NikoBella Photography, LLC is a professional wedding photography studio in New Market, Maryland. Owner and principal photographer Tamara Dean has years of experience and a true passion for the art of photography. She specializes in intimate wedding and family photography for those in Delaware, Maryland, and Vermont. Tamara’s photography style in light, artistic, and candid. She works hard to bring out the beauty and emotion of your big day in your collection. For an unforgettable wedding experience, choose NikoBella Photography.
NikoBella Photography provides custom photography packages for weddings of every size, style, and budget. Tamara will meet with you for a personal consultation to learn about your big day and plan her photography service around the day-of timeline. She prices packages based on your wedding size and hours of coverage needed. You’ll receive hundreds of digital photos with printing options available.
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CarMun Kok · Married on 06/12/2019
Best wedding decision ever!
We never wanted a big fancy wedding with all the works and instead chose to have an intimate courthouse ceremony with close family and friends. Booking a photographer was never in our initial plan, until I saw how beautiful the Howard County Courthouse (Maryland) was.Sent on 07/07/2019
I proceeded to find potential photographers in MD, all via Google while I was in another state. My (now) husband is from MD (which is why we were getting married there) but we both work and live in CA. Tamara from NikoBella Photography was one of the photographers who responded to my inquiry. We scheduled a video call with her and afterwards knew that we wanted to book her right away. She was nice, friendly, and professional. She scouted the venue (courthouse) ahead of time and even scouted a second nearby location for more portraits (including making arrangements ahead of time to make sure we had access to the location). This was really helpful since we would not be able to see the location or meet with her until the day of. Tamara was very thorough in her preparations, including a back-up plan for if the weather was not agreeing with us that day since there was a chance of rain in the forecast as well as a back-up photographer in the event she was unavailable due to circumstances out of her control. She sent us a very detailed wedding questionnaire a few weeks before our big day and this helped coordinate a lot of inquiries and efforts ahead of time.
Since it was our first experience with professional photography, we did not know what to expect. I was even slightly stressed from the anticipation and uncertainty, but that went away when we met Tamara in person. She arrived early (even earlier than we did...oops!) and was there to meet us in front of the courthouse. She took photos of our ceremony outside, portraits with family and friends, and couple portraits. We spent some time taking photos at the courthouse before moving to the Patapsco Female Institute, which she had scouted in advance. Her professional eye and initiative made the whole experience easy for us! She knew the spots to shoot at, had a great vision for what she wanted to capture, and gave concise directions on how to pose, smile, look, etc. They were really easy to follow and also very fun to do! It was an enjoyable experience, and almost like a stress-relief after the ceremony. Even my photo-awkward hubby enjoyed the experience!
As promised, Tamara shared some 'sneak peaks' on her Instagram shortly after the photo session on that same day itself. She shared a few more over the next few weeks which built-up our level of excitement and anticipation for our photos! We also needed a few family portraits for some formal paperwork which Tamara quickly sent to me (Thank you! Very much appreciated). About 3.5 weeks later, we got the full gallery from her with a shareable link and private download code. We got a TON of photos from the 2-hour shoot and it was clear the sheer amount of effort she had put into compiling the final gallery.
TLDR: Highly recommend and would work with her again!
If there is one word to describe the experience it would be “easy”, which is what you would hope for on what is likely to be one of the more stressful days in your life. I honestly think working with Tamara made our special day that much more memorable and enjoyable. It ended up being my favorite part of the day (besides getting married of course!). Even though all arrangements were made long-distance via email and phone, the whole process was seamless. Not only do we have this experience to remember as part of our big day, but we now have beautiful photos that we get to share and enjoy forever. Thank you, Tamara, for making our special day EXTRA special!
Shannen Johnson · Married on 10/13/2018
Hands down best photographer ever! Great personality and experience! Always kept a smile on our faces. Great communication and over all beyond 5 star review. We found our lifetime photographer!Sent on 01/14/2019
NikoBella Photography's reply:Hands down the best bride (and wedding couple) ever! Thank you for the kind review; must appreciated and yay for a lifetime of capturing special memories for you and the family. xoxo, T
Gabrielle · Married on 04/08/2018
Tamara captured stunning photos of our DC Cherry Blossom Wedding - HIGHLY recommend!
Tamara has a nack for capturing heartwarming and beautiful moments! She shot our intimate wedding ceremony in DC and romped around the city with us for an engagement shoot beforehand. She is so fun, loving, professional, and SKILLED at what she does. Even our guests couldn't stop commenting on how much they loved her! With a limited amount of time and navigating DC traffic during cherry blossoms season, she produced stunning photographs of our day and was prompt, professional, and organized. She provides great direction and makes you feel comfortable and beautiful in front of the camera. We couldn't ask for more in a photographer and a dear friend. We will cherish the photos she captured for the rest of our livesSent on 01/14/2019
NikoBella Photography's reply:Thank you so much for these kids words; I cannot tell you how much it means to me to have been there to witness and document your special ceremony. I will never forget it! xoxo, T