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Nick Kessler Photography

New York , NY

LOCATION

Richmond, VA US

PHONE

804-647-4924

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

I am a lover of music and that is how I got started as a photographer, shooting my friends bands when I wasn't playing a set myself. I have the highest appreciation for this art and... Read more
I am a lover of music and that is how I got started as a photographer, shooting my friends bands when I wasn't playing a set myself. I have the highest appreciation for this art and truly love photographing weddings. I like to keep things simple and have fun with you guys. I think that building trust is an important part of getting great photographs on your day and it's why I love doing engagement shoots with as many of my couples as possible. My style has been evolving for many years and it feels really good to keep getting better after photographing close to two hundred weddings. While I mostly work from a photojournalistic approach I won't hesitate to pose you when necessary. If you are pumped about the photography I would love to get to meet you!

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REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.2/5.0
We used Nick for our July wedding in 2015. He was great prior to the wedding and on wedding day. After the wedding, he went totally silent for over 4 months. Wouldn't respond to emails, calls, or text messages. Letters to his address even bounced back to us. We finally emailed some of his work colleagues and they contacted him for us, in which he then quickly delivered our photos to us. We were really heart broken over all of this. I would not recommend Nick to anyone.
We used Nick for our July wedding in 2015. He was great prior to the wedding and on wedding day. After the wedding, he Read more...
We used Nick for our July wedding in 2015. He was great prior to the wedding and on wedding day. After the wedding, he went totally silent for over 4 months. Wouldn't respond to emails, calls, or text messages. Letters to his address even bounced back to us. We finally emailed some of his work colleagues and they contacted him for us, in which he then quickly delivered our photos to us. We were really heart broken over all of this. I would not recommend Nick to anyone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.0/5.0
Overall, Nick did provide beautiful work in the end. However, the waiting you will do before you get your pictures is really not worth the stress. We had a similar situation to one reviewer on here who had to contact other people Nick works with (because Nick would not respond to repeated messages from us) to have them encourage Nick on our behalf, to send us our pictures. It took about 5 months, but we did eventually receive our pictures.
Overall, Nick did provide beautiful work in the end. However, the waiting you will do before you get your pictures is Read more...
Overall, Nick did provide beautiful work in the end. However, the waiting you will do before you get your pictures is really not worth the stress. We had a similar situation to one reviewer on here who had to contact other people Nick works with (because Nick would not respond to repeated messages from us) to have them encourage Nick on our behalf, to send us our pictures. It took about 5 months, but we did eventually receive our pictures. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
5/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Out of the two of us, my husband is the photography guru, and he personally requested Nick to be our wedding photographer. And oh my gosh am I happy with that request. Nick created a custom package for our wedding; he was completely flexible and responsive and was willing to meet us anywhere we wanted for our engagement shoot. We had multiple Skype meetings and went over the timeline and my requests, and he had a lot of helpful timeline comments and suggestions due to experience.

My husband is not necessarily photogenic...and prefers "candid" shots. Therefore I've never really been able to get an awesome picture of him containing a genuine smile. But we have never taken such good photos as we have with Nick! Nick's photos are - amazing. I am literally staring at them while back at work. Saying that I am happy with them is an understatement. Thank you Nick!
Out of the two of us, my husband is the photography guru, and he personally requested Nick to be our wedding photographer. Read more...
Out of the two of us, my husband is the photography guru, and he personally requested Nick to be our wedding photographer. And oh my gosh am I happy with that request. Nick created a custom package for our wedding; he was completely flexible and responsive and was willing to meet us anywhere we wanted for our engagement shoot. We had multiple Skype meetings and went over the timeline and my requests, and he had a lot of helpful timeline comments and suggestions due to experience.

My husband is not necessarily photogenic...and prefers "candid" shots. Therefore I've never really been able to get an awesome picture of him containing a genuine smile. But we have never taken such good photos as we have with Nick! Nick's photos are - amazing. I am literally staring at them while back at work. Saying that I am happy with them is an understatement. Thank you Nick! Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
10/20/2012
4.9/5.0
Nick was such a great photographer from our engagement photos all the way to our wedding. The photos were better than I could have expected with an artistic quality reserved for anything but a wedding and he was always responsive with questions.
Nick was such a great photographer from our engagement photos all the way to our wedding. The photos were better than I Read more...
Nick was such a great photographer from our engagement photos all the way to our wedding. The photos were better than I could have expected with an artistic quality reserved for anything but a wedding and he was always responsive with questions. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.1/5.0
I had no intention of writing a negative review; I was prepared to let my experience pass without raising a fuss. However, after seeing another review and after I was contacted by a stranger yesterday who was asking me about my experience with Nick because of her own (very recent) negative experience, I thought other brides deserved fair warning. I got married 3 years ago and we were extremely happy with the engagement photos and wedding photos that were posted online. The problems started after the wedding. Despite the fact that we had paid the contract in full prior to the wedding, it took 2 YEARS for use to receive our digital, high res photos and photo albums that were a part of the package we purchased. When we did receive the photos and albums, there were absolutely beautiful, but there was no excuse for the 2-year wait, the stress, and the hassle it took to get them.

On a sidenote: The person who contacted me said they got married 2 months ago. They have yet to receive their photos and Nick is ignoring their calls and e-mails.

