YOU ARE: A fun, queer (or queer-allied), laidback couple on the lookout for wedding photography that is bright, colorful, and classic. Just because you and your wedding leans more towards “creative” than “traditional” doesn’t mean you don’t want it it to look like its own kind of fairytale.
NOELLE WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY IS: Your kind of person. The down-to-earth Southern California native is now Denver, CO-based but travels everywhere (for freeee) to document the weddings of folx living their best lives:
As Noelle told us,
I found APW when I was a bridesmaid for a dear friend. She used the website and Meg’s book as a reference to plan her wedding. I was immediately drawn to the APW vibe: easy-going, resourceful, genuine, and diverse. I love working with APW couples because when I get married, I will BE an APW couple!
I am queer and inclusivity is important to me both personally and professionally. Anyone is welcome in front of my camera. I value authenticity, supporting women and creatives, and keeping things chill.
Whether a portrait session or wedding photography, I provide an experience for families and couples where they feel seen and captured shining as their best selves. My calm demeanor and experience as a photographer makes people feel safe and at ease in front of my camera. I am dependable and thoughtful, intuitive to people and situations, and flow gracefully within a wedding day, capturing moments without being intrusive so the day can unfold authentically and be fun. I believe in beautifully documenting personal histories for generations to come.
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS:
Noelle Williams Photography’s wedding packages range from $3,000–$5,000 and include a second shooter, walkthrough of venue beforehand, and an edited collection of high-resolution images with printing rights. Customized packages, include those without a second shooter, are also available!
PLUS! Noelle is offering free travel throughout the US for 2020 weddings. A seasoned traveler, Noelle recently relocated to Colorado after 10 months in Hawaii—so if you’re local to Colorado, you can also nab a free engagement session included with your package. Just mention this post when you get in touch.
THINGS Y’ALL MIGHT HAVE IN COMMON:
- Thinking about/buying/cooking food and/or enjoying whiskey/beer/wine—and/or running and Zumba.
- Rewatching The Office/Parks and Recreation/Grace and Frankie.
- A childhood spent doing crafty things, buying endless supplies from Michaels, and making things with your hands.
- Learning about angel numbers and other woo-woo things!
- Turning to Beyoncé’s “Sorry” for the ultimate get-shit-done-you’re-a-badass-like-the-world-has-never-seen-before dance party song.
- A secret love of stop-motion—check out these short wedding films Nicole has made for some of her couples.
We couldn’t be happier with our wedding photos. They’re gorgeous and feel completely unique to us. When uncontrollable circumstances meant we needed to change up the planned location for pre-ceremony photos, Noelle was able to pivot with humor, focus, and a commitment to capture the important moment, while keeping us on our timeline. These photos ended up being my favorite from the day, documenting the excitement we felt and still managing to get the little detail shots despite the chaos (on a busy LA street with tourists).
What makes Noelle the obvious choice is that she is super empathetic and makes it a point to understand the vision, priorities, and personalities of the each couple she photographs. This is truly her strength and “special sauce.” Her portfolio is diverse because she takes the time to see each of her subjects as unique, and then makes them feel comfortable and seen. This leads to moments of true vulnerability that result in photos that remind you of what your day actually felt like. She amplifies the best parts of you.
Noelle is also very good at photographing without interfering with the main point of the event, allowing hosts and guests to enjoy themselves and not feel “on display.” There are so many great shots that we had no idea were being taken because of her graceful way of integrating into the celebration. Communication is cheerful, easy, and always prompt.
Put simply: Noelle overdelivers, honors the significance of your event, and keeps her sense of humor intact so she can roll with whatever comes at her.
Five stars. —Michelle-Marie
NOELLE WILLIAMS IS OFFERING FREE TRAVEL THROUGHOUT THE US FOR APW READERS GETTING MARRIED IN 2020 – CLICK HERE TO GET IN TOUCH.