Kind Words

Stephanie + Steven, NYC Elopement

Thanks to Cheyanna we had the most perfect elopement possible in Brooklyn! She brought all my photo dreams to life and knew exactly what to do to get the best photos out of my husband and I. She was so incredibly kind and funny – I left this photoshoot with a new friend for sure. After leaving Cheyanna, we had sneak peeks within two hours and cried so hard. They were so perfect. Our family can’t stop raving about how perfect she was. She was the best decision we made about our wedding. If you’re considering her, just book her! You will never regret it!

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!

Ashley + Keith, Carlsbad, California Wedding

Our photos are absolutely incredible!!! You are such a talented, fun, creative, passionate, caring photographer. You are always so easy to work with, you made the entire wedding experience so enjoyable for us, you made us feel so comfortable & at ease the whole day and you fit right in with all our family and friends! Our family and friends had nothing but positive things to say about you and we are all truly amazed by the quality and perfection of the photos. Keith and I feel SOOOOO lucky that you were able to capture our special day! We truly appreciate that you took the time to come share our day with us all the way from NY to CA.We will cherish these photos forever. Because of you we can relive the best memories of our wedding day over and over again!!! You’re amazing. Photography was the most important part of the wedding to us and we couldn’t imagine anyone doing a better job than you! Picking you as our photographer was the BEST and EASIEST wedding decision that we ever had to make! We will be forever grateful for your precision to detail, fun personality, and ability to capture the most candid moments for our special day!!!! We seriously can not thank you enough!!!

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! She was not only a joy to work with (very responsive, warm, thoughtful and professional) – 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