A handful of reviews from some of the amazing couples I've photographed are featured below. You can find more reviews and details here: theknot.com
Jill & Rhett
We looked high and low for every vendor that we used for our big day. For most vendors, we did multiple interviews and had to make a lot of tough decisions. We didn't have to do this with Nik Morina. He is a master of his craft and simply put, the best photographer we could've asked for. What really sold us was his creative photography abilities and his very warm personality. Having a lot of anxiety myself, I was afraid of being photo shy. I felt completely at ease the whole day and we ended up with really beautiful shots. If you look through his site, you'll see a lot of really creative and unique photos specific to each person's day. He's able to look at your venue through a very unique lens and come up with something just for you. He was very attentive and showed up to the venue early to scout out a place that would be dry in the event of rain. It really meant a lot to not have to worry about details like that knowing that you're working with a professional that cares. It was very important to us to find an amazing photographer to document this day so that we'll have memories that will last a lifetime. Our expectations were surpassed and I am recommending him to everyone that I know for future events!
Sarah & Rocky
NIK! Nik was THE best. We've only seen a few selects of the photos from our day and already I am blown away. And yes, the photos are stunning, but Nik was a joy to have around, made us comfortable, made us laugh and cry, and looked stylish as hell doing it. He showed up early to scout our venue, but not just that, he literally was a superhero. When we couldn't find music, he played it from his phone. When my mom couldn't button my dress, he took over. When my keds were untied halfway through the night, he tied the laces for me. Nik is funny, charming, and so so talented. His day-of team has also delightful, and very helpful. Nik's right-hand man David was great with my husband, capturing all the little details I couldn't be there to see, and making him feel extremely confident and comfortable. I can't wait to see the rest of the photos from the day!!! Loved them SO much. Thanks Nik!
Maura & Brett
When we first were interviewing photographers for our wedding, we were most impressed with Nik. He showed us a couple of portfolios and after we scanned through a few of them we felt like got to know each couple in the photos and their personality just by what Nik had captured. Nik was amazing from start to finish. He is so personable and gifted. He truly has a talent for visualizing scenery or capturing special moments. On our wedding day we were a little short with time for pictures but I was in awe of how he quickly and diligently thought out each shot and came up with amazing pictures for our wedding day. You can get any photographer to take a bunch of staged photos but If you hire Nik you will truly get works of art. He is clearly passionate about his work which shows through his pictures.
Mariesa & Chris
Nik is amazing ! After reviewing all his work and then meeting with him, I knew he was the person I wanted to capture my wedding. The day of my wedding came, and a soon as Nik got there he jumped right in and started shooting. He made sure to get every smile and every tear that my family and friends had. After the wedding, he was able to provide me a few photos to share. I was so excited and couldn’t wait to get the rest. Once I got the rest of my photos, I couldn’t believe it ! The photos and the quality of work that he provided was worth every penny!
Livia & Mike
I can't even begin to explain how good Nik is! We knew from our first meeting that we had to select him as our photographer. His work is unique and completely different from the standard wedding pictures we see all over Wedding websites. I feel like most wedding pictures are the same just with different Brides and Grooms. We wanted non boring, fun and colorful pictures. From our snowy engagement photo session to our summer, bright wedding, Nik went above and beyond. I mean, seriously, you don't see a photographer in the middle of the session, roll his paints up, put on water shoes and go into the river looking for the perfect angle! I loved our pictures so much, my only regret is not having enough time for more and more pictures (even though we had 859 of them)! We more than recommend Nik, not only for wedding pictures but engagement, fashion work, magazines, etc. He is phenomenal!
Evisa & Greg
Nik was referred to us by our videographer who said “Nik is absolutely the best”. We instantly looked him up online and fell in love with his work. The day of our wedding was very hot, Nik asked us to wait in the bridal suite while he and his team quickly set up where we were going to take photos. Once they were ready, the photos were quickly taken from one location to the next and Nik and his team were on the same page and the photos turned out absolutely beautiful. Nik made sure my dress was laying correctly on every pose and everyone noticed his effort to ensure every detail was just right. Our last photo of the night was captured in the rain and everyone that witnessed that photo was amazed that he was able to capture such a moment. What we love most about Nik’s work is that he knows how to captures emotions, priceless moments and the color of the photos is absolutely stunning. Nik is absolutely the BEST! Evisa and Greg June 30, 2017
Emily & Evan
One meeting with Nik was all it took for us to be sure that he was the perfect photographer for our wedding. During that first meeting, he was an engaging personality who was excited to meet us and to listen to what we were planning. When we asked his story of how he came to choose photography as a profession, it was clear to us from his answer that he was motivated by a desire to capture and preserve the emotions of the wedding day for the couple. Our second meeting with Nik was at the wedding site. We went through the ceremony layout, reception plans, and our desired shots. During this meeting, Nik spotted a very unique opportunity for a silhouetted photo of the two of us. It was difficult to describe in words, but he said, “Trust me, it will be great.” On our wedding day, Nik handled pre-wedding shots in mixed outdoor lighting, including full sun and dappled shade like a pro. He had a very easy-going attitude, but he was definitely efficient with the limited time we had for all the shots. Most important, he put us at ease, and we got to enjoy the first time seeing each other on the wedding day. It was fun. During the reception and ceremony, we hardly noticed he was there, but he didn’t miss a single shot. Nik has an eye for emotion, and he was able to see and capture so many moments that we didn’t get to because we were busy getting married. And, we trusted him on the silhouetted shot; it came out great. If I were to sum all this up, I would say that when you hire Nik, you get a professional photographer with a very creative and observant eye. He was punctual for every meeting and session, and he had a personality that let us relax and savor our day. We can highly recommend Nik Morina.
