Nataly and Max are so much more than photographers. They are so so knowledgeable and really care about the smallest details. Our whole trip was very smooth with their advice. Our elopement day was exactly what we had envisioned (and more). We felt so calm and at ease. No stress at ALL. The end result (pictures and video) was out of this world. They are truly masters at their craft.
We could not have asked for a better team to capture our elopement in Iceland. We reached out to Nataly and Max in September to discuss a springtime elopement, and as soon as we had a chance to chat over a video call, we knew their personalities were the perfect fit for what we were looking for: extremely kind, engaging, patient, knowledgeable, organized, and down to earth. They made it so easy for us to plan our day exactly how we wanted it to be—recommending locations, places to stay, local vendors to work with. We had planned to take photos over two consecutive days, and an unexpected snow storm forced us to delay our elopement day but Nataly and Max were extremely professional in dealing with the unexpected (It is Iceland after all) and making sure that we were safe and comfortable during the storm. Nataly and Max made us feel at ease from start to finish. It really felt like we were exploring Iceland with two friends for our entire time together! On top of their great personalities, they are also SO skillful in what they do. Our photos and videos are something we will treasure for a lifetime. We would work with Nikolaichik Photo in a heartbeat. It's truly worth investing in the amazing team behind the cameras - their passion for their work and their love for their clients shines through in everything they do!
Our experience with Nataly and Max was genuinely perfect. Trying to decide how to celebrate a marriage is incredibly stressful but they not only took the stress from us but turned it to excitement. Their photography and videography speaks for itself and they are so much more than that. Every single person we’ve shown their work from our elopement has pushed that it is submitted to a competition and every time we look at the pictures/watch the video we are brought back that same emotion we felt on our most important day together in one of the most unbelievable places on earth. Btw, I am very shy and awkward and they somehow calmed that very quickly! In such an already incredible time of your life, Nataly and Max will be one of its lasting memories. Go with them- you will be so happy you did!
Nataly and Max's work is true art and nothing short of amazing! We reached out to them in August of 2022 and were in Iceland for our elopement a month later. Not only are they the most patient humans, they did everything possible to ensure that we had the most magical and perfect day. They were constantly watching Iceland's weather and helped us make some last minute changes when needed. They were so sweet and supportive with our awkward selves. We were in awe when we received our sneak peeks and in tears when we received the rest of our photos and video. Our trust for Nataly and Max went beyond just capturing our love, but being a huge part of our day as we asked them to be our witnesses. Their constant communication and reassurance throughout the entire process, from the first contact to receiving our final gallery, is unmatched! We chose Nataly and Max specifically for the raw, authentic, emotional love that can be felt through the images and videos they capture. We are forever thankful to have our special day documented to look back on for the rest of our lives! Being able to re-live that day over and over again is unreal. Our dream of eloping in Iceland seemed far out of reach, and we would never have been able to make it happen without Nataly and Max. There are not enough words to describe how appreciative we are for the both of them. The most beautiful of humans, with the sweetest souls, creating the most incredible work! What more can you ask for? Thank you, thank you Nataly and Max! For everything!
If you’re considering Nataly and Max for your elopement, I HIGHLY recommend them! They are both so incredibly talented and kind! They made our day so much fun and took away a lot of our stress. They went above and beyond!Our wedding day was really rainy so they got up bright and early with us to do photos while we had a break in the weather. They quickly pivoted shooting locations based on the storms and handled everything flawlessly. The storm even made for moody photos and video which turned out better than I could have imagined! We shared our photos and video with our friends and family and they can’t stop talking about how great of a job they did capturing the emotions and feelings of the day!I highly recommend doing photos and video to capture your special day so you can relive every moment.Thank you so much Nataly and Max from the bottom of our hearts! ❤️
We absolutely love Nataly and Max. Not only that this couple are incredibly gorgeous people, they made the entire process so enjoyable and created the most magical wedding photos for us. Every person we show our photos to is simply blown away at how beautiful they are. They completely exceeded our expectations. Their creativity, enthusiasm and professionalism truly make them a cut above the rest. We couldn’t recommend Nikolaichik Photo team any more.
Guys are so talented! They ensured that our special day was the best day ever ❤️ They were caring, accommodating and thoughtful. Their knowledge of Iceland is spectacular, we did not need to worry about a thing. Pictures turned out to be amazing, beyond our expectation. Many thanks
Loved them! Nataly and Max were easy to communicate and work with. Positive energy for a great experience. They provided so many helpful tips and were very knowledgeable about the multiple locations we went for photos. Photos turned out better than imagined!
