intimate moment from start to finish. I have since met with Nicole and 7 months later am still finding it hard to pick my favorites for a photo album. I may let her put the album together and I am sure I will be delighted with the results. Since the wedding I have used Nicole for a boudoir session and will use her for every important moment from pregnancy to family photos. There is no photographer better!”
― Samantha T. Seven Degrees
OMG… I can’t believe I didn’t write you. I must have been over joyed to have received such wonderful pictures last Friday … We loved them and everyone else who saw them thought you did such an amazing job capturing the moments as well as our personalities.”
― Mimi L. Malibu
Nicole is absolutely brilliant!!! She has an incredible eye and it shows on her finished product. She was our engagement photographer and our wedding day photographer. She is extremely professional but also a lot of fun, and just wants to capture all of the fun of the wedding. She puts you at ease and that shows in her work. She also did a photo booth at the wedding and has this new camera that takes pictures so quickly, that it makes it seem like a video. All of my guests loved the photo booth and her and her assistant Kip!”
― Sunni Segerstrom Art Center
Nicole Caldwell Photography is THE BEST! She gives you an ease when taking photos and works great with even personalities that do not like taking photos! She is a photographer with an eye for great shots in an artistic sense. She did our engagement photos as well and we were very pleased! We will hire her to take family photos for sure!”
― Ashley T. Surf and Sand Resort
I am breathless! You truly are the most creative and talented photographer and I am so fortunate to have had you capture my special day. The engagements, boudoir and wedding shots have all far exceeded my expectations. I am in love with all my photos. I can’t wait to do maternity and family shots one day. Thank you again so much. Amazing!
― Monica P. Destination Wedding Maui
Nicole is such a talented photographer! She makes taking pictures fun and really captures the moments. Nicole did our engagement and wedding photos, and we couldn’t be happier!! She is outstanding!
― Brittany Surf and Sand Resort
Nicole was excellent. From our first meeting we knew she was the perfect choice. Our original photographer dropped out 3 months before the big day so we were a little worried in finding the right fit. She put us at ease, listened to us and understood what we were after. Her detailed knowledge of our wedding venue, The Surf & Sand Resort, was also a massive bonus. She also took charge, kept us on schedule and made us feel relaxed- exactly what we asked of her. I couldnt thank her enough. I would highly recommend her to anyone reading this review or anyone I know.”
― Chris Surf and Sand Resort
Wow! is the best word to describe Nicole’s talent. Beautiful pictures, so fun to work with and you never knew she was there taking pictures until you get them back from her. There are shots that she took that we still try to figure out where she was. We love the time and dedication she gives to each picture to make sure what we get is perfection.”
― George Surf and Sand Resort
Nicole did the most amazing job! I believe one of the best decisions I made towards the wedding was choosing her to be the photographer. The photos were way beyond believable. I would recommend her to anybody. I am beyond happy!”
― Maggie Neighborhood Church
We had a wonderful wedding and have tremendous pictures. Nicole is not only a fabulous photographer, but she is a great person to work with. She is an artist!!”
― Barbara O. Surf and Sand Resort
WONDERFUL! BEAUTIFUL! TRUE ARTIST!! I can go on and on about Nicole Caldwell Photography! My husband and I met Nicole in Feb. 2010. I had noticed her work 3 years earlier. A girlfriend of mine hired Nicole to capture her engagement & wedding pictures. I asked my friend for her photographer’s info. I kept it, making sure that when it was my turn…I was definitely going to give Nicole a buzz. So here we are, 3 years later…..I called. We met Nicole at her new location in Old Towne Orange. What a great studio! Looking at her work, you can tell she is definitely an artist at heart and she definitely has “the eye” in capturing a great photo. We took engagement photos and the pictures were PHENOMENAL!! Our family & friends who have seen our pictures rave about them. They continue to share with us that our pictures have something that makes it stand out and that our photographer definitely knows how and when to capture a moment. I’m eager to see our wedding pictures and know that without a doubt…those pictures are going to be AMAZING!!!! KUDOS to Nicole Caldwell!!! For all the future brides out there…this is one photographer you DEFINITELY have to check out!!!!”
― Anna Christi Black Gold Golf Club
It all started with our engagement photos and from then on we have used Nicole for everything: boudoir, destination wedding in Barbados, family session, and soon again for our little one’s 1 year session! For us…professional photography is not in our comfort zone and yet Nicole made us feel comfortable through every step of our interactions with her. She is amazingly talented yet humble, professional and fun, punctual, and everything a couple would need and expect for their big day. I have and will continue to recommend her to anyone in need of a photographer. Her photography is more than a generic session and her artistry is evident in every photo she creates!!!
― Erica Barbados destination wedding
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