Audrey & Dan
We cannot say enough good things about Nik Morina and his photography. We looked at several other photographers before finding Nik, and his work clearly stood out from the rest. When we met, he explained exactly how he captures the day and showed us his work. What really stood out for us was his creativity and talent. His photos looked like they were out of a photography magazine. On the day of, Nik was patient and was able to capture all the moments we wanted along with the creative ones that he and his team (David and David - both who were fantastic) thought up. We couldn't be happier with the final product. To this day we still have wedding guests telling us how much they love our photos. Capturing such an important day is no easy task, but Nik truly has perfected the art. We could not recommend Nik and his team highly enough!
Erin & Kevin
Nik was amazing!!! He made a point to establish a good relationship with us before the wedding. My husband and I met him a few times over dinner and got to know him well so come our wedding day we felt so comfortable with us! Everyone at the wedding called them photography ninjas because you wouldn't even know they were there and they would pop up out of no where to get the shot. The different angles captured in the pictures are truly remarkable. We couldn't be more pleased with the outcome! Morina photography for the win!
Ashley & Stephen
From the second my Husband and I met with Nik and saw his work we were practically throwing our money at him-- we HAD to have him. He is one in a million and so are his photos. We didn't bother to hire a videographer because we knew every single detail would be captured. His passion and character shine though in every shot, and the way he conducts himself is truly an art. I barely even noticed him sneaking around- and that captured some gorgeous candid memories. Morina Photography is the best you can get!!
Shawn & Andrew
Working with Nik as our wedding photographer was the easiest and best decision we made when it came to vendors. He is extremely talented! If you are looking for truely unique photos then look no further. I received so much praise for Nik by everyone that has seen our pictures. Aside from how talented Nik is, he was professional and enjoyable to work with. He listened to what we wanted and I knew I could be relaxed with him on our wedding day. We felt confident that he was making our vision come alive. He went from being our photographer to feeling like a good friend. We can't thank Nik enough for capturing such incredible images of our wedding day.
Mary Jo & Mike
Nik Morina and his 2nd photographer Dave were nothing short of spectacular! We met with Nik to interview him for our wedding this past August, I had my mind set on another photographer until we met Nik face to face and he was so vibrant and his work measured up to his sincere personality- we just had to work with him!. My husband and I met with him again before the wedding to walk around the venue neighborhood and he was capturing such great shot ideas, we knew we were in great hands for our special day! The day of the wedding Nik and Dave arrived earlier than expected, captured some beautiful shots of us getting ready with our families, followed us throughout the entire (non-traditional) wedding day, and helped to create some forever moments we will always treasure. We felt like they were friends at our wedding and you could tell that they truly love what they do for couples like us. The next day we invited Nik to our family pig roast to culminate the wedding weekend, unexpectedly he showed up with a stunning print mounted and framed from the night before at our wedding! I can not say enough great things about Nik (and Dave)! They were a gift to us on the best day of our life, we can never thank them enough!
Julia & Ben
We had a great experience working with Morina Photography for our wedding photography. Nik was organized and very easy to work with. On our wedding day, he drove us around in his personal car so that we could take photos in several different locations before the ceremony. At the end of the night, he edited a photo and sent it to us before we even got home from the reception! We were very happy with all the photos and we definitely recommend Morina Photography
Meagan & Artan
My husband and I, we were looking for someone with an artistic eye who would create photos a little out of the ordinary compared to other traditional wedding photographers. We came across Nik Morina and his work on Facebook, and realized that he was the absolute perfect person for what we were looking for! He can definitely give you traditional wedding shots, but they will turn out to be better than you ever dreamed of because he will capture each moment of your wedding in a unique way. He is incredibly talented and his pictures are all true works of art! Our family, friends, and even acquaintances rave over how incredibly amazing both our engagement and wedding pictures turned out. We feel so lucky to have these pictures to cherish for a lifetime and share with our future children and grandchildren for years to come!
Working with Nik as a photographer was a seamless process as well. He was always quick to respond to any questions we had and was extremely accommodating to anything we asked him for. He was more than willing to travel for our engagement photo shoot and wedding which was another big plus! My husband and I never felt rushed while taking any of our pictures and Nik gave us great direction on posing and set ups during our photo sessions. By the time our wedding day rolled around we felt like professionals in front of the camera and were super comfortable!
By having Nik as our photographer we not only gained another great vendor, but we also gained a great friend! We will continue to use him as our photographer in the future for any and all occasions! If you are looking for a true talent to capture the magic of your wedding day, you ABSOLUTELY need to choose Nik Morina Photography!