It was such a pleasure meeting and working with Nataly & Max! They are a very talented team. The entire process of booking our “honeymoon photoshoot” with them in Iceland was a breeze and went very smoothly. They maintain communication with you during the process and even offer travel tips and recommendations. Nataly is a truly gifted photographer, she helps you pose and gives good instruction on what to do and she really has an eye for what makes an aesthetically pleasing photos. Our photos taken by Nataly and Max will be cherished for life. We can’t recommend them enough!
We have been looking for the most suitable photographers for our wedding for a very long time, but when we found these guys, these amazing people, these professionals, we decided that no one would capture the most important day in our lives better than them!Having found these guys, we found not just photographers, we found friends!It was a pleasure to work with them, despite the cold and wind around. It seemed that we have known Nataly and Maxi for several years because they are our like-minded people and just cheerful and open guys!More than six months have passed since our adventure in the Faroe Islands, but every time my wife and I review videos and photos, our spirits are breathtaking and we miss not only the Faroe Islands (we will definitely return there) but also Nataly and Max.Thank you guys for all your efforts and the high quality of the work done. You are the best!
My Iceland elopement was one of the best days of my life, and Nataly and Max played a huge role in making it as magical as it was. They are very professional, quick to respond, and the biggest help with planning the day/travel. Anytime I had a question, they were ready with answers and contacts to share. We were nervous about posing for pictures since we’ve never done that before but Nataly did a great job at making us feel more comfortable while also having fun!The results I received were beyond expectations. I continue to be amazed and inspired by their work that they share on social media.The memories they beautifully captured on our special day are irreplaceable.
Highly recommended photographer!!! Nataly answered all my concerns before we travelled to Iceland. She responded very quickly despite of the time differences. Our elopement wedding in Iceland wouldn’t have happened without her guide and supports. Nataly and Max are very professional, cute, and easy to work with. They made our day even more special and unforgettable. We are so lucky to have them capturing our best moments. LOVE the photos and video!!! ♥♥♥
Absolutely amazing experience working with Nataly and Maksim!!! They were so much fun during our special day and did everything to make us comfortable!! The quality of their work and down to earth personalities were exactly what my now husband and I were looking for! Thank you so much for giving us these incredible memories to cherish for the rest of our lives!!! Forever will suggest these two!
I highly recommend Nataly & Max. The first time we met Nataly & Max online, we knew we wanted to work with them. They were so warm & friendly and so easy to talk to. They were very responsive in their communications, which really helped alleviate the stress of planning an elopement. They were very accommodating & made sure we were warm and comfortable throughout the day. We love our photos & couldn’t have asked for a better pair to capture our day & spend the day with!!
We really wanna thank Nataly and Max for being such great photographers and made our special day so unique and memorable! Nataly is so helpful with all the suggestions before-hand and also helped calm me down (as wedding planning can be very stressful). Our day turned out to be perfect! Nataly is also good to accommodate everything and she’s always making sure that we are enjoying it and getting what we like! Btw we love the photos, can’t wait to see the rest of them!
Thanks Nataly and Max again!
Jin, September 4th 2022
We knew from the beginning that we wanted to elope in Iceland, but we needed to find the perfect team to help make it a reality since we live in California. I did some research and found Nataly and Max and immediately reached out to them. They are fantastic at communicating. We set up a video call and we knew right away they were the right fit for us. They are so knowledgeable and were an amazing support as we got ready for the big day. Everything fell into place and worked out beautifully, with their planning and expertise. We truly were never stressed! Working with them was amazing and we felt so comfortable. If you ever have any questions, they are there to immediately answer you and help. Our big day was so perfect and it is all because of Nataly and Max. We just can’t thank them enough for making our dream a reality. Truly the absolute best! Thank you both!
Our sincerest gratitude,
-Yaime and Matt
“The photos speak for themselves! Nataly is a true artist and very easy to work with. Nataly helped us to pre-plan wedding day locations and there was no doubt in my mind the photos would turn out amazing. She is a calm, kind, and pleasant personality to have around on the day of your wedding as you spend so much time with your wedding photographer. Her work is truly stunning and we are so grateful that she captured our magical day. We highly recommend Nikolaichik Photo!!!!”
