NICKOLE DRAKE NOW SPECIALIZING IN ELOPEMENTS AND INTIMATE WEDDINGS FOR COUPLES WHO VALUE THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY.
I'm so happy you stopped by...I would love to be a part of your special day!
My goal is to make timeless wedding images that are never cheesy, while still capturing the essence of the day with beautiful moments that you will cherish forever. It’s a hefty goal and let me tell you, it doesn’t come easy.
Just a few keynotes below to help you understand my process.
Are you switching to an elopement due to COVID-19?
WHAT TO EXPECT
We focus on a documentary style of shooting, with some rearrangements of details. I will get shots of you getting ready, your dress and ALL the accessories you plan to wear, mingling of the wedding party, gift exchanges, you and mom/dad crying and anything else happening during this time.
Your choice or not...it helps run the day smoother, but again, totally your choice. This time is heavily planned, we’ll find the perfect location, let everyone know where we expect them to be, and once the scene is set, we ask the groom to turn around and let the rest unfold naturally.
CEREMONY & RECEPTION
Documentary style, we’ll stay out of the way, quickly darting in and out of the aisle to get the shots we need with a long lens so we’re not disturbing the guests or the officiant.
At the Reception, we let everyone relax and we capture those beautiful little moments during the evening that are largely unnoticed by everyone else, and of course all the little details you'll likely forget!
FORMALS & CREATIVES
We’ll transform to the classics briefly to get the photos the parents and grandparents want. Our system is efficient enough that we can blast through these and focus on our favorite time during a wedding…the creatives...THE best time of all!
We sweep the bride & groom and the rest of the wedding party away somewhere fun for some modern & editorial photos that will blow everyone away
MALIA + BK
“OMG Nickole! I am so obsessed, Thank you SO SO much! I can't believe these pictures, they're beyond perfect! They look like they're straight out of a magazine! I'm so happy I chose you to capture our wedding.”