the LADIES BEHIND THE LENS
when working with Femina you become part of our FAMILY
The Femina Experience
W hen working with Femina, you will become part of our family. Creating an unforgettable experience and life-long connections are at the heart of what we do. And we believe in preserving your imagery in beautiful heirloom products. This is what we call the perfect marriage of photography + design.
QUALITY + CONSISTENCY
Femina is a boutique photography + design studio located in Philadelphia and New York City. We consider ourselves “boutique” because 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. This is what sets a boutique apart from high-volume photography studio: quality + consistency. 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.
I have always felt drawn to story-telling and documenting history. I discovered the power of imagery at a pretty young age and went on to receive a Fine Art degree in photography. Understanding the value of preserving memories is what led me to the path of becoming a wedding and portrait photographer and videographer. I most enjoy capturing emotions and moments of authenticity because those are the ones that are rarely ever shared. When I think of my own wedding day, it’s not just the memory of wearing the pearls that my grandmother gave me, it’s the photo of my dad putting the necklace on me that truly invokes a sense of nostalgia. My friends see me as caring and bubbly, but fiercely loyal. I was born in Florida and then moved to Guam for a short time before finally settling into Delaware, where I was raised. I now call Philadelphia home, but my greatest indulgence is traveling and experiencing other cultures. The feeling of being in a foreign place with new people and breathtaking views, is the most exhilarating and rewarding experience I can describe. And I love nothing more than discovering these far-away places with my husband Steve. Ultimately, our love of travel inspired us to have an intimate destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It was truly an amazing and unforgettable experience and I love connecting with my couples about the planning process! When we’re not jet-setting, we enjoy being home with our sweet and lovable golden retrievers, Carl and Harriet “Winslow”.
Owner, New York City
I discovered my love for photography and documenting people, places and things at an early age. However, it’s my professional background as an Art Director in the advertising + graphic design worlds and experience with commercial photography that has helped me gain a unique perspective to the wedding industry and my photography today. My skills as an art director influence how I photograph, and I shoot with the utmost intention and with the vision of your album in mind. I’m constantly looking for the perfect story-telling images, while being patient to let those moments happen organically. I strive to see things differently and bring my knowledge of design into all aspects of our business, which in turn translates into beautiful products for our clients. I also work with our wedding couples to create one-of-a-kind, custom wedding invitations, stationery, and wedding decor for their weddings and events. And for our portrait clients I design announcements and beautiful albums to display each of the milestones we’ve had the privilege to document. Living in New York City, I thoroughly enjoy soaking up everything this great city has to offer. However, traveling and experiencing new places and cultures is what drives my passion for photography to it’s core. When I’m not traveling, photographing or in full design-mode for our fabulous clients, I enjoy being in the outdoors whether it be hiking, relaxing on the beach, skiing, or road tripping with my husband and our adorable fur-child, Ruby.
“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!”
– Alex + John
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.
New Jersey & Philadelphia
Kerry is simply a breath of fresh air and her bright and bubbly personality makes her a perfect fit for the Femina team! You will always find her with a big smile on her face and if asked, she will tell you that she absolutely loves what she does for a living. As a wedding photographer, not only is her goal to create timeless images to tell the story of your wedding, but also show the beautiful unscripted moments that accompany your day. She takes a genuine interest in her couples and is known for making them feel very comfortable in front of the camera. Originally from Durham North Carolina, Kerry is a girl after our own adventurous hearts — having spent some time living in Glasgow, Scotland as well! When she is not photographing, her other passion is working with animal rescues and photographing animals for non-profit groups. It doesn’t get any better than that!
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
Lisa is a seasoned professional through and through. Her passion for documenting those intimate and otherwise “in between” moments drives her work, and she has an incredible knack for capturing them at just the right time. Lisa offers a calming presence on wedding days, and she truly values how precious every emotion and moment is, treating them with great respect. We first connected with Lisa during a workshop event, and her style of photography and overall approach to weddings solidified a friendship which later blossomed into her joining the Femina team. We value her work and approach greatly and know our couples will too!
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!