As a Photographer who has been in the Australian Wedding Industry for over 20 years, I get to see where couples spend their wedding budgets, and ALSO get the insider “Goss” on how couples have saved money by eliminating unnecessary items or services from their wedding days. And I’d like to share that insider info with you, and hopefully help you save some $$$ during the planning process!

  1. WEEKDAY WEDDINGS (Monday to Thursday) – Most Venues and Vendors will have discounted rates for a Weekday Wedding.
  1. CUT YOUR GUEST LIST – This is pretty straight forward, a smaller, more intimate wedding will save you $$$!
  1. SAVE THE DATES – Save the printing and postage costs – just send your guests the actual Invite! If you’re wedding is a destination wedding or you have guests travelling from interstate/overseas – just let them know in advance or send the invites early so they can plan ahead!
  1. “WILL YOU BE MY BRIDESMAID/GROOMSMEN” BOXES – Save yourself the $40-$80 per bridesmaid/groomsmen and JUST ASK THEM! They don’t need a box of random junk to be formally asked to be in your bridal party!
  1. LARGE BRIDAL PARTIES – If you are paying for Outfits, shoes, jewellery, beauty services and accommodation the night before etc – it’s so much cheaper to have a smaller Bridal Party OR NO Bridal Party at all! This also includes Junior Bridal Party such as Flower Girls and Page Boys. Also take into consideration the costs to transport all of your bridal party to and from the ceremony, and to photo shoot, then the reception etc. Smaller or No Bridal Parties = BIG $$$ SAVINGS!
  1. CUSTOM COAT HANGERS – All you need on the day is some plain wooden coat hangers for the Dresses & Suits. You don’t need to spend money on personalised coat hangers for each member of your Bridal Party and Family!
  1. BRIDAL PARTY “EMERGENCY” KITS – These are the biggest waste of money that we have ever seen! Trust me, your Bridal Party should be able to organise their own deodorant, chewing gum, panadol and bandaids if they need them! You don’t need to provide all of these things for them!
  1. BRIDAL PARTY GIFTS – If you are paying for their Outfits, shoes, make up, hair etc – you don’t need to also buy them a gift to say “Thank You”. Just be considerate and appreciative of their time during the planning process and don’t be demanding! Most Bridal Party Members will appreciate that waaaayyyyy more than a token gift on the day!
  1. SORRY – but our personal opinion is that these are the services that you SHOULDN’T be trying to cut costs on by doing it yourself or hiring cheap or inexperienced Hair & Make Up Vendors. This is your wedding day!! The one day that you want to look absolutely PERFECT… ALL DAY!
  1. CEREMONY LOCATION – Some outdoor ceremony locations like Beaches and Parks are free to use, just make sure you contact the council to book the site. And always remember, if you have an outdoor ceremony, you MUST have a wet weather back up option organised!
  1. CEREMONY SEATING – If you are having a beach or garden ceremony, when organising seating for your ceremony, save yourself some money and just hire enough seating for your family, and any elderly or pregnant or disabled guests etc. Most times couples hire too many chairs and most of your guests at the ceremony will prefer to stand at the back anyway! And empty chairs do not look good in photos!
  1. CEREMONY PROGRAMS – Don’t bother, most people wont even look at them and they will be left on the seats once everyone has left!
  1. RED CARPET AISLE RUNNERS – If you are having an outdoor ceremony, fore-go the red carpet aisle runner! When the sun hits the red carpet, it will reflect a horrible red hue on to the both of you and make you look slightly sunburnt! If you do need to hire an aisle runner, stick to neutral tones!
  1. PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY – If your budget doesn’t allow you to book a full day Photography and/or Videography package with a professional Photographer/Videographer, you can save money and STILL have a Professional capture your day by booking a Partial Day Package that covers the most important parts of the wedding day (ie Ceremony, Family Photos and Photo Shoot – approx 2-4 hours coverage) Don’t risk hiring a student or cheap, inexperienced photographer! Your photos will be the only lasting memory from your big day!
  1. BOMBONIERE & WEDDING FAVOURS – Save yourself the expenses of Wedding Favours such as personalised stubby coolers, customised candles, key rings, bottle openers etc. Most people don’t take the favours home with them anyway! You’re already paying for Food, Alcohol and Entertainment for the evening!
  1. SIT DOWN DINNER VS COCKTAIL RECEPTION – Fairly straight forward, if you don’t want to pay upwards of $60pp for a sit down dinner or buffet, consider the option of having a Cocktail Wedding Reception.
  1. DISPOSABLE CAMERAS AT THE RECEPTION – Everyone has a mobile phone and/or camera these days! You don’t need the added costs of purchasing and developing disposable cameras!
  1. ALCOHOL – Don’t go overboard with a huge bar tab! Allocate 2-4 drinks per adult for the evening and have a cash bar once the tab has been reached. And just provide the basics in your Bar Tab – beer, wine, soft drink etc. If guests want spirits, let them pay for their own spirits
  1. ENTERTAINMENT – Again, this is another area that you SHOULDN’T be trying to cut costs on – Entertainment will make or break your reception! Hiring a great DJ/Band is worth every penny! You want your guests to dance the night away, not head home early or sitting around bored!
  1. TOASTING CHAMPAGNE – Instead of supplying champagne to toast with, just let everyone toast with whatever they are drinking at the time!


