Hello, I’m Nicola,

I was born in London, raised in the Midlands and now live in Shropshire with my husband and our 4 year old daughter.

I genuinely believe that “Africa” by Toto is the greatest song ever written.

I can no longer stand the smell let alone the taste of Tequila after a works night out went awry when I was 18. My tipple of choice is now gin or New Zealand Sauvingnon Blanc.

If you have a dog and I get to meet it, I will spend too long a time fussing it and talking to it as if it were a baby. Just sayin’.

When I’m not shooting people in love you can find me at home with my husband and daughter. Probably drinking too much coffee, eating cake and watching a film.

My husband and I hold a lot of our conversations in film quotes. Mostly 80’s ones.

If I had to do a top ten of my fave films… I’d be here all week and couldn’t possibly narrow it down so, in no particular order…

Goodfellas, The Lost Boys, The Karate Kid (the 1984 classic NOT the Jackie Chan one), Uncle Buck, Heat, The Crow, The Big Lebowski, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Airplane! and St Elmos Fire. Oh and Mean Girls. And The Departed. And a 90’s sports film no one knows called The Cutting Edge.

In all honesty though if you haven’t seen the original 1984 Karate Kid then we can’t be friends.

I’m a homebody and don’t really enjoy travelling that much. I know, it’s like I’m not even a photographer, right? I’m happiest at home. With coffee. Did I mention cake? There’s always cake too.

Images by Blue Fox Photo & Helen Howard Photography

Nicola Gough by Blue Fox Photography in Shrewsbury
Nicola Gough by Blue Fox Photography in The Quarry

How I work.

First of all, I’m a hugger. I’m not awkward and I can make friends with most people. I’m quite chatty too. An old boss once said I could of gotten rapport from a statue. You will notice me at your wedding; I’m not going to be silently lurking in the bushes like a sniper. I will talk to your guests like they’re my own friends and family. I will happily attach buttonholes and hold the back of your dress if you need to step over a puddle. I’ll tell you if the clasp on your necklace is showing. I will get excited about shoes and jewellery and generally anything sparkly. I will encourage your guests to take part in athletic confetti throwing. I will share my stash of emergency cereal bars if you get hangry. I will woop and cheer when you walk down the aisle as a married couple and I will cry if I see someone else crying.

Nicola and Jamie Gough by Helen Howard Photography in Lichfield

I have been shooting weddings since 2009 and I think it’s the best job in the world. If you can call it a job. It’s not like I’m down a mine is it?! I bloody adore weddings and would love to hear about yours. Even if you haven’t got much detail yet, just start with the who, the where, the when and we’ll go from there.

Or even just start with your favourite film…

Get in touch

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I reply to every single enquiry, even if I am booked on your date so please check your junk/spam folder too. If you have not heard from me within 72 hours please feel free to send another email to me. Or call for help as I might be trapped under something heavy.