Custom By Nicole
I was so lucky to stumble upon Custom By Nicole’s website when I was searching for wedding photographers. From the moment I saw her work I HAD to have her at my wedding. I was obsessed with every picture that she took on my wedding day. Not only were all of the photos beyond amazing and gorgeous, Nicole and her assistant Jen were such a pleasure to work with. Being that I live in NY and she is based out of Penn. I didn’t in fact meet with her in person until the day of my wedding. Let me tell you that didn’t matter because we had numerous phone conversations and I felt like I had known her for years! After the first time I spoke with her on the phone I was immediately comfortable and confident in her professionalism and experience. She was so organized and on top of things that I don’t know what I would have done without her. I loved the fact that you can customize her packages and that you get a cd with all the photos she takes at the wedding… retouched! Every since I posted some of her pictures on my facebook page I have gotten so many compliments. People are in aw with how beautiful her work is. I can’t wait to get them printed. To be wedding photos are the most important part of the entire day. My husband and I couldn’t have been happier with her services and could not have imagined our special day with her. I highly recommend Custom by Nicole to anyone who is looking for a wedding photographer
Custom by Nicole Photography was wonderful. Nicole helped the day go by smoothly. She is a real artist and takes truly breathtaking photographs. She captures it all, even moments you didn't see. If I ever had any questions she got back to me in a timely manner and always answered honestly. You get everything you pay for with her. Looking back at all our photos really felt like we re-lived the day. Would def. recommend her to anyone!
Nicole was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her artistry is amazing. Our album is so beautiful and reads like a video. Everytime I look at it, i can see the day all over again. I don't think you could find a more talented photographer anywhere. She captured every aspect of our day without ever being obtrusive. I can honestly say that when I finally saw the pictures I never knew she took most of them. I will forever have my album to remind me of one of the most special days of my life. Thank you Nicole.
It was so wonderful working with Nicole for our wedding. Her photographs are absolutely beautiful...she exhibited such professionalism and her work reflects the passion that she has for her trade. She was always quick to respond with any questions/concerns I may have had, and her turn around was extremely fast with photos/albums/thank you cards. I would highly recommend Nicole to any bride that is looking for an amazing photographer for their wedding.
I can't say enough wonderful things about Nicole! From start to finish she was just incredible. We live in VA, so we planned long distance. I interviewed photographers over the phone, which is much more difficult than doing it in person. When we decided to hire Nicole, she said that she was actually going to be on vacation in Washington DC (where I work) the following week, so we arranged to meet for coffee and get together in person to sign the contract and pay the deposit. She was on vacation with her husband (who is also a sweetheart by the way) and she most definitely did not have to take time out of her vacation to meet with me. But she did, and did so with a smile. We spent a good amount of time talking about the wedding and details too.
Next came our engagement session. Though we live in VA and were getting married in NY, we wanted to do our engagement session in PA where we met and where I went to college. She was more than willing to travel (I think it was about a 2 hour trip for her) and only charged $75 for the travel. I expected her to take about 2 hours with us, so imagine my surprise when she spent FOUR hours doing our engagement shoot! And she didn't charge anything extra for her additional time. She took over 700 photos of the engagement and they came out absolutely incredible! Not only did she put up a facebook teaser of about 40 photos three days later, but we had our DVD of all the amazing images within a week!!! I was absolutely floored by her level of service.
The wedding day was no different. She arrived on time with her assistant (who ended up being her husband John. It was nice to see him again and they worked well as a team. They were all business and unless I told people that they were married, no one would have known. I appreciated that level of commitment to the job!) At the wedding she was unobtrusive, I barely even noticed her! And yet, the shots she took were breathtaking. The posed family and bridal party photos went well and were over quickly enough that we were able to join our cocktail hour, which was something I requested. She captured our dances perfectly and just completely captured the sheer joy and overwhelming love of the day. We got married in September, a busy wedding season for most vendors in this area. Keep in mind too that hurricane Irene had caused a ruckus not too long before - which left her without power and out of commission for a while. Even with her being "behind" due to all of this, we had our DVD with all 1080 of our incredible photos just over a month after the wedding. (Of course, waiting for wedding photos feels like an eternity, but a month really isn't long at all in the scheme of things.)
All in all, Nicole was absolutely phenomenal and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer. No one tells you how much photography costs and I will admit I was shocked at prices at first - not only for Nicole, but for the others we looked at as well. Her prices fell pretty much smack-dab in the middle of the range we found, but the quality of her work and the professionalism of her services makes her priceless. She was the best money we spent on our wedding, hands down. Thank you so much Nicole!!!!!
