Hello, I’m Nicola

I’ve been shooting humans in love since 2009, that’s crazy, right?! It’s my dream job and I still pinch myself that I get to do this. It’s well over 200 weddings now and I can still remember every. single. one.

London born, Midlands raised, and now I live in Shropshire with my husband and our daughter.

When I’m not shooting people in love you can find me at home, probably drinking too much coffee, eating cake and 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 communicating via gifs.

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.

I need a bucket to carry a tune 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

Nicola Gough Wedding photographer in Shropshire portrait

Images of me by Bright Wing Photography and Blue Fox Photo

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 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 you can share my stash of emergency snacks. Controversially, I think pineapple definitely belongs on a pizza.

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