If you enjoy going wine tasting with friends, consider a charcuterie board an acceptable form of dinner, chocolate is it’s own food group, going on an adventure can be exploring a new country or staying in and watching your favorite show together, and finding your best friend is the best thing ever, then we are meant to be friends!!
Andrew and I are so blessed to call San Luis Obispo home. I moved here to go to Cal Poly in 2009 and Andrew’s family moved up here from Los Angeles in 2001. We were introduced by a mutual friend in 2011 and the rest is history. We love the small-town feel with the convenience of shops and restaurants within a 15 minute drive. But, if we want to explore the city, we can go north or south for 3-4 hours and be in Los Angeles or San Francisco.
We would describe our style and approach to photography as being joyful, comfortable and authentic! Being lifestyle photographers means that we give cues to help create real emotion and will do just anything to get a laugh. Things like walking hand-in-hand, a tickle sesh, or sharing a secret will help create a natural reaction. We know you don’t hop in front of a camera all that often, so we will guide you every step of the way.
Our mission is to earn the trust and respect of our clients, serve our clients wholeheartedly, cherishing each season of life with tangible memories in the form of photographs that our clients will cherish for generations to come.
May you never forget to show love to those who matter each and every day.
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Kim & Joe
After being referred to Michele and first getting to meet over the phone, I knew it was going to be a perfect fit. From the beginning, she went above and beyond to make sure that both our engagement shoot and wedding day photography went smoothly and enjoyably. Her great energy and passion for taking photos can only be surpassed by her kind and positive attitude that really made her feel like a fast friend. Michele made sure all aspects of the process were taken care of and that no small detail went overlooked. She is professional, reliable and relatable which is the perfect combination when you want both beautiful detailed shots as well as fun candid photos. My husband and I were thrilled with both our engagement shoot and our wedding day photos. They perfectly encapsulated what our day meant to us. Michele is the best choice for amazing photos and an all around great experience. Thanks Michele for everything!
Larisa & Rich
Booking the right photographer for your wedding is the most important decision of the entire event. Michele is the ultimate professional. Not only did she take the most beautiful photos ever, she helped support us along the way as well. She even helped recommend other vendors as we were having a destination wedding. Michele really got to know us and checked in with us on a regular basis with conversation and thoughtful gestures. Words cannot express how perfectly she captured the love and fun of the entire day in her photographs. Michele is so creative and has such a great artistic eye. We highly recommend Nikkels Photography. Now we have to decide on photos for the album. This is an impossible task because they are all perfect!