Recommended by 99%
Catherine · Married on 08/25/2017
I met Nick at a bridal show in Rochester. I was amazingly impressed with his work, and although we decided to go with a different photographer that fit better with our budget, he was so incredibly professional and pleasant to correspond with. I find that extremely important when potentially working with someone for something as momentous as a wedding. I would absolutely recommend Nick to future couples!
Danielle · Married on 08/20/2017
After seeing Nick's pictures online, I was certain I had to have him for our wedding. We were not disappointed! To us, pictures are the most important part of the wedding day, they preserve all those amazing memories. He was great to work with and made sure to get the pictures in the places/times that we asked for. His option for a wedding album registry was great and I'm gad people gifted us money towards our upcoming album. We could not have asked for a better photographer and we highly recommend him! Can't wait to see all the pictures!
Shayna · Married on 07/16/2017
I cannot say enough good things about Nick and his work. He is a consummate professional, and yet a totally remarkable and talented artist. He gets along with everyone and miraculously managed to capture even our most curmudgeonly guests smiling! We are so impressed with Nick’s work and his dedication, attention to detail, and the way he just instinctively knew what we wanted. He made everyone so comfortable and was great to have him around on our special day. He and his work are worth every single penny. I know we will want him for all our family’s special events!
Lauren · Married on 07/08/2017
My husband and I had a wonderful time working with Nick! The pictures he took of our wedding (what we've seen so far, we only got married two weeks ago!) are absolutely amazing and we cannot wait to see the rest! Nick is very easy going and great to work with! He really sticks to the timeline you lay out, and we were able to take pictures in between the ceremony and reception and still make it to the cocktail hour with our guests. My husband and I could not have asked for a better photographer for our wedding and would recommend him to anyone looking for a stress free wedding day!
Kara · Married on 06/10/2017
When planning our wedding, we knew that the most important thing to book was our photographer. My husband and I knew that the photos taken on our wedding day would be the memories of the event that we would have for the rest our lives. We had almost committed to another photographer, someone that a friend had used, when we met Nick at the bridal show that Pearl Street in Buffalo hosts every year. It was the first bridal how we had gone to, as our wedding was still 2 years away at this point, and we fell in love with Nicks work right away. We booked a consultation with him right there and met him one-on-one a few weeks later. We knew before we even went to that meeting that we were going to book him as our photographer.
We selected the package that included engagement photos, and 2 photographers the day of the wedding for the whole day. We were excited and nervous when we took our engagement photos, it was the first time either one of us had done anything like this, but Nick made us feel completely comfortable and we almost forgot he was there. Those photos turned out fantastic!
The days leading up to the wedding Nick always responded quickly to any email I sent with questions or requests and was always very helpful with advice and support. We met for a final consultation right before the wedding and he helped us solidify a time line for the wedding, with extra time because I wanted to make sure we had the time to get a bunch of photos, and he stuck to that and made sure we stayed on a good timeline the day of the wedding.
The day of the wedding Nick and his assistant photographer did an amazing job, showed up early and stayed late, making sure they chronicled our entire day for us. Our photos turned out amazing and he made sure to post a "sneak peak" and blog barely a week after the wedding. Over all Nick was the best decision we made for our wedding and by finding him we found a photographer that we will use for any photos we need in the future.
Michaela · Married on 05/26/2017
We chose Nick Dantonio photography for our wedding this past June and couldn’t be happier with the choice to do so. Nick was very attentive, keeping touch throughout the entire wedding planning process so he could plan for how to take the best shots. Nick went above and beyond for us, drafting up a wedding day timeline that we could follow so we weren’t rushed from place to place on our wedding day, and so we had time for all of the special events and picture opportunities we had mentioned. Overall, it was Nick who pulled the entire wedding day off for us, letting us know what was up next and keeping us laughing and calm throughout what would ordinarily be a very busy day! Nick knows how to make pictures naturally beautiful and un-forced which we appreciated as well. Both of our families were astonished with the quality of pictures we received from Nick, and we so value these memories that will last a lifetime.
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The best photographer available in the NY/PA area!
Carly · Married on 09/24/2016
Nick went above and beyond as a photographer! He helped run the evening and totally eased my nerves. His humor and confidence helped me to enjoy my special day even more!
Carly · Married on 09/24/2016
We were thrilled with the way our wedding photos came out. At the beginning we talked to Nick about our love for candid shots and he couldn't have took them more perfectly. We haven't even found a single picture we don't like! I really love how he showed us the photos with different filters on them, including black and whites. He is truly a gifted photographer!
Nick helped us make a timeline while planning for the wedding. I was so impressed and grateful to have him at the wedding because he ran the show! He kept the evening organized and was even able to round up my crazy family! My wedding day/night could not have gone any smoother and I thank Nick for so much of that!
From the first time we met Nick at the Rochester Bridal Expo he was not only professional but also just a down to earth good guy. He and his 2nd camera man were on time and kept the evening on track based on our timeline. He was so easy to work with and his sense of humor eased the nerves!
While planning the wedding the timeline was my biggest stressor. After talking to Nick, we felt so much more at ease. He has photographed a lot of weddings and knows exactly how the evening should run. He was able to take all my requests and vendors and information and organize the perfect timeline.
