Kylie Nicholson

#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: 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...

#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: 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....

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: 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: 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...

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...

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,...