Boston Wedding Photographer
Boston’s favorite wedding photo, video, and drone team
Ranked Top 100 Photographers in the World
I’M THE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR
COUPLES WHO LOVE CANDIDS
… and want someone who will make them
feel less awkward in front of a camera.
You will have a born-and-raised Bostonian who will:
- respects and understands multicultural wedding traditions
- capture little moments so they do not go overlooked
- create timeless and natural-looking portraits
- be your timeline keeper, family wrangler, and friend
- be extremely excited about your wedding cake
The Nicole Chan Photography & Videography team are based in Boston MA, and are available for destination weddings worldwide.
Wedding Planning Guides
Here’s everything I’ve learned from
photographing 500+ weddings
I PHOTOGRAPH *REAL* PEOPLE
of all colors, shapes, sizes, and dessert preferences
See what they’re saying.
Our happy couples have a lot to say about our Boston wedding photo & video team!
From the moment we met you, I felt a connection. You understood us and the importance of warmth and laughter. You GOT us. There was no explaining, etc. It was just that easy.
If you want someone that will work harder than anyone else at your wedding, contact her. She is the best around period. I truly can not say enough good things about Nicole Chan and her team. Nicole Chan and her team exceeded all of our expectations.
Your energy is infectious. I love that you dove into our wedding, with all its humor and nerdiness. You’ve been so responsive, creative, and fun to work with. I’ve gotten so many compliments regarding my wedding pictures! I love your ability to capture all the happiness and joy of your subjects.
Nicole and her team were prompt, prepared, and a blast to be around. They projected exactly the calm leadership we needed. The results are magnificent — hundreds of gorgeous photographs of the best day of our lives. Nicole captured so many beautiful moments we would never have seen. Our personalities and the personalities of our family and guests all shine through.
We were looking for a photojournalistic style, and Nicole Chan was the PERFECT fit.
Our wedding photos are BEYOND stunning. Everyone is raving about how beautiful they are, from the clarity and quality of the photos to the incredible moments and emotions seen in the photos. We felt so much love, joy, and community on our wedding day, and Nicole Chan truly succeeded in capturing all of it in the photos she took.
Check your date!
If you want a Boston wedding photographer that…
Will help you get organized 4-9 months before your wedding
so that when your other vendors ask you questions, you can say, “Oh, I’ve got it. Let me share the GoogleDoc wedding day daysheet / timeline that Nicole (and her team) created for me that answers that question.”
Wants to help you destress as much as possible.
I’ve been told time and time again that I’m a calming presence. (To be transparent, I’m pretty sure all I do is cause my husband stress…) I’ve extracted couples from difficult family situations. I have sewn people into dresses. I have sang songs to soothe the most irate toddlers. I have ran to CVS to get Pedialyte for the most hung over groomsman.
“Nicole isn’t just the world’s best boston wedding photographer, she’s a wedding fairy godmother that is always looking out for you”
Will give you posing guidance and direction so that you’ll look as least uncomfortable as possible
99% of my wedding couples say that they feel awkward in front of the camera. I believe my superpower is to make people feel comfortable, mainly because I’ll tell them exactly what to do, where to put their hands, where to point their feet, and a fun topic to talk/think about so that their faces don’t look like stiff mannequins!
Photography isn’t just about light and settings, it’s about personality and connection with a photographer. This is why I don’t believe my career will ever be replaced by robots.
Will ask you all the questions you never thought about like…
Who are the people who are most important to you who may have quieter personalities? It’s easy to photograph the rambunctious extroverted ones, but I’m sure that there are important people to you who are more reserved and quiet, but no less important. Who are they? Tell me about them. Why are they special to you?
Some wedding photographers just “phone it in”. It’s another couple. Another wedding venue. Another day. Just follow the formula and get the same few dozen photos. If that’s what you’re looking for, then I’m not the best New England wedding photographer for you.
I come from a background that is so corporate, so emotionless, and so cold. Wedding photography is nothing like that, and I promise to treat you with respect and kindness on your wedding day (and everyday, actually!). It’s what I would want for my own family.
Will help you remember why you hired a Boston wedding photographer that cares about YOU.