Having Nicole photograph our wedding was one of the best wedding decisions we made!
I felt immediately at ease and comfortable with her from the very first meeting. She is great to work with, her prices and packages are affordable for any budget and the quality of work surpassed my expectations.
She was very well organized and managed to get tons of photographs of us, the bridal party and our families in the limited amount of time we had for formal pictures. She is great at capturing the love we felt that day as well as the beauty of our surroundings. She definately has a great eye and manages to make everything look amazing and artistic.
She also took amazing photographs of the reception which was great since we were unable to see everything that was going on so it is fun to look at the photos and see what our friends/family were up to. We also added the photobooth at our wedding reception which was a big hit!
We are always getting compliments on our wedding photos and album.
I recommend Custom by Nicole to EVERYONE! You will not be disappointed!
Nicole is one of the most talented photographers we met! She listened to every word we said and delivered above and beyond our expectations. Her prices are very reasonable for what you get and she is willing to work with you on your specific needs and wants. You will never be dissapointed with her final products and she is also very timely in delivering your pictures to you. We look forward to using Nicole in all our future events and have already recommended her to several family members, friends, brides-to-be, expectant mothers, etc.
Nicole's work is absolutely amazing! She has an amazing eye and tremendous talent. We are blown away by how beautiful our engagement and wedding pictures are. From the moment we met, Nicole was very easy to work with. She was always available via phone and email and was quick to answer any questions that we had. She always gave her input and opinion in a professional manner. It can be difficult to act natural while having someone you don't know very well take pictures of you, but Nicole made this very easy during our engagement shoot, and for our wedding we were very comfortable. Prior to signing a contract with Nicole, we did a lot of research, as photography was of utmost importance to us. Many photographers in the Hudson Valley are very overpriced, but we felt that Nicole was affordable, especially for the quality of her work. Her turnaround time for proofs is very fast. I believe we had our engagement pictures one week after we took them, and we had our wedding photos when we returned home from our honeymoon two weeks later.
We are so glad a friend recommended her to us!
Her work is beautiful! She returns calls and emails promptly. During our engagement and wedding shoots it was sometimes difficult to follow her direction. Overall, I am happy with her services.
We used Custom by Nicole for our Photo Booth! It was the BEST $$$ EVER spent! Our guests had a blast using the photo booth and I have all of the photo strips to prove it! Very professional and FUN!!!!!
Nicole is incredibly talented, creative, and extremely professional. She had so many great ideas for different shots and she was contantly taking photos. She captured every single moment and every single little detail of our day. Our photos look like they are straight out of a bridal magazine. We have been getting compliments from all of our guests about how great she is and how great the photos came out. No one can capture your day like Nicole- she's simply the best!
I don't even know how to begin to describe how happy we are with the photgraphy services we received from Custom by Nicole. She did not just show up on our wedding day and take pictures. She called me well before the wedding and discussed exactly what we wanted. She was very prepared and professional when she got to the venue. She somehow took almost a thousand pictures and I never felt like she was in my face or dragging us around to take pictures. I was recently in a wedding, and I saw a complete difference in the way that photographer was compared with Nicole. She is very creative and artistic and took absolutely beautiful shots, all done in somewhat of a hurry (becuase we started our ceremony late...). The cost was more than reasonable. You will not find a better price. We had all the pictures on disc and proofs in an album when we got back from our honeymoon. All pictures were excellent quality. We had the album less than 2 weeks from when we confirmed all the pictures. The album is beautiful and we have the disc so that we can print anything we want from anywhere we choose. She responds to emails very quickly and was a pleasure to work with. She also brought an assistant who was awesome. Aside from being a wonderful photographer, working very quickly, and having great prices, she is very pleasant and easy to work with. If I ever need a photgrapher again, I would definitely call Nicole and I would recommend her to anyone. I love my album and all our pictures and can't stop looking at them!
You won't find a finer, more talented, or professional photographer. Nicole has the unique ability to capture real emotion in her photographs, she is a true artist. Our wedding day, as yours will be, was filled with the love, joy and support of our family and friends and that shines through in each and every photograph. We have loved every moment of working with her and recommend her to anyone. Your photographer is the most important investment you as a bride must make (aside from the groom!) and Nicole was the single best decision we made!
After much research we selected Nicole because of her personality, her portfolio, and the great packages all at reasonable prices. We kept in touch right up to the day of the wedding. She showed up at our location, was a pleasure to work with (especially considering we had a very large bridal party) and took great shots. Somehow she was able to get pictures of everything, not just the main events but the side conversations/happenings as well. She did this all while flying under the radar.