Nick brought a sense of calmness to the day. He showed up at my peak of nerves while I was getting my hair and makeup done, he cracked a couple jokes, and reminded me that everything was going to work out perfectly. His confidence and his humor are what calmed me (my MOH and my mom) down the most!
I was very impressed at how easily Nick handled my large wedding party of 16 people! We used 2 photographers so Nick was with me (the bride) during the day and the 2nd photographer was with my now husband. The photos after the wedding went quick and smoothly so that we were able to have a cocktail with the guests before being announced.
I already have and will continue to recommend Nick to other brides!
Lisbeth · Married on 09/17/2016
Hire this guy. Not only did he make taking pictures fun and exciting, but he also basically ran our entire wedding for us so that we could sit back and enjoy ourselves. He is a rare find...someone who does his job well AND goes the extra mile to care about the people he is working with. He held our happiness above capitalism, payments, and business deals, making sure that our wedding was picture worthy vs. just taking pictures. A true old-school artist of his trade that exceeded "monetary transactions" to build relationships, offering service far beyond what he was paid to do. Professional, on time, engaging, organized, and fun. In a world where people are happy to be mediocre, doing the minimum to get by, Nick settles for nothing less than his best...and his best far exceeds "more than good enough."
Abigail · Married on 08/21/2016
Nick is definitely our family's go to guy when it comes to photography! Nick captured the wedding of 3 of my cousins and when it was our lucky turn, there was NO doubt that he was the photographer we wanted! There are certain areas where brides may have to compromise in order to meet their wedding budget, but photography was just not one for me! The quality of my wedding photos meant the world to me, because after the big day, that's all you have left. I still look at my wedding photos from time to time and I'm just so amazed on how Nick captured every moment so perfectly. Thanks to Nick I have memories to share for a lifetime!!!!! Thanks Nick, you're AWESOME!!!! I know we'll see you again very soon!!!
Chris & Abby
Gretchen · Married on 08/20/2016
Nick was great from beginning to end! His communication was great, he made sure he was prepared and spent a lot of time making sure everything was in place for our big day. He got a time line going so that everything would go smoothly, and it did! We used him for our engagement photos and our wedding photos. No regrets!
Amy · Married on 08/05/2016
Nick made this entire process flow perfectly since day one. The day of the wedding he was extremely organized and managed to get amazing shots before during and after the wedding! He was very professional and the proof is in the pictures he took, all 600 pics came out better than I could have ever hoped for! I don't think I saw a bad picture he took! Recommended HIGHLY!!!!
Liz · Married on 06/25/2016
Nick's pictures are stunning, and he was such a huge help keeping us on schedule. Hiring Nick was easily the best wedding planning decision we made. Nick's presence was calming and reassuring during our pre-wedding "getting ready" photos, when there was still so much going on. It put me at ease seeing how professional and attentive he was to every detail. He had great suggestions for locations, poses, and overall getting comfortable in front of the camera. He was also fantastic with corralling all the rowdy extended family who had already gotten the party started before group pictures! Thanks Nick!
Kristina · Married on 06/18/2016
I know every bride thinks their Photographer was the best but Nick truly was the BEST! I stumbled upon Nick at a bridal show and instantly fell in love with his work. Nick captured the real moments of the day not the fake poses and forced smiles. Hiring Nick for our special day was by far the best decision I made throughout the entire process. He was punctual, calm, organized and fun. By the end of the day it felt like Nick was part of the family! I promise if you hire Nick for your special day you will not be disappointed!
Caitlin · Married on 06/04/2016
I don't know if I can adequately put into words how very fortunate I was to have found Nick Dantonio at Pearl Street's Bridal Show. On the big day he kept me on schedule, at ease, and entertained! Not many photographers will scale rocks to get you the perfect picture but, when Nick sees a shot in his head, he commits. His talent is so evident and, whenever anyone brings up our wedding, the first thing they say is how beautiful the photos are. I always reply with, "best wedding choice I made!"
Jessica · Married on 10/10/2015
Nick Dantonio was incredible to work with leading up to and including our big day! My husband and I honestly couldn't imagine our day without him! He was on time, and kept me calm in the morning when things went a little array. We had a large gap in time from ceremony to reception, and he gladly went around town with us for all our requests of locations, including our home for pictures with our dog! He never thought twice about our wants and needs! Our albums, canvas and wall art are breathtaking! Anyone who looks at them is speechless! I recommend Nick any chance I get! We have continued using him for our growing family pictures as well. His professionalism, talent and personality are unlike any other, which is why Nick Dantonio is unlike any other photographer and will forever be our go to for all special events in our life! :)
Debbie · Married on 10/04/2015
Nick was incredible. He blended in so well with all the busyness of the morning and just did his thing quietly. He was confident in his ideas and decisions but always made sure the bride and groom were happy. The pictures were incredible and amazing quality! I would recommend him to absolutely any couple. No matter the size, style, or venue, Nick will bring out the beauty in any wedding.
