Kind Words

Mead & Henry, Greenwood, Indiana Wedding

Cheyanna of Cheyanna De Nicola Photography is a true diamond in the rough, in a world full of social media competition and photographers on edge, looking for the next gig and mushy photo opportunity. When my husband (then fiance) and I began our search for a wedding photographer, we knew our choice had to have that extra special ‘umph’ — someone who was a genuine story teller, passionate about love and relationships, and willing to work hard on a day that requires everyone to go above and beyond their max stress threshold. But we also knew that this guy or gal needed to truly care about us. As someone who has a degree in photojournalism, and is rarely found without my own camera by my side, you could say I had pretty high standards. I didn’t want a cliche package, a one stop wonder or the cheapest deal on the planet. I wanted a photographer who’s only focus was telling people’s stories in their own medium, in a passionate, thorough and fleshed out way, that felt natural to us and to them, that was inclusive of our backgrounds and histories and emotional journey, leading us to our wedding day. When we finally meet dear, lovely Cheyanna for coffee in south Brooklyn, it was kismet. Cheyanna is an incredibly soulful and insightful photographer, who captures not only honest and vulnerable moments, but truly finds a way to tell your romance in a way you couldn’t have imagined. She made a day full of trials look effortless, and helped us survive a wedding day bamboozled by a monsoon (literally). She rose above all of our dreams as a bride and groom, and I couldn’t be more honored to claim her not only as our wedding photographer, but as our friend. Cheyanna, you are so beautiful, and your talent is beyond measure. Thank you for making our day truly one of a kind.

Danielle & Steve, New Jersey Wedding

Cheyanna was a dream to work with! She exceeded our expectations for a wedding photographer. From the moment we discovered her on Instagram to the last hour we worked with her the night of our wedding, we were head over heels happy. She guided us when we needed help deciding details such as timeline, setting, etc. and was so much more than just a photographer for us. Her work speaks for itself, and we were beyond pleased with every photo we received back from our big day, as well as our engagement photos. We cannot recommend Cheyanna de Nicola enough, and actually already referred another couple to her who has already booked them for their 2019 wedding.

Kate & Stephen, Brooklyn Wedding

We are so grateful that we found Cheyanna, she was seriously THE BEST!  Beginning with a phone call, Cheyanna was so friendly from the start.  Engagement Photoshoot went great even in the cold cold weather, and she captured us with our dog so beautifully in sites of Brooklyn.  The wedding day went so smoothly with her as well!  We got married in Brooklyn but wern’t too familiar with the area.  Thankfully, she was a local and knew all the beautiful spots, and her style captured Brooklyn and our wedding so romantically.  It was a great experience for us and our bridal party from beginning to end, and we couldn’t be happier with how our photos turned out as well.  Everyone who has seen our photos absolutely love them as well!

Aubrey & Zack, Brooklyn Engagement

My fiancé and I were heading to NYC from AZ and decided last minute to hire a photographer for engagements. I looked at every site and didn’t care for most of the New York photographers I came across. I finally went to Instagram and searched under hashtags for #nycphotographer and Cheyanna’s photos popped up. I spent less than 10 seconds lurking her feed because I instantly knew she would be the best fit for us. My fiancé and I are kind of awkward in front of the camera as well as around crowds of people but you would never guess from our photos because she gave such AMAZING direction and made us feel so comfortable. Oh and I can’t forget to mention, she sent us our photos four days after the shoot. FOUR. DAYS. Unreal. She is so easy going and you can tell she loves her job and puts the effort into making her couples look great. We are absolutely in love with our photos and would book her again in a heartbeat. Thank you, Cheyanna!

Isabel & Andrew, Nyack, New York Wedding

Cheyanna was truly a gem to work with. She handled the chaos of our wedding day with grace and patience, and she did it all with a beaming smile and lots of warmth. My husband and I were blown away when we got our wedding photos — she captured our relationship so authentically. And, more than that, she made both of us feel comfortable in front of the camera, which is a feat in and of itself! If you’re considering working with her, take this as a sign to take the plunge and just do it. You won’t regret it!

Dasha & Gregory, New York City Engagement

Cheyanna was wonderful from the moment I requested more information, down to the day of the engagement shoot. Highly responsive to all my emails and questions. Her style is exactly what I was looking for – soft, romantic. She takes such great candid shots. She made me and my fiance feel very comfortable right off the bat and directed/guided us into getting the best shots possible. I am so excited to have Cheyanna document our wedding!

Sabrina & Travis, Brooklyn Rooftop Wedding

I am SO lucky to have found Cheyanna through Thumbtack! She was not only a joy to work with (very responsive, warm, thoughtful and professional) and a reasonable price – her work is really, truly beautiful. Such a strong sensibility – candid, visceral, organic shots. I really love how our photos turned out and can’t wait to share them with everyone. Thank you for making wedding photography such a lovely, stress-free experience Cheyanna! We’d recommend you again and again. XO

Emily & Tyler, Brooklyn Lifestyle Session

“Wow, what a cool chick!” That’s what my girlfriend and I kept saying after we shot with Cheyanna. Then we received our images, and WHOA. Her work is incredible. She truly captured the spirit of our relationship and my girlfriend and I couldn’t be happier with how the photos turned out. Al-around awesome human, exceptionally talented, professional, and great with direction. What more can you ask for?!