The pictures were ready after a few weeks and the album was complete shortly after giving her our list of photos. The pictures are fantastic. I have received so many compliments on how beautiful and artistic they are. I also heard several times that some of the pictures could be in a magazine.
She is also a graphic designer and the layout of our album was extra special because she has the talent to blend pictures together and put special touches on individual images. I believe that is a great asset as a wedding photographer, instead of just having all the pictures lined up in the book.
I can't say enough good things about her work and highly recommend her!
Nicole is awesome!!! I was put in charge of the photographer and totally lucked out. You cannot go wrong by having her do your wedding. Highly suggest Nicole! Paul
Working with Nicole was an absolute pleasure! Her willingness to please us was amazing. Nicole captured every detail of our special day beautifully without us or our guests feeling like there was a camera in our face all day. We had our proofs and CD's about two weeks after our wedding and our albums within two weeks of giving her our picks. Working with Nicole feels like working with a friend. She truly cares about her clients and wants to make sure they are completly satisfied. We look foward to working with her whenever we want a professional to capture life's specail moments.
Working with Nicole was an excellent experience. She is extremely professional, she has great ideas for different types of shots and her pictures are absolutely stunning! We enjoyed working with her, and would recommend her to anyone! Nicole also got the pictures to us, retouched and put into an album and a disk, less than two weeks after the wedding. She gives you the rights to all the pictures which gives you freedom to print whatever and as many as you'd like with no additional cost. I cannot say enough great things about Custom by Nicole. You will not be disappointed!
Nicole did such a wonderful job at our wedding. She is incredibly professional and creative. She captured all the moments that we wanted to remember. The album that she designed for us was fantastic! We would recomend her to everyone!
Nicole is down to earth and personable in addition to being creative and talented. She asked what we wanted but she also took the lead which was great and made things very easy. She was fast and direct but not pushy. She fit right into the crowd and you didn't even know she was there. We enjoyed having her take pictures of our day and the photos are breathtaking! She is truly an artist.
Nicole not only has an amazing flair for photography but she is flexible and great to work with. Nicole, by far, gave us the most "bang for our buck." Photos are all you have to take away at the end of the biggest day of your life. Nicole captured every moment and was able to take us back to that very special day, reliving the events through our gorgeous flush mount album. We will definitely be using Custom By Nicole for future events!!
I can't say enough about Nicole's photography. Our wedding picture's came out beautifully. My friends and family keep telling me they look like something out of vogue! Her style is what I was drawn to. I can't stand those stand there and look at the camera, now smile shots. With Nicole as the photographer ever picture is a piece of art. Also, she was able to photograph our autistic son perfectly (this is sometimes difficult to hold his attention). Her detail shots are very artistic. The candids came out beautifully too.
During the wedding she was very unobtrusive and professional. As soon as she arrived at the hotel she was taking shots.
I didn't have to pick a package either. She was able to do what I asked for at a very reasonable price. The finished product was delievered within a few weeks!
We would recommend her to everyone- In fact I already have people asking me for her info. Great job Nicole! And thank you for capturing our special day!
Nicole is absolutely amazing!! I honestly can't say that enough. She is so very easy to work with and she gets it. She really gets a feel for how you would like to be portrayed through your photos that will last a lifetime. Weddings are not cheap and your special day goes by in the blink of an eye. Nicole is able to capture breath-taking moments that you can reflect back on for a lifetime to come. My husband and I love her artisitc approach and she takes her time with each photo she has a true talent. We are addicted to Nicole. She has done two sets of engagment photos with us. One might I add she was able to work with our 175lb Saint Bernard. Many of our guests have asked us who did our photography and many are eager to work with her. Nicole also gets your photos back to you in a timely fashion. We are looking forward to working with her on our upcoming pregnancy shoot and when our little boy arrives this April she will be doing the newborn photos.
Nicole is the best! She was captured every single detail of our day. I can't say enough great things about her!
The quality of the pictures are phenomenal!!They are very crystal clear.
(She is worth every single penny!!)
The turnaround time in getting our pictures back to us was very short. Other brides could not believe that we had our pictures back in about two weeks.
Our memory book shows her artistic workmanship.
If your looking for a photographer that you can trust to capture every memory of your day, please call Custom by Nicole. I highly recommend her services and plan to utilize her business for every special occasion!!
