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Nicole Caldwell Studio

From exploring out-there or adventurous ideas for your photo shoots, to experimenting with different photographic processes, I encourage the unique and the offbeat with my couples. I love getting a true sense of what makes my clients who they are, and then translating that into photography. I’m here to represent who YOU are as a couple through your photos — and no one else.

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

I’m always finding with my clients that the best photos are the shots in between the shots. These are the moments — when you think I’m not shooting — when you are truly, unequivocally yourself. When you’re laughing so hard you can barely breathe because your partner thought it would be funny to grab your boobs — yep, I got that shot. And it’s hilarious and candid and perfect because it’s authentically you two as a couple..

I love shooting with couples who aren’t afraid to get dirty — who might kick around in the breakwater during our beach shoot, or will trek through the woods with me to find the spot with the best lighting. Maybe you have an over-the-top idea that you don’t think a traditional photographer would go for? I’m all ears, let’s do it.

The work is also not limited to digital photography. I started out as a film shooter and spent a lot of time working in the darkroom, so I love it when clients appreciate alternative film processes. 8×10 polaroids and 55 film are just a couple of the film processes I like to work with that yield incredible photographs.

Let’s get creative and have fun!

"Nicole has an incredible talent, a unique eye, and just one of the best personalities! I immediately fell in love with her and her adorable studio in Orange, CA. We discussed the wedding and she got to know both my husband and I, our story, our personalities, and we became instant friends. My husband is not always the best in front of a camera, a little shy. She made him feel comfortable and he came out of his shell and she captured such amazing shots of the two of us and ones that really showed the love between us. Our wedding shots were absolutely perfect, which makes it so darn hard to pick a few that we liked because we honestly LOVED them all!! We were so fortunate that we were referred to her, that she was willing to travel to Greece for our destination wedding. She even got some INCREDIBLE shots of us underwater after the wedding. We enjoyed working with Nicole and we know we have a family photographer, and friend, for life!" Lindsay L- Destination Wedding, Greece

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Mention Offbeat Bride to snag an Engagement Studio Session — a get to know you, make you feel comfy, listen to your favorite music full blast and have you drink some adult beverages, and get some great images while we are at it.

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