BOOK YOUR VENDORS ASAP! Popular Vendors book up FAST – sometimes up to 3 years in advance! When planning your Big Day, its important to lock in the “Big Ticket” items first…

  1. Ceremony Venue
  2. Reception Venue
  3. Celebrant/Official
  4. Photographer
  5. Videographer

HIRE A PROFESSIONAL FOR STYLING… Hiring a professional decorator/stylist can sometimes actually be LESS EXPENSIVE than doing DIY! PLUS you don’t have the added stress of having to set up and pack down on the day (or having to get family or friends to do it), and storage of decorations before or after the day! So before you rush out and start buying up jars, candles, fake flowers and hessian etc, do your homework and contact your local styling/decorating vendors for prices, as they will already have these items in stock and know what they are doing! Tell them your budget and they should be able to provide you with an option within your budget.

DON’T LIE TO POTENTIAL VENDORS!… Over the years we have seen some magazines and online blogs suggest to couples that they should LIE when contacting Venues and Vendors and say that they are enquiring for a birthday party rather than a wedding. If you lie, you will get caught out, and you may loose your Venue or Vendor over it (as well as your money)! Most Vendors have it written in their contracts that they can cancel the service if the customer has lied or been deceptive about their booking. Don’t risk it!

THE PRICE DOES NOT GO UP IF YOU USE THE “W” WORD… Ahhhhh the good old myth that if you use the word “WEDDING” in your enquiry, then you’re going to be quote triple! NO, this is not true at all! Weddings are more expensive, for example, than a birthday party, as alot more work will go into a wedding than what it would a birthday party. For example – Venues, there is extra admin and correspondence and planning required for a wedding than what would go into planning a birthday party, as well as additional wait staff, kitchen staff, linens etc. Same with Photography… more time and admin and planning goes into shooting weddings rather than a family portrait. More editing is required, and more equipment and back up equipment is required for a wedding rather than a family portrait etc.


xoxo Nikki


” Nikki Blades Photography – Australian Wedding Photographers “

20 Years Experience and Over 600+ Weddings captured all around Australia

You Went Above And BEYOND And We Couldn’t Be More Thankful!

Nikki is truly an amazing photographer. She has such a bubbly and out going personality. We were so truly lucky to have Nikki be apart of our big day. Her eye for detail was out standing. It was truly such a pleasure to work with Nikki to shoot our wedding… Read More “You Went Above And BEYOND And We Couldn’t Be More Thankful!”

Mel + Clinton – Mackay, QLD

Just Received All Of Our Wedding Photos And OMG They Are Amazing!

Just received all of our wedding photos and OMG they are amazing! Nikki is very professional and has everything back to you on the date she says she will. Definitely recommend Nikki to anyone chasing a Photographer

Sarah + Michael – Richmond, QLD

Nikki Was Absolutely Amazing With Her Great Cheery Attitude

Nikki was absolutely amazing with her great cheery attitude the entire wedding day!! She made such an amazing effort to reorganise things for our 3rd attempt to getting married (due to Covid). I would very highly recommend her service! Thanks so much for an amazing experience Nikki!! xoxxo

Emma + Andy – Hervey Bay, QLD

Nikki Has Been INCREDIBLE Throughout Our Whole Experience

Nikki has been incredible throughout our whole experience of wedding planning through to the “on the day” photography and after. She insisted on capturing everything important to us on the day even when it meant extra rushing around on her behalf. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer to… Read More “Nikki Has Been INCREDIBLE Throughout Our Whole Experience”

Candice + Cameron – Darwin, NT

You Were So AMAZING Throughout The Day!

OMG the photos are so beautiful! Thank you so so much! You were so amazing throughout the day, and I honestly cannot thank you enough for everything!

