Hello, I’m Nicola

London born, Midlands raised, and now I live in Shropshire with my husband, our daughter, and a cheese stealing black Labrador called Mabel.

When I’m not shooting people in love you can find me at home, probably drinking too much coffee, eating cake, listening to music or watching a film. I create Spotify playlists for fun and have music playing pretty much all the time. 

My husband and I hold a lot of our conversations in film quotes. We’re kind of film geeks. I have a thing for documentaries and podcasts.

Things that make me happy… Good coffee, films from the 80s & 90s, chocolate Guinness cake, “Africa” by Toto, holidays in Padstow, the smell of fresh cut grass, bright nail polish, cheese on toast, Bruce Springsteen, and having several books on the go at the same time.

Woman smiling and using an iPad as a notebook

Random Facts About Me

I have a fear of butterflies. I only realised I had this phobia when I visited a butterfly farm as an adult.

Despite my love of music, I cannot sing a note and was turned away from the school choir 4 times.

Each year I try an olive to see if my taste buds have evolved to like them. So far, no, they have not.
I love looking at the night sky and my favourite constellation is Orion
My name at birth was Victoria, but my initials would of been VD so my mom changed it. Phew!

You’re the best friend we’ve ever paid for!

Bex & Olly

Things I adore at weddings
Receptions at home, fresh flowers, marquees, tents and tipis, people who cry happy tears, barn venues, fairy lights, dancing with gusto, best man speeches from the heart, well behaved dogs, golden hour, boat loads of confetti…

Things I don’t adore at weddings
Venues with window less rooms painted yellow, a lack of confetti, anyone who wants me to photoshop them to appear slimmer/thinner – you are bloody radiant as you are and I will happily tell you this throughout the wedding day.

Nicola Gough Wedding photographer in Shropshire portrait

Images of me by Lucy Rebecca Photography, Blue Fox Photo and Bright Wing Photography

You should know…

You’re going to see me at your wedding; I’m not going to be silently lurking in the bushes like a sniper. I’ll chat to your guests like they’re my own friends and family and gladly attach buttonholes or hold the back of your dress if you need to step over a puddle.  

My style is real, relaxed, and it’s also a little bit classic. This means that yes, you’ll have beautiful portraits of the two of you, and of course you’ll get family photos, but we won’t spend all day on them.

I’ll encourage your guests to take part in athletic confetti throwing, and, if you get hangry, I’ll let you share my stash of emergency snacks. 

You’re going to spend more time with your photographer than any other supplier so it’s super important that you like each other.

Not just on the wedding day itself, but in the run up to the main event, and for the weeks following as they deliver your images. It’s a big investment of not only your hard earned cash, but also your time and energy, so make sure you choose a photographer who makes you feel comfortable and puts you at ease.

Choose the one whose work you love, who is on your wavelength and gets your sense of humour.

Shropshire wedding photographer at the hundred house