Capturing the story of your sweetest day, from moments big and romantic to spontaneous and silly. Serving New England.
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Bridal Portraits, Engagement
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Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Same-Day Edits, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums
Photo & Video Styles
Artistic, Documentary, Lifestyle, Modern
Getting Engaged, Rehearsals & Parties, After Party, Wedding
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Nicole Joy Fandel Photography Reviews
5 out of 5.0
Reviewed On 1/01/2023 by Emily S
This is very long so for those that are in a rush (hi wedding planning is the worst & sucks away your free time) then TLDR; literally hire Niki and don't think any further about it or waste any more time.
Niki is absurdly talented, and an all...
around lovely human. She takes her time getting to know you, and your vision. She is professional while also being extremely personal and sweet. I had a minor breakdown pre-ceremony due to essentially stress and she swooped in to give me a hug and say it would all be fine! Her pictures are stunning. Bryan (her husband) and her, work as this symbiotic team to capture gorgeous photos that I love the more and more I look at them. They aren't posed and stiff looking. Every single one of our pictures, from our ceremony, to our guests pictures, are literally shining with happiness and love and ease. They are little pockets of joy from that day and we will treasure them for life.
I HATE getting my picture taken, as does my fiance. We are perpetually awkward humans with no clue how to pose and yet the photos are so US its hard to explain. They look casual and true to our relationship and ourselves while still being beautiful. We both also have awkward families and are in love with the pictures Niki and Bryan were able to capture of all of them that day. The number of compliments we got about Niki far outweigh compliments about anything else. I think at least half if not more of our 100+ wedding took the time to gush over how much they loved her, her energy, just her entire vibe, and I've had several people tell me they want to hire her for their wedding in the future (my MOH included).
There is really not a single negative thing I would say here - Niki and Bryan make a fabulous team and would be great for any wedding. I will probably beg her to take my pregnancy photos when the day comes even though I'm pretty sure she doesn't do that as part of her business but that is just how much we love her work and (just as importantly) working with her!
Reviewed On 9/09/2023 by Rafael D
Where to start! Niki and her husband Brian did incredible work at our wedding. They continue to get compliments from guests three weeks later. We only have our sneak peaks so far, and they have blown us away, so needless to say we cannot wait f...
or the rest! Niki has been a joy to work with from the start. We immediately connected with her friendly and candid personality on our consultation phone call, and that was what initially set her apart from the rest. Since then, she has walked us through an incredible engagement shoot, and our big day. She is so much fun to work with, and helps with feeling comfortable in front of the camera, especially for people who are not naturally so. She was able to capture our essence on camera, and we are forever grateful for that gift. We could not recommend her enough. Thank you Niki!! -Katie & Raf
Reviewed On 1/23/2023 by Stephanie T
Hiring Niki as our photographer was both one of the easiest and best decisions we made in our wedding planning process!
I found Niki on the Knot and reached out to her for a consultation based on the glowing reviews and the photos she has on h...
er website. Our consultation phone call was so easy and relaxing, and honestly felt like I was catching up with an old friend! She told me all about how she conducts engagement sessions and wedding day photography, and asked questions to get to know what kind of photographer and photos I was looking for. She sent me 3 full galleries to browse through which showed an abundance of photos for both wedding and engagement sessions.
We held our engagement session at Halibut Point Park - Niki and her husband Bryan helped to get us relaxed to take photos, and as the session went on we were all laughing together. I must add that Niki was 6ish months pregnant at the time of the session, but she was dedicated to getting the perfect shot - climbing to get the right perspective, or laying on the ground if the shot called for it! The photos were incredible.
On our wedding day, I was so happy to have Niki as our photographer. She made us all feel at ease and we had so much fun laughing with her between photos. We had talked about our timeline and must-do photos ahead of time, so all I had to do was relax and take in the day with my husband, family, and friends. She coached us through portraits and perfectly captured the ceremony and reception without us really noticing that she and Bryan were taking photos. Every photo in our gallery is incredible and I am so thankful for all of them!
The whole process with Niki was smooth and fun. I have come away with beautiful photographic memories of my favorite day. Niki provided sneak peaks the day after each session (engagement and wedding) and delivered the final gallery before her quoted dates.
