Kylie Nicholson

#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: Top Five Travel Tips for Wedding Photographers

Get insurance for your gear As a professional photographer (or even an amateur, that stuff’s expensive!) you should absolutely have all of your gear insured. Before traveling, make sure that every piece of gear you are bringing...

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,...

#WeddingWednesdays: The Engagement Session

Many photographers offer an engagement session as an add-on to their wedding photography packages. Every single one of my wedding packages includes an engagement session, even if the couple has already had them done....

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...

Driving Up the 1: A Road Trip with Kylie Nic Photography!

With the weather warming up, it’s time to take a spring trip! My trip of choice? Rolling down the windows of my teal blue Prius, blasting Lorde’s “Green Light” on repeat, and driving up...

#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...

#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...

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....