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De Nueva Photography

Hi, I’m Nicki of De Nueva Photography! As an NYC Elopement Photographer and Offbeat Wedding Photographer since 2007, my mission is to capture your unique story in the most awesome, genuine and fun way possible, while making sure you have a great time in the process. I’m based in NYC, work often in Minneapolis, MN and available for travel worldwide.

I believe getting your photo taken with the love of your life should be enjoyable, not stressful. End of story. My goal is to capture whatever makes you and your love story unique while also making sure you feel as comfortable as possible in front of the camera. I promise I will NOT make you stand in weird poses with fake smiles. I’m a photographer that likes to laugh with my clients and will let you be yourselves, whatever fun quirks that might entail. I offer enough direction so you don’t feel awkward but not so much that you feel stiff and posey. My ultimate goal is to capture you being YOU. I also use my creative powers for good running an earth friendly business and giving back to social justice causes.

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

I love working with offbeat couples! I got my start working with couples from Offbeat Bride in 2007 and the majority of my wedding couples still find me here. Photographing all sorts of weddings with all kinds of people from every possible background is one my favorites parts of this job.

In addition to shooting big weddings, I also specialize as an NYC Elopement Photographer. However you want to tie the knot, from the top of Rockefeller Center, on the beach in the Caribbean at City Hall or anywhere in between, I’m there.

If getting hitched to the love of your life involves getting married barefoot in a field, doing a high falls stunt, riding the Staten Island Ferry, or being on stage at an old movie theater, let’s do it! Whatever you can think up, whatever represents you, I promise to bring you vibrant, colorful photos that capture the day. I strive to photograph people as themselves, celebrating their love, no matter what that looks like. I promise lots laughter, goofiness and good times for all.

Additionally, I try to use my creative powers for good.

  • I donate a portion of my photography profits each year to various social justice causes and non-profit organizations.
  • I run as green a business as possible with earth friendly materials, electronic contracts, and a Forestry Stewardship Council approved photo lab.
  • As an LGBTQ friendly photographer, I support marriage equality and make sure all my client materials are gender neutral.

“HOLY GUACAMOLE WE HAVE DIED AND GONE TO HEAVEN WITH THESE PHOTOS!! They’re truly artful. We cannot even come close to expressing the joy these bright us. GRACIAS POR TODO!!! (Insert more exclamation marks!!!) You are too great!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!! AHHH!”-Diana & Josiah

“Nicki is amazing! She’s incredible to work with, has a fantastic eye and a laid back demeanor that gets the best out of her subjects. My husband and I felt so relaxed around with her it felt like an old friend was taking our photos and because of this, there’s not one photo in which either of us looks uncomfortable or has a stilted smile on our face. Everything with her felt effortless, from choosing areas in NYC to serve as a backdrop for photos (we eloped), and she came to our rescue by serving as witness when our best friends forgot their passports back at the hotel! Nicki was so calm when the rest of our nerves were bordering on frayed and her easy-going nature made it easy to get centered again.” –Karen & Mo

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Examples of my work

Two previous features on Offbeat Bride:

I have a whole section on my blog devoted to the awesomeness of Offbeat Bride couples!

Some highlights include:

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