Nicola Hesketh about me

About nicola

I am full time professional photographer and filmmaker or as I like to put it, a creative story teller. I use my camera to document and record beautiful weddings, events and commercial projects all over the UK and world wide.


My goal isn’t to ENTER awards or get Thousands of likes. It is simply to tell your story and give you images and films that represent you and will make you smile for many years to come.

Couples generally choose me to photography their wedding as they love my laid back easy going nature. They know I will try and make it fun, help them relax and let them be themselves. I won’t ask them to stare into my camera or do any awkward posing. 

A lot of my couples say they feel uncomfortable in front of a camera, don’t worry I understand this as I feel the same. Feeling this way has helped me develop little ways to help you relax, getting you to interact with each other, playing fun games and creating those natural but stylish photos.

My alternative wedding style will allow you to enjoy your wedding day but will ultimately leave you with stunning, creative unique images.

If you like how I work and want to learn more about me then please get in contact. I would love to hear from you.

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Image courtesy of Photographer: Katya Koliban

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Image courtesy of Photographer: Katya Koliban


  • Storytelling Photos & Films that will make you emotional.
  • My secret techniques on the day to help you relax and have fun together.
  • Creative Couple portraits that will be worthy of hanging on your wall.
  • Natural photos of you enjoying your day with your guests.
  • Sneak Peak of photos shortly after your wedding.
  • Unlimited support, I’m always here for whatever you need.
  • My Signature editing on each image or colour grading on film.

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How it all started

I set up my wedding photography business in 2014. Before then I had been working in insurance for 8 years and I knew my heart longed for something more meaningful; so in 2012 I took the bold decision to study photography part-time whilst still working with the hope that one day my hobby would turn into my career.

It was only a matter of months after setting up my business before I said goodbye to my day job and I have been self-employed photographer ever since. Fast forward to today, nearly nine years later and I have had the honour of shooting many weddings each year since.

I’ve always had a passion for telling stories with my photographs however in recent years I’ve been getting more involved with video and this has taken my business to a whole new level. The creativity of capturing and editing a wedding film has ignited a fire and I absolutely love it.

As my business has adapted and grown, I still consider weddings as my main gig. However through various people that I have met along the way I have also been involved in all sorts of interesting projects and commissions for both photography & Videography. Therefore these days I don’t limit myself to just weddings and now get involved with commercial work in between.

I am still thankful every day to be doing something that I truly love!


I live in Bristol with my boyfriend Christian and our rather spoiled cat Tigger (the destroyer). He is our naughty little ball of fur, who has somehow turned us into crazy cat owners. I never thought it would happen, but it did. Cat’s clearly rule the house, if you have a cat you will understand. If you haven’t, don’t worry, I’m not that crazy, I promise and I love all animals.

We love the outdoors and on days off you will generally find us near water either body boarding, paddle boarding or otherwise we’ll be off exploring the middle of nowhere in our VW Camper van.

My favourite things in the world are traveling, meeting new people, and experiencing new cultures. I also love going to the occasional festival, I don’t get many weekends off but I do try to go to Glastonbury most years, living so close to Somerset it would be rude not to!

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Let me tell your story

I would love to hear all about two of you and what you have planned for your special day.

I will always reply within 24 hours so please check your junk box if you don’t see my email. I will often text just to say I have replied.

  • Bristol wedding photographer & Videographer available throughout the UK and destination weddings.
  • Unique Story telling that embraces you.
  • Bespoke packages to suit individual requirements.
  • Fun, relaxed and creativity guaranteed.
  • Small Deposit to secure your wedding date.
  • Sneak peak shortly after your wedding

Nicola Hesketh
8 Hardenhuish Road, Bristol BS4 3SU.

Photpgraph of Nicola Hesketh - Owner and lead photographer of Image Paradise