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17 years in business
Nicole not only took amazing photographs of me, she helped me pick my outfit, guided my poses, and made me feel relaxed and comfortable - so much so that she took some great shots of me laughing! I now have several top-notch professional photographs that I have used for everything from my website to workshop fliers. I can't recommend Nicole highly enough!Mar 24, 2017Nicole Marino Photography ( BigShot in Wine Country )'s reply
Pella! You are a joy to work with!! I absolutely loved helping to pick out the wardrobe that would be mark such a powerful shoot in your career. Thank you for having faith in what I do! What a love you are and our time together was one that I'll look back on as a highlight in my career! Your strength and beauty shined through with every shot. Thank you for your beautiful review! :)
Lori W.Mar 22, 2014VerifiedNicole Marino Photography ( BigShot in Wine Country )'s reply
Hi Lori, We are sorry you decided to cancel with us before we were able to capture your beautiful day. As you know, our retainer fee is non-refundable. It protects our clients as well as us therefor no client can be booked replacing your scheduled session with us. I know that with this news you were upset to not receive a refund despite our standard photographers policy and you then provided us 2 stars which is unfortunate. We do hope you will allow us the chance to work with you in the future to capture you one day! Wishing you the best! Warmly, Nicole
Everyone always raves about my professional photos from Nicole. She shot my Bridal Shower and now our Newborn baby photos. She is able to capture the moment with just the right lighting and make each photo feel natural and not staged. I can always tell the photos Nicole Marino takes because it's almost like artistry. Can't even tell you how many compliments we get!! USE HER YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTEDMar 19, 2017Nicole Marino Photography ( BigShot in Wine Country )'s reply
Thank you so much Christina! What sweet feedback! It always warms my heart to be a part of your family's milestones and to capture the family growing. Precious moments like yours are the ones that cause the love for what I do. We're so happy you love your photos and are receiving such positive feedback from all your photos :) Looking forward to capturing many more!
Excellent composition, wonderful rapport with her subjects. Nicole knows how to make people who are the most difficult to photograph look absolutely wonderful!Mar 20, 2017Nicole Marino Photography ( BigShot in Wine Country )'s reply
Thank you Elizabeth :) Such wonderful feedback. We appreciate your business and are thankful for clients like you! It's been a pleasure capturing your team throughout the years!
I hired Nicole to shoot headshots for my new business website. Nicole was thoroughly professional and helpful throughout the whole process. She was in close communication with me, helped me select outfits to wear, made me feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera, and provided finished photos that I absolutely love. And to to top it all off, I actually had FUN being photographed (when in the past I have dreaded it and hated every minute.) Nicole is delightful! I have gotten excellent feedback on the shots and they have elevated my brand. I would not hesitate to work with her again and recommend her wholeheartedly.Mar 17, 2017Nicole Marino Photography ( BigShot in Wine Country )'s reply
Thank you Jill! What a joy it was to capture you. I loved that you allowed me to guide you through the wardrobe selection process. This truly made my heart happy and thankful for the trust you had in me for the section down to your jewelry that day. You make me love what I do on a daily basis. Your photos truly shine because of your energy during our shoot together! ...so thankful for clients like you :) Can't wait till the next one!
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- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?1. I request a time that we could possibly connect to go over needs of the shoot. 2. I like to review common practices, do they want props or staging used, makeup hair referrals of pro's we work with etc. 3. Review pricing and provide a contract where seems fit. 4. I confirm the date/time and location a day before the shoot to remind my client. 5. If it's a wedding that I'm capturing I like to plan a followup call and/or meeting to review any updated needs for their day (about half way down the line from the date of their event) 6. They receive their package and photos online gallery within a 1-4 week period of time on basic shoots (usually this airs on the shorter side) and up to 4 weeks longer than this for weddings if orders are placed for prints, albums etc. 7. I like to review the chosen gallery of images in person if time will allow for my client plus a thank you email for their services and time spent together during our shoot!
- What types of customers have you worked with?I capture those on their travels and vacations to the valley! When no one wants to hold a camera I'm there to capture their memorable moments! It's a lot of fun being on their tour with them and they also love it! Why carry your own camera when you're supposed to be holding your glass of wine or your kayak!
- Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?I capture such precious moments and I think I treasure them as much as my clients do. I was there to capture a magical proposal. The soon to be bride had no idea. I was on site hiding behind bushes (hired by the soon to be groom) and I had to act the role as a part of the winery looking to have them in brochures for the winery. A lot of fun and such special moments!