frequently asked questions

Yes, my entire team always has multiple cameras and other equipment on hand at every wedding just in case something runs into any kind of technical issue.

Do you carry extra gear on wedding days?

What is your image backup process?

All of my team's cameras shoot on 2 memory cards so I always have 2 copies of every image captured.  I store 1 set in a fireproof safe after I get home and also back the images up in multiple places on hard drives and in the cloud. I guarantee in my contract that I will keep a set of all edited images for 1 year after delivery.

Edited wedding photos are delivered between 2-3 months after the wedding day, with a large number of sneak peeks sent in the few weeks after the wedding day.  Engagement photos have a turnaround time of 1-2 weeks. I also offer save the dates and share all of the options for those with the engagement image delivery.

what is your photo turnaround time?

will you provide guidance on our wedding day timeline?

Yes!  Timeline building is one of my favorite things to do as a wedding photographer (I'm a Type A planner by nature).  As your wedding day approaches, I will help you determine the ideal schedule for your day and break it down into detailed notes.  If you have any questions along the way, don't hesitate to reach out!  You can find some sample wedding day timeline guides on the blog here.

can you help us find other wedding vendors?

I love to recommend other wedding professionals that I've enjoyed working with to my clients!  You can find some of my favorites on the NKP recommended wedding vendor list.

we're super awkward in front of the camera.  Help!

Most people don't feel very comfortable being photographed.  Totally normal!  Whether it's during a portrait session or on a wedding day, I'll provide light guidance on posing to get you a good variety of photos and showcase your natural relationship.

How many images will we get?

I don't have a set number of images delivered for either sessions or weddings, but the average portrait session delivery is between 100-150 photos and for weddings I usually estimate 75-100 images per hour of coverage. Most wedding clients receive over 1,000 images.

I only have a travel fee for portrait sessions taking place at locations more than 40 miles from my hometown (Waretown, NJ), and for most weddings outside of NJ.

Do you have a travel fee?

what exactly does "all day" coverage mean?

All day wedding coverage means that I start 2.5 hours before you need to leave for either your ceremony or first look and at least one photographer will be there until 1 hour prior to the end of your reception.  You won't need to miss coverage of any important moments on your wedding day, and I'll help you build out your entire timeline.

Who will be the 2nd photographer on our wedding day?

I have a team of very experienced wedding photographers who work for me regularly as my second photographer on wedding days. I assign them based on their availability as it gets closer to each wedding.

How long are the engagement shoots? Will I be able to do an outfit change?

What should we wear to our portrait session?

Engagement sessions are typically 60-90 minutes and they're held in the evening closer to sunset for the most flattering lighting.  Some couples choose to do an outfit change midway through to have more variety in their images.  You can see more tips on engagement sessions on the blog.

I always recommend keeping your outfits to a set of 2 or 3 complimentary colors, with limited patterns.  Avoid logos or text on your clothing.  One great tip is to consider the location where you will be displaying your prints.  Try to dress in a way that looks nice with the color scheme of your home, for example, so your images fit right in!  You can see some great inspiration on what to wear on my Pinterest board here.

All of my contracts include a print release, so you can print your high resolution images anywhere you'd like.  I highly recommend using the professional print labs that I work with in your gallery's print shop to ensure proper coloring and high quality paper quality.  I cannot guarantee the quality of other consumer labs.  Copyright will always remain with Nicole Klym Photography.

In the event that the forecast calls for a good chance of rain or high winds, we will discuss rescheduling your session for a new date.  Due to the fact that the forecast changes constantly, I try to make this decision on the morning of the session, if possible.  If you need advance notice because of hair/makeup appointments, please let me know.

In the very rare scenario that I had an emergency or was too sick to be there the day of your wedding, my assigned second photographer would step up as lead. I only have people on my team who also lead their own weddings for their own businesses so the extra responsibility is never a problem. Then, I would hire a last-minute replacement for the second photographer role. I have a big community of local photographers so that's never an issue to get somebody last minute. I would still handle all of the post processing after the wedding like usual.

will we be provided with the rights to our images?

What happens if it rains on our planned session date?

what if you have an emergency and can't be present on our wedding day?


Don't think about booking Nicole for your wedding. You MUST book her. From the minute we decided to use Nicole Klym Photography I felt a sense of relief because she knows exactly what she's doing. She's unbelievably professional. From our engagement shoot to the wedding day everything was handled with perfection. She truly takes the time and effort to make her clients feel appreciated and valued. She listens to what you want and the day of the wedding did not miss one thing I asked for! She answered all of my neurotic questions and helped me to create a timeline for the entire day. Our wedding day would not have been complete without her.

desiree & mike



There is no better photographer out there!! Nicole is very organized and knows how to schedule your photos smoothly without any headache. Her photos are beyond gorgeous and I couldn't imagine trusting anyone else to photograph our special day!

courtney & zach



Nicole is amazing! She is professional, organized and takes great pride in her work. Every picture that has been posted has gotten rave reviews! I am so excited for the final product and am 100% confident that I will love every single one as much as what we have seen! Her GIF and Giggle Booth that is offered took the photo opps to a whole new level too so highly recommend that too! HIGHLY recommend Nicole!

al & brian



Nicole was fantastic! She really goes above and beyond expectations and there were so many fun little surprises along the way. It really is all in the details and Nicole does not disappoint! She's fun, easygoing and so great to work with. She provided great direction and style to our photo shoots while capturing the moments so quickly and easily. Her second photographer, Tania, was great as well! Nicole's photos truly speak for themselves and we wouldn't change a thing! It is months after our wedding and I'm still receiving compliments on how gorgeous our snowy pictures were from people I run into that saw our pictures on Facebook or Instagram. We love all of our engagement and wedding photos and we thank you both so much for such a wonderful experience! Without a doubt, we look forward to using Nicole Klym Photography again in the future!

tiffany & John



Nicole couldn't have done a much better job! I absolutely LOVED my pictures! They were amazing! She's also the sweetest to work with! Helps you with whatever you need and answers any question you may have. I would definitely recommend using her for any type of event!

maria & josh



Booking Nicole was the absolute BEST wedding decision my husband and I made. We knew we matched with Nicole when she was totally and completely excited to fly down to Disney World with us for our engagement session. We had a blast! Every step of the way Nicole supported us and made sure we were happy. We even feel as though Nicole is part of our family and friends circle without a doubt. Her second photographer Tania is also incredible. Nicole is professional, kind, friendly, creative, and beyond talented. Her expertise made our wedding planning that much easier. She is amazing. We will absolutely book Nicole again for future events to come!

lauren & dominick



Where do I begin?! Nicole is amazing and so easy to work with! We first booked our engagement photos with Nicole in the summer, we met at Batsto Village in 110 degree heat and my fiancé and I were sweating like crazy. Somehow Nicole stuck out the heat with us and captured flawless and romantic photos! Throughout our engagement Nicole was available to answer questions, make recommendations, and meet with us to discuss our upcoming wedding. She was reliable, positive and upbeat, and it was a pleasure to have her as our photographer. On our wedding day, Nicole and her second shooter Melanie made taking photos fun and easy. We were able to capture all of the images that we wanted and shot at 3 different locations on LBI.

brittany & tom