Nicole Donnelly is a wedding and editorial photographer based in Chicago, Illinois, and Los Angeles, California. She utilizes photojournalistic techniques to capture candid moments in images that are contemporary and crisp. Nicole strives to capture wedding images that mirror the love shared between couples that can be cherished for years to come.
Nicole adopts a storytelling approach when documenting love stories on camera and she portrays urban landscapes in a sophisticated style. She covers everything from intimate occasions and elopements to large-scale wedding celebrations. Her photography packages encompass a range of services and products. A snapshot of such includes four to ten hours of coverage, an additional photographer, and extended hours. Nicole is also available for engagement photoshoots and destination weddings. Afterward, Nicole Donnelly Photography presents newlyweds with visual mementos in the form of digital files, online galleries, albums, and prints. Photography services include:
9 Reviews for Nicole Donnelly Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Anna · Married on 09/19/2020
Professional. Fun. Talented.
Nicole captured every moment of our wedding beautifully. I did extensive research and met with several prospects when looking for a photographer in the Chicago area to hire because I wanted to completely trust our photographer with capturing the important moments of our wedding day and then editing the photos with a clean and modern style. Nicole was the BEST DECISION we made in wedding planning. Nicole put so much care into understanding our creative vision and photography needs. Every step with Nicole, from the initial interview to discussing details and timeline, instilled confidence in me that I hired the right person! She provided us with a questionnaire to help her thoroughly understand our expectations and "must have" photos and was a listening ear when I shared my concerns about "freezing up" and looking awkward in our photos. Nicole was SO FUN to work with, she totally made us feel at ease throughout the whole day! Our entire bridal party LOVED hanging out with her, and she always maintained the utmost professionalism. She captured formal photos of important family members and the bridal party without making them look stiff. She also does AMAZING work with the attractive candid shots that every bride wants. Her photography of our wedding day tells the story of our special cultural and religious customs, the tears and the laughter through our emotional day, and all the dancing and celebration at our reception! She delivered our wedding photos in just a few weeks after our big day, and we are so pleased with how skillfully she captured our beautiful day. So often you hear "pictures don't do the beauty justice" but thanks to Nicole, they certainly do! Our family members and friends all agree!! We are so grateful to Nicole for her enthusiasm and commitment to being our photographer. She made us feel like her most important clients with the personal attention she gave us (imagine getting a text from your photographer with a countdown to your wedding!) She was just as excited as we were leading up to our wedding day. We are so grateful to have the MOST BEAUTIFUL photos for a lifetime to look back on and show our future children and grandchildren. And we look forward to hiring her again for our future life milestones and family photos. Thank you SO MUCH, Nicole! I can't recommend her enough!!Sent on 10/27/2020
Allie P. · Getting married on 07/09/2022
Stunning Engagement Photos
Nicole was an absolute pleasure to work with and I cannot recommend her enough. We hired Nicole for our engagement photos this summer. We took our photos on Lake Michigan with the city in the background and they are absolutely stunning.Sent on 09/28/2020
My fiance and I are definitely a bit camera shy but Nicole made us feel so comfortable and natural during our shoot. The photos came out so beautiful. Very natural, great lighting and the perfect amount of editing - Nicole definitely knows what she is doing behind the camera. She did such a great job capturing our personalities from loving to fun and goofy to more serious. The range of photos in our gallery was everything we had hoped it would be. We had so many options to choose from, some in color and some in black in white, some posed, some candid and they were all wonderful.
Leading up to the shoot Nicole was so thorough and organized. She created a shared Pinterest board where we went back and forth on inspiration, outfits and locations. She helped me with last minute outfit ideas and was so supportive and helpful leading up to the shoot answering any and all questions we had.
Nicole was a joy to work with and you will not regret hiring her for any special event. She will make you feel so comfortable in front of the camera and you will receive a beautiful gallery with timeless photos. Thank you again Nicole, we loved working with you!
Andrea M. · Getting married on 12/10/2021
We really enjoyed working with Nicole! So happy that she was recommended to us. Nicole made our engagement session a laid back and fun experience! Nicole was very professional and timely with sending us the pictures. We got many positive comments on the photo that we chose for our "Save the Date". We highly highly recommend Nicole and plan to use her again in the future!!Sent on 10/04/2020
Nicole Donnelly Photography's reply:Thank you so much Andrea. It was so much fun shooting your engagement photos - I loved them so much and glad you and your people did too. That’s the best news of all!
Team of Nicole Donnelly Photography
Hi there! I’m Nicole, the photographer and human behind the camera. For the past 10 years, I have been working in the agency world, which has allowed me to collaborate with a variety of photographers to help bring brand stories to life. From creative directing on shoots to bringing a product to life through photos, it has been through these experiences that has led me here today. Since 2019, I have been focusing on capturing individuals, families and couples and I can't wait to capture your unique and one & only story.