Nikki Harris photography

A little about me

I have been capturing wedding days for over five years now and I have purely loved every minute of this amazing role that I get to call work. I meet so many amazing people, tell their stories through photographs, and see so many beautiful places along the way.
A few random facts about me are:

- I am a wife and a mother to 3 beautiful children - who are my world.
- I love exploring Sydney and our gorgeous Coastline, getting out and about on the weekends and just soaking up life in our beautiful city.
- I love music and its always playing in the background, no matter what I am doing. Laundry? I have a TLC song for that. 90's RnB and Buddah Radio are a few of my favourites.
- I love collecting beautiful photos, art, nick-nacks and just sentimental items that make me think of a time and place. I think this is why I love photography so much - time keeping precious memories.
- I take time to do a bit of pilates or yoga each day - I'm quite tall so always need to stretch.
- I love a cappuccino in the morning and a glass of pinot in the evening.

Nikki and John

Why photography?

This is a photo of me and my husband, John, on our wedding day back in April 2013.

We look a little different now - haha! But I regularly love looking through our wedding day photos, and sharing them with my kids.
What I didn't realize then - but know now - was the importance and the significance of this day. You, your children, your family - will be looking at these images years after the event.
That it's not just your marriage, that it will be the ONLY time in your life where ALL of your family and friends will be coming together in the one room - to celebrate you and your partner!

Photo by Evoke Photography

Nikki Harris Photography

Where I work

This is a little snapshot of my home studio and office which I have made my own inspiring space complete with family artworks, my favourite plants and sentimental travel photos from some of my own adventures over the last 10 years.

Speaking of travels - If your wedding is not located in Sydney, I absolutely LOVE to explore new places and have captured sessions all over NSW. If your wedding is out of the country? Even better! I'd love to photograph a wedding overseas one day and happy to work out a custom quote for you. Just let me know all the details.

A little about my style

• Firstly I want you to have fun and enjoy the day!

I want you to remember all the fun and beautiful moments of the day, so I will NOT that be photographer who takes you away from your guests for a 3 hour photoshoot. I aim to seamlessly fit in with your family and friends with a candid and relaxed approach, to capture those real moments of pure joy. I usually shoot using the natural light - before the reception - I keep it simple so that you don't feel like you're on a TV production. I will offer direction when needed otherwise let the day and moments unfold naturally.

• Colour and life in your photos!

I don't over-filter your photos as I try and keep your images as close as possibly to the true colours, but also ensuring clean and consistant photographs that in years to come will be timeless. I provide some images in black and white - depending on the mood or detail in the photo - but ensure you have the photo in a colour version as well.

• Relaxed and natural posing.

During your portraits, family and group photos I will provide the direction where needed. Many couples tell me they will be awkward in front of the camera at first, but I will guide you through some actions so that your photos are more candid. Actions like walking together, looking at one-another, embracing each other - to bring out some beautiful and natural poses. I also offer Engagement sessions if you're thinking you'd like a little practice in front of the camera before the wedding day.

• Telling the story.

I use two camera bodies (and a third in the bag just incase!) and a mix of lenses that includes a 35mm, 24-70mm, 50mm and 85mm, to provide you with a variety of photographs. Close-up, wide shots, landscape photos, intimate portraits, fun photos, silly poses with your bridal party, movement in your dance floor shots, candid guest photos and more, all of which to tell the story of your wedding day.