43rd Ave Photography
We could not have asked for a better photographer from start to finish! Not only was her communication fantastic, every time she was shooting pictures and especially for portraits, she put us completely at ease. When we got our pictures back, I was blown away. They captured the beauty--and fun--of the day while also bringing out our personalities.
Travel is included within 100 miles of San Francisco. If your wedding is further let us know and we will give you a custom travel quote.
Elopements and SF City Hall weddings start at $750. Please get in touch for our detailed small wedding guide!
Describe your business in 1-3 short sentences.
I’m Nicole, the owner and photographer behind 43rd Ave Photography. My focus is taking candid pictures that will remind you of what your wedding felt like. If I say the word “cheese” you better be sure I’m talking about my favorite animal by-product!
Why do you want to work with APW couples?
We love working with people who aren’t afraid break traditions, have a great sense of humor and believe that the people at their wedding are the most important part. Okay, and maybe the food too!
What is your artistic approach to weddings?
We won’t make you hold awkward poses or drag a vintage couch into the middle of a dandelion field. Believe it or not, wedding photography can actually be pretty simple. You be yourselves and we’ll give you direction when necessary. We’ll help you wrangle your relatives for family pictures and figure out what to do with your hands. The rest of the time we’re photographing all the moments that will remind you of how your wedding day felt.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
Walking the Lands End trails, playing soccer and cooking.
What's your favorite book?
A few that stand out in my memory are Echo, The Fire Next Time, The Kite Runner, Breakfast of Champions, Why Not Me?
What's your favorite movie?
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
I would have decision overwhelm and turn on my current favorite Spotify station. I would not limit myself to minute–I am prone to break out into dance at any given point of my workday.
So organized which helped in our own planning of wedding day Extremely professional Very kind which made us very relaxed Unbelievably fast in responses and getting pictures back less than a month omg
Nicole was extremely easy to work with before, during and after our wedding day. We didn't want photos that were stuffy or overly staged, and she completely delivered on our vision. The pictures are elegant and beautiful while still capturing the fun and energy of the day. We've received numerous complements from family and friends and would definitely recommend her to anyone.
Joanna & Justin
From the moment that we first met with Nicole, we knew that she was the perfect fit for our wedding. She was very easy to work with and super responsive at every step of the process. Nicole was great at translating our thoughts into photos - picking the perfect setting for our engagement photos and creating such a memorable album from our wedding day. We could not have picked a better person to be a part of our day!
Christoph and Anne
We planned a wedding on a tight schedule and Nicole was very accommodating and helpful. She was super friendly and met with us to figure out what wanted her to capture. She was knowledgeable and asked good questions to help us figure out what we wanted. On our special day she helped us feel calm and comfortable and she captured all the shots we wanted without being intrusive. She made wonderful use of the two very different venues we had (one for the ceremony and one for the reception). The pictures turned out great (we've gotten a ton of compliments)!