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...

#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....

#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...

#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: 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,...

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: 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: 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: 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...