the LADIES BEHIND THE LENS
when working with Femina you become
part of our family
We are a collective of highly-skilled artists, with a curated style of work.
Femina is an award-winning boutique wedding studio located in New York City and Philadelphia. As a “boutique” studio, our artists take on a limited number of weddings per year, and we promise a consistent style and quality of work, no matter the photographer. You can always rely on this standard with our photography and cinematic videos because our artists have been highly trained to encompass Femina’s signature “Elegant, Romantic & Sophisticated” style.
Quality + Consistency at its very best.
You will notice we have a single, comprehensive body of work within Femina – no sorting through multiple portfolios of work! This is because we have carefully selected and coached each artist on not only our style of photography and the way we utilize light, but our overall approach to wedding days and how to document them in a way that is true to our values and aesthetic. We capture organic moments, and art direct more formal portraits to provide clean, magazine-worthy images for every wedding, portrait and event. Each artist is an extension of the founding owners, Noelle & Nicole, and bring our vision to life for each and every wedding. We are privileged to not only have such talent within our team, but to also call these incredible ladies our friends.
When working with Femina, you become an extension of our Femina family. Creating an unforgettable experience and life-long connections are at the heart of what we do. We have been humbled year after year to be welcomed into our clients’ homes – well after their wedding day has ended – to capture their growing families. And we believe in preserving your imagery in beautiful heirloom products that will become cherished keepsakes for generations.
Owner, director of Videography
Noelle has always felt drawn to story-telling and cinematography. She went on to receive a Fine Art degree in Visual Communications and Photography from the University of Delaware. Understanding the value of preserving memories is what led her to the path of becoming a wedding and portrait photographer and videographer. Noelle loves connecting with clients and capturing their story in an emotional and authentic way, especially through films. With a background in photography, it allowed her to apply those skills and knowledge to the world of filmmaking, where she has found her true passion. Noelle’s friends see her as caring and bubbly, but fiercely loyal. She was born in Florida and then moved to Guam for a short time before finally settling into Delaware, where she was raised. She now calls Philadelphia home, but her greatest joy is traveling and experiencing other cultures. And she loves nothing more than discovering these far-away places with her husband Steve. Ultimately, it was their love of travel that inspired them to have an intimate destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It was truly an amazing and unforgettable experience for her, and she loves connecting with couples about the planning process! When she’s not jet-setting, Noelle enjoys being home with her sweet and lovable golden retrievers, Carl and Harriet “Winslow”.
Owner, director of photography
Nicole is a wine lover, and travel addict who discovered her love for photography at an early age. However it wasn’t until she landed in the world of advertising that it truly flourished. Through her professional background as an art director and commercial photographer, Nicole was able to gain a unique perspective into the wedding industry which fuels her photography today. Her extensive skills as an art director and designer influence how she photographs, and she composes and shoots with the utmost intention and with the vision of your album in mind. Nicole is constantly looking for the perfect story-telling images, while being patient to let those moments happen organically. She strives to see things differently and brings her knowledge of design into all aspects of our business, which in turn translates into beautiful products for our clients. After living in New York City for nearly a decade and thoroughly soaking up everything it had to offer, Nicole has recently relocated back to Philadelphia – where Femina first began! Nicole absolutely loves traveling, connecting with different cultures, skiing, hiking and being in nature. These days you can find Nicole living her greatest adventure yet, being a mommy to two spunky little boys, Anderson and Bennett, and chasing their tiny little foot prints down every sandy beach she can find.
New York City & BEYOND
Kamila is a force to be reckoned with. An amazing photographer with an even more amazing personality, she’s game for just about anything you throw at her – and will always have a smile on her face doing it. She is very passionate about documenting people in their most natural setting, and absolutely adores wedding days. Her work has been shared throughout the interwebs and with great reason. She’s been happily documenting weddings near and far (and frequently in NOLA) for over 13 years. Kamila lives in the NYC area with her husband Kris, her very handsome pup Mastodon, and kitty named Buster. As a long-time friend within the industry, Kamila officially joined our team in 2015 and has been putting smiles on our clients’ faces ever since!
Heidi is a enormously talented and inspirational photographer who is always searching for authentic connections with her couples. She knows how to see light and use it to enhance the scene and subject matter. Heidi’s ability to tell the wedding story of couples in a genuine and artistic way that is highly sought after, all while being discreet in the most professional manner. Her attentive nature is perfect for the hustle and bustle of wedding days, allowing her to wait patiently for just the right moments to be captured. Heidi is a Philadelphia native, wonderful mother, and is the perfect addition to our family of ambitious, hard-working women.
Philadelphia & Beyond
Lora is an adventurer at heart with a truly unique and fun-loving spirit. Originally from Lancaster, PA she has been living in Philadelphia for the past 14 years. Lora is always seeking new experiences and has a great curiosity to explore. Starting her photography career in 2003, she has done it all! From teaching photography as a volunteer in Huanchaco, Peru to photographing newborns in Pennsylvania Hospital for 2 years, to finally jumping into weddings in 2010. She has been shaped and inspired by traveling the world, and has been to 26 countries and 36 states. She loves the outdoors and being active. Swimming, biking, climbing, hiking and yoga are among her favorite ways to spend her free time. She is full of life and energy and incorporates that into her work as a photographer and the experience she gives to all of her couples. She will always be a positive and fun addition to your day. “Photography is the tool that connects me with people, and it’s what I love the most about being a wedding photographer.” – Lora
Philadelphia & New Jersey
NEW YORK CITY & NEW JERSEY
Rachel has been in the NYC area since 2007 when she earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography at Pratt Institute. She was born a natural creative, explorer and ultimate people-person. She has been photographing weddings now for 7 years and our clients always love her presence at their weddings! She’s a ton of fun, light-hearted, and has a true passion for capturing all those special little details, organic moments, and making genuine connections with every couple she has the honor of working with. Having recently been a bride herself (one of the truly wonderful things that has happened in the year 2020), she understands how important it is to preserve wedding memories to their fullest. In her spare time, you can find Rachel exploring new places through travel, skiing, admiring the architecture of the world and soaking everything up on nature walks!
OFFICE & PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT
Rosie has been a lovely addition to our Femina team, and she puts her heart and soul behind delivering nothing but the best for our clients. When not assisting us on photoshoots and weddings, Rosie can be found working hard in our Philadelphia office, editing, retouching, answering client questions, quality-checking, and applying her beautiful packaging skills to all products that leave our doors. Not only do our client’s love everything Rosie does, she’s also loved by two of our furry Femina Mascots, Carl & Harriet, Noelle’s loveable Golden Retrievers. Her calming presence and cheery personality make her a perfect fit for our Femina family, and in turn our clients!
“They have an eye for photography that comes naturally and the results are artistic, rich and beautiful photographs that we will treasure forever. They were seriously one of the best investments that I made for our wedding, and we would choose them over and over again!”
– Alex + John
“I could not speak more highly of the Femina team. They went above and beyond to make sure we loved everything! They were able to capture all of the special moments and blew me away with our wedding video… it seemed like I was in a movie! ”
– Toni-Ann + Paul
“Unbelievably thrilled and happy working with Femina for our wedding. They were so professional, kind, and generous with their time and support in ensuring all of the key moments of our wedding was captured. As a bride, I could rely on them for additional guidance and advice and take comfort knowing they would capture the best of our wedding. Highly recommended!”