City Hall Wedding Photographer 270

Hi, I’m Nicki, owner of De Nueva Photography.


I think getting your photo taken should be fun, not stressful.


On your wedding day, I’m not just your photographer.


I’m your calming presence, your hype woman, your last minute seamstress, your boutonniere pinner and bowtie tie-er.


Making sure your wedding photos are the best they can be and documenting your unique story means making sure you and your partner are taken care of. When you hire De Nueva Photography, you can rest assured that I have your back and your photos will be amazing.


Why Me?

Wedding photography that cares about you

Experience and Professionalism

I photographed my first wedding in 2007 and have been a full time photographer since 2012. In that time I have photographed hundreds of weddings and elopements in every kind of setting. I can handle whatever scenarios might come up; from dark lighting to difficult relatives to pouring rain, I’ve been there. I have lived in New York since 2008 and knowing all the best spots for photos to get you that iconic NYC image is something I take great pride in.


As a an experienced professional I also guarantee prompt responses to your emails, your photos delivered within 6 weeks, an expert timeline for your day, scouting the best NYC locations and connecting you with other like-minded vendors for everything from make-up to flowers to make sure you have the best day possible.



I want everyone to feel excited, comfortable and beautiful on their wedding day. My clients come from all kinds of backgrounds, are of all different races, orientations, gender identities, religions, and body sizes. Everyone is welcome here and I am excited to celebrate your unique love story. I use gender neutral language in all my client materials and ask for pronouns before sessions.


Social Justice and Environment

One thing I knew would be part of my business plan from the beginning was using my creative powers for good. I am a feminist who believes Black Lives Matter. Prior to becoming a photographer full time, I worked in the non-profit sector in education and public health. When you hire De Nueva Photography you can know that a portion of your dollars are working to make the world a better place. I donate monthly to social justice organizations such as the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Emily's List, The Trevor Project, Equal Justice Initiative, and the International Rescue Committee.


My business is run as green and sustainably as it can be. My primary lab is a fully certified Forestry Stewardship Council printer and I try my best to partner with vendors who also have sustainable practices. My packaging is made from recycled, earth friendly materials whenever possible.

A bit more about me


I live in Manhattan with my husband Alex and our two children, Quinn and Emry. I grew up around Minnesota lakes, but I have grown to love the big long as I get my hiking fresh air fix every now and then.


When I'm not photographing weddings or running around with my kiddos, adventure and food are what makes my heart happy. At 40+ countries and counting, I am a devout travel addict. Want to geek out over points and miles? I’m here for it.


I also love to cook, primarily vegetarian. Farmers markets and Great British Bake-Off make me happy. I will never say no to ice cream (butter pecan is my favorite) and rainbow sprinkles will always make me smile.


Can’t find me on a plane or in the kitchen? I’m likely on the move. Sitting still has never been my strong suit. Whether it’s running half marathons, the occasional triathlon, salsa lessons, a weekly yoga practice, trying rock climbing or exploring a new hiking trail, if it involves being outside or going on an adventure, I’m probably game.

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"Nicki has an excellent eye for catching and preserving the spontaneous and candid moments that you might miss on your wedding day. She was an incredible resource around planning our ceremony as well, including giving us guidance about what to expect at City Hall, additional vendors, and anything else we needed. I can't recommend her enough!"



De Nueva Photography specializes in NYC elopements and weddings. I'm also available for engagements, proposals, and family portraits.


Not having a local wedding or elopement? No worries. Travel is literally my favorite thing and my passport is always ready. I’m available for travel worldwide.