Cottonwood Studios Photographer

Cottonwood Studios Photographer

crown 94 in New York City
crown 846 on Wezoree

Kari + Caleb - we photograph emotionally authentic weddings, portraits, and headshots in the New York metro.

star 5(10)
budget $5 000
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10 Reviews for Cottonwood Studios

out of 5. Recommended by 100% of couples
Emily on 23 Jun 2018
Kari & Caleb were our photographers for both our engagement photos and wedding photos. If you are looking for top quality photography then look no further. They photographed my husband's brother's wedding a few years back, and we decided that they were a good fit for us. We love our photos and are so glad that we had these two wonderful people capture our day. We have gotten many compliments from family and friends, so we always refer Cottonwood Studios Worldwide first when someone asks us about photographers!
Elizabeth on 06 Jul 2019
Kari and Caleb work very well as a team to produce high quality wedding photos. They proved to be very experienced with weddings, and they helped us anticipate and plan for any bumps that can arise on the big day. You want someone who knows what to expect and someone who can give clear directives to a large group of people in a kind and effective way. Kari and Caleb did a remarkable job with our guests and with our photos. They listened to our needs, and they felt like part of the team in our wedding party, from helping me with my makeup to helping the groomsmen with their ties. They know what they're doing. You'll be in good hands.
Ashley on 19 Oct 2019
From our first meeting to the final product, I am so happy we chose Kari and Caleb as our wedding photographers. Throughout the entire process, we communicated easily and effectively...but, most importantly, I felt comfortable with Kari and Caleb from the first time I met them. They are so kind and make you feel truly at ease throughout your day! And the best part is, now I have beautiful pictures at the end of this amazing process that really captured all of the important moments and every feeling and emotion we felt throughout the day! Kari and Caleb felt like old friends sharing our wedding day with us.
Carin on 23 Nov 2019
Kari and Caleb were absolutely the best photographers we could have asked for. From the first time we met, through our engagement photoshoot, and of course, through the wedding, they made us feel comfortable, relaxed, and kept smiles on our faces. My husband is a little shy around the camera usually, but Caleb kept him loose and laughing. Also...WE HAVE AMAZING PHOTOS. The two of us and our guests are all blown away. They have incredible skill and instinct, have a knack for capturing the love in a room, and just are a pleasure to work with. My entire bridal party, if they can, would choose the two of them for all the future weddings in our group. So glad to have met this pair!
Jennifer on 04 Apr 2020
I can not recommend Cottonwood Studios Worldwide enough. They are so lovely and brilliantly talented. My wedding photos are amazing and they really captured the essence of the day. They are very friendly and really put us at ease during the day. They are exceptional value for money and would not hesitate to book them again should an occasion arise!
Trevor on 26 Jun 2021
We had a great experience with Cottonwood Studios! I would recommend them to everyone. For starters, Cari was extremely professional and did great working with the whole family, young and old. She actually flew in to do our wedding, and really captured the whole day from every perspective. And we had our pictures very quick, we didn't even need to ask what the status was, they came right away.
Trudy on 09 Oct 2021
Kari and Caleb are amazing! We liked them from the moment we met them, and the photos came out absolutely beautiful. Neither my husband or I like having our picture taken but they made us very comfortable. They were always quick to respond and they definitely have their shit together. On top of the photography, they were both very helpful during the getting ready process for both of us and throughout the day. They are clearly wedding pros! We couldn't be happier with how the photos came out either! Would highly recommend them to anyone!
Maria on 19 Jun 2021
Kari and Caleb are the best wedding photographers!!! You can't beat this wife and husband duo! We cannot recommend them highly enough. From our engagement shoot to our wedding day, they were so accommodating and easy to get along with. They truly care about the clients' experience and happiness with their photos. During our engagement photo shoot, they had us check out the photos throughout the shoot to make sure they were what we envisioned. They were prepared with what shots they had in mind, but were also flexible to what we had in mind as well.
Something we couldn't stop raving over was they were so helpful in making our wedding day run smoothly. They knew the shots we wanted and they made that happen. For our wedding ceremony, it was crucial to stay on time. Kari and Caleb were prompt and captured all the family photos we wanted in the short amount of time we had with style, grace, and smiles on their faces :) When my husband and I had our photos done while our guests were at the cocktail hour, Kari and Caleb had an emergency kit together for us with touch-up make up, deodorant, mints, tissues, water, etc in their rental car. What other wedding photographers have the bride and groom's backs in that way?! They are WAY more than regular wedding photographers; they are super-people. They truly care about you as people - THAT is the best part about them (not to mention the best photos ever). The photos were delivered ahead of time and the quality was superb. Since they are a wife and husband team, they know how each other works and they have a game plan coming into every event - tight and wide shots, bride's and groom's reaction. You will have timeless photos captured with artistry. If you're looking for the right wedding photographers, look no further. You've found them.
Amy on 09 Oct 2021
I can’t say enough about kari and Caleb. Our first meeting was for our engagement pictures. Our session was fun, comfortable, and the pictures were outstanding. They get to know you - I’d want to hang with them on the weekends!
As for our wedding day, and I don’t know if I would have survived without them. Kari was with the girls, and Caleb with the guys. It worked out perfectly. Kari was great at directing not only my husband and I, but the whole bridal party and my family. Both kari and Caleb have great ideas for photo opps, but they make it fun! And those are the most genuine type of photos. They captured so many moments. Everyone is raving about the photos - they brought me to tears. I am so, so happy we found cotton wood studios. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone - remember that your photographer is in charge of capturing your day. It flies by. Kari and Caleb did just that!!!
Maddie on 05 Nov 2022
Kari and Caleb were such a pleasure to work with! I cannot say enough good things about them.
Personality-wise, they were a great presence to have around on our wedding day - fun, personable, professional, relaxed, and looking out for my husband and me the entire time. Photography-wise, I am even more impressed. Kari and Caleb expertly guided us through our first look and couples session before the wedding. They found amazing locations to shoot in, helped us pose, and kept track of the time to make sure we got where we needed to be. During the ceremony and reception, they were incredibly dynamic. When I saw the photos, I couldn't believe they were able to capture so much of the night from so many angles. The images are STUNNING. They are fun, unique, candid, expertly shot and edited, and I love them all so much. I would work with Kari and Caleb again in a heartbeat.


