Hi! I'm Nellie! Nellie with an IE not a Y. I don't know how to rap but I can sing along to a good Nelly song. I'm currently based in Bucks County, PA. Don't let my location stop you from reaching out, I love to travel! This is the most you'll hear me talk about myself because writing this bio was extremely difficult for me!
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I've lived in PA most of my life with a small switch to Southern California years ago. I've been shooting weddings since 2011 but learned my way around a camera when I was younger. I learned on an old film camera and even used to develop my own prints! Think Stranger Things, in the room with a red light.
When I'm not off on a shoot you might find me catching fireflies with my two amazing kids. Or snuggling on the couch in front of a warm fire for a Harry Potter Movie night. Shouting at the TV during a 76ers game. I'm constantly out of the loop. I literally just discovered The Office recently and can't stop watching it. I love sharing a good margarita with my husband, or spending hours working on our yard. I'm not very good at keeping plants alive unless they're stuck in the ground. I love love love my dogs. They're my second set of children and I snuggle with them almost as often as I do my kids. Both are rescues and one is A LOT of work, but it's been so worth it.
I'm actually more on the introverted side which is why being on the other side of the camera suites me. I don't like being the center of attention, ever, but that also helps me understand how my clients might feel when I pick up my camera. It's totally normal to feel really awkward at first and it's my goal to make that feeling fade quickly. I really do want to get to know everyone that steps in front of my camera. We all have stories to tell and I want to know yours. I want to know how you met, what made you fall in love, what you like to do together. Weddings are ALL different and I don't approach every one in the exact same way. You didn't fall in love the same way someone else did and all of these little details make your story unique. If you're not a big fan of PDA, share that with me! I want your photos to look like you on your best day, not someone else's vision of what love looks like.
Last, but most importantly, I was taught as a little girl that all people are equal and that kindness matters. Whoever you are, whatever your story is, it is beautiful and I'd love that beauty to show through your photos.
You've come this far, send me an email and we can start to chat about your day and what you've been planning! I always offer to meet, talk over the phone or Facetime, text, or e-mail so that you can reach out in whatever way is most comfortable for you!
Working with Nellie was by far one of my favorite parts of the entire wedding experience. Not only was she one of the most organized, responsive, and flexible vendors on my team, but was also the calming undercurrent behind a slightly hectic day. As someone who works in the wedding industry (event florist), I can say with certainty that she is among the best in terms of talent and professionalism.
In the months leading up to the wedding, I received a thoughtful and well constructed questionnaire that asked all the right questions. The thoroughness of the questionnaire was impressive, without being overwhelming or difficult to complete. From this, she constructed a perfect timeline for the day, but was still open and amendable to adjustments and tweaks based on our needs without ego and only professional guidance.
When the day of the wedding arrived and the rain never stopped, I worried for a brief moment that our photos were doomed, hair and make up was irreparable, and the day was wasted- until Nellie began working her magic and put all of my worries to rest. Both she and her lovely assistant took charge, collected umbrellas, issued instructions, and kept the day moving, despite the torrential downpour. She was a cool and collected champ, and showed no signs of disturbance over the damp, rainy conditions. Her happy eyes and positive reassurance snapped me right out of stressville- she literally saved the day.
We had to have Nellie as our photographer because of her energy, warmth, and stunning photos- and cannot thank her enough for being a part of the most special day of our lives. Amazing photos to come!!!
Booking a photographer was difficult for my husband and I because we wanted to find someone who we would feel comfortable inviting into the most intimate moments of our wedding day. We could not be happier that we chose Nellie! She took the time to understand not only what we wanted from our photographer but also what family dynamics were important to keep in mind as the day progressed (my husband's parents had a nasty divorce). Beyond preparing for and exceeding our expectations on the big day, when we received our prints, we were thrilled to relive the moments through her artistic eye. If Nellie is available for your wedding day, there should be no question - book her!
On a day jam packed with memories you want to save forever, Nellie is an expert at making sure every moment is captured perfectly and candidly. Her work was above and beyond everything my husband and I could've hoped for. We had a New Years Eve Wedding which isn't the easiest to navigate through for photo ops in Philadelphia, but she put in extra hours the week of our big day and scouted out the areas near our venue and church to capture the perfect shots while not wasting the day stuck in traffic. Our photos bring a tear to my eye whenever we view them because it truly captures the love that filled our special day. We also had a marathon day as our party went on well past midnight given it was a holiday, and not once did Nellie let up with her photos and making sure everything was captured from start to finish. Nellie tailored her services to fit our budget perfectly, and the finished product greatly exceeded our expectations. We would highly recommend Nellie to all brides and grooms as she puts you at ease on such a big day and provides you with memories that last a lifetime.
Hiring Nellie was the best decision we made for our wedding. From our initial meeting together I just knew she would be the perfect photographer for us. She is so easy going and such a kind person. She made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. We truly felt we could be ourselves.
Nellie exceeded our expectations. We have not been able to stop looking at our photos. She captured our relationship so perfectly. The photos are so beautiful every one we have showed so far think that Nellie is the greatest wedding photographer they have ever seen!
We will and are recommending Nellie to everyone we know who is looking for a wedding photographer!
Nellie, thank you for being so passionate about what you do. We can see it in every photo and we are so grateful for you and the photos we have and will share of the most special day of our lives.
Hiring Nellie as our wedding photographer was definitely one of the best decisions we made during our planning process. She is incredibly sweet and easygoing, and you can tell just how much she loves what she does. Her calm energy made us at ease during our most intimate moments, where we felt that we could really be ourselves with her.
The photos themselves blew us away. I'm pretty sure I've looked at them everyday since she delivered them to us because they are just so beautiful. She captured the day in such totality, showing so many raw emotions that it made me question if we even needed our videographer (booked through a different company). If I had no other footage of our wedding day, Nellie's photos would have been more than enough. She even delivered far more than we were expecting. We are just so incredibly grateful for her and her work, and are thrilled that these are the photos we get to look back on for years to come. Thank you Nellie!!