Introducing The girl behind the camera...
Hello! I'm Nicole, I live in a small village in Nottingham with my husband Sam (the one with the fuzzy face in the photo above - in case you were wondering!) our two puppies, Archie & Shelby and prickly love ball - hedgehog - Holly. When i'm not photographing, i'm usually somewhere enjoying our converted Volkswagen T5 camper van, fulfulling my wanderlust. I love travelling and seeing new things. I enjoy the simple things in life and would be happiest in the middle of the countryside having a picnic with my loved ones.
I can't say that "at the age of 5, I had a camera glued to my hand", I was actually more into storytelling and reading as a child. My passion for photography didn't begin until 2007. My love for photography began unexpectedly when I chose it as an A-Level topic, purely as a wildcard to break up 'boring' academic subjects. The more I engrosed myself in the world of photography, the more I found myself, with each click I began to see the world from a different perspective, I saw beauty in things that I had been surrounded by all along but never looked quite close enough to fully appreciate. Photography soon turned into more than just a 'career' or 'hobby', photography enabled me to freeze time, build my own confidence, tell stories, meet great people and create my own world.
My love for photography grew and grew throughout my 2 years studying at A-Level and I knew that photography and media was the path I needed to follow. Therefore, I put my academic dreams of being a midwife or a teacher to the side to continue my studies at De Montfort University (BSc Media Production course). It was a journey that I have never regretted. Through photography I have been awarded academic scholarships, graduated with a 2:1 honours degree and trained with the BBC. I never knew back then it would lead me to where I am today and honestly, I actually thought I was a little crazy! But I am so thankful that I took a chance on photography as today I am doing what I absolutely love and leave every wedding with fulfilment & joy.
I have been fortunate enough to have worked alongside many wonderful families, brides, grooms, charities, projects and even the big names within the BBC (including loose women presenters, top gear producers, Eastenders editors - Ok, ok i'll stop!). In 2012 I was also awarded a place on the Enterprise Inc scheme which gave me a great chance to work alongside some of the best Entrepreneurs in the Midlands.
However, the turning point for me was a very recent one, in August 2016 I became Mrs Newbold, after years of hearing (and witnessing) how quick weddings pass by, in a blur of emotion, it was only once I began walking down the aisle, arm in arm with my wonderful Father that I realised truly how important and necessary wedding photographs are. It made me take a second to reflect on the many weddings I had photographed and only then it hit me, just how important being a photographer really was - I mean, without my photographer I'm honestly not sure how much of the whirlwind I would have been able to remember, I don't know when there may have been a better opportunity to capture those I love and preserve those memories for life. I mean, being completely honest it's not every day that a) you have all of your family and friends in one place and b) they're all happy and getting along nicely! It made me realise how important it is to invest in a photographer you can trust, one who understands you and is able to tell the story of your wedding in a way which is beautiful, raw and timeless.
My photography style is natural, timeless and relaxed. My motto is 'Elegance Through Simplicity" and I truly believe less is more. By taking a step back, we allow the raw emotion and beauty of a wedding day to shine through in the final wedding collection. I aim to capture those special bonds between families and friends, delivering beautiful, timeless collections to treasure for the rest of your life. My biggest aim is to do all of this, without being in the way and most of all having fun!
If after reading about me and my approach to wedding photography, you think that we're a good fit, give me a shout and we can talk about your wedding in detail and begin discussing how we can work together to capture your wedding photographs the way you want to!