Amy + Matt - Fraser Island, QLD

Thank You For How INCREDIBLE You Made Our Wedding Day!

We both wanted to thank you for how incredible you made our wedding day, we had so much fun! Everyone I have spoken to since has said how amazing the photos are! 

Caitlin + Nicholas - Longreach, QLD

I Can’t Speak HIGHLY ENOUGH of You!

Nikki, We cant thank you enough for making our wedding so much fun and so special! You are a Gem and we loved having you as part of our day. I can’t speak highly enough of you xo

Hannah + Nat - Brisbane, QLD

Thank You So Much, We Are In LOVE With The Photos!

What an Amazing Photographer! She travels all over Australia and knows her stuff! She helped a not-so-photogenic me feel much more relaxed and get better shots! Nikki I am Blown Away! Thank you so much, we are in LOVE with the photos!

Brielle + Michael - Wollongong, NSW

Thank you so much for making our day EXTRA special, fun and somehow RELAXING!

Thank you so much for making our day extra special, fun and somehow relaxing Nikki! You listened to our ideas of what we wanted in a photo, and then whizzed around making it happen while keeping the laughs flowing Loved your work on the night and even more now. Thank… Read More “Thank you so much for making our day EXTRA special, fun and somehow RELAXING!”

Robyn + Frank - Perth, WA

Booking You As Our Photographer Was The BEST Decision We Made

Booking you as our photographer was the best decision we made for our wedding. You came in to take photos of the bridal party getting ready, full of positive energy, patience and resilience. You calmed me, distracted my mother and mother in-law which helped there nerves and gave even the… Read More “Booking You As Our Photographer Was The BEST Decision We Made”

Kaye + Mackenzie -Canberra, ACT

Nikki You Were Absolutely INCREDIBLE!

Nikki you were absolutely incredible! We loved every second with you. You made us really comfortable and made our special day even more special. We appreciate all the hard work you put into your job and travelling around Australia for all the great people out there! We couldn’t thank you… Read More “Nikki You Were Absolutely INCREDIBLE!”

Georgia + Luke - Dandenong Ranges, VIC

She Really Made Me Feel Beautiful & CONFIDENT In My Body!

Nicest person we have ever met or had to work with, she really made me feel beautiful and confident in my body!

Claudia + Linconn - Alice Springs - NT

Any Couple Would Be LUCKY To Have Nikki Blades As Their Photographer

Nikki was very helpful and was great with putting us at ease to get happy natural smiles. She was also very punctual and professional. She was enthusiastic about the wedding location and got many great, creative shots. Our original photographer had to pull out, and Nikki was very accommodating on… Read More “Any Couple Would Be LUCKY To Have Nikki Blades As Their Photographer”

Tyra + Danny - Montville, QLD

I Could Not Have Asked For A BETTER Photographer!!

Thanks sooo so much for everything!! You were wonderful to work with and made everyone feel super comfortable! Feel like I’ve known you for years haha! I could not have asked for a better photographer!! And WOW! Those sneak peeks!!! You are bloody amazing woman! Love love love!

Brianna + Luke - Darwin, NT

I Wish I Could Rate Nikki 100 STARS!

I wish I could rate Nikki 100 stars! She was absolutely amazing to work with. Without even knowing us she knew exactly what we wanted out of a photographer and she is so easy going and relaxed which made us feel so much more at ease. She helped with so… Read More “I Wish I Could Rate Nikki 100 STARS!”

Christina + Nathan - Kingscliff, NSW

Absolutely Love This Chick. I Can’t Say ENOUGH Great Things About Her!

Our amazing photographer, Nikki! Absolutely love this chick. I can’t say enough great things about her. Professional and fun. She kept us on schedule. Was happy to go that extra mile for us, climb rocks and get attacked by branches. We even had a snake scare (luckily it was just… Read More “Absolutely Love This Chick. I Can’t Say ENOUGH Great Things About Her!”

Clare + Bobby - Brisbane, QLD

Nikki Delivers Such Genuine, HEART FELT, Honest Customer Service

” If you are looking for dreamy wedding photographs that will capture one of the biggest and most important days of your life, a moment that is captured into a memory that will last this life time and beyond then look no further than Nikki Blades Photography.  Nikki and her… Read More “Nikki Delivers Such Genuine, HEART FELT, Honest Customer Service”

Karina + Tom - Brisbane

She Goes Above And Beyond To Make Your Day Extra Special!

