Kylie Nicholson

#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: 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...

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: 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: Essential Camera Gear

“What’s in your wedding arsenal?” is a question I get asked frequently. I’ve also seen countless of my photographer peers answer this question on their websites. The common consensus is that every photographer has...

#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 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...

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 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...

#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....