“My wife and I had a once-in-a-lifetime wedding in the beautiful setting of Iceland, and we simply could not have asked for better photographers on the day. They’re such a wonderful, warm and comforting team, and their work is way beyond any wedding photos we’ve ever seen.We got married in the midst of lockdown, and whilst juggling tests and accommodation was tricky, we let Nataly and Max take the reigns on the day of the wedding, and it was honestly the most relaxing experience of all. They took us to beautiful settings that we’d never heard of before or expected would make for wonderful photos — even some secret spots off the beaten track, which made for some of the best photos of all. We had a few spots in mind that we wanted photographs, and then they handled the rest.Leah and I have just received all of our final photos back, and we could not be happier. If you’re on the fence, I 100% urge you to go with Max and Nataly. They were nothing short of phenomenal!”
“Nataly and Max, I don’t even know where to start! My fiancé made the best decision to have you guys capture our proposal which I could not believe you guys knew from the very start. As this was our first shoot, you made us feel so comfortable and let us be in our natural element which we loved. Rain, cold or wind — nothing stopped you guys from capturing our special day and we will forever treasure these breathtaking pictures taken from beautiful Iceland. Thank you both for flying down and working with us — we will most definitely work together again in the near future! THANK YOU”
“We exchanged our vows by the cliffs or Arnarstapi in Snaefellness Peninsula, Iceland. None of it would have happened without Nataly and her husband, together they form an A-team wedding team of Nikolaichik Photography. Nataly takes breathtaking photos that capture emotions and her husband, Maxim captures our moment in video. We were recommended to Nikolaichik via our photographer friend who cannot make it for us and the rest is history. Six months in and we’re still in touch and in fact received a little gift, a wooden box of surprise just in time for Valentine’s tomorrow. Having the right photographer makes a world of difference in your biggest day and moment of your life and for us both, Nikolaichik Photo was the only right choice. Finally, Nataly also provides some local experience on where to go on Nick’s birthday celebration, this local tip had no tourist. We were also provides coordinates to secret waterfall that requires a small hike, it made our ongoing honeymoon in Iceland after that very interesting and we both will cherish this memory and Iceland for the rest of our lives”
“Everything about Nataly and Maxim Nikolaichik was amazing. They made everything so easy. It was quite stressful trying to find the a photographer and videographer for our small wedding in Iceland, but when I stumbled upon them online and sent them a inquiry their quick response and friendliness immediately caught my attention. As soon as I spoke with them it felt right. They were a husband and wife team with plenty of experience, they had a beautiful portfolio, they were priced reasonably, and they responded so patiently to each and every question. When we met on our wedding day they were so professional and at the same time so warm. We were quite nervous about having cameras pointed at us so often but they were so encouraging and reassuring. They knew exactly where to take us, making the extra effort to bring us to beautiful places for our shoot. They worked so well with our friends and family as well. I had a bad headache the day after my wedding and they were even prepared with some medication to give me. They knew lots of beautiful places in Iceland. Gave us plenty of tips and stories, and were always ready to go the extra mile. They were on time with everything as well.
They were so kind, professional, and accommodating to us that when we said our goodbyes after shooting I was in tears. It was amazing how intimate our friendship had gotten in just two days as they had captured and recorded a very intimate moment in our lives.
The first 10 photos came after 10 days and they were AMAZING. beautiful beautiful photos. How they made ordinary people seem like part of something extraordinary is a talent! The photos and what they captured was brilliant. I wanted to frame each of them.
The rest of the photos and the video came after 90 days. I cannot begin to tell you how amazing it was that they captured every single important moment on our wedding day. The video was mind blowing. Everything was so good and perfectly captured and artistic. In the hurry and stress and nerves that is involved on the day of your wedding you tend to forget the little details. Natallia and maxim captured everything perfectly. It was perfectly and beautifully preserved. I am forever grateful.
If you are looking to have a wedding / elopement or any special event you want to remember forever. I highly highly recommend the Nikolaichik team! 10/10.”