I can't say enough about how great Niki and her work is! I only wish I had another reason to have a photo session so that I could hire her again
Reviewed On 11/20/2022 by Kelsey D
Niki and Bryan were so incredible for our wedding!! From our engagement shoot a year and a half prior to our wedding until the wedding, they were so available and wonderful. We were obsessed with how our engagement photos came out and were even...
more thrilled with our wedding photos (that she got back to us soooo quickly)! You will be so glad you hired the two of them just as we are!
Reviewed On 10/24/2022 by Reed F
Nicole was truly amazing, I would highly recommend her to everyone! She was personable, fun, and so efficient! Me and my husband were nervous taking pictures would be tedious but it was the opposite experience, we had so much fun with Nicole -...
exploring our venue and capturing different moments! She got the most amazing angles and stopped at nothing to get the perfect picture . We were so happy about how she utilized the whole venue and got so many beautiful shots. We truly couldn’t be happier about how the pictures came out!
The very next day we already received a sneak peak of some of the pictures which was so great to be able to see and share with friends and family!
Nicole was so organized with our family portraits it went so smoothly and we were able to get all the combinations we wanted in so little time! Later she even got on the dance floor, dancing and taking pictures that came out amazing!
We couldn’t of asked for a better photographer, we were so happy to have her part of our big day. She helped make our wedding special and we are so grateful for all the pictures we have to remember it!
Reviewed On 10/22/2022 by Shannon C
Niki and her husband, Bryan, (who is also a professional photographer) are truly the dream team! They are both beyond incredible and super fun to work with!
From the very beginning, Niki was very responsive and professional when discussing wh...
at was included in her services. We spoke on the phone and I immediately knew she was the photographer for us. She is very passionate about photography and this is something we were looking for. We first met them for our engagement photos which we ended up doing in 2 locations. They were so friendly and accommodating. Niki knew how to capture the perfect lighting and even when the lighting was not as good she had the equipment to make it shine. She is also not afraid to think outside of the box and it shows with how many different places and poses we were able to capture at both our engagement shoot and on our wedding day.
When the wedding day got closer Niki reached out to us and we spoke about in detail our timeline for the wedding day. As a type A person, this made me feel so much better! She is very detail oriented, stuck to our wedding day schedule and all of our special requests. She was able to fit in everything we had wanted and asked for. In addition to this, she is so much fun to work with! Everyone kept talking about how much they loved her because she brought such a fun, vibrant energy when taking all of our portraits!
We received all of photos back shortly after our wedding day. THEY ARE TRULY AMAZING! Honestly the most challenging part is picking which ones to print out and put around the house because they are all so wonderful! She was able to transfer us back to our special day which is everything we could have hoped for.
DO NOT hesitate to book with Niki she truly is SO talented and you can’t find someone who cares as much as her!
Reviewed On 10/05/2022 by Carah M
Niki shot our engagement session at Great Brook Park in Carlisle MA. She is a true professional with an artistic eye and a fantastic understanding of how to make people feel comfortable behind the lens. Working with Niki felt like working with ...
a friend I have known for years. She was so attentive to us throughout the entire planning process, always available to communicate, flexible with scheduling, and overall so kind and joyful. As a couple that doesn’t have much experience in front of a camera, Niki made us feel like our natural selves while still ensuring we looked our best! Niki’s editing skills are also just WOW, not to mention how prompt her timing is to get your photos back to you! We received a sneak peek of our engagement shoot (about 20 photos) in only a days time and the whole gallery in just about a week. We will treasure the photos Niki captured and the moments shared with her forever! We are so thankful to this amazing woman and photographer and would recommend her to anyone.
Reviewed On 9/05/2022 by Gabriela M
We highly recommend hiring Nicole to photograph your wedding! She was fantastic. Not only was she highly personable and gave great guidance, but you could definitely tell that she enjoys what she does.
Reviewed On 8/07/2022 by Alison L
Hire Niki, she is the best! Our engagement and wedding photos are absolutely gorgeous. Niki is professional, organized and hard working. Before the wedding she sent us a questionnaire and took the time to understand what was important to us....
At our wedding, her and her husband Brian did amazing capturing our day, they went above and beyond! I am also not very comfortable in front of a camera and Niki put me at ease and made me feel confident. We have gotten so many compliments on our photos and I can’t recommend her enough!