Luke · Married on 10/04/2015
Nick not only created beautiful engagement and wedding pictures, but he also prepared us for our wedding day by giving us confidence and advice that made the whole experience more enjoyable and at a minimal amount of stress.
Rebecca · Married on 09/26/2015
Nick is an amazing photographer! He captured our day from beginning to end so perfectly and easily! He was focused and helped keep all of our bridal party on track! He knew exactly what kinds of shots we needed and didn't skip a beat! There were so many moments during our day that I am so happy we have in photos! All of our guests were anxiously awaiting our wedding photos and were blown away after seeing them on his blog (the next week), they're absolutely beautiful. I've had multiple friends tell me they wished they had used him also. He comes highly recommended and doesn't disappoint!
Jason · Married on 09/20/2015
We chose Nick first and foremost because he seemed like a cool and fun guy to be around on our wedding day.
Second, we loved the candid style of his photography, his work is very real and mot cheesy like so many wedding photos are.
Nick spent the whole day with us and didnt rush us at all. He made our day even more fun, but at the same time kept us on schedule. When we received the photos we were blown away. We thought our wedding was a great time, and the photos proved it. He captured so many perfect moments of us and our guests having a great time.
We recommend Nick for anyone who wants exceptional quality photography, and great service.
Julie · Married on 05/23/2015
Many parts of wedding planning can be very tedious for a bride and groom. After choosing Nick to capture our special day, we would tell any couple that we were immediately relieved with one of our biggest decisions of wedding planning. Nick asked questions to learn more about James and I as a couple and what we are comfortable with. He provided us options of photos we had not considered and carefully explained how different picture schedules of the day could benefit us and he was more than happy to accommodate any decisions we made. When our wedding day arrived he was prompt and remembered all of our wishes for the layout of our day. My husband and I had become so busy with wedding details we had forgot to tell Nick we had arranged for a horse and carriage to be apart of our wedding ceremony and had a limited time to use the carriage for photos directly afterward. Nick quickly adjusted and managed our time frames perfectly to capture these moments for us. It was such a relief to have someone so focused and experienced to take advantage of changes that came up and walk away with great photos! He never missed a beat! My husband and I were so comfortable to be ourselves working with Nick on the day our wedding, we had a blast outside of our reception at sunset taking photos and it really showed in the pictures! When we received the photos, we were blown away! All of our posed photos were just perfect and it was amazing to see so many candid shots we fell in love with. Nick provided us with so many view points and options between black and white, color, soft, and vivid aspects of our photos. It was impossible not to fall in love with them all! He perfectly captured our personalities and exceeded our expectations! Each time we look at our wedding photos it truly feels like we are reliving our most favorite day. When friends and family see our photos it feels amazing to hear them say "Wow, these are gorgeous!" time and time again.
Emily · Married on 05/15/2015
Nick was so professional and yet had fun with us throughout the day. He wanted the pictures to be done when we wanted them done and let me call a lot of the shots. After that he kept the wedding moving smoothly. We truly enjoyed having him a part of our day and the pictures turned out absolutely love the outcome of the pictures.
Isaac · Married on 05/02/2015
I met Nick back in 2010 when he was my brothers photographer. Before I even saw the pictures I told Nick that I needed to have him at my wedding (I was not even engaged yet) but what caught my attention was his genuine interest in making this special day for my brother as stress free as possible. He connected with our family and was super friendly, patient and flexible. He was so good that in 2014 my other brother got married and just had to use Nick and once again I told Nick he will also be my photographer. Looking at the pictures that he took for both of my brothers I was blown away and as the years passed he hasn't ceased to amaze me. May 2nd, 2015 came and I had no doubt in my mind that I was going to have the best memories of that day forever because I hired Nick. He is an amazing photographer that really captivates the landscape in every photo. His quality and positioning of photos are perfect ensuring that he catches the best shot every time. He knows how to have fun and keep the party going. He does creative things that I haven't seen any other photographer do. He listens to all requests and tries to honor them as best as he can. If you are looking for a photographer that is able to capture your special day and make you remember all the special moments, Nick is the way to go. I've recommend him to everyone I know and will continue to do so because if his professionalism, his responsible actions and his ability to take his camera and capture all the beautiful moments you want to look back to for the rest of your life.
Shanna · Married on 11/29/2014
Nick was everything we could have hoped for in a photographer and more. We fell in love with his photos after seeing some of his work from a mutual friends' wedding. We were somewhat discouraged when we discovered he was from Buffalo, NY and our wedding was in CT, but after all, Nick made the trip to NYC and CT to get us the perfect wedding and engagement photos that we were hoping for. From the second we met him, his charisma, positivity and professionalism made us immediately comfortable, excited, and sure we made the right choice (it can be a stressful decision because it is so important!). After receiving both our engagement and wedding photos (in an extremely timely manner) it was confirmed that we made the best choice possible when picking Nick Dantonio. Our friends and family could not stop saying "Wow, how does he do that?!" and "I have seen a lot of beautiful wedding photos but yours were so unique and outstanding, your photographer was amazing!" And we completely agree with all these statements...Nick has a special talent and a special way about him. He made our perfect wedding that much more unforgettable! Thanks Nick!