The best advice I ever received when organising my wedding was to ensure I found the right photographer and with Nicola Rowley I hit the jackpot!! She was so friendly and put my husband and I at ease from the first meeting. We were not comfortable in front of the camera and Nicola talked us through how to stand and act and before long we didn't even notice she was there.
She captured our day perfectly and the pictures are absolutely amazing! Her ideas for certain shots really were special and when I look at them I remember the day like it was yesterday with a big smile. They are not your bog standard shots, she thinks outside the box and certainly worked hard all day to make sure we had the most perfect wedding album.
She is patient, thoughtful, friendly, hard working and imaginative, everything you need in a wedding photographer.
I can't thank Nicola enough for everything she did that day. You only get one attempt at your wedding photos and finding Nicola paid off!! We certainly were not disappointed. Thank you so much!
Love Mr and Mrs Still xx
We met Nicola Rowley at a wedding fair. We went primarily to see the venue, but had the good fortune to find Nicola there. Nicola is brilliant. We immediately recognised her energy, enthusiasm and passion for what she does. We took the opportunity at the show to look over recent wedding photography from her portfolio and we were highly impressed. Nicola is great at capturing the personal moments exactly as they happen, as well as creating stunning formal group arrangements and capturing the whole atmosphere of the day. We immediately recognised that Nicola is amazing at what she does. We knew from the first meeting that we wanted to hire Nicola, but choosing a wedding photographer is such a big decision and we wanted to be absolutely sure. Nicola made time to visit us at home and spoke in depth with us about our ideas and themes for the day. Our ideas gelled together really nicely and we felt so comfortable and relaxed in her presence – something essential to making the big day work well! Nicola is such a lovely person, it’s impossible not to like her! We went on to book and later had a wonderful engagement photo shoot – something I’d highly recommend. It really acclimatises you to being in front of a camera for an extended period. We loved the results. Nicola was there for us all through our preparations, always contactable and it was never too much trouble to ask any questions. We were so impressed by her attention to detail with photography time lines and ensuring that there were appropriate intervals to capture the photos we will remember the day by forever. Nicola even made the time to chat to us via Skype shortly before the wedding. We found this really helpful and reassuring at the time when the nerves were beginning to jangle the most. On the day, Nicola was incredible. She was fully in control and made sure we got all the shots we wanted. Nicola was there with us from early in the morning until the disco started – which was later than planned but Nicola stayed to make sure everything was covered. Our guests also really got along with Nicola and that just made the whole day easier and stress-free. It all contributed to give us the best day of our lives. We absolutely love our photographs and couldn’t have asked for more. They were beautifully displayed and presented to us. Our photos represent a perfect memento of the day, from getting ready in the morning all the way through to our first dance. The people, scenery, decorations and atmosphere all superbly captured in the images. We now have a stunning set of pictures that we will keep looking at over and over through the years. I would highly recommend Nicola to everyone.
Nicola is a first rate photographer and really made it easy for us to have our photograph taken. She had a lovely way of putting us at our ease, thus ensuring the end result was natural. I hate having my photograph taken but this was like an afternoon out with a friend. My son (who is also camera shy) and I told each other jokes and chatted while Nicola snapped away in the background. Her experience of choosing a good setting, lighting and making us feel and look relaxed really shone through in the final photographs. I have two of my son stuck on the office wall which lots of people have commented on. We have some lovely moments captured to enjoy in future years.
I cannot recommend Nicola enough. She produced some of my favourite pictures of my family on our shoot and made the experience enjoyable to boot! My 2 year old daughter was in her element and Nicola was kind, patient, professional and full of great ideas for some memorable images. I will definitely book her again as my family grows up.