It’s been awhile since I have blogged. I wanted to give an update. I just got back from a wonderful photography conference with Pictage (my photo lab, and beyond) in San Diego and I’m incredibly inspired! My business is about to leap into the next level of awesomeness. My wedding photo turnaround times will become quicker and I’ll soon be able to keep up this blog more regularly. And, I’ll be adding some fresh, new products, including panoramic albums and stunning, sleek acrylic art prints.
So, what else have been up to, you ask? Well, I’ve been traveling a lot for weddings and portrait sessions. I’ve hired a wonderful freelance editor who I adore. Her name is Julie Moore and she’s rad. I’ve trained her to edit exactly how I would edit! She’s been a huge asset to me and I’m excited to give her more and more projects. We have about 6 more weddings to finish editing and then it will be a wrap for 2011 weddings! I will be bloggin’ about them all as soon as they are done.
I couldn’t be more thrilled with how the 2011 season turned out for me. With the combination of weddings, portrait sessions, and some commercial projects, I will have photographed around a total of 95 sessions! From these shoots, I was enabled to travel to beautiful places such as: Estes Park, Colorado; Varenna, Italy; San Francisco, CA; Nosara, Costa Rica; Santa Barbara, CA ; Los Angeles, CA (and the surroundings); and all over Washington State (Leavenworth, Lake Chelan, Whidbey Island, Winthrop, Seattle, etc).
I’m currently booking a lot for next year, so if you or if you have any friends planning a wedding, please be in touch.
In the meantime, I thought I’d share a few recent testimonials I have received. I feel incredibly blessed and fortunate to serve all my fabulous clients! Below are a few email responses after my clients have viewed their photos. Another reason why my job is so frickin’ rewarding! If you have some time, I warmly invite you to read a few!
Thanks for visiting and please stay tuned for photos!
Kelly + Andrew | Lake Como, Italy | Wedding Celebration
We are in heaven…we laughed, we cried, we hugged, we kissed, we drank 2 bottles of wine (well…almost). 2 hours later, and here we are.
Nicole, we are IN LOVE…not only with your work, but how you captured our amazing event! Bravo for turning our sweaty, insane ‘after party’ into black and white…THANK YOU! We love all the colors, the memories the looks, the smiles, the laughter. I think we favorited about HALF of what you uploaded…whoops! Ok, time to go through them again.
You are truly a GEM for highlighting our most precious moments. We can’t BELIEVE we did it..we were married THERE…really, THERE??? Amazing.
Your pictures will hold a place in our heart forever. We adore ALL of them. How can we choose?
Thank you…from the bottom of our hearts. You are truly spectacular.”
Hill Family | Edmonds, WA | Lifestyle Family Portraits
“WOW Nicole. You are like Magic. Not kidding! There are so many – thank you. I will pick my favorite, but it won’t be easy. I love the ones of Kelly and me. We don’t have a single current picture of the two of, but now be do. Thanks again!!! Rock star.”
Jessica + Hernand | San Francisco, CA | Wedding Celebration
“Nicole is the greatest! She just is! We found her through our fabulous wedding planner, and fell in love with the way she is able to capture that special moment…for us, you could just see the love in the photographs…not just of the people in the photograph, but also hers… her desire to seal that moment in time for you forever. She took thousands of incredible photos of our wedding, and was so generous and kind and lovely, that we invited her to shoot our maternity photos and also the first year of our son’s life. She is now part of the family! As I said, she is the greatest!”
Elisa & George | Pasadena, CA | Wedding Celebration
“Nicole, what can i say. You rocked at the photos. Thanks so much for capturing such a wonderful day for us with timeless photos! There are not enough words to thank you! Will recommend you to everyone that I know.”
Brynn & Russell | Seattle, WA | Wedding Celebration
“Nicole Goddard is TRULY a photographer in mind, spirit, soul and body (she literally has a “hangover” the day after your wedding from working so hard!). I knew Nicole from childhood, but she photographed my sister’s wedding as well with another dear family friend’s wedding, so I knew going into it that she would be exceptional! Nicole was the most helpful vendor I worked with during the long journey of wedding planning. Before she even took one picture of us as a couple, she was attentive, always in communication with us, and made us feel really comfortable and gave us confidence we made the right decision in a photographer. Nicole is so down to earth that communicating your needs and wishes and wants to her feels like you are speaking to a very professional best friend, a great combination! We had Nicole shoot our Rehearsal Dinner and our Wedding, and it was really awesome to spend more time with her and get a “trial” in photos before the big day! By the time she met us at our venue, I was SO EXCITED to see her which made taking pictures before the ceremony FUN and RELAXING! It really allowed my husband and I feel free, romantic and completely natural during our shoot. The pictures turned out better than words, and I owe my lifetime of memories to Nicole. I will always be able to cherish she was present on our Wedding day, we are so lucky!”
Wendy & John | Los Angeles, CA | Engagement Session
“We have not yet had our wedding, but Nicole did our engagement pictures. She was fantastic! We couldn’t be happier with the way our photo’s turned out! She’s really a nice person and also professional. After our engagement picture experience I look forward to nicole photographing our wedding!”
Sadee Whip | Seattle, WA | Portrait Session for owner/founder of SuperNatural Energy Balls
“I just want to say for anyone considering hiring Nicole – you will love working with her and you will love the results! She is gifted and will capture the best in you!!! Thank you Nicole! I have had many, many photo shoots and that was the most comfortable and best one I’ve ever experienced. Seriously. “
Belkys + Manny | New York | Wedding Celebration
“It’s funny, before you came along I never felt that I was photogenic and hated pictures. You seem to capture the soul of every fleeting moment. Your talent comes from within and it irradiates outwards with the rest of all your awesomeness.”
Angie Cook | Seattle, WA | Lifestyle Family Portraits
“Nicole is the BEST! Our family had a wonderful experience with her. She spent so much time playing with our three year old helping him to be comfortable with her. She was really able to capture who he is! Even my husband who is hard to please in the photo department was impressed by Nicole’s work. Now we have a family photographer for life! We couldn’t be happier!”