In 50 years, you may not care about the specific shade of “almost-pepto-bismol pink” that you chose for your flower girl’s basket. However, there might be moments would mean the world to you. Close your eyes. Forget about the stressful details. Exhale. What do you actually want to remember? Your dad singing along to the song you chose for your father/daughter dance? Your grandparents as they sit in the front row, watching you get married, probably trying to figure out how to take a photo with their iPad? THESE are the reasons why wedding photography is important to me.
Award winning Boston Wedding Photography
I say this not to brag.
I say this so that I can say the following:
These accolades no longer matter to me.
Sure, it’s great social proof. I’m proud and excited to add those logos to the top of the website so that couples don’t think I’m some schmuck that just bought a camera on clearance at Best Buy.
However, photography to me is about preserving moments that matter. Professional wedding photographers have the coolest job in the world because we get to be front and center on the action. We can get to create something out of nothing – photos that will be family heirlooms. Photos that someday will make someone smile, laugh, or maybe even cry.
Knowing that, is better than any award that I could ever receive.
Boston Micro Wedding Photography
Many awful things happened during the pandemic. It caused worldwide tragedy, stress, and heartbreak.
However, there were some silver linings.
and I’d like to talk to you about one right now.
It brought the meaning back to Boston weddings (and wedding photography).
weddings are no longer about pepto-bismol colored ribbons on baskets.
They’re about family and relationships and the people that we love.
Micro weddings have enabled people to say ceremony vows that they otherwise might have been too embarrassed to say in front of a big crowd. A micro wedding day looks different. Rather than super strict timelines with 500 people, the services and moments are a little more… thoughtful.
I don’t know if that’s the right word, because it makes it seem like pre-pandemic Boston weddings were not thoughtful, and that just isn’t so.
I’d say that “people” are emphasized. Having an elopement became popular. When a worldwide pandemic restricts social in-person interactions for months and years, when we all finally were able to get together safely, it felt good. It felt right.
It was a good reminder for me to not take people for granted.
I spend my entire life photographing for other Boston families. It was a great reminder for me to take professional photography of my own family!
Searching for the right wedding photographers
Boston wedding photographers can take up an an enormous cost in your budget. Wedding couples typically book their wedding venue first, and then once they have a date, the search for a New England photo and video team begins!
Personality fit, style, and talent is what I tell my friends to look for first. Then, figure out how much you can afford. Wedding photographers in Boston typically book up quickly, anywhere between 6-18 months before the wedding date.
Our most popular Massachusetts wedding packages include an engagement session, drone service, and of course, our Boston wedding video team.
Engagement Sessions in Boston
Boston engagement pictures are great for the following reasons:
- You get to give feedback to your Boston photographer as to which photos are your favorites, so that your wedding photographer can keep this in mind for your wedding day!
- You get photos to use for your save-the-dates, wedding website, and for your home!
- It’s fun. It may not seem like it right now, but my engagement sessions are super fun. 🙂
Looking for some of my favorite places to take Boston engagement photos? Here you go! I was born and raised here, and also currently based in Boston. These are my stomping grounds!
Your Boston engagement session can be planned as far in advance as years before your wedding date or even the week of your wedding. There are no rules about this.
Documentary wedding photographers in Boston – and why the style is the best.
I’d like to point out that 95% of engagement sessions are posed and directed. Even pictures where the moments where the couple is laughing hysterically, it’s probably because I told one of them to make a farting noise in the other’s ear. The one where they’re perfectly cozied up in each others arms against Boston’s skyline backdrop, sharing an intimate moment? Yeah, I probably posed that, too. My goal is to make make it look as natural as possible, because perfectly positioned legs and hands rarely ever happen in real life.
On a wedding day, it’s the exact opposite. For our photography style, 95% of the day is photojournalistic and documentary. To capture the most authentic photos filled with joy and emotion, I can’t intervene. It wouldn’t be real.
We want to story of your wedding day in pictures. This will consist of capturing the candid moments, the unscripted, and the photojournalistic approach.
Our editing style is natural and timeless. We want colors to look true to life, and not like an instagram filter where someone pee’d all over your photos. I truly want you to be able to look back on your favorite photos and think about all of the beautiful moments that made up your amazing Boston wedding celebration.
I hope that you’ll find that the naturally posed portraits feel like you, and that the candid moments that our team captured are what really makes you feel like you can relive the best wedding moment over again.