From the very first email to our big day and beyond, Nikki has been no less than absolutely amazing! All correspondence was quick & efficient. Even down to a text message on the morning of the wedding to help calm my nerves. On the day she just ‘fit’ straight into… Read More “She Goes Above And Beyond To Make Your Day Extra Special!”

Alira + Reid - Moreton Island, QLD

It’s MORE Than Just A “Photography Service” – You Deliver The Complete Package

Nikki you are a true artist and you have a beautiful spirit in how you deliver your art to your clients. It’s more than just a “photography service” – you deliver the complete package. The photos you took on our wedding day are hung with pride in our home and… Read More “It’s MORE Than Just A “Photography Service” – You Deliver The Complete Package”

Bec + Aaron - Airlie Beach, QLD

The Photos Are Just INCREDIBLE, Colourful And Full Of Love!

Hey Nikki, We both just wanted to say a proper thank you. The photos are just incredible, colourful and full of love! Exactly what we wanted for our wedding. Thank you again for travelling over to capture our day! And feel free to use the photos however you like! Lots… Read More “The Photos Are Just INCREDIBLE, Colourful And Full Of Love!”

Julia + Mitch - Perth, WA

We Are So HAPPY That We Got You As Our Photographer

Hi Nikki, I love the sneak peak photos!! Thank you so much for everything last Saturday, from making me an impromptu bouquet to finding some really cool photo spots. You made the whole time fun and we are so happy that we got you as our photographer. Thank you, thank… Read More “We Are So HAPPY That We Got You As Our Photographer”

Erin + Ken - Brisbane, QLD

Her EXCEPTIONAL Eye For Detail Brought Out The Best Of Our Locations

At first we were a little skeptical about getting someone without local knowledge to take our photos. Nikki quickly put those fears to rest with her exceptional eye for detail to bring out the best of our locations. Nikki is extremely easy to get along with and made the afternoon… Read More “Her EXCEPTIONAL Eye For Detail Brought Out The Best Of Our Locations”

Lisa + Michael - Magnetic Island, QLD

You Captured Our Day PERFECTLY And It All Felt So Natural

Thank you so much AGAIN Nikki, it was an absolute pleasure meeting you, it just felt like we were long lost friends. I couldn’t be happier that you were our photographer, you captured our day perfectly and it all felt so natural. I honestly love how you captured all those… Read More “You Captured Our Day PERFECTLY And It All Felt So Natural”

Natasha + Leigh - Childers QLD

It Was BEAUTIFUL To Relive Our Special Day Through The Photos

Hi Nikki, Thank you so much for the photos, they look incredible!! It was beautiful to relive our special day through the photos – so many memories came back to us. The day goes by so quickly that it becomes a blur but the photos captured the day beautifully. We’re… Read More “It Was BEAUTIFUL To Relive Our Special Day Through The Photos”

Teresa + Chris - Tamborine Mountain QLD

We Were Both Really IMPRESSED And Happy With Your Service

Thanks again for being part of our wedding, we were both really impressed and happy with your service

Sophie + Luke - Byron Bay Hinterland

The Pictures Couldn’t Have Turned Out More PERFECT

Thank you so much Nikki for every thing you have created so far for our wedding day, the pictures couldn’t have turned out more perfect so far,  we are extremely happy and are very grateful you could capture our wedding at short notice. I would highly recommend this beautiful lady… Read More “The Pictures Couldn’t Have Turned Out More PERFECT”

Kirby + Luke - Fingal Heads NSW

Words Cannot Describe How AMAZING Nikki Was

Words cannot describe how amazing Nikki was on our wedding day. She went above and beyond the duties of a Wedding Photographer. Nikki made us feel relaxed and so comfortable. She was extremely professional but had us in stitches of laughter, she fit our personalities perfectly. Our sneak peek photos… Read More “Words Cannot Describe How AMAZING Nikki Was”

Lisa + Chris - Coffs Harbour, NSW

We Are STOKED With Our Photos & Would Recommend Nikki To Anyone!

We are so happy that we had Nikki with us to capture our wedding day. She was really fun and relaxing to be around. She went above and beyond to look after the Bride and Groom. We are stoked with our photos and would recommend her to anyone!

Amelia + Paul - Brisbane CBD

So Engaging, Approachable, Fun, Creative And Friendly!

Words can’t even describe how amazing Nikki made this day! So engaging, approachable, fun, creative and friendly. Every moment was captured which allows us to revisit these moments just by looking at the photos. We’ve been involved in a lot of weddings and by far, Nikki is the best photographer… Read More “So Engaging, Approachable, Fun, Creative And Friendly!”

