Loading...

Please wait ...

Nichols & Co. Photography logo
N

Nichols & Co. Photography

Kansas City, Missouri, Jackson

(51)
Nichols & Co. Photography logo
N

Nichols & Co. Photography

Kansas City, Missouri, Jackson

(51)

About

Matt Nichols will be celebrating his 16th year anniversary as a freelance photographer in July, and has been creating dynamic images for over 22 years. Specializing in commercial and fashion photography and high-end weddings. Matt works out of his 3000 square foot studio in the Italian neighborhood of Columbus Park in downtown Kansas City.

More...

Reviews (51)

Leave a review
Q
4 September 2019

I've rented studio space from Matt and taken lessons from him in both workflow and studio lighting. First, the space was built to be a photo studio. .. not converted space that just gets by. It makes an excellent first impression with clients and is very versatile. The large windows allow for an abundance of natural light. If studio strobes are needed, there is plenty of space for whatever kind of setup a photographer can imagine.From a teaching perspective, Matt is great. He's knowledgeable, patient (very willing to answer questions), and is really skilled in explaining beyond the steps... "why" things are done as opposed to simply "how" things are done. The big benefit to me is that understanding the "why's" helps me to think and create rather than just following a lighting or workflow formula. All said, I'm planning future sessions to expand on what I've been practicing. I recommend Matt and his studio without reservation. More...

Q
4 September 2019

I've worked with Matt to improve my workflow processes and studio lighting skills. He's an excellent teacher... patient, willing to answer lots of questions, and takes time to explain the "why's" in addition to the "how's". I'm looking forward to future lessons and would recommend him to others without a single reservation. More...

P
21 May 2019

Matt was great! He made me look great!! Thank you so much for taking such good care of me, Matt!!!

P
15 May 2019

Matt was great! He just took my headshot this morning, and I received the finished product this afternoon. And he made me look professional and sharp! Awesome job!!!

T
15 April 2019

Matt gave me some 1 on 1 training. He was amazing. I have a new studio & lighting and he showed me how to use it all. My studio is very small but he showed me how to make my space work for me! He was very informative and easy to understand. He also showed me new settings on my camera that have changed how I shoot. I have not looked back and the images are great! I would highly recommend him! I will be scheduling more sessions soon :) More...

D
30 July 2018

Matt and his team were very professional and personable. Matt was very comfortable and fun to be around. Our pictures and wedding day turned out fabulous because of Matt.

E
30 July 2018

Matt came in originally to shoot photos for our Uber Eats page but offered to shoot the entire cafe and event space at a great price! He gave us some great high resolution and low resolution captures in both b/w and enhanced hd. I highly recommend him for anyone looking to find a freelance photographer! He takes great pride in his work and does a great job for a reasonable price. Thanks once again Matt! Stop in for coffee and to chat anytime! More...

L
23 July 2018

I'm the opposite of photogenic—but I needed a professional-looking headshot. Matt advised me on clothing options to bring before the session and selected great choices from what I brought; made sure collars laid right, hair wasn't askew, glasses weren't reflecting poorly, and lighting just right. There wasn't a detail he missed... all while helping me to feel confident and comfortable. He also made selecting my favorite photos very easy. I'm thrilled with the results and would highly recommend him! Thank you, Matt! More...

P
23 July 2018

I did a one-on-one 2 hour workshop with Matt. He was very prepared and explained things in terms anyone could understand. I am a novice with my DSLR and I feel like I have a much greater understanding after our session . I would highly, highly recommend any new users to meet with him! He is down to earth and very easy to talk to! More...

A
23 July 2018

My daughter did her first modeling photo shoot with Matt in June. Not only was her very professional at all times, but he was so very patient with her. This was evident in the progression of her photos. Her nerves were obvious in the first ones. By the end, she was having a lot of fun! The images she now has to start her portfolio are AMAZING and capture her personality perfectly! Thank you for this experience. More...

J
23 July 2018

My son Carter worked with Matt this last weekend at the MODA Shoot III and I am most excited and anxious to see how those photos turn out! Matt was incredibly patient, great sense of humor and very personable and even sat with us and gave plenty of advice and helpful hints about how to be more successful in the modeling business, from a photographer's point of view. Very valuable and helpful advice. I enjoyed the time spent with Matt and hope Carter gets a chance to work with Matt again. More...