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Photographer Cottonwood Studios About me

We’re Kari and Caleb Nichols. We met in 2006 and opened our business together in 2007, and we’ve been telling other couples’ love stories ever since. We’re wedding, portrait, and headshot photographers in NYC, but we have EU work visas so we legally work in the EU as well! We often find ourselves in France, Switzerland, and The Netherlands. We’re both addicted to getting tattoos. Kari currently has five. Caleb has a paltry four. However, we’re both planning our full sleeves for the future…We spend our free time reading books, playing video games, or re-watching our favorite series—Chef’s Table, Breaking Bad, and Stranger Things top the list.
We love coffee more than we should. We’re obsessed with wine… particularly Grenache-Syrah blends as well as Pinot Gris from the Alsace region of France. We can't wait to hear about your wedding plans!


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average price for Cottonwood Studios wedding photography services?


What avaliable photography services that can be provided by Cottonwood Studios?

Cottonwood Studios offers the following photography services: Additional Hours, Post-wedding Photoshoot, Destination / Travel, Rehearsal Dinner, Engagement Parties, High-Res Images, Second Shooter, Wedding Portraits, Wedding Albums, Proposals, Engagement Session, Elopement, Bride-only Session, Online Proofing, Printing Rights, Fast Editing

What primary photography style does Cottonwood Studios identify with?

Cottonwood Studios works in the following photography styles: Natural, Editorial, Photojournalistic, Artistic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Black and White, Night, Dark & Moody, Landscape, Illustrative

Which wedding events does Cottonwood Studios service?

Cottonwood Studios provides photography services for the following events: Wedding

What percentage of users recommend Cottonwood Studios and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Cottonwood Studios is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

Vendor Insight

Cottonwood Studios, an esteemed New York City-based wedding photographer, has etched a remarkable standing within the Wezoree Community, having received an award and accumulating a significant ten reviews from elated clients. Their roster of photography services is comprehensive and diverse, making them a versatile choice for a range of wedding celebrations.

Specializing in numerous photography styles from natural to dark and moody, Cottonwood Studios demonstrates an adaptable aesthetic that caters to various cultural and traditional weddings. American, South Asian, Latin American, and many more cultural experiences are vividly captured through the lenses of Kari and Caleb, the dynamic husband-and-wife duo behind the camera.

Client testimonials offer a glimpse into the exceptional service and talent that Cottonwood Studios delivers. Affairs like the delicate bride-only session, the dynamic engagement parties, and the reverent rehearsal dinners are all in their repertoire. Their approach to photography is purportedly personable and professional, making them a comforting presence during the bustling wedding festivities.

Reviewers like Maddie applaud the photographers for their expert guidance during the photo sessions and for being a watchful, caring presence throughout the wedding day. Amy's appraisal reaffirms this sentiment, praising their ability to make the experience comfortable, and Maria highlights their preparedness and accommodating nature.

Cottonwood Studios' offerings include but are not limited to additional shooting hours, destination shoots, and fast editing. The photographers are celebrated for their keen eye for candid moments and their outstanding editing skills, producing stunning high-resolution images and wedding albums that leave clients in awe.

Serving New York City and available for travel, Cottonwood Studios exhibits a commitment to capturing and crafting the narratives of each couple's special day. Their recognition within the Wezoree Community stands as a testament to their proficiency and passion for wedding photography.