I’ve never known anything else except photography. I purchased my first camera – a film camera (gasp!) – when I was in high school. I loved photographing family members, friends and nature. My camera went with me everywhere! When it was time to head off to college, I took my love of photography and decided to turn it into a career. I majored in Photojournalism at the University of Missouri – Columbia. Not long after graduation, I decided I wanted to use my photography to make an impact on the world, so I joined the Army, where I used my first digital camera. I served as a photographer on a newspaper staff for more than 5 years, and I also served as a photographer during a deployment to Baghdad, Iraq.

After my Army contract was complete in 2008, I knew wedding photography would be the next step in my career. So we moved back home to St. Louis, MO, and now I’m living my dream as a St. Louis wedding photographer. I am SO lucky to be doing what I do! There is no better job than that of a photographer, and I truly love shooting weddings. After the amazing experience of my own wedding, I knew I wanted to help preserve those memories for others through my photography. I am truly honored to be a part of the best day of so many couples’ lives.

My background in photojournalism makes it possible to catch those fleeting, once-in-a-lifetime moments that I hope you will treasure for years to come. My style is primarily photojournalistic, and if that is how you envision your wedding photographs, please use the contact form or give me a call so we can grab a cup of coffee and discuss all the details.

On the more personal side, I have 3 young sons and am married to an amazing man. I’m a lover of caramel lattes, pedicures, the smell of honeysuckle, baby chub, running outdoors, all Sheryl Crow songs, going to the farmer’s market on Saturday mornings, and pugs. And everyone calls me Nikki!

Thanks for checking out the blog. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer in the St. Louis area, check out the contact page and drop me a line! I’d love to chat with you.


"“Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” "

Franklin P. Jones



I offer a variety of photography services in the St. Louis metro area, including:

wedding photography

glamour/boudoir sessions

family/newborn sessions

senior sessions

event photography

corporate photography

Please email me at nikkiwelch@mac.com or check out the Investment Page for more information. I look forward to hearing from you!

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