Wedding Photographer Reviews – Why Hire the Nicole Chan team?
There is not a day that passes by that I do not feel thankful for being able to do what I love as a career. I’ve worked extremely hard to get where I am, and will continue to work extremely hard, every day, for every single one of my clients. I’m so thankful that they took the time to write these wedding photographer reviews. It means so much to me!
You deserve my 110% and I promise to give it to you.
Even though I have photographed over 500 weddings, I still wake up excited and looking forward to every wedding. I love what I do, and I’ll never get bored of this.
I take my job extremely seriously, because my clients trust me to create family heirlooms for them. I am the one that they chose to document their wedding day. I consider this a huge honor.
I want you to have the best experience possible!
because it’s your wedding day, and you should have fun.
Also, so that I don’t have to go back to being in a cubicle prison. 🙂
Have you ever had a job that you were miserable in? I have. I escaped that life. (I was in management consulting.) I still am a a spreadsheet-loving, hyper-organized nerd.
Here’s the bottom line
I am friendly, patient, experienced, capable, confident, responsive, creative, and a great listener.
I am a real human that cares about you and what you want.
Thank you for so many couples for trusting me. Here are some of their wedding photographer reviews.
Christine and Reggie
Chow Chau City – Boston, MA
If you want someone that will work harder than anyone else at your wedding, contact her. She is the best around period.
It is clear how dedicated Nicole is to her craft. My guests were thoroughly impressed (and to much praise) the way she darted in and out discreetly all night capturing all the beautiful moments at our wedding.
At a traditional Chinese wedding of 250+ people, from beginning to end, Nicole always had a smile on her face as she worked through ceremonies, formals, candids, and large family pictures. She captured and kept up with all of the energy we had, and had the greatest attitude all day and night.
She was constantly scouting out great angles and even took time to pull us out of the bustle to let us take in the moment and snap some great intimate pictures. I truly can not say enough good things. Nicole Chan and her team exceeded all of our expectations.
Belinda and Alvin
The Villa – East Bridgewater, MA
What drew us to Nicole was that her work has life; it captures the emotion of the day, which felt so much more compelling and powerful to us.
Photography and videography were incredibly important to us, and this was the second decision we made (after our venue). Our experience working with Nicole and Karen leading up to the wedding was nothing short of phenomenal.
In addition to being super warm, friendly, awesome people, Nicole and Karen were also extremely organized and exceedingly patient as we asked a million questions and talked endlessly about details, concerns, and considerations throughout the planning process. Every interaction felt like we were connecting with friends, not just “vendors”, who truly cared about doing everything possible to ensure that we were completely comfortable and had as much ironed out as possible prior to the wedding.
It was extremely clear that they had done this many times before, and everything went seamlessly despite the potential for weather-related mishaps.
The day of the wedding itself, I was extremely grateful for Nicole and Karen’s comforting presence. They helped ease nerves and took care of things seamlessly, managing unpredictably rainy weather, straggling family members, and even language barriers with not only ease and grace, but also a sense of calm and humor that kept everyone smiling.
To go into more detail, we had a daytime wedding (August 2018) in a venue that was both indoors and outdoors. It rained the morning of the wedding on and off, and Nicole and team were able to expertly get us the majority of our “formal” photos outside on the venue’s beautiful garden grounds in between showers. Nicole made sure to ask what I wanted to do about photos, exactly how comfortable I was about the rain, etc. and was extremely careful to maximize use of the time and minimize the impact of the weather. They had massive umbrellas to shield us in-between shots, had me avoid stepping in puddles or moving around too much, paid attention to exactly how “wet” we appeared to be getting, and knew when to call us inside. She cleverly made use of covered outdoor space for additional photos as well to maximize the outdoor photo opportunities.
When we saw the photos and video after the wedding, we were blown away.
The photos were beautiful, joyful, lovely, artistic, and fun. They captured the story and progression of the day through multiple lenses, even allowing us to see moments that we didn’t have the chance to witness on the day itself. The video was truly a film, beautifully composed and crafted to capture the emotion and action of the day, with narration in the form of speeches and toasts and music that brought everything together holistically.
Nicole and her team were true ninjas throughout the day as well; completely non-invasive while also always available when needed. I couldn’t imagine the day going better, and I couldn’t imagine the day without them!
And after meeting her and chatting with her, we were convinced that she was the right choice for us. Choosing a photographer is a very personal decision; it was really important to us that we “clicked” with our photographer, that we felt like they understood us, and that we could trust them given how much time they’d be spending with us on our wedding day.
If photography and/or videography is important to you, look no further than Nicole.
It was extremely important to us and we did a LOT of research. We saw that most other photographers tended to have particular “shots” that showed up in every album in their sample gallery. They seemed posed and felt cliche and “cookie-cutter”.
Chelsea and Jeff
The Gardens at Elm Bank – Wellesley, MA
We were looking for a photojournalistic style, and Nicole Chan was the PERFECT fit.
My husband and I fell in love with Nicole Chan from the moment we met! She completely won us over with their fun and friendly personalities and incredible eye for capturing the joy and meaning of a wedding day (which is evident by looking at all the gorgeous photos on their blog and website). 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.
Crystal and Jeff
Museum of Science – Boston, MA
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.
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.
Audrey and Tara
Liberty Hotel – Boston, MA
Nicole and Karen are honestly heaven sent. The professionalism and talent of Nicole Chan Photography & Videography is unparalleled.
We had a great feeling about Nicole after our initial phone call — we have some stressful parents that we knew could be a handful to deal with on the day of, and Nicole just gave us such a warm, friendly, chill, yet professional feeling over the phone that we knew she would be excellent dealing with both our stress and that of our parents / in-laws.
Our engagement session was great — she got us comfortable with her, with each other, and said all the right things to get my partner and I interacting more intimately and privately despite being in a very public place.
Then, leading up to the wedding, Nicole and Karen both kept us organized, sending us helpful tips (seriously read her wedding planning tips — it’s like a free how-to guide) and reminding us of important deadlines for things even only tangentially to photography.
On the day of, the team showed up on time, planned the perfect first look with some epic shots of the Boston skyline, got some awesome candids of us and all our guests, didn’t miss a single guest (we sent photos to all our guests afterwards and were able to find at least one shot of everyone), entertained children so they would be looking vaguely in the direction of the camera, navigate parental stress with grace, and even kept mum about a secret dance that one of us had planned for the other until it happened! The list could go on and on.