Nicole was wonderful to work with from beginning to end. Because I was planning my wedding from another state, I had to do a lot of communication on the phone and internet. Nicole was so quick to respond and immediately made me feel comfortable choosing her as our photographer. Nicole and her assistant were extremely professional and truly captured every aspect of our wedding without disrupting it like most photographers do. We have more wedding shots in various locations than anyone else I know and they are truly awesome. I liked that I was able to get my proofs in such a short time frame and the rights to my pictures without having to pay a separate fee. We just received our albums and they are absolutely beautiful! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day or more perfect pictures. If you are looking for a flexible photographer who is determined to get great shots Nicole is your choice. My guests all commented on how wonderful she was and how they never felt disturbed. One minute she took a picture and a second later she was gone. They only could say great things too! Thank you again, Nicole, for everything!
We could not be happier with our wedding photos and I would not hesitate to recommend Nicole. Nicole was kind and understanding right from the beginning, answering all of our questions and asking us ones that we hadn't even thought of that made everything go much more smoothly. The day of the wedding she arrived early and checked out the place to find just the right locations for pictures before I even knew she was there. She gave suggestions on poses for the more formal shots, but was never imposing and always allowed us to add our own personal touches. During the ceremony and reception she was always discreet and respectful but still managed to get some amazing, intimate candids.
If I could give Nicole more than 5 stars I definitely would. We got our picture disk back within a few days and the album of prints back in about a week and we couldn't be happier. We absolutely LOVE them.
For all couples planning a wedding, there are many vendors and choices to make. After using Custom By Nicole for our wedding photography, I feel comfortable in saying that if you choose Nicole you will have one less thing to worry about. Turn around time was amazing (pictures uploaded to her website and album completed and delivered to our doorstep within a week). No unwanted surprises (copyright issues, waiting months for proofs, hidden costs); you get what you pay for in a very timely manor. Very professional but personal incorporating any specific shots we wanted. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of using Nicole.
I wish I could give 6 stars out of 5 for value for cost. Nicole took our engagement photos and wedding day photos. She is professional and calm. She is never bossy or pushy about something. We were very nervous doing our engagement photos because we weren't used to "posing". She made us feel at ease, which helped a lot for the wedding day because we knew we could just act natural and she would get amazing shots. She finds art in nature and inside a reception hall. She knows exactly how to frame a shot, focus a shot, and really made us both look like models. Our family and friends told us how nice and talented she was. She spent hours in my hotel room before the wedding and I felt like she was one of the girls. She is so easy to get along with and yet gave us perfect wedding photos. Don't take our word for it - go to her website and look at the weddings she has done. We can not say enough about how great she is.
-Kate and Josh Corwin
Custom by Nicole had provided us with an absolutely amazing quality of service. Nicole was professional and courteous. I would highly recommend Custom by Nicole to my friends and family. She did an outstanding job capturing moments that a Bride and Groom would not have seen during their ceremony. Nicole has an eye for what counts most.
Nicole is a fantastic photographer, who showed great professionalism, as well as creativity. The photos were processed quickly and came out great.
Excellent experience overall: Shes on time, friendly, reliable, considerate and knows exactly what shes doing.
We had 2 sessions (outdoor engagement and wedding).
Nicole is professional, she made me and my husband feel comfortable taking pics in public places for our engagement photo session (we went to central park)
On our wedding day, she dedicated time to everyone so that nobody will feel left out. She is also very down to earth.
Nicole is very good in working under pressure when about 10 people are getting ready at same time and a lot of back and forth. she maintain a proffesional attitude to ensure she gets the best shots she can. It was a great experience working with her and hope to hire her service again in the near future.
Highly recommended !
Guillermina & Martin
Nicole was amazing. The pictures came out better than me and my husband imagined. We are very happy we picked her as our photographer.
Nicole took our engagement photos and wedding day photos. She was professional and calm. She is never bossy or pushy about something. We were very nervous doing our engagement photos because we weren't used to "posing". She made us feel at ease, which helped a lot for the wedding day because we knew we could just act natural and she would get amazing shots. She finds art in nature and inside a reception hall. She knows exactly how to frame a shot, focus a shot, and really made us both look like models. Our family and friends told us how nice and talented she was. She spent hours in my hotel room before the wedding and I felt like she was one of the girls. She is so easy to get along with and yet gave us perfect wedding photos. Don't take our word for it - look at the weddings she has done. We can not say enough about how great she is.
