Katarina Nichol

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COVID-19 Update
At the moment I do not photograph due to Coronavirus, however I still take bookings for 2021 & 2022 so please do get in touch and I am happy to have a chat about your wedding.
I am a wedding photojournalist and I capture weddings in documentary way, from unexpected moments to hidden details and I cannot wait to hear about your wedding day!
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£700
Details

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Dramatic
Traditional / Classic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Videography Available
Shoot with Film
Images on USB
Full Description
I love to shoot in a relaxed and respectful atmosphere, so your photographs and the whole experience is always a beautiful reminder of your special day and you can feel the joy and pleasure of your photographs. My specialization is in wedding photography because I visit amazing places, meet new people and witness unrepeatable moments as every wedding is very unique and our time is unstoppable, so in years this will be the only reminder of the fantastic time you had on your wedding - expect of your memories. Capturing raw and real emotions of you and your guests and the most important that you enjoy fully your wedding day is my philosophy. When clients or friends come back to me after years and tell me that they still love their photographs - it means my photographs are timeless and confirms why I love being a photographer. Attention is always paid to tiny details as I believe those make big difference in final photography reportage and your day is documented in an artistic and documentary style of photography. Please get in touch for pricing and consultation of your special day. I look forward to hearing from you!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Katarina Nichol
I am a strong believer you should enjoy your wedding day and this is what lead me to become a documentary wedding photographer. In the same way I photograph engagement shoot in Croydon or London area, engagement party, and also baptism, anniversary or other spacial occasions that deserve to be captured by photographer, so your family members and guests can just share with you those special moments.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2008
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(20)
Nina & Paul
Wedding: July 2019
December 2019
We are so happy that we picked Katarina
We are so happy that we picked Katarina to be our wedding photographer. Communication beforehand was great and we were happy that our expectations were aligned before the wedding. Katarina is really friendly and her photos are amazing. We’re really happy with the many candid photos she took throughout the day and every time we wish to relive the memories from the big day all we have to do is look through our wonderful wedding album. We would highly recommend Katarina!
Lee & Diane
Wedding: October 2017
January 2019
Just wonderful!
Wonderful!! Can't praise Katarina enough. Thank you for helping capture our wonderful day!!
Emma & Mark
Wedding: July 2018
January 2019
Katarina is absolutely wonderful to work with
Katarina is absolutely wonderful to work with, and was really lovely to us and our guests. We had a small, intimate wedding but she made it feel so special. She took some beautiful pictures and was so patient with us... we took pictures in three different locations. The pictures are natural and really captured the special moments. The day was such a whirlwind it’s so lovely to have these photographs to look back on.
Stan & Julia
Wedding: June 2018
January 2019
I cannot recommend Katie enough!!
We were looking for a photographer for our wedding in June. We wanted someone that will understand us and whet we had in our quite scatty heads (!). Katarina was out of this world with all her accommodating attitude and great work ethics. Our wedding was beautiful and had that magic that we so wanted and it was so good that Katarina and and Natalia were there as they understood us to the full. They understood how important the religious aspect of our ceremony was to us and they were so full of great ideas. There are many shots that I do not remember being taken at all and they are beautiful. I cried and cried going through all those beautiful pictures. We are so grateful!! I cannot recommend her enough!! Beautiful people! Beautiful work and I wish them more and more success in their true calling!!
Joris & Vanessa
Wedding: December 2018
January 2019
Our wedding
Katie is pro-active in thinking in organizing the event. Useful tips and performed a wonderful job during our shoot. Took enough time to do her work.
Natalia & Lee
Wedding: June 2018
January 2019
Absolutely amazing photographer!
Absolutely amazing Photographer! They go above and beyond and are the nicest girls! They had a few challenging people and requests to deal with at our wedding and they always remained so professional and were so kind to everyone! Everyone said how nice our Photographer’s were and they have captured the best moments! I love my photos! Thank you girls!! X

The big Crawley wedding fayre

1st November 2020
Wedding event where I will be displaying my wedding photography services and products to my future clients, and talk to wedding couples about their wedding day.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Croydon, London, Surrey, CR2 8AL

Travel Notes

I travel to all parts of England - fantastic opportunity to know new places, people and traditions