G
23 July 2018

Matt is an amazing photographer! Last week was my daughter's first high fashion shoot and she was so nervous. He took his time with her, explaining what to do and what not to do. His creative eye is stunning! I was blown away by the pictures he let me sneak a peek at on his camera, I can't wait to see his talent on a much bigger screen! He was fun, making my daughter laugh and dance! It was a great experience with my daughter, one that I cherish, always. Thank you! More...

A
23 July 2018

I can't say enough fantastic things about Matt and his crew!!! They have done everything above and beyond for my husband and I He did the surprise proposal pictures to our wedding day! Not only does he take more than amazing pictures! He is professional, polite, caring, listen to your ideas, patient, keeps the bride calm. There is not enough words to describe how awesome Matt is! I love his work and what he does to make anyone's day is so special! Great price, fantastic pictures, and overall just a wonderful person! � More...

D
23 July 2018

I came to Matt as a complete novice, not knowing one end of my camera from the other and booked in for two 1.2.1 sessions. He was patient and full of great insights and taught me some very useful techniques, which have helped me progress. Matt has so much time for you and makes you feel at ease and able to ask questions feely. I would highly recommend him if you are a new to photography and need a knowledgeable guide to get you started. As I improve, I will go back to push myself further! 5 Stars :) More...

S
23 July 2018

Saturday, I spent the entire day in a professional photography studio learning about. Finding Your Light - Studio Strobe Lighting 8 Hour Workshop! Matt Nichols was a awesome instructor, very professional and easy to understand the lighting concepts he was teaching. Great hands on training using the studio strobes and natural light with two professional freelance models in a variety of situations! The models Felicity Bianca and Alyssa Stevens made it so easy to photograph them, they were outstanding at posing without direction. Which gave the photographers all they needed to focus on the different lighting techniques! The best workshop I have ever attended.
Thank you Matt for the opportunity to expand my skill sets! I will be attending future workshops!!
More...

J
23 July 2018

Matt Nichols is a genius when it comes to taking photos of you! Matt was careful to details, and was so patient and kind in helping me achieve such a successful photo shoot! Matt made me feel like a "movie star" through out the whole day, as well as giving me outstanding posing tips. I also want to give a huge shout out to Jennifer Cassidy for making this 53 year old look and feel like a million bucks! To those that are looking for that perfect combination in making your personal portfolio then look no further! Call Matt Nichols today and set up your next photo shoot with the best in the business. Also, remember to include Jennifer for your hair and make up. Happy smiles More...

H
23 July 2018

Matt was patient and unhurried during my photo session. He kept me talking to help me relax, made sure my necklace was laying just right, my glasses were level and my naturally curly hair wasn't going off in a million different directions. Then after taking several different shots, he helped me narrow them down to 10 to look at closely. Then I was able to choose the best 2. He did some touch-up work and sent the files less than a week later. I definitely recommend Matt if you ever need a photographer! More...

D
23 July 2018

Enjoyed the workshop today for Intro to DSRL. Matt was very knowledgeable about different camera operations and applications. I walked away with more info about use of my camera and can't wait to try all the helpful hints Matt gave us. Will take more classes if offered !
Thanks again Matt!
More...

M
23 July 2018

Matt gives you a very good lesson on your camera he put it in terms that anyone can understand. I am planning to get with him for some more help.

C
23 July 2018

Matt photographed our wedding. He did an excellent job, and we couldn't have asked for more. He worked quickly, very organized, and even stayed a few minuets longer to get another event captured. Very happy with the experience.

C
23 July 2018

As my one year anniversary approaches, I am still in awe of how Matt and his team were able to capture our wedding day. His picture ideas were so creative. Neither my husband or I feel like we are very photogenic, but Matt was able to work his magic and really capture our joy, excitement, and love during the day. Thanks Matt!! More...

M
23 July 2018

Matt, Nichols & Company, delivered just as he had promised. The day was perfect and we could all just enjoy the day all the while knowing Matt would keep us right on schedule. The day was perfect. We choose Matt because of his artistic eye and calm demeanor and we were not disappointed. When the photo gallery arrived we were overwhelmed with the beauty he captured. We knew when the wedding was over we knew all we would have left beside memories was the photos and we were not disappointed. He captured the wedding day perfectly and we were able to recreate the day in a photo story album. Thanks Matt More...