Reviewed On 2/04/2022 by Stuti V
Niki is an absolutely lovely photographer and person! She truly went above and beyond to give us a memorable engagement photoshoot day in the fall of 2021. My fiance and I are looking forward to working with her and Bryan on our wedding day!
Reviewed On 3/01/2021 by Mary M
This is a super late review, but I was looking through the photos that Niki took for my September 2020 wedding and realized I forgot to post a well deserved review! I couldn’t possibly be happier with the photos Niki took. Although your ceremon...
y ran a little late, and the sun was going down quickly, Niki and her assistant Bryan managed to make our photos look completely flawless!! She was so kind and professional, and made us both feel comfortable instantly. My husband does not usually like to have his photo taken, but she easily brought the best out in him. I highly recommend using her for ANY special event, because she will bring an additional brightness to your day, and you will end up with the gorgeous photos you’ve always wanted. Thank you Niki!
Reviewed On 11/12/2020 by Madison C
Where to even begin, Niki and and her husband/co-shooter Bryan whom she lovingly refers to as Bry Guy, which is the sweetest thing EVER) were everything and more we could have asked for in a wedding vendor. Prior to booking her she requested th...
at we meet up in person to make sure that there was chemistry there (spoiler: there was), which I beyond appreciated. She rolled with the punches when COVID-19 upended our plans forcing us to postpone, then downsize to a micro wedding on our original date. While she has a business to run, her first concern was making sure that we felt supported and comfortable amidst the chaos. The day of she was a calming force that I didn’t even know I needed and was a total professional. Our families LOVED her and she and Bryan could not have done a better job capturing our special day. She was everything I could have wanted times a thousand, do not hesitate to book her!
Reviewed On 10/15/2020 by Annie D
Niki and her husband were fantastic! They put everyone at ease and took incredible photos. We were so so pleased with the whole process from meeting them, engagement shots, to our wedding day. All around fabulous decision to go with Niki!
Reviewed On 9/01/2020 by Courtney B
Niki and Bryan photographed our small ceremony this August and did an absolutely phenomenal job! They were both super friendly and made our family feel comfortable. They wore masks and were respectful of COVID guidelines. The photos are absolu...
tely stunning and everyone is very impressed by the quality and creativity of the photos. Highly, highly recommend them for your day!
Reviewed On 12/27/2019 by Ashley W
Niki & Bryan were amazing! We can’t say enough good things! We found Niki’s work online and loved her photography style immediately. Niki and Bryan were the most lovely couple to have around capturing our day. Niki was organized and efficient, ...
but also flexible and able to roll with the punches. They made the process feel so relaxed and we even had guests come up to us during the reception telling us how amazing our photographers were. The photos turned out beautifully! From the portraits to all the little candid details that will help us remember our day. On request, Niki even edited a few photos super fast to allow us to use them in a gift prior to all the photos being complete. We can’t recommend these two more! Thank you!
Reviewed On 12/10/2019 by Vashti Z
Niki and Bryan did an amazing job capturing the joy of our wedding day! They planned ahead to make sure our formal shot list was covered but most importantly they captured the vibrant energy and love that filled our day. They were incredibly ...
unobtrusive as photographers, I didn’t even notice them during the ceremony! I am so happy with the photos and highly recommend these two !
Reviewed On 12/03/2019 by Christina S
Niki shot our wedding in the Adirondacks this past October. My mother-in-law is still talking about how amazing she was. She did an absolutely stunning job capturing photos of our day that really embodied who we are. She was super flexible with...
anything we wanted and we never felt posed. She makes AMAZING use of light and reads the people around her so well. Not only are all of our wedding photos spectacular, the reception photos are equally fantastic! We had a very relaxed schedule and an entirely outdoor shindig and she managed to capture every moment from getting ready to the end. We had over 200 people there and time and time again people came up to me to say how incredible our photographer was. I swear she got photos of people we didn’t even get to see that night! From riverside ceremony to live band to bonfire she did not miss a beat. I could not recommend her enough!!!
