Kylie Nicholson

#WeddingWednesday: The Client Questionnaire Part 1

A wedding day is exciting, yet there is so much happening that it is easy to feel overwhelmed and out of control. As I’ve written about before, it’s important to make up a wedding...

Kylie Reviews: Sigma Art 35mm f 1.4 Lens

As a portrait photographer, I normally shoot at 50mm or longer focal lengths. However, I recently fell in love with the 35mm focal length after borrowing a friend’s Sigma Art 35mm f 1.4 lens....

#WeddingWednesday: The Client Questionnaire, Part 2

I started describing my client questionnaire in last week’s blog. This week I’m writing about the second half of my wedding client questionnaire.     Family Formal Shot List A family formal shot list is a...

How To: Musician & Artist Branding Portraits

Hey everyone! Today I’m going to be talking about how I approach a collaboration with another artist. I photograph a lot of musicians and other artists for their own personal work, for album releases,...

#WeddingWednesday: Photographing Winter Engagements Outdoors

With the weather cooling down and the air drying out (and depending on the part of the country you’re in, the precipitation building up), photographing outdoors in the winter poses its own unique challenges....

#WeddingWednesday: Photographing Small, Intimate Ceremonies

As weddings get more elaborate and expensive, elopements are becoming more and more common. As a photographer, an elopement presents a unique opportunity: a chance to capture the pure moments without all of the...

The Off-Season: Making the Most of it

Wedding season is over and the busy Spring season has yet to begin. While you may find yourself with more time, the off-season doesn’t have to be slow. Here’s a few things photographers (myself...

#WeddingWednesday: How to Conduct a Successful Bridal Consultation

You get an email in your inbox from an interested bride. “Hey!," she says, “I love your work! I’m getting married next July, what are your rates?” What do you do?   The consultation can be...

#WeddingWednesday: Branding and Pricing Refresh

The down season is the best time to focus on your branding for the coming year. When shoots and fewer and editing is lighter, you have the time to devote to your brand. As...

#WeddingWednesday: How to Make a Wedding Photography Timeline in 8 Steps

"Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance." My grandfather and father, both military men I love and respect dearly, raised me with this mantra, and it couldn’t be more true for wedding photography. A wedding day is...