J
23 July 2018

I took a one on one photography session with Matt and he was terrific. I learned so much from him and am excited to practice and then take another session with him. I was a complete novice but now am able to use a camera with the manual setting! I have a lot to still learn and will be back with Matt after practicing this winter! More...

E
23 July 2018

Matt came in originally to shoot photos for our Uber Eats page but offered to shoot the entire cafe and event space for a very low quote! He gave us some great high resolution and low resolution captures in both b/w and enhanced hd. I highly recommend him for anyone looking to find a freelance photographer! He takes great pride in his work and does a great job for a reasonable price. Thanks once again Matt! Stop in for coffee and to chat anytime! More...

J
23 July 2018

Matt is always super to work with, he knows how to direct the clients and what looks are best for them. J'dore!

H
23 July 2018

Matt was a great photographer to work with on my first professional photo shoot getting back into modeling.. I would recommend him to anyone, and I'm glad that Raymond chose him to do my shoot

K
15 June 2018

Matt was amazing! He dedicated his entire time and effort to capturing the best moments from our wedding. He was organized and provided a calm presence during a busy day. His creativity and eye for a great photo was evident in his ideas for rain/umbrella shots, candid photos and use of the background and space. His professionalism never waiver and he shot from beginning to end with enthusiasm. I absolutely would recommend Matt for any photography needs! More...

L
9 September 2017

Awesome photographer! We love our Easter pics�.

A
28 May 2017

Highly recommended! Matt is a great teacher and wonderful photographer.

A
16 January 2017

Matt is a wonderful teacher and photographer! Highly recommend!

R
2 November 2016

He does really good work and has a keen eye for detail.

J
28 May 2016

Matt is a terrific teacher. I had a one on one session to learn how to properly use a new camera. He was very thorough and I learned so much. I look forward to practicing my new skills and then getting back together with Matt to learn how to improve even more. Thanks Matt for teaching this novice photographer! More...

M
2 August 2015

We needed professional pictures of our home we were selling. We chose Matt Nichols after speaking with 4 different photographers.

Matt and his assistant were very professional, and offered excellent advice on placement and staging in each room for the best effect. They stayed extra time in order to catch the best possible light for each picture, and did a wonderful job. We could not be happier with the results!

We would gladly use Nichols and Company for our next architectural photo shoot, and definitely recommend them to you.
More...

M
29 May 2015

I can't say enough nice things about Matt as the photographer for my daughter's wedding. He was so reassuring during the planning and throughout the wedding day. Just as he had said he kept us on time and we had to think about nothing but enjoying the day. His artistic ability and flexibility allowed for us to change the staging of photos to fit the environment and the people. When all we had left were memories the photos arrived and we were so excited that he had captured the love of the day just as he had said he would. He was generous with his time and product. We could not have asked for a better photographer. Thanks Matt More...

K
29 May 2015

My daughter and I drove from Fort Scott, Kansas, to attend the workshop. We learned a lot in such a short time. It was worth the time and money. Matt was a great teacher and I hope to attend again. More...

S
2 October 2014

With a destination wedding in Colorado, I was looking for a photographer there for the wedding and one in Kansas City for engagement photos. Then I met Matt...Matt's personality and energy clicked with mine and the fact that he was willing to travel to Estes Park, CO for my wedding made our decision to use him as our photographer much easier.

Matt was open to my engagement photo ideas and embraced them head on. He even went with my suggestion to rent one of the bicycles downtown to snap some fun and more non-traditional photos.

Matt provided us with beautiful engagement photos and even more beautiful wedding photos. During my reception Matt had the wedding photos we had taken earlier that day up and running for our guests to get a sneak preview of. Everyone was raving about the pictures!

If you are looking for a photographer who provides excellent services, listens to his clients ideas and is genuinely easy and pleasant to work with then you need to look no further than Nichols & Co. Photography. I would recommend Matt to anyone.
More...