Nearest Town

Croydon

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A32

Nearest Train Station

East Croydon Station

Nearest Airport

Gatwick Airport

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FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

In life we have to work with what life gift us. Therefore, if there is a rainy weather on your wedding day, we will work around it - together. Some wedding couples have ready their own personalized umbrellas, wedding venues have umbrellas to lend also, and I usually carry umbrella with me too in white and clear colors to perfectly match weddings. If the weather forecast says that there will be rain and storm, pack you boots and we go out to make rainy shots to remember and honor this weather on your special day

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

As a wedding couple, you get in touch with me if I am available on your wedding date. If I am, I will send you a price list with wedding packages I offer. I am flexible photographer, so if you wish to adjust any package to your needs, I am happy to have a discussion, or I can help with choosing the right package for you. After decision is made by you and your partner, you let me know which package you decide to go for, and I will prepare personalized contract for you, which will be send to your email, along with terms and conditions, confirmation of public liability insurance and booking form - you will be asked to fill in the form with as much details as possible so I know exactly what is your schedule, timings on the day, special wishes, traditions, and any surprise that I should be ready for.

What about your business are you most proud of?

That clients have trust in my photography skills and fully believe in me on their big day. I now it is a big decision to make - who will photograph your wedding, and I always feel honored when I am the right one to my clients. I also pride myself in being nice and kind to everyone, and I love when clients say that they felt relaxed and truly enjoyed their wedding day with me.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Very meaningful and emotional photograph comes on my mind, when bride and groom were having their wedding couple photo shoot and instead of taking all of their free time to get photographs done, they had a wish to go to groom's granddad room (wedding was happening at the London Luton Hoo hotel), and they wished to have photographs with him. The photographs of wedding couple and him created very special atmosphere in the room and I could see unconditional love and bond between generations - something what you do not see everyday. It sparked stars in granddad eyes, as he had serious illness and could not leave his bed. Very emotional photograph - bride and groom sitting beside granddad holding his hands and he was giving them blessings. I love weddings due to unrepeatable moments like this - I feel always honored to be part of people's weddings because they share all those very intimate moments with me.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I was impressed by documentary photography by being able to capture unrepeatable moments - those to be remembered

Describe your typical process with a couple.

To me every wedding is unique and there is always moments I remember from each wedding. Very memorable wedding for me was the bride told all her wedding guests that she is expecting the baby. Another reason to celebrate for everyone on that day! It was very emotional, and the atmosphere at the wedding was just fantastic, as all guests and family were really happy for the couple who were trying for the baby for years. I felt really special that I was there sharing this moment and capturing these perfect moments.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Speeches are my favorite part during each wedding as you know the story behind a wedding couple, and even people before they met each other. Me, as a storyteller, it is important part of the day to know what is ,,behind" the couple and make their wedding storytelling personal when editing and choosing photographs, because from speeches I hear what is important to couple, and they value on each other. But what always makes my heart melt is when wedding couple displays on their top table the photograph of loved ones who are not here anymore to celebrate with them, but always will be in their hearts and are at the wedding in spirit.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

Take your time and do research to make sure your photographer has all the qualities you are looking for. Most importantly I would say you need to like the style of your photographer, and what edit photographer does. It is important to see full day wedding reportage - usually displayed on photographers portfolio. Is it documentary type of photography you are looking for? Or traditional? maybe contemporary or candid? When you are sure this is the one, book as soon as possible as wedding photographers are being booked 1-2 years in advance. However, there might be some cancellation, so if you like photographers style, always try if they are available on your wedding and you might be the lucky one!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

The best photos usually taken are definitelly candid natural photographs. I know you can see the mood and smell atmosphere from photographs - that is why I vote for photograph always need to be taken the one when you leave wedding ceremony with one hand holding your partner and second hand holding your marriage certificate. This is the first moment when wedding couple feels stress free, is overwhelmed by happiness and they are experiencing their first minutes of married life. What you can see on those photographs is pure love, happiness, relief and greatfuness for each other. This is my favourite part of the ceremony!

Describe how you got into photography.

Fresh, Airy, Storytelling, Fine Art, Documentary

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