I met my beautiful fiancé Elena in Richmond Virginia and we now are loving living in New York City. Ultimately it is my hope that my work speaks for itself and show my love for what I do.
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Nick Kessler Photography Reviews
3.7 out of 5.0
Reviewed On 3/10/2023 by Jennifer G
The only way I was able to get my photos from Nick was to file a claim in small claims court. I was able to do this on my own without a lawyer. The hardest part was tracking him down to serve him the subpoena. I came to court with receipts...
, emails, etc. Within a few weeks, I had my photos from Nick.
Reviewed On 7/22/2022 by Lauren S
I agree with many other people on this forum. We met with Nick, signed a contract, paid in full, and never received any pictures. We got as far as approving a proof of our album and never received it. I could not get in touch with him after thi...
s. I was so disappointed. My husband passed away in 2018, 7 years after our wedding, and I am so heartbroken that I don’t have those pictures to look back on. DO NOT HIRE!!
Reviewed On 5/20/2022 by Patsy M
Do not hire. My husband and I got married 6 years ago & had Nick as our photographer.
Paid in full, and have still never received our photos or the leather album we paid for.
I am so lucky to be happily married, but it still breaks my heart to ...
think about our wedding photos.
Reviewed On 5/11/2017 by Anne S
Does anyone have contact info for Nick Kessler? His phone number does not work that is listed here. Thanks.
Reviewed On 8/20/2016 by claire j
Got married in Sept 2011, coming on our 5 year wedding anniversary, no album from Nick. Love our pictures, but we have not received the album we paid extra for.
Have tried to reach him every way we know how and often do not even hear back. ...
The day after my wedding, he was my favorite vendor we used. Five years later, I would caution any bride to stay as far away as you can.
Reviewed On 2/29/2016 by Nikki W
The Good: Nick does beautiful work and you won't be disappointed in the product he delivers. We specifically wanted pictures with vibrant colors and character, which we got. We also wanted a photographer who you didn't really notice at all d...
uring the wedding. Nick was so good that I actually panicked after the wedding when I thought through the day about how I could only recall seeing him, maybe 3 times over a 9 hour period. But he captured every picture we wanted! He's also very laid back and open to any ideas you have, which was awesome.
The Not so Good: I unfortunately have to confirm what other reviewers have mentioned about Nicks untimeliness and unresponsiveness after the wedding. I would also suggest you discuss a contract stipulation that has more security built in for you the consumer, where you do not pay the full amount until your product is received...which is typical for many other wedding vendor you'll use, why not photography.
Overall, Nick really is a great artist and delivers exceptional work in the end. I would caution you, however, that if you are prone to worry, like I am, and think you might freak out when you don't get your pictures back for half a year or more, after your wedding, you may want to clarify this upfront with Nick, or choose another photographer.
Reviewed On 2/10/2016 by Knottie1455133241
Nick took beautiful photos of us, but it took four long months of Nick not responding to any emails, phone calls, or text messages from us. It finally took us to email many of us colleagues to essentially embarrass him and get him to send us ou...
t photos. Prior to our wedding, he was responsive, nice, and candid. After the wedding, he went completely dark. It was really upsetting.
Reviewed On 2/09/2016 by Knottie1455039084
I would give zero stars if possible. Nick Kessler has stolen money from our family. As you can see from several reviews below, this is not the first time he has done so.
My wife and I paid for (and have a signed contract for) engagement ph...
otos, wedding day photos, and an album. Everything was going smoothly, because Nick is a likable guy, but we have still not received the album we have paid for.
We got married on 9/10/11, so this has been going on for quite some time. He will not return phone calls, or emails, or Facebook messages. It has been almost 5 years since we paid Nick, and his unprofessional business practice has left quite a blemish on our otherwise perfect day.
We can't even talk about the wedding without being reminded of how we were duped by Nick.
Please, don't use Nick Kessler. He is very talented, but seems to have a history of not fulfilling contractural obligations.
Reviewed On 6/16/2015 by Cary B
DO NOT USE NICK KESSLER AS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER! My husband and I got married in May 2013. We submitted our list of photos for the album in early 2014 and are STILL waiting for the album. We have a fully executed signed contract and paid the fu...
ll amount prior to the wedding and Nick has not provided us with our album. In fact, he has repeated ignored email communication requesting updates to the whereabouts of our album. This debacle has taken a very special day and really ruined it. I will never be able to lovingly look over the album (if I ever get it) knowing all the trouble I went to in order to get it. Nick has taken our money and run so please do not make the same mistake! We are having to spend more money pursuing legal action against him in hopes to get our album of our "special" day.
Reviewed On 11/14/2014 by Katherine F
Nick was awesome. He was super easy to work with, always answered emails in a timely manner, and is an amazing photographer. I can't say enough nice things about him. He tries to make you comfortable in front of the camera and takes his time wi...
th you. His work is unique and not the same traditional photos that you always see. Would highly reccommend him for any photoshoot.
