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  • Loma Grande Ranch Summer Wedding in San Luis Obispo, California with black suits, pinks, champagne
    I cannot say enough great things about Michele! She and her husband, Andrew, did an INCREDIBLE job with our wedding photos (and she did our engagement shoot a year before our wedding). She was excellent with communication from the moment we approached her last spring. She checked in with our during the year and even sent us gifts in the mail!! She got our wedding photos back to us within two weeks of our wedding--which is insane, as we weren't expecting them for a few months! She went above and beyond any other vendor we had for our wedding. I HIGHLY recommend her. We hope to continue with anniversary (and someday pregnancy/baby) shoots in the future! :)
    Mollie & Joe
  • Family Photo Session at Cuesta Park for Fall Photos
    Michele was so wonderful to meet. Upon saying hi and introducing herself she gave the warm embrace of a hug (i'm a hugger) and it definitely helped calm the nerves of family photos. She was great to work with! My 1 year old daughter was not too interested in taking photos and smiling for that matter, Michele was so calm and patient and captured the sweetest moments of her. To be honest I remember being done and as we were leaving felt bad that my daughter didn't smile too much and I didn't know what to think when it came to getting the photos, but I was completely surprised and so happy with how they all turned out and how she did get the few smiles and smirks my daughter gave. I would definitely recommend Michele to capture your special moments!
    Davis Family
  • Pismo Beach Intimate Beach Wedding with pinks and navy , Central Coast of California
    Michele was so pleasant and easy going from the very first encounter we had with her and made us feel as though we'd known her for years. Her professionalism is top-notch, she kept us informed throughout the entire process, which took a lot of the stress off of us, as we were planning our destination wedding to Pismo Beach. The day of our wedding, Michele made sure everything flowed and that all the important details of our wedding were captured and our families candid pictures as well. She was willing to travel to various sites to capture the beautiful scenery that Pismo Beach has to offer. Our pictures are so beautiful and we will definitely be recommending Nikkels Photography to family and friends. In the near future, we will be hiring Michele again to capture memories throughout our life. We've made a new friend for life. There are not enough THANK YOU'S to give to Michele for everything you did for us!!!
    Sira & Darin
  • Spring Wedding with grey, pinks, san luis obispo wedding on the central coast at Loma Grande Ranch, California
    Nikkels Photography and Michele are amazing! From start to finish, my experience working with her for my wedding was incredible. She was helpful throughout all the planning, even with non photography related things like the reception timeline and other vendors.  She mailed us sweet care packages along the way, which was a nice touch. The day of our wedding she was awesome! Went above and beyond...offering to help my bridesmaids and even bustling my dress a couple times. She is so friendly and easy to work with, my whole family loved her. We just got all our wedding photos back 10 WEEKS EARLY and are in love with them! The entire process working with Michele has been fantastic, I feel like I even made a friend! I highly recommend her for any of your photography needs.
    Jamie & Joey
  • Amy and Toast the boxer at Talley Vineyards in Arroyo Grande California
    "These are fantastic, Michele! Thank you so much for your talent and creativity (and awesome dog handling skills!). We enjoyed every minute of this and look forward to doing it again at our favorite dog beach. =)"
    Amy & Toast
  • I was a bridesmaid at a wedding recently, and Michele was absolutely amazing. She totally saved the day when the original photographer didn't show up, and we're so lucky to have worked with her. She is talented, professional, and a ton of fun. We just got our pictures, and we couldn't be more pleased with them.
    Elizabeth
  • Michele was amazing!!! She was totally professional, open to suggestions, polite, and gave clear directions. Her photographs of my wedding are beautiful thus far and I can't wait to see the rest!!! Highly recommend to anyone who wants high-quality photographs from a sweet and professional lady!! ♥
    Alex & Erica
  • Michele did an AMAZING job on our son's 6 month photo shoot! She was so good with him and getting him to laugh and smile for the camera. She captured his happy personality perfectly :) We will definitely use Michele for the future and highly recommend her to friends!
    Stacey and Andrew

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