Nicole Marino Photography ( BigShot in Wine Country )

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4.6
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7 reviews
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86%
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  • Pella W.

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    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, 2017
      Nicole M.'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.

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      Mar 22, 2014Verified
      Nicole M.'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

    About this pro

    I enjoy providing excellent customer service and feeling based photo sessions where you can literally have a aura from viewing creatively crafted photos. Leading up to my clients shoot I work to ensure I'm communicating all that they can expect for their shoot. I also love what I do and feel inspiration for each shoot which I feel truly resonated for the end result and quality of my product to the client. I have over 17 years of experience and I am nationally published in Vogue, San Francisco Brides, Boston Common, Daily Candy, Wine Spectator, Napa Valley Life. I'm focused on the lifestyle of my clients and with a background in Business Communications so I know what is desired from all my clients both person and corporate. With that said I am also a professional with the experience in journalism and a means to capture the story of my client. I enjoy a persons story on where they came from, where they are headed, and where they truly are in their life. I demonstrate the ability to capture a photo that tells the story and love what I get allowed to do by connecting with the client on this deep level.

    Years in business

    17

    Number of employees

    1

    Background check

    Completed
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    Photos and Videos

    36 photos

      Q & A

      • 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!
      Coverage Area for Nicole Marino Photography ( BigShot in Wine Country ) is about 150+ miles of Napa, CA.