Reviewed On 12/03/2013 by Laura P
Nick did an amazing job starting with our engagement photos to the day of our wedding and everything in-between! He was super fun to work with and went along with any ideas we had as far as picture go. Super friendly and laid back! I could...
n't of had a better experience! Highly recommend! Worth every penny!
Reviewed On 9/14/2013 by Chelsea B
Nick Kessler is the coolest photographer in Richmond! His photos are unbelievably gorgeous; he is beyond talented. He was really awesome to work with, super laid back, great with communicating with the bride and groom, and his photos are the be...
st! He's also super affordable! Don't hesitate to book Nick Kessler for your wedding!
Reviewed On 6/05/2013 by Michael W
Nick did our engagement photos as well as our wedding day photos and he was great; a true artist with an excellent eye for what works as well as what doesn't work. My wife and I heartily recommend him for any photographic needs!
Reviewed On 1/18/2013 by Anne G
My husband and I used Nick as our wedding photographer and highly recommend him. He also shot our engagement photos and my wedding portraits. He is artistic and professional and is willing to work with you on your vision of your big day. He ...
is always looking for that great shot and might make you adjust positions several times in order to get there but the end results speak for themselves. My only concern is his responsiveness on finalizing our photos from the bridal portraits to the rehearsal and wedding day. It took a bit of time and we have not yet received the albums we requested from our wedding 2 months ago.
Reviewed On 11/10/2012 by Jennifer R
I had no intention of writing a negative review; I was prepared to let my experience pass without raising a fuss. However, after seeing another review and after I was contacted by a stranger yesterday who was asking me about my experience with...
Nick because of her own (very recent) negative experience, I thought other brides deserved fair warning. I got married 3 years ago and we were extremely happy with the engagement photos and wedding photos that were posted online. The problems started after the wedding. Despite the fact that we had paid the contract in full prior to the wedding, it took 2 YEARS for use to receive our digital, high res photos and photo albums that were purchased as a part of our wedding package. When we did receive the photos and albums, there were absolutely beautiful, but there was no excuse for the 2-year wait, the stress, and the hassle it took to get them.
On a sidenote: The person who contacted me yesterday said they got married 2 months ago. They have yet to receive any of their photos and Nick is ignoring their calls and e-mails.
If you choose to go with Nick, he definitely has an eye for this art, but beware that you may be waiting a long time for your pictures. In my opinion, no part of your wedding should be this needlessly stressful.
Reviewed On 9/06/2012 by Cristina S
If anyone is ever getting married, I will congratulate them….and then I will recommend that they use Nick Kessler as their photographer.
I was so incredibly happy with my photos. Having an indoor evening wedding, I was concerned about findi...
ng a photographer who could take amazing photos in low light, and he mastered it. If you don’t believe me look at his portfolio!
Nick managed to get a shot of ever memorable event that night. From the bride and groom’s father to father dance off, to the cake on face fight as well as the traditional shots like our first dance, somehow Nick managed to be in all places at once. He also stayed the entire night, managing to capture the last moments before the lights went back on and our big day was over.
I also felt like I knew him forever, although I only met him because I asked him to photograph my wedding. He is a great guy with a perfect mix of technical skill and creativity. If anyone decides NOT to use Nick Kessler, they seriously do not know what they are missing.
Reviewed On 6/18/2012 by Emily H
Nick shot our engagement photos this past year and our wedding this past weekend. He did a fantastic job with the engagement shots, and we can't wait to see his wedding shots! Nick was great, very creative and flexible, professional but playful...
. This is a photographer you can trust to do outstanding work.
Reviewed On 6/07/2012 by Karla R
Nick Kessler was my wedding photographer. I was a little concerned that Nick shoots weddings by himself without an assitant because I was afraid he wouldn't be able to capture everything. Boy was I wrong! Nick was fantastic and everyone at m...
y wedding loved him. I even had one of my guests telling me "You're photographer is everywhere!" during the reception. He really makes sure he captures everything and must get an amazing workout at the same time! I don't know how he jumps around from place to place so fast but he did it. Nick is also extremely responsive. Almost every time I would email him I'd receive a response within the hour. Nick was recommended to us by another friend and we couldn't be happier we chose him as our wedding photographer. He truley loves photography and takes pride in his work. We would highly recommend Nick!
Reviewed On 5/02/2012 by Heather H
I love Nick's work. He has photographed many of my friends weddings and I knew I wanted him to do mine. He is very creative and takes great photos. He also knows how to cut loose, which you will appreciate on your stressful big day. I would...
highly recommend Nick!
Reviewed On 11/22/2011 by Nicole R
Nick is awesome. When we first met him, we knew that he was perfect for us. Nick captured every moment and every picture he took was breathtaking. He is the best in our book.
