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On Hitched.co.uk since 2021

Last update: May 2024

Relaxed, authentic, no-stress wedding photography

Nicola is a warm and relaxed wedding photographer based in Essex. She is the perfect choice if you want to keep things informal or if you are a bit camera shy. She knows that your day will go by in a blur, and so the most important thing is that you spend your time making memories with family and friends, whilst she focuses on capturing the beautiful moments that naturally occur.

Services Offered

The Secret Wedding Photographer offers several packages, from ceremony only to your entire event. Her most comprehensive collection features consultations, a pre-wedding photo session, full-day coverage, printing and sharing rights, and more. Your images will be available in a private online gallery, but she also offers a range of products, including personalised USB storage & wedding albums.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Pre wedding
Albums
Mini albums

What does the wedding package include?

Ceremony only from £330. Full coverage packages include pre-wedding photo shoot, USB Presentation Box and travel. Wedding albums and Prints available on request

How far in advance should I contact you?

Some availability for 2023 Now taking bookings for 2024

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, essex

What is the charge for travelling?

Travel costs included within 25 mile radius

What style of photos do you take?

Other (Candid reportage)

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I use an informal and unobtrusive approach to achieve natural images

What kind of equipment do you use?

Digital camera

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, image viewing available in an online gallery

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

2 months

Do you send all the photos taken?

No

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Alone

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

No

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

Extra time is charged at an hourly rate

What are the forms of payment?

Online Bank Transfer

How do you work?

I work in a calm, relaxed and unobtrusive manner and like to get to know my clients to ensure they are comfortable. I enjoying blending in to an event and taking photographs unnoticed where possible
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Do you have any questions?

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Reviews for The Secret Wedding Photographer

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21 reviews
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Michael
Michael H. Sent on 27/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding day

Nicola was extremely professional all the way through from first meeting her right up to the big day, made us feel at ease as me and my wife don’t like having our pictures taken, we are amazed by our wedding pictures they are better then we imagined they capture the whole day perfectly, everyone at the wedding spoke of how friendly Nicola was and approachable with regards to any photos they wanted taken, would recommend to everyone
Gemma
Gemma W. Sent on 16/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wow did we make the right choice of wedding photographer

My husband and I dislike having our photos taken and were dreading this element of our wedding. From our first meeting with Nicola though we were completely put at ease. Her style of minimal awkward, posed photos in favour of secretly captured candid moments really appealed to us. Our pre-wedding shoot was a great opportunity to get to know Nicola and we (including our 2yr old) instantly warmed to her. We were blown away by the photos that she took. The same goes for our wedding photos. Nicola was a wonderful person to have photographing us on our wedding day. Lots of our guests commented on how nice she was and we are over the moon with the photos. She has perfectly captured the atmosphere of the day, magical moments with our dear friends and family, beautiful shots of the venue and we love our natural, unforced wedding couple photos that reflect us perfectly. The only problem is we now can't choose which photos to frame. We can't thank you enough Nicola!
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Helen C. Sent on 22/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best photographer

Never even noticed she was there! Amazing pictures and coped with my ASD daughter fantasticly! 100% recommend
Vinia
Vinia L. Sent on 14/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Secret Wedding Photographer is the one secret that should not be kept!

Nicola photographed our September 2022 wedding at Chelsea Town Hall and The Ned and I would totally recommend her!

We first contacted Nicola after being recommended her by a friend. We were looking for a candid-style wedding photographer with a relaxed style that’s both modern and timeless and we couldn't have chosen anyone better for the job.

Nicola's vibe aligned exactly with what we were seeking. After meeting with her in person it became clear that we had found a great match, both in terms of style and personality.

The connection and ease we found with her shows through in the final product. We are generally very awkward in front of a camera but Nicola knew exactly how to make us feel at ease snapping away in the background.

We also did a pre-wedding shoot which at first I was doubtful about but we went ahead with it and I’m so glad we did as not only did it help us get used to Nicola's style but we ended up with the most beautiful and unrushed photos of us and our two dogs.

Nicola's eye for detail is astounding, and beyond her technical expertise, she is a joy to work with. Our guests assumed Nicola must be a friend, because of how well she was able to mix with our group. On a practical note, Nicola was communicative, agile and punctual throughout the whole process.

We will treasure our photos forever - thank you Nicola @ The Secret Wedding Photographer.
Robb
Robb G. Sent on 17/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Everything we dreamt of, and more.

Where to even begin. We first met Nicola on a very awkward zoom call at the start of covid, we immediately made a connection and knew we shared the same ideas.
We had a pre-wedding shoot with her and it felt more like a day out with a friend. We had a good laugh and Nicola caught some magical photos. We left this shoot knowing that she was perfect for the wedding. On the run up to the wedding we had a final meeting, that started with lists of important guests, and ended with us laughing going through old family photos.
Come the day of the wedding Nicola arrived early, despite a huge storm with many roads closed. She drifted around the venue making friends with everyone she came across, a few of our guests even commented on how kind she was, and mistaking her for just another guest with a camera. All the photos came out exactly how we had hoped, with some really special moments being caught beautifully.
We started out looking for a photographer, but is honestly feels like we’ve just made a friend.