Look no further. Nicole is the photographer that you NEED to have for any special event. My wife and I cannot put into words how pleased we are with our wedding photos. Nicole's approach to photography is extraordinary. Our pictures were fantastic. Nicole was punctual, professional and super friendly. Everyone who has seen our wedding photos were beyond impressed with Nicole's work. My wife and I already have plans to book her for future events. Nicole captures every single detail, every single emotion and the entire setting of the event. Her photos not only capture single moments, but also tell the entire story of the event. Do not let the opportunity to book Nicole pass you by. She is the photographer everyone MUST have!
Excellent experience overall: She's on time, friendly, reliable, considerate, & knows exactly what she's doing. We had 2 sessions (outdoor engagement & wedding). Nicole is professional, she made me & my husband feel comfortable taking pics in public places for our engagement photo session (we went to central park)... On our wedding day, she dedicated time to everyone so that
nobody felt left out. She is very down to earth. Nicole is very good in working under pressure when about 10 people are getting ready at the same time & a lot of back & forth. She maintains a professional attitude to ensure she gets the best shots she can. It was a great experience working with her & hope to hire her again in the near future. Highly recommended!
My husband and I cannot say enough about Nicole's work. Her professionalism, passion for what she does and artistic ability shine through in every single photo she took of our wedding. We had a perfect day, and she captured the best moments from it. She was easygoing, and worked hard to get beautiful shots. (Our guests were impressed with her climbing on chairs and laying on the floor to get some shots!) We would highly recommend her to anyone who is searching for a wedding photographer!
Nicole did a wonderful job at our Wedding. Her website gives you a glimpse of her creativity, but we were absolutely amazed by our photos. She is also very easy going and willing to get shots at any angle. Our ceremony was outside at sunset & I was worried about the lighting but she really captured it beautifully. Our family and friends are as excited as we are about the photos. Do yourself a favor and book her while you can!!! Thanks Nicole!
Thank you Nicole! Our pictures came out beautiful! You captured all the emotion and fun of our beautiful day! You did everything we asked for! You were discreet in the way you took the candids, included everyone and made us feel comfortable! We are definitely recommending you to all of our friends! Thank you so much!
My fiance & I are so pleased with our engagement photo shoot with Nicole! Not only are the pictures absolutely gorgeous, but we had a great time at the beautiful location Nicole recommended. Our friends & family also really appreciate the photographs & the work has been complimented numerous times. We are so excited for the wedding & I am so happy to be worry-free in regards to the photography! Thank you, Nicole!
Every time something was happening at our wedding, Nicole was there right on top of it, but not intrusive about it at all! The turnaround time was incredibly fast and all the pictures came out beautiful! Her price was very reasonable compared to many other photographers out there especially when factoring in how many pictures we got in the end and all of them came out lovely. I would gladly recommend her to anyone in need of a photographer for an event!
Nicole is a fantastic photographer, who showed great professionalism, as well as creativity. The photos were processed quickly and came out great!
Thank you very much for the pictures you took at the wedding. They are fabulous. We really appreciate the work you did & have had so many people come up to us that have seen the website & have said they will be using you for the next time they need a photographer, so good to the point of where one of our bridesmaids said she will be using you for her wedding when she gets married...
Also we will be using you for all of our personal photography when we need good ones taken...lol... thank you again so much for making our special day so much more special with the wonderful, beautiful, & fabulous pictures you took & the job you did!
Nicole is truly an amazing photographer. She has an artistic eye, and is very easy to work with. The clients I know who have used her are so pleased with the outcome and I can see why. She is very talented and I highly recommend her.
Nicole is surely a professional! Her work is outstanding! I have seen her make the an ordinary room dazzle! Her imagination is limitless! Each time I see her work I am always amazed at how she thought to take the shot she did.....a natural artist!
I LOVE what I do! I’ve always been an artistic person. This plays a major role in my
work. My photographic style is contemporary, a little outside the box. I enjoy looking for
different angles & incorporating interesting surroundings to make your photos unique.
A photojournalist approach is used with some direction for portraits. I strive to capture
true emotion & personalities which shine through best when you aren’t paying
attention to a camera in the room. As a recent bride, I know how much time is put
into planning a wedding & all the details. I also know just how fast that day flies by.
My priority is to document the emotion, love, & beauty of your day along with those little
details so nothing is left to fading memories.
I don’t believe in holding your photos captive. Every shoot includes your high
resolution, retouched images on disk with printing rights. You can have them freely
printed & can make copies of your disk for family & friends. Every photo you receive is
also individually edited to bring out the best in the image. This includes a variety of tonal
With photography, the possibilities are endless. I enthusiastically go into every shoot
& have fun with it. I'm passionate about my work & I hope that love shows through in
- Nicole Wagner