You know a vendor is doing something right when over 60% of their clients are Offbeat Brides! Her vendor listing must be on FIRE because that's exactly how our Brooklyn, NY sponsor De Nueva Photography rolls. Nicki, of De Nueva, loves working with offbeat couples because she knows that y'all are laid-back, super creative, and generally just tons of fun, which then equals fabulous photos. Or, in her words, “I know it's awesome-ness in the making.”
Obviously Nicki loves the wonderful Offbeat Brides, but what is it about Nicki that makes y'all fall in love with her? Here are three reasons why she's a kick-ass wedding vendor PLUS an offbeat discount…
1. Girlfriend has the right attitude
Nicki's words are so bad-ass, that I'm just going to quote the hell out of her:
My ultimate goal is to photograph weddings where the event is truly about the couple and their love, with all the quirks that could entail. If that involves rainbow colored dresses, light sabers, tattoos and flame dancers, then bring it on. If it involves something more white dress traditional, then that's okay too. I want to photograph people just being themselves and having fun, no matter what that looks like.
2. She's good people
Nicki from De Nueva also uses her creative powers for good! She donates a portion of her photography profits each year to various social justice causes and initiatives. That list has included organizations like East NY Farms, Doctors Without Borders, and the Human Rights Campaign. And, starting in January 2012, she will loan a percentage from each wedding booked to Kiva.org.
She's also LGBT-friendly, and uses all gender-neutral wording on her contracts.
And runs as green a business as possible — the main print lab she works with is a fully-certified Forestry Stewardship Council printer.
Lastly, Nicki know that many of her beloved offbeat couples are not on a platinum budget, so she is one of the few (but awesome!) wedding photographers who post their freaking rates! And all wedding packages include a fully edited, high resolution disc of your images with a print release and a password protected online gallery.
OFFBEAT DISCOUNT: De Nueva Photography is offering $100 off of any wedding booking for Offbeat Bride readers who mention this ad!
Oh what, do you need a fourth reason? How about #4: She's down to travel! It's not just Brooklyn and New York City couples who can get in on the action — Twin City couples can take advantage of her special “midwestern girl hometown travel discount.” Head over to her website and make awesomeness with De Nueva Photography!