Bek + Tom - Katherine NT

They Bring Back Such WONDERFUL Memories!

Hi Beautiful Nikki! Our Wedding on Saturday was perfect in every way! Candace and Rob were fantastic! thank you so much, We are so happy, Love these beautiful photos 🙂 They bring back such wonderful memories! Thank you again for such wonderful service!

Deb + Rod - Mt Cotton

They’re Even More GORGEOUS Then We Imagined!

OMG Nikki!! That first look slide show is amazing!! You’re a legend, they’re even more gorgeous then we imagined! Thanks again, so so much, we can’t tell you how much we appreciated your support on the day

Ally + Dan - Phillip Island, VIC

You Kept It Running SMOOTHLY, Kept It FUN, And STRESS FREE!

Nikki we can’t thank you enough for all that you did on our wedding day! With all the uncertainty of the weather, and the last minute venue change you kept it running smoothly, kept it fun and stress free! Once again, thank you so much!

Sari + Ash - Gold Coast

Thank You Once Again For The WONDERFUL Photos

Hi Nikki,  Sally and I would like to thank you for the wonderful photos of our Wedding at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast. Your photos certainly captured a very happy and joyous occasion not only for both Sally and myself, but for our four girls and… Read More “Thank You Once Again For The WONDERFUL Photos”

Sally + Brett - Gold Coast

You Did An AMAZING Job

Hey Nikki 🙂 We got our photos!  Yay! Thank you so much! So many photos to go through haha LOVE THEM! You did an amazing job and we both can’t thank you enough

Kristen + Marty - Brisbane

She Captured Our Day PERFECTLY

Nikki is a very efficient and professional photographer. She captured our day perfectly and was everything we needed. From having water for after our ceremony to fixing one of the girls dresses. We received sneak peaks 2 days after the wedding and absolutely love them. 10/10 recommend Nikki Blades Photography.

Shelley-Lee & Curtis - Bribie Island

You Went Above and BEYOND!

Thank you so much Nikki! You went above and beyond on our wedding day to make it even more special for us! We had such a great time with our photo shoot and you made it relaxing and easy for us to get all those right shots in plus lots… Read More “You Went Above and BEYOND!”

Rochelle + Rowan - Kingscliff

You made our “Special Day” ” EXTRA Special”!

Hi Nikki, Clare and I just wanted to touch base with you. Hope you are doing well. It is 12 months tomorrow that we had the pleasure of receiving such a professional, fun and stress free service from you on our wedding day. You captured everything beautiful about the location,… Read More “You made our “Special Day” ” EXTRA Special”!”

Clare + Liam - Brisbane

I KNEW Nikki was the Photographer for Us!

Right from our first meeting I knew Nikki was the photographer for us. She had so much experience and I knew the day would run smoothly with her being the photographer….and I was right! Nikki was open to so many suggestions, did an excellent timeline and kept in regular contact.… Read More “I KNEW Nikki was the Photographer for Us!”

Reina + Chris - Mount Cotton

You were a SUPERSTAR on the day

We don’t know how to thank you enough Nikki! The photos we have seen so far are absolutely stunning. We are so incredibly happy! You were a superstar on the day and made us feel so comfortable and relaxed.

Tenielle + Brady - Brisbane

Posing for Photos was FUN and Stress-Free

I could not recommend Nikki more. From our first meeting, Nikki took on board our requests and made posing for the photos fun and stress free. The sneak peek photos look amazing and we can’t wait to see the rest. Nikki even managed to whip up a bouquet on a… Read More “Posing for Photos was FUN and Stress-Free”

Alexandra + Noel - Marburg

It Was Such A STRESS FREE Experience

We had the best day ever! Thank you, thank you, thank you so much! You were a pleasure to work with, and we had so many guests comment on how fantastic you were too. It was such a stress free experience and I’m so happy we climbed down that hill… Read More “It Was Such A STRESS FREE Experience”

Kirsten + Colin - Brisbane

She Captured Wonderful CANDID Moments Which Was Exactly What We Wanted

Nikki’s fun personality was an asset on our wedding day. We wanted to be ourselves and we felt very relaxed around her. She captured wonderful candid moments which was exactly what we wanted from a photographer. Nikki was only too happy to help and small thoughts like having a bottle… Read More “She Captured Wonderful CANDID Moments Which Was Exactly What We Wanted”

Natasha + Jason - Sunshine Coast

So Happy We Chose You – You Were AMAZING

Thank you so much for being there for us on a wedding day, we had the best day! So happy we chose you, you were amazing and we love the pictures we have received

Stephanie + Joe - Sunshine Coast

She’s A JOY To Have On Your Big Day

Nikki was amazing. Her work is wonderful, she’s a joy to have on your big day

Naomi + Dean - Mt Tamborine

My Wedding Photos Are Incredibly BEAUTIFUL

Nikki was absolutely amazing to work with. She was so happy and bubbly. My wedding photos are incredibly beautiful and I would
highly recommend her

Caitlyn + Joel - Caloundra

A MILLION Thanks For Being So Incredible!