“Natalia and Max are a young and adventurous couple and connecting with them was effortless. Sharing our day with them felt like a celebration of our marriage instead of a photographic session. They’re easy to communicate with and answered all of our questions before the big day. Natalia was more than our photographer, she was a friend, and gave me all the recommendation I needed from a local person (we didn’t know anyone from Iceland nor anyone who’d get married in Iceland). The session started in the morning and they were on point. We drove from Reykyavik to Vik and made several stops to take photos. They know the best and private places in Iceland so your photos will be unique and beautiful. They stayed with us for more than 8 hours and allowed us to have champagne after the ceremony and even took amazing photos of it. I would recommend them blindly and hope to have them as photographers again”
Loving the result of these beautiful photos!
“Nataly and Maksim were an absolute pleasure to work with! You can really tell how passionate they are about their craft with their preparations and attention to detail — they took the time to visit the reception location and the rooms where the bride and groom were going to get dressed to understand how to make the space and people in it look beautiful. During our adventure wedding, which entailed 16 hours of continuous shooting, Nataly and Maksim were meticulously capturing all the wonderful moments we shared with our guests. Additionally, they went above and beyond in everything they did — from suggesting to use their instant camera during the reception to add more fun for the guests, to filming some extra interviews as a surprise ending in the video they gave us. The photos were artistically stunning, and skillfully captured the emotions on faces, even those that were taken on a very dark reception dance floor. I cannot stop smiling when looking at the photos Nataly took, as they take me back to those wonderful moments. I can confidently say that hiring Nataly and Maksim to do our wedding photo+video was one of the best decisions I made in the entire wedding planning process :) I highly recommend them!”
“Nataly and Maksim were wonderfully artistic with our wedding photos and great company as well. We appreciated having photographers that are adventurous as we are! They helped us capture the beautiful waterfalls of Iceland in ways that will remind us to be in our relationship always like water. We are enthralled with our photos, and we will cherish them forever.”
“Nataly’s and Max’s work is art. They have captured the magic in our best moments, in our love and fun in the impressive Icelandic nature. They both are warm persons and made us feel very comfortable in our wedding day. Thank you again Nataly and Max!”
“It was such a joy working with Nataly and Max! They were so friendly and adventurous. We even braved a narrow path to a secret waterfall together. While our main goal was to take amazing photos and video, I feel like we bonded over a roadtrip filled with surreal sights. Despite how chilly it got during the night, they kept high spirits. Loved our time together and also love the photos & video footage Nataly and Max captured!”
“Our adventure with Nataly and Max was incredible! They have so much knowledge of Iceland and they aren’t afraid of anything. Our photoshoot took place in the middle of the night and our first destination was Háifoss. We hiked down in wedding clothes to greet the unbelievable waterfall face to face. What really impressed us was that Nataly and Max made the hike the day before, so they were prepared. The hike is very steep and full of rocks but that didn’t deter any of us. As for the photos, Nataly and Max gave great direction. My husband and I were so worried about how to pose but these guys made it seamless and natural. But we didn’t stop at Háifoss! Nataly and Max took us to three other locations for photos including another waterfall and a hot spring! The entire photoshoot felt very personal and tailored to us. Nataly and Max were so patient and motivated to capture the best photos. The views were breathtaking and worth every step! If we had not asked for Natalia and Max, I don’t think we would have ever gone. It was definitely an adventure we will never forget!”
“Words cannot fully express how great of a job Jill and I felt about the job Nataly and Max did shooting us the day of our wedding. Not only were they the consummate professionals, but true artisans dedicated to combining craft and the provision of an international travel experience. The two photographers used everything from professional cameras to fun Polaroids and wedding guest mobile phones, all the while directing us around Budir, Iceland with an attuned knowledge of the landscape that only comes from years of experience. If you need a seasoned pair of photographers who are warm, humble, and razor-sharp, don’t hesitate to pick these two. We love you Nataly and Max!”
“Nataly and Max were amazing photographers! A week before our photo shoot, Nataly let us know how windy Iceland was and wanted to make sure we were going to be warm for our photo shoot! When we got to Iceland they gave us our first location and from there they took us on an adventure! We went to about 5-6 different areas and some of the treks were a little difficult but definitely worth it! I love how they took us to different little hidden spots! Especially one where we had to cross a stream with wet rocks! One of our sites, there were TONS of tourists but Nataly’s did an amazing job at photo-shopping them all out and the picture came out absolutely beautiful!
Nataly and Max went above and beyond our expectations and highly recommend them and we hope to use them again in the future!”
“Nataly was great to work with! She is very professional, but also makes you feel relaxed during your session. We did a two day session for our Iceland elopement & we couldn’t be happier!”
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