Reviewed On 9/25/2019 by ABIGAIL B
*Disclaimer* - we didn't use Niki because of the timing we need for our save the dates, but she was AMAZING as a consultant! She was open, honest, SWEET, and really genuine. She wanted to know what we needed...she was incredible. I wish we coul...
d work with Niki, and would highly recommend her approach to anyone! Good luck!
Reviewed On 8/21/2019 by Rachael P
We found Niki through a mutual friend--and it turns out she had worked with my husband at his previous job! We already knew that her work was great, but when we met up with her and her husband and talked about what the process would be like it...
sealed the deal. They were very accommodating and sweet, and when the big day finally came, they made being photographed so easy. They made great use of the surrounding area and the synagogue we used, including the lighting from the stained windows and the fairytale-like wooded backyard. We are absolutely in love with the photos we got back and recommend her services to everyone for her professionalism and her talent.
Reviewed On 2/03/2019 by Annie P
I am SO thrilled with Niki’s photographs of my wedding — absolutely stunning!! From getting ready before the ceremony, to the late night dance party, Niki captured my family and friends at their best moments, and made everybody feel at ease wh...
ile doing so! I will also be forever grateful for the lengths she went to photograph the venue (my family’s lake house) after I mentioned how important it was to me. Her pictures of the house and its surroundings capture the sense of the place perfectly, and I will always cherish them.
Niki was so organized and knowledgeable; she knew exactly what had to happen when, and made my husband and I feel reassured and comfortable the whole way through. We had such a good time during the portrait session, just having fun and enjoying the moment, and ended up with gorgeous photographs that totally captured our joy that day.
Having beautiful photographs of our wedding was so essential to me, and Niki was the perfect person to trust with such an important part of the day!
Reviewed On 1/27/2019 by Elizabeth Y
My husband Chris and I worked with Niki to for our wedding in May, 2015. It was one of her first weddings, but you'd never know it - she was a pro from start to finish. She spent a lot of time with us up front, just getting to know us. We first...
met her at a cafe and her easy way with people made us feel at ease immediately. Throughout the wedding planning she was always calm and collected, which made me and my fiance feel more comfortable! We were delighted with the final product. She captured our dynamic in a beautiful way. We treasure our photos! I can't recommend Niki enough.
Reviewed On 1/26/2019 by Amanda J
Niki shot our wedding ceremony on top of Wildcat Mountain and reception in the ski lodge. She was AMAZING. First of all, Niki is the definition of a trooper. Our ceremony location meant a gondola ride, rocky terrain, and unpredictable weather—w...
hich ended up being near freezing temps and serious wind gusts. Niki used the wind to her advantage for our couple portraits, convinced me to take off my jacket for a few shots (SO happy I did) and kept her upbeat, cheerful attitude through it all. She was even ready to strap in and follow us down the zipline had the crosswinds not shut it down!
Our photos turned out more beautifully than we could have ever imagined. Niki has a true talent for making even the shyest person feel comfortable in front of the camera and it was obvious that she truly understood our vision for the day.
There's your standard wedding shot list that any photographer can take...and then there are the candid moments and special details that you can depend on Niki to notice and capture beautifully.
Reviewed On 1/23/2019 by Stephanie M
My husband and I were very excited for Niki to be our wedding photographer, and could not be happier with the results! She has an incredible gift for putting people at ease and elevating the joy of the event. Niki carefully listened to our wish...
list of shots, then captured not only those but also all sorts of unexpected moments, like my best friend setting up signs and my niece's wedding-themed coloring project.
We really wanted to give our parents copies of our album for Christmas, and Niki did an amazing job putting the order together with enough time to breathe easy about holiday shopping deadlines. The album came out so so beautiful--they couldn't stop showing it to everyone who walked in the door!
In a word, Niki is a genuine professional with an impeccable aesthetic. We are thrilled we got to have her for our big day!
Reviewed On 1/23/2019 by Kate L
Niki blew us away. She was the first to arrive, the last to leave and was a welcome mix of cheerleader, photographer and ghost - getting beautiful shots when I didn't even know she was there and being genuinely happy and invested in our day. We...
've booked her again since, and again received an astounding array of beautifully edited photos. You need her at your wedding.
My name is Niki and I love what I do. I live in Beverly, MA, with my co-photographer, husband, and the worlds best cat dad, Bryan.
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Starting Range: $3,000 - $4,999