22September

Event Professional of the Month: Nicole Thomas By Jake Feldman

Nicole Thomas (of Nicole Thomas Photography) is an outstanding Photographer, and a great asset to any wedding vendor team. She knows how to work with Brides, Grooms, their families, and other VIP’s at every event to get those shots that will forever be emblazoned in photo print.

Recently, I was able to ask Nicole a few questions about her business and career–which she kindly obliged. As the interview shoes, besides being an absolute Rockstar in the photography work, she is absolutely genuine in everything she does. It shows in her work, her attitude towards life, and her answers below:

1. How did you get started in Photography?

I’ve had a passion for photography ever since I was a child. I’ve always collected old cameras and was fascinated by the inner workings of the camera itself. It wasn’t until after graduating from Drake University that I realized I didn’t want to be an attorney, and I wanted to pursue something that fit my personality better. Photography was my answered prayer. I absolutely love my job.

2. Explain your style with weddings — shooting philosophies and working with clients.

I love connecting with my clients and I feel my work reflects that. I photograph a wedding from a very intimate angle. By the wedding date, I know most of my couples very well, as well as their families. I’m able to document very intimate and emotional moments during their day and create an album that is very memorable for them.

3. What Draws you into wedding photography vs. other types?

A true romantic at heart, I love weddings. What woman doesn’t? 🙂 Weddings are always a happy occasion, one of the most important days of your life. I feel honored to be a part of that.

4. How important is having a professional at weddings?

Professionalism is key to any successful business relationship. But how someone handles their professionalism I guess is most noteworthy in my eyes. If I were a bride I wouldn’t want to hire someone rigid, but rather someone I could count on that also has an easy presence about them.

5. Describe a memorable event:

Last summer, I photographed a wedding at the Salisbury House in a complete downpour of rain. The ushers were soaked, hair wet, suits dripping, holding umbrellas over the guests heads, instead of themselves.It rained throughout the entire ceremony, even the bride got wet. But not once, did I hear any of the bridal party or even the couple mention it. They were just so happy to be there and to be a part of it. It’s moments like that which warm my heart and put a big smile on my face. True love is a wonderful thing to witness!