A million thanks for being so incredible! Thank you for making our day so much easier and for being adaptable to changes in the
plan, and doing wedding goodies too, other than just photos. You’re amazing! Thank you so much. All our love, Mr & Mrs Hodges

Kelly + Christian - Hervey Bay

I Knew You Were The PERFECT Person To Be Our Photographer

Hey lovely, Thank you for all of the obvious extra work you have put into our photos, you are the best. Just goes to show how
comfortable we were with you, which we were. I knew you were the perfect person to be our photographer when you and I… Read More “I Knew You Were The PERFECT Person To Be Our Photographer”

Natalie + Kahl - Rainbow Beach

Can’t Thank You Enough For All Of These AMAZING Memories

Hi Nikki, I have only gotten through one of the usbs so far and the pics are truly amazing !!!! We can’t thank you enough for all of these amazing memories you have created for Mark and I. Sally xoxo

Sally + Mark - Burleigh Heads

She Made Us Feel So EXCITED For Our Wedding

Nikki was absolutely fantastic in scoping out places for our wedding photos. She made us feel so excited for our wedding. We thoroughly enjoyed planning and laughing with her and we love the photos.

Kim + Andy - Fortitude Valley

The Photos Are AMAZING, Encapturing Exactly What We Wanted, But Much Better!

From the moment we contacted Nikki by email, she responded promptly and in such a friendly manner to make us feel so welcome. We met her and she thoroughly researched exactly the types of photos and atmosphere we wished to create. Nikki was familiar with our chosen site in a… Read More “The Photos Are AMAZING, Encapturing Exactly What We Wanted, But Much Better!”

Jacqui + John - Redlands

You Are An Absolute CREDIT To The Photography Industry

Nikki you have done the most wonderful job in photographing our wedding. Thank you so much, it was such a pleasure to work with you as you were so professional and nothing was too much trouble. The fact that you were able to capture every moment from getting ready to… Read More “You Are An Absolute CREDIT To The Photography Industry”

Clare + Liam - Brisbane CBD

Our Photos Have Taken Our BREATH Away

Nikki Blades Photography went above and beyond. Our photos have taken our breath away and we can’t wait to see more. She was so wonderful to have around on our wedding day. Not only did she take fantastic pictures and make everyone feel super comfortable, but she also saved the day… Read More “Our Photos Have Taken Our BREATH Away”

Amy + Trent - Bribie Island

I Thank My LUCKY Stars That I Found Nikki

Where do I start. I thank my lucky stars that I found Nikki she is above and beyond amazing as a person and photographer. I was so nervous when she met me in the the salon to get shots getting ready, I instantly felt like I had known her forever.… Read More “I Thank My LUCKY Stars That I Found Nikki”

Bec + Scott - Gold Coast

You Made The Day So BEAUTIFUL And Easy

Oh Nikki! I cannot thank you enough! You were spectacular! You made the day so beautiful and easy and we are just over the moon with how it all went. You went above and beyond and I am so blessed to have had you as our photographer. I am ever… Read More “You Made The Day So BEAUTIFUL And Easy”

Kimberley + Ben - Currumbin Valley

Couldn’t recommend Nikki ENOUGH

Couldn’t recommend Nikki enough! She was wonderful and extremely helpful the whole day through. The photos we’ve received have looked amazing! Highly recommend Nikki and her team to any bride, you will not regret hiring them. Thank you Nikki xoxo

Linda + Chris - Brisbane

The PERFECT Fit For Us

The moment we initially met Nikki we knew she was the perfect fit for us! Nikki made us feel extremely comfortable and at ease during our wedding photography. It is clear that she is very passionate and excited about her career and this shows through her amazing work 

Haley + Lee - Gold Coast

You Made It So Easy And ENJOYABLE

J&J 1

Nikki they are so beautiful!! Thank you so much for making our day so special it was such a pleasure, you made it so easy and enjoyable I don’t really love having my pictures taken but it was really fun! Thanks again so much you will always hold a special place… Read More “You Made It So Easy And ENJOYABLE”

