Kylie Nicholson

#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...

Kylie Reviews: Tamron 70-200mm Lens

As a wedding photographer, I use my trusty 70-200mm lens for just about every ceremony. It allows me to stand in the back of a ceremony and get intimate close-up images without having to...

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...

Kylie Reviews: Tamron 150-600mm Lens

As a wedding photographer, I often get comments on the size of my 70-200mm lens. Yes, it’s a beast, but it works wonders at ceremonies. However, the 150-600mm lens dwarfs the 70-200mm in the...

#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...

#WeddingWednesday: Six New Year’s Resolutions for Photographers

I’m not normally one for resolutions, but I do like to sit down at the beginning of the year and set some overarching goals for the new year. So, I guess am I one...

#WeddingWednesday: The Importance of Posing

When I first started my photography business, I built it on creating “natural, true to you portraits!”. I had written on my website, “no bright lights, no stiff poses, just you and your natural...

#WeddingWednesday: Tips for Shooting Rainy Day Nuptials

Contrary to popular belief, it does rain in Southern California. As California photographers, we may be less equipped than photographers in other regions.  But never fear! Perhaps the venue is outdoors, without an indoor...