A
28 August 2014

We hired Matt for our wedding and engament photos. He was Amazing. He promised us that he would Capture our wedding day as it was so we didn't forget a thing. he delivered every promise he gave us and more. I gave Matt a list of pictures I wanted and he made sure to get them all. He worked well with my event planner and her other vendors. Matt went above and beyond my expectations and I would recommend him to anybody. More...

A
28 August 2014

Matt was Awesome! He took amazing photos and has a go eye for backgrounds. He got all the pictures I asked for and more. I would recommend him to anyone that wants a great photographer. More...

U
11 July 2014

Hiring Matt to do our photography for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made! We actually hired his wife as well, Karla with Crescendo Trio, to play during our ceremony and reception so we got the best of both worlds -- it was a win-win situation. Matt was so easy to work with. This was a 2nd marriage for both my husband and I, and Matt understood we were going to do things a little different than most first-time brides. He was completely understanding and wanted to make sure we got all the pictures we wanted, and not ones we didn't. The day of the ceremony Matt was amazing. We got married at Lake Quivira Country Club and we were to have someone drive us around in golf carts to show us the "popular" spots for pictures. Well, the driver just seemed to drive around aimlessly and it was Matt's creative eye that took over and got some beautiful pictures!!! By the end of the evening I truly felt we had hired a friend to do the pictures instead of just some photographer. Thank you so much Matt .... you made our day so special and gave us beautiful memories to keep forever. I just can't thank you enough!!! More...

U
17 May 2014

Matt was a wonderful photographer. He capture the engagement pictures with all the love the we had for each other. During the ceremony and reception he was there to catch the evening in pictures. During the evening he made sure we got all the pictures requested in the most artistic way possible. All our dreams came ture and we have the photographs to prove it. More...

R
29 May 2013

I can't say enough positive things about working with Nichols & Co. If you want incredible pictures from someone is very easy to work with and has the experience to get all of the right shots---hire Nichols & Co Photography! On the day of the wedding, Matt was a wonderful help in keeping the day flowing. The two photographers we used both did an amazing job of getting the perfect combination of artistic shots and traditional photos. The photos were incredible and we had a difficult time choosing between the many beautiful pictures More...

U
3 January 2013

We had a great experience with Matt and would recommend him to anyone. Although this sounds funny, I think the best part about working with Matt is that during our wedding, we didn’t even know he was there. He took so many incredible candid photos that are so fun to see. At no point did we feel like he was in our way, nor was he at all distracting to us. We felt very comfortable with him the whole time. Also, during the events on the day of the wedding that led up to the party, Matt did an incredible job of making sure that he photographed all of the “important” moments. This includes the bride and groom getting ready, the first reveal, and pictures of the wedding party and families of the bride and groom. Looking back, we are so glad that we have these pictures. Also, throughout our planning process, Matt was extremely responsive and easy to get a hold of. This was extremely important for us as we were planning our wedding from out of town. More...

M
9 November 2012

I was lucky enough to have Nichols and Co. Photography do the photography at my wedding! Matt did a fantastic job!! We couldn't be happier with our results! Matt handled everything! It was almost like having a wedding coordinator because he made sure we didn't miss any important wedding moments or photo opportunities! I would recommend his services to anyone!! He is very creative and will make sure you have an amazing photo documentary of your wedding day! He is extremely professional, easygoing and professional. Thank you so much Matt and your crew for everything!! More...

R
26 August 2012

I can't say enough positive things about working with Nichols & Co. If you want incredible pictures from someone is very easy to work with and has the experience to get all of the right shots---hire Nichols & Co Photography for your wedding! On the day of the wedding, Matt was a wonderful help in keeping the day flowing. The two photographers we used both did an amazing job of getting the perfect combination of artistic shots and traditional photos. The photos were incredible and we had a difficult time choosing between the many beautiful pictures. More...

L
17 August 2011

Matt Nichols was everything we could have wanted in a photographer and more. From our first meeting, he was very professional and upfront about everything that we could expect. Our entire wedding party had such a blast with him; his personality and flexibility to work with our group really took the fun to the next level! He also worked extremely well with our other vendors. Everyone who has looked at our photos has commented on how wonderful they are and have asked who our photographer was. Thanks for making our day extra special!
-Laurel & Matt
More...

L
16 May 2011

Matt is an exceptional photographer in every aspect of the word. Prior to my wedding he made sure he had a good grasp of the timeline I had worked out for the day so he could know exactly how the day was to flow in order to capture everything and still be on time. He also made sure he was aware of any particularly special details that I wanted captured and noted them. He did all of this with the most professional mannerism yet he was so laid back and relaxed; it was comforting to be around that. He made us feel so relaxed and I felt like I didn't have to constantly worry about time and where we were supposed to be next; he was able to get great shots and make sure we were still on track. He has a great eye for photos, what spots would make for great photos and open to suggestions as to what we wanted to do as well. Throughout the entire day Matt constantly checked with us to make sure we were ok, not just pertaining to pictures but to the wedding and the flow of it in general. The day of our wedding, and even after, there were so many people who had such great things to say about Matt and his crew. He was such a joy to be around I am so glad he was able to shoot our wedding photos for us. We can't thank him enough! More...

T
11 May 2011

Matt is AMAZING!!! Seriously, we could not be happier with our photos!!! We found Matt and booked him about 10 months before the wedding. My husband and sister are both photographers on the side and extremely picky--so we researched several photographers and finally found Matt! He was very thorough and offers great package options! We just go our pictures back and absolutely LOVE them. They should seriously be in a magazine. I cannot express how happy we are and would recommend Matt in a heart beat to anyone!!! I have heard several comments from friends and family about how great an organized our photographer was the entire day, especially for the formal shots at the church. We had a large wedding party and took pictures all over the plaza area and ended taking formal shots at the church. Matt made it fun, relaxed, and incredibly efficient! He has a great personality and his artistic abilities are off the charts!!! I have several shots that I plan to have enlarged and printed on canvas. And he was so quiet during the ceremony that no one even noticed he was there. My mom said she was hoping that he got some great shots because she didn't even hear or see him at all. We have a million gorgeous shots of the ceremony--again very artistic angles, and could not be more pleased with Matt. Not to mention, the website that our photos are displayed on is very user friendly and easy to share with family and friends. We are SO happy with our entire experience with Matt from start to finish!!!! More...

P
10 May 2011

From the first time we met until after the wedding, we have had nothing but a positive experience with Matt. The second we met him we knew we wanted him to photograph our special day because of his fun attitude and dedication. Not only is he an amazing photographer, he took charge throughout the day and made the day run as smoothly as possible and made everything so much fun. He was a huge part in making it the best day of our lives. I don't think you could ask for a better photographer. More...

L
19 September 2010

Matt is amazing!!! He always got back to me with my questions and concerns!! He made our day and pictures perfect!! He even took pictures in the rain! ! He has great ideas and makes it fun to take pictures!!! He was so good about taking pictures without us knowing!!! He knew what to do at all times of day: from pictures to cutting the cake to helping with my dress!! We couldn't of asked for a more perfect photographer!!!!!!!!! More...

L
13 November 2009

they were very helpful the service was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i love hve the photos came out and the price was very affordable

K
17 November 2008

Do not look any further you have found the one!! Matt is awesome and loves what he does. The pictures he takes is truely a work of art. I looked high and low to find Matt and booked him about a year before our wedding date. He makes your day personalized and plans out every detail with you to make your day flow smoothly. Matt is not only a photographer, he knows how to bussle a dress for goodness sake. He and his staff went above and beyond to make every moment special and unique. The pictures are put on to CD for the couple, he gives you a choice to purchase them from the website or print them off the CD. Photographs capture the memories that you will have forever so make sure you pick a photographer that you trust because they are all you will have left 50 years from now to bring back the memories of your day. More...

Videos (3)

See all

Q&A

Being in the moment and talking to your subject before the shoot to find the story.

What is the goal of the shoot? Deadline and budget?

I have the best most unique clients. Everyday is different.

When I first started doing photography in high school I dreamed of being a professional photographer one day. Now 24+ years later I am living that dream. I tell peopleI meet about being self employed: You are your own best boss, no one will treat you better than yourself.

I believe in "No BIG egos, just BIG pictures." Look at my portfolio you will see I live that motto every time I pick up my camera.

Twitter

Services

I shoot people, products and places - on location or at my 3000 sqft downtown studio. Have camera will travel!