Jamie + Jared - North Stradbroke Island

I Have LOVED Looking At Them

Hi Nikki,  Just wanted to say a huge thank you for our gorgeous wedding photos! I have loved looking at them and re-living our day. Great job! Thanks and big hugs x 

Bridget + Thomas - Midgnibil Hill

She Helped Us On Our Wedding JOURNEY

Nikki has been absolutely amazing to help us on our wedding journey. She spent over 8 hours with us on the day and we loved having her there. She is utterly amazing!! She helped us find someone to bring our puppy on the day and she made us, our guests… Read More “She Helped Us On Our Wedding JOURNEY”

Sarah + Samara - Lockyer Valley

Nikki Blades Went ABOVE and beyond

Nikki Blades went above and beyond! Not only a fantastic photographer for a fantastic price, but she was also so helpful on the day! Assisting the groomsmen with button hole flowers, calming the bride, fetching water and provisions. Plus the photos are fantastic! Very natural, catching little moments rather than… Read More “Nikki Blades Went ABOVE and beyond”

Bianca + Daniel - Dayboro

I KNEW We Were In Safe Hands

Nikki from Nikki Blades Photography was AMAZING!!! Right from when we booked Nikki, I knew we were in safe hands. Between dealing with me stressing via email and doing her job with other clients, Nikki was always there for me. On the day, Nikki was the one lacing up my… Read More “I KNEW We Were In Safe Hands”

Kaisi + Michael - Redcliffe

FANTASTIC, Fabulous And Faultless

Fantastic, fabulous and faultless. From the moment Nikki walked through the door she went to work making the party feel at ease. She is creative with her shots and her years of experience shows through the quality of her work. Extremely happy with the service provided in the lead up… Read More “FANTASTIC, Fabulous And Faultless”

Kate + David - Brisbane

Even Better Then I Could Ever DREAM Of

“Nikki was absolutely incredible. She was the most friendly, kind and lovely person we had the pleasure to meet. Nothing was too hard, and she made us feel like the most special people on the planet. She was so easy going and more than happy to follow anything we requested… Read More “Even Better Then I Could Ever DREAM Of”

Deanna + Matt - Wynnum

Feeling Like We Made A New FRIEND

Oh Nikki you are just so amazing. We didn’t even feel like we were having photos taken by a photographer, from our first meeting we walked away feeling like we made a new friend!! Thank you so much for being there with us to capture the best day of our lives!!!

Bec + Michelle - Gold Coast

Thank You For Bringing A SMILE To Our Faces

“We received the photos on Saturday and we want to thank you for the amazing work you did on our wedding day. You captured our every emotion and we can’t thank you enough for bringing a smile to our faces each time we look at them. You did a truly… Read More “Thank You For Bringing A SMILE To Our Faces”

Bree + Nathan - Noosa

Thank You So Much For Being An AMAZING Part Of Our Day

Hi Nikki, Thank you for your email, but more importantly, thank you so much for being such an amazing part of our day on Saturday. From the moment I stepped out of the car and you gave me your best advice for holding in my tears all the way through… Read More “Thank You So Much For Being An AMAZING Part Of Our Day”

Michelle + Luke - Dayboro

Thank You For The MAGICAL Wedding Photos

Nikki, Oh my gosh I dont even know how to thank you for the magical wedding photos you took of our wedding. They have me in tears. Thank you so much. The wedding album is absolutely magical. You really are incredible I would pick you time and time again. Much love… Read More “Thank You For The MAGICAL Wedding Photos”

Natalie + Gary - Daydream Island

I Was TEARING Right Up Looking At The Photos

Oh Nikki, the album layout is so absolutely, amazingly wonderfully PERFECT!!!!!!!!! You’re so talented, you know! I don’t know how we’re ever going to find a way to thank you for this. I was tearing right up looking at the photos and remembering all the parts of that wonderful day.… Read More “I Was TEARING Right Up Looking At The Photos”

Karen + Scott - Redcliffe

The Photos Are EVERYTHING We Hoped For

Hi Nikki, Thank you so much for making our day so enjoyable and relaxing. You do your job so very professionally, while seeming so casual – you are lots of fun and made us feel very comfortable. We have only had really positive feedback from all of our guests in… Read More “The Photos Are EVERYTHING We Hoped For”

