Name: Nicky Chadwick
Mini Biography: I am a relaxed, contemporary photographer specialising in photographing weddings. I love weddings and feel very privileged to have the job I do!
Background on your business: I shoot mainly weddings for which I have a very relaxed style. I don’t have set packages so I am able to work with my couples to be able to offer them a bespoke service that works for them. If they want 10 hours coverage and a stunning album then they can have it, but equally, some couples only require a few hours coverage and a small coffee table book. Basically this means that they only pay for the elements that they want.
I also take on select commissions and commercial work and have recently been working with several music students to help them get portfolios together for their websites.
What has been your most favourite place that you have had the opportunity to photograph?
I’m not sure I have a favourite place although there are plenty of places I’d like to have the opportunity to go back to for more shoots!
I loved the whole of the Algarve for it’s beautiful beaches, Dubai for it’s stunning skyline and closer to home, Kirkstall Abbey is a firm favourite for my portfolio shoots and The Ashes wedding venue in Staffordshire was just amazing!
What advice can you give nervouse brides about having their photograph taken all day?
I offer a pre-wedding shoot with every wedding so that the bride and groom can get used to being photographed. This helps to alleviate any nervousness that they may feel as they have got used to me before hand. I also take time to get to know my couples so that if there is anything they are worried about we can talk about it before the wedding day. In my experience most of my couples don’t like the thought of being photographed but once they have had some fun on the pre-wedding shoot and realise I don’t have two heads they do relax more!