“Seriously, we felt like we won the lottery in getting to work with Nikki."

Alina & Mike | San Francisco, CA

“Nikki… OMG… I have been sitting here balling… The pictures are so beautiful...

“…and full of so much love and happiness. I can’t believe I’m so emotional!!! WOW!!! Thank you so much. You are amazing!”

Lynett & Ricky | Miami, Florida

“So many people have told us how utterly delightful you were...

…what amazing energy you had and how hard you worked from start to finish to be in the right place at the right time to capture those special moments (including, often, on the floor, up a hill, perching precariously on a table or chair… !)

Debbie & Adam | Hatfield House, England

"...and ladies, if you think your man doesn't take good pictures, Nikki will change all of that…”

“What a wonderfully talented, down to earth, super sensitive, makes you feel like the most wonderful woman (and man) in the world!”

Dana & Paul | Las Vegas, Nevada

01_nikki_ritcher_photography MeetNikki

I’m a New Mexico native with a Colorado upbringing, proudly landing in the Bay Area in 2007. There have been many changes in my life, from cities I’ve lived in, to my professional focus within photography. However the scene changes, there remains one constant – my desire to elevate a viewer’s experience through captivating visual imagery and true expression. That has, and always will, be my biggest motivation.

I have created a vast portfolio in my twenty years of photography that have provided me with the opportunity of unique experiences in countless places. I adore adventures with established and new friendships, and using my craft to capture milestones in my clients’ life that hold unending value.      

Feeding my deepest personal passions of the outdoors and giving back to my community, I am an active search and rescue volunteer with Cal-ESAR.

I travel as frequently as I can… whether rad worldly experiences or remote outdoor adventures – both of which give me the calm of being digitally (but not camera) free.

…What’s my favorite part about your wedding day? … fist pumping on the dance floor of course!