Ashlie + Luke - Dayboro

UNDOUBTEDLY The Main Reason That Our Wedding Was Such A Tremendous Success

Hi Nikki, Firstly, thank you so much for the incredible effort you put into making our special day such an amazing success! We had an absolutely wonderful day, as did every single one of our family and friends, and all felt that your were instrumental in so much more than… Read More “UNDOUBTEDLY The Main Reason That Our Wedding Was Such A Tremendous Success”

Kate + Ben - Byron Bay

So GLAD We Chose You To Be Our Photographer

Hi Nikki 🙂 Thank you so so so much! You were seriously so amazing and Luke and I are both so glad we chose you to be our photographer. Those sneak peaks gave me goosebumps, and I had so many people ring me and tell me how amazing the photos… Read More “So GLAD We Chose You To Be Our Photographer”

Jacinta + Luke - South Stradbroke Island

A TRULY Beautiful Soul

Hi Nikki, Thank you for coming to us in Mt Isa!!! You are an amazing photographer and a truly beautiful soul. We had a great time and have not stopped talking about how amazing you were! As I suspected, the photos are gorgeous! Thank you again xxxx 

Marci + Mick - Mt Isa

You Are The Most BRILLIANT, Amazing, Genius Woman Ever!

Nikki, you are the most brilliant, amazing, genius woman ever! We both absolutely love the coffee album – It is awesome!! Thank you so much! Everyone has commented on how easy you were to work with and how lovely you are on the day as well. Photos were the one… Read More “You Are The Most BRILLIANT, Amazing, Genius Woman Ever!”

Tye + Matt - Mackay

Thank You So Very Much For Being So WONDERFUL

On behalf of Casey and I would like to thank you so very much for being so wonderful on our wedding day. You were so awesome putting us at ease, and keeping the smiles on our faces the whole time. All of our family commented how wonderful you were, being… Read More “Thank You So Very Much For Being So WONDERFUL”

Laura + Casey - Dayboro

The Photos Are AMAZING

Oh Nikki the photos are amazing!! I’m so excited now I can’t keep it together 🙂 You’ve done a great job of capturing the fun and the formal. Very happy customer xoxo. The ones taken at Mum and Dad’s hit a heart string I think 😀 I’m so glad you… Read More “The Photos Are AMAZING”

Robyn + Scott - Mt Isa

THANK YOU From The Bottom Of My Heart

Hi Nikki, I need to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your exceptional work at our wedding. It truly made our day that much more enjoyable and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anybody 

Sophia + Jye - Brisbane

What A FABULOUS Day We Had

Oh where do I start! My goodness Nikki, you are a very passionate and kind hearted person. Tony doesn’t like his photo taken by anyone and you were just amazing and captured fabulous photos of us, family and friends for us to remember a beautiful day with everyone. We are… Read More “What A FABULOUS Day We Had”

Amy + Tony - Gold Coast

I Don’t Know How To THANK YOU Enough

I don’t know how to thank you enough for Saturday. The amount of comments we had about how professional you were and non- pushy, if I had a dollar for each, I would be rich! You made everybody comfortable, even Steve who was a bit worried about photos. So thank… Read More “I Don’t Know How To THANK YOU Enough”

Becc + Steve - Sunshine Coast

We Felt So AT HOME With You

I just wanted to say thank you from both myself and Shayne as we had a ball on the day and felt so at home with you and the process of the day. You were very professional and made everyone feel so at ease and I can’t wait to work… Read More “We Felt So AT HOME With You”

Erin + Shayne - Byron Bay

You Truly Made It Such An ENJOYABLE Experience

Sime and I can not say enough thank yous to you for such an amazing experience on our wedding day. Everybody has told me how much they loved you as the photographer, and how lively and laid back you were (and we can not agree more!). You truly made it… Read More “You Truly Made It Such An ENJOYABLE Experience”

Nicole + Simon - Mount Cotton

We Could Not Have Asked For A BETTER Photographer

Thank you so much for EVERYTHING! You were amazing, we could not have asked for a better photographer! I will be highly recommending you to anyone I know that’s getting married! All of our guests also commented on how lovely and non intrusive you were (As some photographers can be)… Read More “We Could Not Have Asked For A BETTER Photographer”

Amanda + Johnny - Sunshine Coast

We Both REALLY Appreciate All Your Hard Work

Hi Nikki, I just wanted to email and thank you so much for all the work and effort you put into our wedding photos! They look amazing and you did an awesome job and I’m so happy we had you – everyone loves them too!! The album looks amazing too… Read More “We Both REALLY Appreciate All Your Hard Work”

Candy + Tim - Redcliffe





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