Nicola is kind, professional, and amazing at what she does. She has a real talent to calm your nerves and make you feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera, something I’ve never been comfortable doing.

Thanks again!
Laura
Laura D. Sent on 28/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Exactly what we wanted.

I don’t even know where to begin. Nicola was so fantastic, from our first conversation to the final photographs being sent, nothing was too much trouble. We are far from a traditional couple, neither of us confident in front of the camera but Nicola immediately gelled with our style and captured our day exactly how we imagined. She was friendly, laid back and amazing with out two children.
Bobbie
Bobbie K. Sent on 26/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Professional, easy, relaxed and very helpful.

The photographer made me and my partner feel very at ease, comfortable and relaxed on a wedding day, She was very helpful with all questions/concerns we had before hand. Nicola captured lots of beautiful moments from our special day and we would highly recommend the secret wedding photographer to anyone we know for future occasions.
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Sent on 07/04/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Simply amazing

The Secret Wedding Photographer was our secret wedding ninja! We hardly knew they were there & the photos were stunning! We asked for natural shots & our expectations were blown away. Not only a lovely company to work with, they listened to what we wanted & delivered! We couldn’t be happier with the photos & can’t recommend them enough.
Becky
Becky W. Sent on 30/03/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic photographer, highly recommend

Nicola is the most amazing wedding photographer, she put everyone at ease. The photos were wonderful and captured the moments beautifully. Would recommend her to anyone.
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Laura S. Sent on 08/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional

We don’t have enough kind words to say about Nicola! After our initial meeting we didn’t bother meeting any other photographers for our wedding, her work was exactly what we wanted and we really loved her relaxed approach.
Throughout the whole process Nicola was super responsive, kind and understanding. We’re naturally very awkward around a camera but she made us feel really at ease and made suggestions to help make the process better for us. On the wedding day, she was incredibly sweet, calm, professional and unflappable. We actually felt as though she was a guest, she fitted in so well and everyone commented on what a great choice of photographer we had made. Our full album has just been sent to us and we’re knocked out by the beauty and quality of the photos. She has a great eye for detail and captured everything we had asked for. We’re just incredibly grateful for all the work she put in to our day. Cannot recommend her enough!
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Tamie B. Sent on 20/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

My words do not do Nicola justice! She capsulated every moment of the day and now have beautiful reminder of every treasured memory

Wow! Where do i start. On our first meeting, i knew Nicola was exactly what i wanted and felt completely relaxed and reassured. She was able to guide me a few weeks before my wedding on what i might want as i still hadnt really known what i should be asking. I trusted Nicola completely so knew whatever she created, i would love. And boy was i not diappointed. Im obsessed with looking through my albums. Most of the pictures, we weren’t even aware being taken, and that’s what makes it so special. Every picture is natural and captured pure emotion of the day. I could go on all day for my love for this lady! Xx
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Leanne B. Sent on 13/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Pretty Perfect Photography 😀

Nicola, thank you 😊
Lovely lady, relaxed but sooo professional, our pics are just amazing! Helpful in so many ways! Combined our two weddings together into one ever lasting Memory Album.
We cannot thank you enough xxx
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Vincent P. Sent on 04/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect day captured perfectly by Nicola

Nicola captured our wedding using the natural beauty of the Greek Island Hydra as a backdrop stunningly. Her empathy with our thoughts on the location and how it would be used was immediate ensuring our day was photographed perfectly.

Nicola's professionalism in operating unobtrusively, in a manner that appears effortless allows your event to be captured in the most natural of ways. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Nicola.


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Trisha Sent on 14/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding photos


Thankyou so much for photographing our wedding it deffinetly has been such a long wait and so much has happened In-between. The photographs of the day are perfect even more than we could ask for they captured the day perfectly and these photos are something that we are going to cherish for the rest of our lives as are all the other photos that you have taken for us. I LOVE photos I think people underestimate the importance of photos for example these photos are something that we will show junior when he grows up then possibly to his wife and then our grandchildren, don’t mean to be morbid but when people are dead and gone photos and memories are all you have left and that is why I love photos so much because for future generations you can really capture moments that they can then live through.

So what I am basically trying to say is is that I appreciate all of the thought and hard work that goes into taking photos for someone’s special day and I could not be happier with our photos.

Al my friends and family get commenting how lovely you were and how good the photos were and some of my family were unsure how natural photos would turn out but they have completely fallen in love with them so Thankyou so much xx
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Jane L. Sent on 13/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer

We highly recommend Nicola. She captured our wedding day perfectly, the photos are so beautiful especially the candid ones.
Nicola spend time getting to know us as a couple through meetings and the pre wedding photoshoot. This meant she knew what sort of photos we wanted and how we acted together as a couple.
We also ordered a wedding album, which is stunning!
So so happy with everything Nicola has done for us.
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