Our Story

Chip – Back in 2003, I was a private investigator for a New Jersey-based investigation firm. My favorite part of the job? No, not tailing suspects. Crazy as it sounds, it was taking photos for insurance claims. Sure they were mostly of roadways, houses & landscapes but snapping those images (on an old film camera) ignited in me a love for photography that I never knew was there. That love for photography carried over into my career as a police officer. Eventually, I started photographing family & friends and small events. Soon people asked if I had a website. “You should start your own business,” Nikki said. In a recession? In a market flooded with photographers? I wasn’t so sure. But knowing I had her full support, I went for it and mentored her along the way. In August 2012 I started Charles Angelo Photography, with Nikki and I shooting together. In December 2014 we wanted our name to reflect how much of a team we are and that’s how Nikki & Chip Photography was born. Not long after, Nikki and I took the business on full-time. If you ask me, Nikki is the real heartbeat of this business. I can’t tell you how many times I’m on a shoot and someone says, “I just love your wife!” I couldn’t agree more.

Nikki – My love of photography started long before I married Chip, back when I was a magazine-obsessed teen. I was inspired by the way a simple editorial image could move me. After studying communications & marketing in college, I landed a job as a magazine editor in NYC. It was there that my adoration for mixing storytelling and images grew even stronger. So strong, that with Chip’s encouragement, I put down my pen, picked up a camera and haven’t looked back. We love meeting new people! I can’t wait to learn about your life, capture your memories and, most of all, use that imagery to tell your very own love story. Let’s get started!

Our Wedding Highlight Film

Video by: Endless Wave Studios


Testimonials

“It was such a wonderful experience working with Nikki and Chip! We had so much fun during our engagement shoot that by the time the wedding came along it was like working with old friends. Not only did they take the most beautiful, interesting, and unique photos, they helped us from beginning to end with our day-of schedule and coordinated every detail with our florist and videographer. We can’t thank them enough for helping to make planning stress-free and our wedding day absolutely perfect.”

“Nikki & Chip are amazing photographers. They shot our engagement photos and our wedding and we couldn’t be happier. They truly have passion for what they do..they create this amazingly fun environment to make sure they are capturing every moment of pure wedding bliss and the best part is that they make you feel like they are enjoying it as much as you are! I would highly recommend Nikki and Chip to everyone I know or hear of that’s getting married!”

“On the day of, Nikki and Chip were absolutely incredible. From the moment we finally met in person, I knew we’d made the right decision. They are genuinely nice people, high energy, funny, passionate, and clearly very talented. Our families and our bridal party were very impressed with Nikki and Chip and were singing their praises long after the event was over. Nikki and Chip went above and beyond for us even after the wedding was over, which I appreciate greatly.”

“Talk about the ultimate husband/wife duo. Nikki and Chip are the most patient, creative, and down to earth people we have ever met. From the moment we met them, my husband and I felt so comfortable and knew we made the right decision hiring them. They made us feel like we were so special. Nikki and Chip took our opinions and preferences seriously, but still added their own creative angels to our photos.”

“If you have the opportunity to work with the best, HERE THEY ARE! We met Nikki and Chip in 2016 through a referral from our friends and have not looked back since. Not only are Nikki and Chip phenomenal at what they do, they are beyond fun to work with!”

“Soon after getting engaged, I knew I had to lock down a date with Nikki and Chip! I admired their work for years as they did a wedding for good friend of mine. Not only were they highly recommend, but their work blew me away. From the first time I spoke to Nikki I felt like I was talking to an old friend. This only made me more excited for the big day as I had all the confidence in the world in her and Chip! Man was I right!!”

“Where do I even begin? These two are in exactly the right field. They’re super passionate about what they do. They’re very professional but also very personal. We felt so comfortable with them which is not an easy task for my husband and I. We’re a little socially awkward and they helped us through the entire thing always making it fun and exciting! Every bit of anxiety I had about being in the spotlight vanished while working with them. The pictures are beautiful like out of a magazine!”

“Nikki and Chip were AMAZING! We did our E-shoot + our 3 Wedding events with them, and they are the best photographers anyone could ask for! These two are so sweet, down to earth, hardworking, and extremely talented! They went above & beyond countless times for us and we seriously appreciate it. Their passion for photography and their clients is what really attracted us to them. They are perfect!”

“From beginning to end, Nikki and Chip are there to capture it all. We have used them for our bridal shower, destination wedding, holiday parties, an upcoming baby shower, and MORE! They are so flexible and so fun to work with. They love what they do and take the time to find the best lighting, best location, best angle, etc. Do not pass them up and book now!”

“Nikki & Chip were the best wedding photographers we could ask for! All of our wedding + engagement session photos came out beautifully- they perfectly captured every precious moment of our wedding day from the first look, to the ceremony, to family photos. Not only are Nikki & Chip amazingly talented artists, but they were also incredibly organized in helping us estimate our timeline for the day, and they were so much fun to spend our wedding day with!”

“Choosing Nikki & Chip as our photographers was easily the best decision we made throughout our entire wedding planning process! They shot both our engagement pictures as well as our wedding day and we could not be happier and more pleased with our pictures. We get so many compliments from our family and friends about how gorgeous our pictures are, not only from our e-session by also from our wedding! They work so hard to get the perfect shots and genuinely care about their clients.”

“Nikki & Chip did an amazing job with our wedding photos, everyone has been raving about them. We have people who saw the photos on Facebook saying they look like they came straight out of a magazine! I think they need to try to get them published in some way because they really are perfect! Their attention to detail, the way they use the light, the multiple angles of each shot, everything was just perfectly executed! If you are considering them as your wedding photographer, book them!”