Hi guys! I'm back today with another installment of "Day in the Life", featuring my photographer friend Nicole of Goodness Studios Weddings. Check out our interview below and learn what it's like to work with a professional wedding photographer.
Name: Nicole Goodness
Company Name: Goodness Studios Weddings
Why did you choose a career in photography?
Lighting…I’m kind of obsessed with lighting. I also love the idea of being able to capture that one special moment in someone’s life. Whether they realize it at the time or look back at the image 30 years later and think to themselves "that was a defining moment in my life”.
Describe the photography services that you provide for wedding clients.
I offer Bridal & Engagement sessions as well as Weddings, of course. We’ll usually spend about 2 hours within the portrait session. My strategy is to find out what they like to do together, what their hobbies and interests are, that way we can tailor the shoot to something they feel at home with and also tell a story about them as a couple.
What sets Goodness Studios Weddings apart from other wedding photography companies?
Emotionally, I have a personal obligation to not just document the day as it happens but to “Wow” the Bride and Groom with the images they receive. I want them to feel the way they did on their wedding day when they look at the images years later, to be transported back to those precious moments all over again. Technically, I have a background in Commercial Photography…meaning I graduated with an editorial/advertising photography degree and I have a very thorough understanding of studio lighting. That’s what I bring to my wedding clients; a mix of emotional awareness and also a technical ability to execute every image.
How would you describe your photography style?
I would say traditional with a touch of fine art photography.
What advice would you give to a couple when hiring a wedding photographer?
Make sure to meet them in person. If you don’t mesh well with their personality but love their work…keep looking for a photographer. You really should feel comfortable around them and at ease because if you don’t it will show in your pictures. Also, know your budget before you start looking for photographers. Try to stick to that when doing your research. Go to their pricing page first before you look at their work. Nothing will disappoint you more by going to the Honda dealership to by an Accord and deciding at the last moment to test drive an Acura for fun…you just can’t go back after that. That goes for the wedding dresses too.
What do you enjoy most about photographing weddings?
The FUN! Every wedding is different, every couple is different but the amount of fun everyone has is the same. It’s electric to be around that many people happy and in love.
When you're not working with brides, what do you do for fun?
I love to cook. I have an especially delicious Cheesecake recipe that is award winning, 1st place at the Atlanta BBQ Festival in 2013! But I truly love to make anything, I find it helps to center me after a long day. Allrecipes.com is probably one of my favorite websites.
I had a fun time speaking with Nicole. She loves to laugh and has a great personality to go along with her photography skills. Be sure to check out her portfolio at
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