Are you ready to capture your story?

The unexpected intimate moments that take place on a wedding day tell the story of a beautiful marriage.

San luis obispo wedding photographer

We know you've been dreaming up this day for awhile now. So let us take the reins and help you to be present and calm on your wedding day. It will fly by quicker than you can imagine.

That's why we will make sure every detail is captured. From the dainty details of your mother's bracelet, to the tears shed as your father sees you before walking down the aisle, to the sweet vows you exchange with your sweetheart, to the hoppin dance floor with all your friends, we will be by your side. 

Every couple receives one-on-one attention throughout the entire process. We will help you prepare for your engagement photos, provide our insider tips, lead you in creating a timeline that is photo-friendly while still being able to attend your cocktail hour, and so much more.

The start of your family's legacy begins now!

We take on a limited amount of weddings each year to give our couples the best experience possible. With that, we aim to best third wheel you've ever had. Let's start the journey below. 

Let's Chat!

You're engaged!

Once your date is officially reserved, we'll send over a few goodies to help you prepare for the big day. We're happy to serve as a resource for vendor recommendations, timeline guidance and more!

Date Booked

Make it official

Sessions can take place anywhere from immediately following a proposal to just a few days before the wedding. We’ve found that there isn’t a “good” or “bad” time to take your photos. 

Engagement Session

We check in about two months before the wedding to start chatting about timeline specifics, special details, family formal shot lists, special traditions and anything else we should know about your big day.

Wedding Day Prep

It's finally here! The day the two of you say "I Do" and dance the night away surrounded by your family and friends. Just know we're excited to celebrate and capture your wedding day. It's going to be awesome

The Big Day

You can expect your photos to be delivered via an online gallery within about three weeks of your wedding. At that time, we'll also send over details about preserving your images through prints and albums. 

They're Here!

THE WEDDING DAY PROCESS + Capturing beautiful memories

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Wedding collections begin at $4400
Elopements & Intimate Wedding Coverage starts at $2000.

For more details on our wedding collections,
please email us.

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annie + scott

We were thrilled with Michele of Nikkels Photography for our wedding. She was so responsive and helped us through a lot of the planning so that on the wedding day everything felt effortless and she captured everything we wanted. All our guests told us how comfortable they felt with her which you can see in all the finished photos, which she also got back to us so quickly! I highly recommend Nikkels Photography!

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erin + drew

Michele is a GEM!! Throughout the whole process Michele was so easy to work with. She was very organized & her communication was on point. She sent me questionnaires that went over every scenario & detail she would need to know to do her job. We met during our engagement photo's & she was very professional & made us feel comfortable. Once the big day finally came we were on a tight time frame & Michele was patient & managed to keep everyone organized & fit in all of our different photo combos with ease. I am extremely happy with all of the photo's, she was able to capture every beautiful moment & I am very thankfull.

Michele was so easy to work with!

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kate + jake

My husband and I hired Michele as our wedding photographer and we couldn't happier that we did! Not only is she a talented photographer, but she is also an all-around amazing person. Something we really appreciated about Michele throughout the entire wedding planning process is that she truly took the time to get to know us. So, by the time it was our wedding day it felt more like we were hanging out with a friend than a vendor. We just got our wedding photos back this week and we have not stopped smiling since. Michele successfully captured each and every special moment beautifully so that we can relive our day forever!

Amazing experience!


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Let's chat about your day

Not all weddings are the same. Some are smaller and cozier celebrations. If you are having just a few of your friends and family present for an afternoon, reach out! We're proud to offer intimate wedding day coverage to ensure that this next step in your lives is captured in a way that can be remembered for generations. 

Intimate wedding day coverage starts at $750 per hour or $2000 for three hours of coverage. Inquire below for more details.

Having an INtimate Wedding or Elopement

We are thrilled to work with you! To reserve the date, a non-refundable reservation fee in the amount of $1000 is due. The remaining balance is broken up into 2 payments. One due 3-5 months out and the final balance due 1 month prior to the date. Paying with a credit card is subject to a 3% transaction fee. 


We are ready to book! How do we officially reserve our date?


High resolution Digital Images can be used in any way that you see fit. Print as much as you want, as large as you want from whenever you want without a watermark. 

Do I have full rights to my images?



We individually edit every image that we curate for delivery to you. However, we do not do extreme body, face, or hair retouching. Blemishes will be edited on a case by case basis at the sole discretion of Nikkels Photography Creative. Edited files will be delivered to the Client in jpeg format. RAW files will never be delivered to a Client. Additional editing changes or revisions can be purchased at $100/hr. 


How do you edit the images?


Yes, travel fees do apply for weddings outside of San Luis Obispo & Santa Baraba County, and may include flights, rental car and hotels for Michele and her team. Please reach out directly for a custom quote. 


Do you charge a travel fee?


Yes, there are payment plans available. Your final balance is due 30 days prior to your Wedding Day.


Are payment plans available and when will the final balance be due?





Wedding Inquiries

My top priority as a wedding photographer is to ensure that I am a perfect fit for each and every one of my couples. Because of this, I only take a limited number of weddings each year. My ultimate goal is to provide you with an unforgettable experience on your wedding day, and the first step is to ensure that I can serve you well. Let's chat more to see if we are a perfect fit!

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