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PHOTOGRAPHER | Nikki Strekowski

Nikki Strekowski captures weddings in both digital and 35mm film format. She has an editorial and documentary photography style, focusing on togetherness and creating tangible moments with intention and honesty. Nikki Strekowski is based in Southern California.

Tell us about your business!

I’m about creating tangible moments full of love, warmth, light and togetherness where fast lives can slow down. Embracing all that is you with the ones you love most. I want to capture that real love, the real feelings that you just can’t shake; the kind of nostalgia that comes back from a scent, a song, or a photograph.

What would you like couples to know about you?

I went to art school for design and minored in photography. I fell in love with photography from the first moment I held a film camera. I’m a very sentimental and nostalgic person and I believe that’s why I do what I do.

Where are you based?

I’m based in Southern California, in a small little surf town called Carlsbad.

Do you travel for weddings?


How would you describe your style?

Intentional, Intimate, Honest, Editorial, Documentary, Togetherness.

What is your most memorable career moment?

It’s tough to say, but every wedding that I have documented is an honor.

What inspires you?

I’m mostly inspired by light and music. I’m also inspired by the works of Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, Diane Arbus, Ryan McGinely, Stephen Shore, Gregory Crewdson and Sally Mann.

What motivates you to do what you do?

Human connections, love and the stories that I learn with the new people I meet.

How would you describe your working style?

My style is a mix of documentary and editorial. I focus on storytelling, the language of light and closeness between family and friends.

Do you shoot digitally, on film or both?

I shoot all my weddings with both digital and 35mm film.

Do you have custom packages according to individual needs?

I have base packages, but often customize it to create a custom made experience for my couples.

What is a favourite product or service that you offer and why?

Film Photography, I love the imperfections, the nostalgia and feeling that it brings. It makes me slow down and really capture a storytelling moment that is tangible for the couple.

Where would you love to travel to for work?

Italy, South of France, Australia.

Who is your dream client? 

Couples who are madly in love.

What is your advice to couples getting married?

Do you and be your complete selves. Also, be present on your wedding day. Soak in all that love.


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