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.” "
I offer a variety of photography services in the St. Louis metro area, including:
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the Investment Page for more information. I look forward to hearing from you!
From the Blog
I can't say enough good things about Nicole Welch photography. I chose NWP for our wedding because of her modern, romantic style-- she was also resonably priced for the services she was offering. She really was our personal photographer for both our wedding and engagement photos. I booked her about 8 months in advance because I wanted to be sure she was available. She met with us to fully discuss our expectations and options. For both the wedding and engagement session she was so great! She had great ideas for poses, gave us good direction and even got in the mud at one point to get a shot! she also made us feel very relaxed. After each session, she posted the pictures to her site within hours. She really is an artist. My pictures were everything I wanted and more. She also agreed to a day after session with just the bride and groom so our guests wouldn't have to wait long between the ceremony and reception.
Nikki and her second photographer did the most amazing job on our wedding and engagement photos! She really worked with us on the day of schedule and squeezed everything in to the short timeframe of the day. I had a pretty ambitious shot list and Nikki did it! The photos are amazing and thanks to her we have all the special moments of our special day captured to look back on forever! Thank you Nikki! I wouldn't hesitate recommending you to anyone.
Stephanie + Matt,
Working with Nikki and Paula was such a great experience. The two of them were so wonderful even though it was so incredibly hot outside. I cannot wait to see the pictures that they took as I know they will be everything I could have hoped for! Nicole and Paula were both so laid back and I can't thank them enough for all of their hard work!
One of the most important things to me about our wedding was having a great photographer who would give us amazing photos. I had been looking at the Nicole Welch Photography blog for some time and there wasn't a bad photo on there. She does fabulous work! She documents the entire day and captures every special moment. The candid photos are incredible but she also includes the posed family and wedding party pictures. My husband and I were extremely pleased with our photos and it was definitely worth every penny!