NICOLE ROCHELLe behind the lens
It takes a certain connection to create photographs that represent your love + who you are + what you're about.
Look over my reviews, website and bio below to really get a feel for everything.
Since 2014, I've shot 150+ weddings & countless sessions. The images throughout my website are ones that have touched me as a photographer and high-fived the hearts of my newlyweds. I'm looking to capture unforgettably real, hilarious & beautiful moments- Ones that will grab your hand and fly you back to that moment
I shoot like I'm photographing friends because it feels good to work this way and I know it shows in the end result- that is always what I'm going for.
As the couple, you'll be able to experience your day in the best way if the person photographing it is someone you connect with- they will not only be there to translate your story, but also to hold space for you to be fully present on your day.
It's a huge exchange of trust and I am always so honored to take on that position with every couple who chooses me.
Look around// if you dig the imagery, reach out so we can meet for coffee or a drink. - if you find we vibe, we'll likely be perfect for each other on your wedding day xo
My name is Nicole, Rochelle is my middle name. I'm a mother to a rad little sassy-pants 10 year old, Gavin. click here for our "us-ness". Gav and I live on Long Island about 45 min outside of NYC. I prefer to listen to audiobooks in hyper-speed (x1.5) and have been crocheting my own blankets every fall for the last 12 years. I love hot sauce and hate scary movies. New places make me feel the most alive, my son is the opposite. So we pretty much have to rock-paper-scissor about going on adventures or staying home during the weekends.
I had a darkroom in my basement throughout HS and hesitated to switch to digital in 2006. Since 2014 I've mentored 8+ people in photography, It's been a wonderful experience watching these people grow and do what they love. Every once in a while I'll start a 365 project, which highlights the shots I take at weddings that make me want to make album art. Let me make your album art ;)
we love our fur babies
Gav and I have two cats, Leo and Toothless. Toothless looked like the dragon from "How to Train Your Dragon" when he was a kitten. Leo is named after Leonardo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and is actually the most "human like" cat we've ever known.