Karen & Mike
I could not be happier that we worked with Nik for our 11/12/16 wedding. After first meeting him, we both knew we wanted him. He didn't need to sell himself too hard because his photos speak for themselves. His work is incredible. Nik's work exceeded my highest expectations for my wedding photography, and thanks to him, I have the happiest day of my life documented with the most beautiful, tasteful, artfully taken photos I could've ever imagined. He was right on time, professional but really fun to work with, put everyone at ease without you even knowing he was there! He set up a monitor at our reception and played a slideshow of some of the photos for the day which my guests (and we) loved! He is so skilled, so talented, and so worth booking! You will not be disappointed! HIGHLY recommend!!
Brianna & Rya
Being a photographer myself I was probably a little pickier then most when it came to photography for our wedding. It was in fact the only thing I was really concerned about, I figured everything else would work out but the photographs are all we will have to remember it by years from now. With that in mind and given free reign by my now wife I set out to find a truly creative and talented photographer to fulfill my desire for great photos. After an extensive search in the Philadelphia area and untold number of wedding photographer websites I found Nik. Our first meeting I was impressed with the photos Nik brought as well as the instant rapport the three of us shared. After that first meeting I knew that Nik would be a good choice to capture our wedding and deliver the images I was imagining. Throughout the time leading up to the wedding and the wedding itself Nik was constantly available and quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had. During the wedding Nik was very professional and personable with all the guests. I got a number of comments from the bridal party about how great Nik was to deal with and how well he got along with all of them. I was also impressed with his quick thinking and creativity in the images he produced. Upon seeing the bride’s parents house he instantly changed his plans to incorporate it into the images and caught some really incredible images on the fly. Last but not least I would like to mention how incredibly happy I am with the images that he delivered. Nik is a truly creative and talented photographer and would be happy to recommend him to anyone that asked.
Lauren & Chris
We are so happy we chose Nik as our engagement (Summer 2015, Old City Philadelphia) and wedding (Fall 2015, Villanova PA) photographer! His photos are stunning and we had a lot of fun taking them. Nik brings so much passion to what he does, and the result is beautiful. For the wedding he brought an assistant photographer, Dave, who was fantastic as well. Would like to thank both of them for capturing our special day with such great photos!
Tina & Agon
Nik is wonderful photographer, he was great and so easy to cooperate, gave ideas that were genius and made our memories of wedding last forever in very high quality. Very positive energy that really helps in a stressful day when you want to be perfect. Has caught the mostemotional moments and is great any time we go through our wedding photos. Thank You Nik
Melissa & Scott
Nik was so accommodating and fun. He was professional from the introduction phone call to months after the wedding. I could not be more pleased with the shots he captured for our special day. As with any wedding, the timeline is rushed and never as planned. We got married on the beach and Nik ran around to make sure he got the most perfect shots. I will certainly recommend Morina Photography and can GUARANTEE that you will not be disappointed. There are so many companies out there that take your money and do not deliver, you will not receive that disservice here! If you want the best, look no further! Thank you, Nik for all the beautiful shots, we are truly thankful!
Heather & Abraham
Nik was a talented, caring, and adventurous photographer who managed to perfectly capture the spirit of our wedding - fun, exciting, and full of love. He was completely committed to and passionate about his work, and was also willing to accommodate our silly requests and workwith us to give us what we wanted. More importantly, Nik was very organized and time conscious, such that he was able to quickly direct us to get all the shots we needed before the wedding, while making sure we were not actually late for the wedding. As an example of his dedication, Nik even went out of his way to ensure great shots were taken, including running across the street and climbing multiple flights of stairs in order to get a shot of us through a window from an adjacent roof. Additionally, Nik is really good at editing the photos he takes. We originally found Nik through a different service that takes his original shots and edits them (poorly). Nik's edits of the same pictures were 10 times better! Definitely go with Nik. You won't be disappointed!
Rose & Rich
Our wedding was on May 24, 2014 and we chose Morina Photography out of some of the other photographers because of his skills and ability to capture the details so thoroughly, creatively and artistically. I am so pleased and happy that we went with Morina and I honestly believe he is one of the best out there if not the BEST! We plan to use Morina in the future for family portraits, etc. We've grown so comfortable with him through our engagement photos and eventually our wedding shoot. He goes above and beyond to meet your expectation and is really dedicated to his job. He has amazing character one top of that which allows him to be approachable with any ideas/ suggestions the couple has. He will listen and execute it so well. HIGHLY recommend this photographer. He is one of the most extremely talented and he loves what he does (which is most important). You will not be disappointed with his flawless creativity and dedication.
Anna & Jeff
Nik was super helpful in coming up with a variety of shots that totally matched our style. He got amazing candid shots of the bridal party and groomsmen getting ready, helped us orchestrate our first look, and gave us a variety of fun group shots with our attendants around Philadelphia. He captured everything during the reception - ceremony shots, guest candid, and got on the dance floor to get us wonderful dancing pictures! My bridesmaid chose to use him in her wedding after seeing our photos and I would absolutely recommend Nik to anyone for a wedding or other event!