Reviewed On 11/12/2011 by Louise S
My husband and I used Nick for our engagement and wedding photos in Richmond, VA. Nick was perfect for us! He was unobtrusive during the wedding and took beautiful photographs. He also went above and beyond the call of duty and made other parts...
of the wedding come together. Nick offered great products and prices and we happily refer him to other Richmond couples!
Reviewed On 11/04/2011 by Carrie P
Nick was recommended to us by a friend. We were looking for someone who was creative, flexible, and easy going-as well as someone who we felt comfortable with. Nick was all of this and more. He photographed our wedding/rehearsal, bridal portrai...
ts and engagement pictures. As soon as we met Nick, we knew we wanted him to be a part of our day. He was very easy to get in touch with and flexible with meeting times. Of course we were comfortable with him-but we received numerous compliments from our guests about how comfortable they felt as well as how professional he was. Our reception venue was so pleased with him that they even used HIS pictures on their website and other ads. We cannot say enough positive things about our experience with Nick-he captured every moment and we have an album that we can relive the day every time we look at it. Nick has a way of photographing without taking posed pictures, and truly capturing the moment.
Reviewed On 10/03/2011 by Ratih T
My husband and I absolutely loved Nick and would highly recommend him to everyone. He was a blast to work with while still keeping it very professional. We planned an outdoor wedding but Hurricane Irene came through so you can imagine the last ...
minute changes there were. Nick kept his cool the whole time and the pictures still turned out amazing.
Reviewed On 9/28/2011 by Holly R
Nick is awesome! He is a laid back guy that has an amazing eye for a shot, yet makes the whole experience fun. My husband and I did engagement photos with him as well as had him as our photographer on the day of the wedding. He was there fro...
m the time the guys and the bridesmaids and I were getting ready until the very end of the reception (if you go with someone else, make sure you ask, some photographers will say that they will leave early because the reception gets "boring near the end") . He also attends the rehersal so he knows where you will be and when he can get the best shots during the actual ceremony. Im was a very high stress bride and he helped make my day so much better. Even now going through the pictures I keep finding all the funny surprises of peoples faces and memories I want to keep from my wedding day forever.
Reviewed On 9/15/2011 by Gemma S
Nick did a fantastic job capturing so many special moments on our wedding day! His professionalism and creativity was evident from our first meeting with him.
During the reception, Nick was everywhere! It was amazing how he caught so many swee...
t, funny, crazy and joyful moments. My husband and I both felt completely comfortable in his hands and are very pleased with the results. Because of Nick's photography, my husband and I have amazing pictures that we will cherish forever!
Reviewed On 5/11/2011 by Sheena F
Nick photographed my cousin's and sister's weddings, and did such a great job with theirs that I knew I had to have him as my wedding photographer as well. Prior to the wedding, Nick helped us get comfortable in front of the camera during our e...
ngagement photos. We felt like we were hanging out the whole time. During the wedding he was able to capture everything, from the formals, to the details on the centerpieces, to everyone dancing during the reception. When looking through the pictures, I felt like I was reliving the wedding all over again. Getting Nick to photograph our big day was one of the best decisions that we made. I couldn't thank him enough for all the memories that he captured for us.
Reviewed On 11/01/2010 by Sarah R
Nick photographed our wedding and it was just two days ago but my family and friends have not stopped raving about him. He was everywhere at once. Nick was taking pictures of all sorts of different groups of people and never once had to ask him...
to take a certain picture. He was all over taking what seem like super cool pictures on the dance floor and incredibly creative and beautiful shots of the wedding party. He spent so much time one-on-one with my husband and I as well. I can't wait to get the pictures back but I know they will be breathtaking. Best photographer in Virginia. You would be crazy not to use Nick Kessler!
Reviewed On 9/30/2010 by Cristin H
Nick Kessler is SO talented. He was fun to work with, made veryone feel so relaxed as we did formal shots and was every where he needed to be to take random shots. I a min love with our picture portfolio and our families raved over the flatte...
ring light you was able to shoot everyone in. USE NICK! You will not regret it!
Reviewed On 9/24/2010 by Billy M
Nick Kessler did an absolutely spectacular job photographing our wedding. When we began looking for photographers, it was very important to my wife and I that we find a person with ample experience and knowledge of his or her craft. We found ...
that there are many qualified photographers out there, but many of them tout their knowledge and experience over finding out about the bride and groom and providing a package that specifically fits their needs. Nick met with us prior to the wedding so that he could have a good understanding of our wishes and desires. He used his knowledge and experience to propose ideas and gave us tips to help the photography run more smoothly on the wedding day (less time sitting, more time celebrating!). He did an excellent job balancing the traditional while introducing the creative element to our wedding pictures. When we got our photos back, we were simply amazed. It was easily the best investment we made towards our wedding. If you talk to a bride and groom after their wedding, they will generally tell you that the whole thing flies by so quickly that it’s difficult to remember what even happened. Thanks to Nick, we have a beautiful collection of memories from our wedding day. Thank you so much, Nick Kessler!