If you choose to go with Nick, he's a nice guy and he definitely has an eye for this art, but beware that you may be waiting a long time for your pictures. In my opinion, no part of your wedding should be this needlessly stressful.
I had no intention of writing a negative review; I was prepared to let my experience pass without raising a fuss. However, Read more...
I had no intention of writing a negative review; I was prepared to let my experience pass without raising a fuss. However, after seeing another review and after I was contacted by a stranger yesterday who was asking me about my experience with Nick because of her own (very recent) negative experience, I thought other brides deserved fair warning. I got married 3 years ago and we were extremely happy with the engagement photos and wedding photos that were posted online. The problems started after the wedding. Despite the fact that we had paid the contract in full prior to the wedding, it took 2 YEARS for use to receive our digital, high res photos and photo albums that were a part of the package we purchased. When we did receive the photos and albums, there were absolutely beautiful, but there was no excuse for the 2-year wait, the stress, and the hassle it took to get them.

On a sidenote: The person who contacted me said they got married 2 months ago. They have yet to receive their photos and Nick is ignoring their calls and e-mails.

If you choose to go with Nick, he's a nice guy and he definitely has an eye for this art, but beware that you may be waiting a long time for your pictures. In my opinion, no part of your wedding should be this needlessly stressful. Read less
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Marshie
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Nick is an extremely talented artistic photographer. He puts his heart into everything he does. I am so lucky that we were able to spend the happiest day of our life with someone that we get along with so well. He delivered so many breathtaking accounts of our wedding day. We couldn't be happier.
Nick is an extremely talented artistic photographer. He puts his heart into everything he does. I am so lucky that we were Read more...
Nick is an extremely talented artistic photographer. He puts his heart into everything he does. I am so lucky that we were able to spend the happiest day of our life with someone that we get along with so well. He delivered so many breathtaking accounts of our wedding day. We couldn't be happier. Read less
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Cristina
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
When people see my wedding photos, the first thing they want to know is "wow! who was your photographer?" That's because Nick Kessler lives and breathes his photography and cares a lot about the couples he works with and their vision for the day. He is clearly a professional with not only superior technical skill, but an artistic eye. He has mastered taking pictures in any type of lighting. The best part about working with Nick is his personality. He got along with the entire wedding party so well, I did not feel like he was someone I hired but more like another friend at the wedding that was sharing in our joy just as much as every one of our guests. I would recommend him to anyone getting married.
When people see my wedding photos, the first thing they want to know is "wow! who was your photographer?" That's because Read more...
When people see my wedding photos, the first thing they want to know is "wow! who was your photographer?" That's because Nick Kessler lives and breathes his photography and cares a lot about the couples he works with and their vision for the day. He is clearly a professional with not only superior technical skill, but an artistic eye. He has mastered taking pictures in any type of lighting. The best part about working with Nick is his personality. He got along with the entire wedding party so well, I did not feel like he was someone I hired but more like another friend at the wedding that was sharing in our joy just as much as every one of our guests. I would recommend him to anyone getting married. Read less
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Chrystal
Wedding:
5/27/2012
4.7/5.0
Great to work with and provided us with great photos! Thanks for the memories :)
Great to work with and provided us with great photos! Thanks for the memories :)
Great to work with and provided us with great photos! Thanks for the memories :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Nick Kessler was my wedding photographer. I was a little concerned that Nick shoots weddings by himself without an assitant because I was afraid he wouldn't be able to capture everything. Boy was I wrong! Nick was fantastic and everyone at my wedding loved him. I even had one of my guests telling me "Your photographer is everywhere!" during the reception. He really makes sure he captures everything and must get an amazing workout at the same time! I don't know how he jumps around from place to place so fast but he did it. Nick is also extremely responsive. Almost every time I would email him I'd receive a response within the hour. Nick was recommended to us by another friend and we couldn't be happier we chose him as our wedding photographer. He truley loves photography and takes pride in his work. We would highly recommend...
Nick Kessler was my wedding photographer. I was a little concerned that Nick shoots weddings by himself without an Read more...
Nick Kessler was my wedding photographer. I was a little concerned that Nick shoots weddings by himself without an assitant because I was afraid he wouldn't be able to capture everything. Boy was I wrong! Nick was fantastic and everyone at my wedding loved him. I even had one of my guests telling me "Your photographer is everywhere!" during the reception. He really makes sure he captures everything and must get an amazing workout at the same time! I don't know how he jumps around from place to place so fast but he did it. Nick is also extremely responsive. Almost every time I would email him I'd receive a response within the hour. Nick was recommended to us by another friend and we couldn't be happier we chose him as our wedding photographer. He truley loves photography and takes pride in his work. We would highly recommend... Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
I'm the mother of the bride and couldn't be more pleased with Nick. He was wonderful and made sure we had all the pictures we wanted and came up with some great ideas!! I've only seen some preliminary but they are great!!!!!!! Nick you are the best!!! If you want a great photographer then hire Nick!!
I'm the mother of the bride and couldn't be more pleased with Nick. He was wonderful and made sure we had all the pictures Read more...
I'm the mother of the bride and couldn't be more pleased with Nick. He was wonderful and made sure we had all the pictures we wanted and came up with some great ideas!! I've only seen some preliminary but they are great!!!!!!! Nick you are the best!!! If you want a great photographer then hire Nick!! Read less
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