Reviews

Thank you to all my clients who have chosen fun, over expected, bravo!

I was referred to Nicole from another photographer who spoke very highly of her and boy, he did not disappoint! Nicole has an incredible talent, a unique eye, and just one of the best personalities! I immediately fell in love with her and her adorable studio in Orange, CA. We discussed the wedding and she got to know both my husband and I, our story, our personalities, and we became instant friends. My husband is not always the best in […]

A Lindsay- Destination Wedding Greece

A Real Person, A True Artist. We loved Nicole‘s work the minute we saw it in a sample album at our wedding venue. When we met her for the first time it was so evident that she truly loves her craft. Nicole cares about her work, and she made it a point to get to know us so that the end product would be something we would appreciate. She is a true professional who infused her vision with what we […]

Ashley- 7 degrees Laguna Beach

Nicole did an incredible job covering our wedding! She is a very gifted photographer, our photos are beautiful! She was so fun to work with, and she really went above and beyond to make us feel special. The wedding photos are so unique, artistic, and they truly capture the essence of our wedding. The photo shoots she gifted us were so much fun, they were a great bonding experience, and we’ll never forget them. We highly recommend Nicole, and we […]

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Nicole is INCREDIBLE. I worked with her when I was a wedding coordinator at a venue in Laguna Beach. She was always so professional, easy to work with and so creative. When I got engaged, we reconnected and she was the perfect choice for our special day. She did an incredible engagement shoot that we are crazy about, and have the most amazing pictures that captured our all time favorite memory because of her special eye. If you want unique […]

Cayla & Brady Destination Wedding Portland

Nicole is amazing! My wife and i were looking for a gay friendly photographer for our engagement pictures and our wedding and we found Nicole. When we first visited her website we fell in love with the studio photos and knew that we didn’t want to take your “normal” engagement photos, we wanted the classic look and feel that we saw in her work. During the engagement session she made us feel extremely comfortable, especially since we had never taken […]

Cristina seven degrees romatic brides

“I have been taking my personal and professional pictures with Nicole Caldwell for the past 12 years. There is no one in the business that is better than her. Whether you need headshots, product shots, family pictures, Boudoir, or baby photos…she can do it in the most beautiful and creative way. I know this because I have done all of these types of pictures with her. Nicole captures angles that are truly stunning. Believe me once you have pictures done […]

Diana M

“There is nothing about the experience with Nicole we didn’t love. We’ve had her do both family photos in the US and our wedding in Australia. I don’t think we’ll ever use another photographer, her photos are artistic, spontaneous and candid. She puts you naturally and immediately at ease with her contagious energy. I cannot recommend her highly enough, and am looking forward to her capturing our family for years to come.”

Emily L- Destination Wedding Australia

“It all started with our engagement photos and from then on we have used Nicole for everything: boudoir, destination wedding in Barbados, and family session. Her photography is more than a generic session and her artistry is evident in every photo she creates!!!”

Erica- Destination Wedding Barbados

“Nicole Caldwell is everything you want a photographer to be and more. A real class act….She is 100% professional and still treats you like her best friends which immediately makes you feel at ease in the studio…she makes if fun. The day of the wedding her and her partner were right on time and got right to work. She was efficient with all the “check list” photos and got our guests back to enjoying the party in no time at […]

Heather B

I can honestly say Nicole is one of the coolest, professional, and talented women I have ever met. She incorporates candids (which came out to be the best photos!) as well as traditional family photos. As someone who does not like a lot of attention, having a camera on me naturally made me a little nervous. When Nicole and Kip, her assistant, came into my dressing room at the resort, I lost all fear. Nicole would be without a doubt […]

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“Nicole exceeded our expectations in every respect.  She was a true professional, immediately putting us at ease as we renewed our vows on the grounds of the Ritz Carlton.  Her work is impeccable.“

James and Colleen W. – Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

“Nicole Caldwell is simply the best! My husband and I first met Nicole when she did our engagement photos in Laguna beach. We were hooked ever since. She’s done our wedding, maternity, and multiple family sessions. We are looking forward to working with her for our ten year anniversary pics. Not only is Nicole a master of her craft, and will deliver unbelievable, timeless images, she is fun! Nicole is a pure joy to be with, and it feels like […]

Jen V

“Nicole Caldwell is a wonderful photographer: professional, flexible, and talented. . My husband and I worked with Nicole for an engagement session as well as on our wedding day. When I told her our idea of having our engagement pictures done in a dry lake bed outside of Las Vegas, she was more than accommodating and trekked along with us on some unpaved roads to reach the perfect spot. For our wedding, she delivered nothing less than excellent service. We are […]

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“Nicole Caldwell is who you go to for Wedding Photos ~ After working with Nicole I’ll simple state: Nicole Caldwell is who you go to for Photos…Period!

John B. – Island Hotel Newport Beach

“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 […]

Leila F. – Surf and Sand Resort

“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 […]

Miko M. – Pacific Club

“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.”

Monica – Destination Wedding Maui

“My husband is a portrait and documentary photographer who works full time in the photo industry. I am a fine art photographer who works in arts education. We met at an art gallery in California and currently reside in NYC. When we planned a destination wedding in Southern California we were overwhelmed with the task of choosing a wedding photographer. We know a lot of photographers but wanted something exceptional for our wedding day. Once we found Nicole, we knew […]

Pam P.

“Nicole is amazing at what she does. Her work is breathtaking, unique and beautiful. I’ve never met a photographer that instantly makes you feel comfortable in your own skin. She shot my surprise proposal, engagement, boudoir and wedding. She captures memories that you will treasure for a lifetime.”

Peyton P

“Nicole shot my husband and I’s engagement photos and Wedding photos. She blew us away not only with the photos she took but also her professionalism, relatability, and her awesome energetic fun personality. She made us feel so comfortable and gave such good direction to get perfect candid photos. I would recommend Nicole one every level, she won’t disappoint.”

Rachel V

“A wedding is one of the most sacred events in life. Selecting the right photographer to capture the special moments of your wedding day is something that you have to get right. Having Nicole Caldwell Studio as a part of our wedding team was the smartest decision we made. Nicole is experienced and insightful, which comes across in her consultations and her creative process. After learning about what was most important to Russell and me, Nicole made sound recommendations for both the engagement photo shoot and for our wedding day. She partnered […]

Rhotunda C.- Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

“Nicole Caldwell perfectly captured our sunrise elopement! Nicole’s photos evoke the stillness and intimacy of our ceremony, the playfulness and joyfulness of our post-ceremony celebration, and the beauty and magnitude of our surroundings in Washington, D.C. Nicole is exceedingly professional and fun all at the same time. Her instincts are incredible. She has an extraordinary ability to capture the moment as it is happening. And her ideas for the perfect shots were beyond what we could have imagined. Following our […]

Sarah- Destination Wedding Washington DC

“We knew we wanted Nicole to shoot our wedding from the moment we saw her work. She is truly a gifted artist and has the ability capture the raw emotion. Every time we look through our wedding album, we feel we are right back at The Ritz Laguna. “

Sue S- Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel