Nicki Rutledge Photography is a fun, friendly & whimsical old soul. Her love of photography began at the early age of only 16, when she began working as an photo assistant at a local Fine Art Photography studio. Nicki later went on and attended college at Gwinnett Tech's where she enrolled in their Commercial Photography Program.
After she had perfected her skill of photography and videography she then went on to become the assistant manager at Picture People in Dunwoody, and later in Alpharetta at Tanner Family Portraits. Today, Nicki owns her own business and works for herself full time, and she has even been invited to be apart of the BBB (Better Business Beuro) of Georgia. In her first year of going solo she shot 10 weddings alone and made of $30k. Her 10 year + of commitment to the industry has begun to pay off after so many many hardships and struggles life has thrown at her. Some would refer to her now as a #GirlBoss.
Nicki Rutledge Photography L. L. C. is a Photography, Videography and Photo Booth Rental company located in Gwinnett County, but more specifically Lilburn, Georgia. Nicki is a hopeless romantic which is reflected within her style of work. By also offering an array of photographic services,she captures your most memorable days to visually depict your fairytale love story. Not only is Nicki a photographer, she also is a single mom, so she understands staying within a certain price range. Thats why she often develops custom quotes for couples to make sure their photographic needs and wants are met, but also fit their budget without breaking the bank.
Primarily using romantic, whimsical, a bit traditional, and overall mostly vintage photography styles, Nicki Rutledge provides a massive range of photography services. These include boudoir shoots, custom graphics, toning, engagement shoots, hand-coloring, a second photographer, videos, wedding portraits, and high-resolution images, as well as the ability to travel to destinations. Videography coverage includes full-day services, video trailers, raw footage, and a finalized wedding video approximately 30 minutes long. Photo booth rentals can be used at any wedding reception and can be operated by guests or by a professional cameraman. Images will be presented in an online gallery and include backdrops, props, and lighting. Additional photographic items include:
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Check out her reviews on Facebook as well as on Wedding Wire. The Reviews speak for themselves. Nicki's bubbly and friendly demeanor are just a couple of her character traits. Her eager willingness and outgoing personality is the icing on the cake for most clients as they narrow down the search when selecting their wedding photographer.
I am so disappointed and sick to my stomach every time I look at my wedding photos because I am reminded of the chaos that took place because of this photographer.
My otherwise perfect wedding day was nearly ruined due to her lack of professionalism. I could go on and on about the numerous incidents(listed below) that took place prior to, the day of and following my wedding. I would NOT recommend her for any type of session, especially a wedding.
-She was difficult to get in touch with and would only respond after several messages were sent.
-We were sent an incomplete contract, then were told we had a late fee because we had not paid 2 weeks prior to the wedding. (The contract also said nothing about a late fee but she needed new equipment)
-She was late to my wedding and missed all of my getting ready photos. My contract stated 12pm but when I met with her a week prior to the wedding we agreed on 10am so that she would have time to get the getting ready photos and some of the details.
-When she finally did arrive, she yelled at my wedding party to clean up the room where we were getting ready.
-There were many details that were missed after we discussed the specifics many times and I provided her with a typed list of all that I wanted. There were details that I was unable to see due to the hustle and bustle of my wedding day and sadly there are no images of them.
-She was very scatter brained the entire time to the point that our friends and family questioned her character.
-She forgot about our daughter and she was not included in the family photos. My husbands grandmother was also forgotten and was not pictured in any photos.
-She completely disregarded my wishes and when asked come come photograph me (the bride) she responded “she will have to wait, I’m busy”.
-She focused majority of her time on photographing my bridesmaids instead of me, the bride.
-The wedding was made into utter chaos to the point I had to walk away in the middle of wedding party photos to settle down.
-Comments were made by this photographer about how “she no longer cared about us because she had already been paid” and that “she was going to make us wait the maximum time to receive images”.
-She was very unprofessional through the entire process.
-We recieved 1700 proof images and at least 50% were blurry.
-We were not given any photos/video of our send off due to lack of equipment. (We were also rushed by this photographer to do our send off early which ended our wedding hours before we wanted)
-My proofs were hard to view because her watermark was so large that everyone’s face was covered. Because of this, I ended up ordering images where people were not looking.
-I did not receive my images for almost 11 weeks after my wedding even though we were told it would be 6-8 weeks.
-I do not believe my final images are worth the amount that we paid for them.
-My images were edited in mismatched color filters and make it seem like my bridesmaids did a wardrobe change. In some images the dresses are hot pink, and some are their true color, lilac. We discussed that she would retouch them before I made my final order but the images I received do not show a difference at all.
-We also hired her to do our wedding video which was no where near what we wanted. We are grateful to have some videos of the day however they are so shaky that they are hard to watch.
-I contacted her again after receiving my images to ask about purchasing a few more and have yet to get a response.
They took every photo we asked. Very friendly.
She does excellent work!! She has so much patience with children :)
Her work is absolutely stunning! I would highly recommend her!
Jenn Spence Mattison
Love Nicki! She is so easy to work with and always patient with our wild toddler!
She was so patient with my two year old and never misses a beat. I highly recommend her. The quality of the pictures were outstanding
Del B. Moore
Niki did an amazing job. With bad weather starting to come in she made sure she captured my little guys moments Thank you Niki.
Best in the business wouldn't recommend anyone else
Nicki does beautiful work and is so patient! She really works hard to make you feel comfortable. I would highly recommend using her for any occasion! I can't wait for her to capture every moment at my wedding this Fall! �� More...
Jerks that give 2 star reviews are unhappy with their lives
Lindsey Hughes Rosales
Loved the unicorn pictures we had taken of our sweet 3 year old Sophia�
Nicki is amazing. She truly captured my baby girl. It was such a priceless photo shoot. I highly recommend her. She’s professional, pays attention to detail, not to mention amazing �
Great photographer! Had a great time working with her easy to communicate with and has a lot of experience in her field. I would recommend her to anyone who needed a trusted photographer for their big day or any major event! More...