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Nick Mayo (Nick Exposed)
Works at Nick and Emily Wedding Photography
Attended Grandville High School
Lives in Grand Rapids Michigan
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Have you checked out the details on this months Collab Project?!?!?! If not getchyo ass on over to Nick Exposed and join in on all the Photography fun!!!
HEY CREATIVES!! IT IS THAT TIME!!!! We are excited to bring you this months Community Collaboration Project (CCP? That could catch on ;) )!! But first, before we get into the AWESOME project theme, Sh...
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Check out the latest Photographic Inspiration post about +Peter Hurley! This guy is molding the way I am approaching any kind of portraiture! Plus he's just plain funny and fun to watch.
Peters extraordinary style for photography originally started in front of the lens, as he was a model and Olympic Athlete (US Sailing Team!! My kind of sport!!), and since picking up a camera he has b...
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This cracks me up!!!
 
Is it possible for Bungie to re-invent shooters, again? http://go.ign.com/LIxT42
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Check out the beautiful graphics in todays exposures :)
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Every time I hop on G+ its different haha. Good sign I don't get on here enough. How many of my Nick Exposed peeps are on here?
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With everyone adding me to their circles on G+ I guess I should do more with it.... Lets see if I can weave it into my posting regimen :)
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Gotta spend some time rebuilding my G+ account today! I think its time to start taking it a bit more seriously :)
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Its official!! Nick Exposed is now on Pinterest!! Follow along as we tag all that inspires our creativity, join in on the fun and let me know how we can follow you :)
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This old beauty showed up at the park, during our cook out this weekend, with a pack of High school prom goers. They came to the park to get some pics taken (By a simple point and shoot, I about offer...
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HDR Shot of a monkey at the John Ball Zoo
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To all my Nick Exposed peeps I cant wait to see your quotography projects come together this week!! This is so exciting to see the first community project come to life :) Many more where this comes from!
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Oh! New idea for 1 of my quotes just popped into my head!
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Jump aboard the badass train!
BAM! Time for another collaboration photo project! If you remember last months Luck of the Irish Collab, my good friend Shannon and I took the same concept each and attacked it with our cameras an...
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Have him in circles
286 people
Phil France's profile photo
Ronald Denning's profile photo
Pam Wolfe's profile photo
anand kumar's profile photo
Wen Zhao's profile photo
Manfred Regler's profile photo
Andra Mihaela “Andra Teenager” Pricope's profile photo
Hans Petter Wilhelmsen's profile photo
Matt Freestone's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Portrait & Wedding Photographer
Skills
Wedding photography, Portrait Photography, Headshot Photography, Family Portrait Photography, Graphic Design,
Employment
  • Nick and Emily Wedding Photography
    Wedding Photographer, 2014 - present
    Grand Rapids MI, Portrait & Wedding Photography
  • Front Row Foundation
    Graphic Design/Social Media/Project Manager, 2011 - present
  • Front Row Global
    Design/ Marketing, 2010 - present
  • Avenue52 Design Studio
    Creative Director/ Designer, 2010 - 2015
  • Nick Exposed
    Creative Manager/Photographer, 2012 - 2015
  • Cutco
    District Manager, 2008 - 2009
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Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Grand Rapids Michigan
Previously
Grand Rapids, Michigan - Hastings, Michigan - Battle Creek, Michigan - Grandville, Michigan - Jenison, Michigan - Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Grand Rapids MI, Portrait & Wedding Photography
Introduction
WE ARE NICK & EMILY

We are a Grand Rapids based, husband and wife portrait and wedding photography team with a passion for love, marriage, and creativity.

Whether it is capturing the beauty of our brides, the rugged good looks of our grooms, or the fleeting moments of the wedding day, we do it all with excellence. We cherish the wonderful union of our couples wedding day and hold our selves to the highest standards in assuring we capture the day for its true beauty.

Our creative style is a beautiful combination of timeless elegance, romance and fine art as it all comes together for a story that would be well suited on the walls of an art gallery just as much as in a finely crafted album on your coffee table at home.

 

Our Story

We met in late 2012, at an ice skating event, through the college aged ministry at our church. Sharing in creativity and a passion for our faith we immediately hit it off. However, our romance didn’t ensue until the following summer, where in the chill of the evening (and to the sound of an old man singing Lady Gaga off in the distance), on the dock side of the Grand River we stepped into the joys of a relationship together. From there we pursued each other through walks in the park, trips for ice-cream, strolls at the beach, strategically hidden love letters, sweet good morning texts and many lengthy conversations at the nearest Steak N’ Shake.

A short 6 months later we got engaged at a romantic dinner in downtown Grand Rapids, where we enjoyed the company of friends, a horse drawn carriage and a night of Christmas Rock at the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert.

We endured the grueling season of planning the wedding, where Emily meticulously plotted out all the fine details of the day, while I accidentally ate all the cake at our cake tasting before being able to choose our flavors (never schedule cake tasting at lunch time).

Then June 28th 2014 finally arrived. The ladies went off for the morning to get pampered at the salon while having their hair and makeup done, and us fellas tee’d up for a quick shenanigans filled 9 holes on the golf course. The wedding day intensity arrived as I realized I was without my tie for the day just a short 45 minutes before we were scheduled to begin the ceremony. In the mean time Emily’s father was stepping into her room to see her for the first time in her dress. As they shared a touching moment us guys were frantically calling the store to grab a solution for the missing tie. The tension was thick in the groomsmen suite, until moments before the ceremony (literally the last minute), when our superhero of a friend ran through the door with plum purple tie in hand. With a sigh of relief I walked down to the alter where, just a few minutes later, I took the hand of the most gorgeous bride on the face of the planet. The rest of the day was as they say, smooth sailing.

 

Our Photography

We had began photographing weddings together before we got married, and had photographed each on our own before that, but it wasn’t until after our wedding that we truly appreciated the weight of what we were able to give couples. In receiving the images after your wedding day, and being able to walk back through the memories (and forgotten nuances), you get to truly appreciate the importance of not just memories, but perfectly captured moments that depict the story and the beauty of the best day of our lives. This is why our couples invest in a quality photography team that would capture their day in a timeless way that reflected the time, effort and lets be honest.. money that was invested in the months leading up to it.

We take your wedding day seriously, and continuously invest our time and resources in honing our craft, to be able to offer our couples fresh artistic coverage of their day. Our creative approach not only includes shooting on professional Canon equipment, but also in shooting high-end medium format film cameras to give a unique vision to your images.

Investing in marriages is a strong calling we feel on our lives. We pray over all of our couples from the moment we meet, up to their vows, and then for the months and years afterwards. We love the many friendships we have built with couples in the past, and look forward to the many yet to come.

 

So.. now that you have had a chance to hear our story, we want to hear yours.

Education
  • Grandville High School
    Automotive and Design, 2001 - 2005
  • Kelby Training
    Photography and Graphic Design
  • Lynda Training
    Graphic Design
  • Creative Live
    Photography
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Male