Nicky Wilmas – Owner + Family + Genre Photographer

I am 33 years old and from St.Louis, MO. I’ve always had a passion for art and fashion, and truly stumbled onto my love of photography. my first camera was something I bought from a garage sale when I was 10 years old. I loved posing my golden retriever in front of a back drop and finding new ways to use light to my advantage. Soon my puppy became board with me and I had to venture out and try something new. My friends were more than willing to let me use them and fine tune my craft. I feel as if I’m learning everyday and that my style and eye changes every second. After 15 years of playing with my camera I decided to take it a step further. And again through the help of my friends I learned that I could make this thing I enjoyed, into a career I loved. In 2010 I started my first company Nicolette Katharine Photography. With the help of my then boyfriend I got started with a small canon snapshot. I loved the colors I could get using that camera and I vowed to never use another brand from then on. My company grew and grew. Then in 2012 I decided to grow some more. With the help of the boyfriend that then became the fiancé… I ventured out as Woven Bone Photography. I loved the way this name felt. It was darker and more artistic sounding. Though this name has no great story, I always wished it did. So here is my attempt. Woven Bone means a new beginning. by weaving in new friends, by creating new family, and by growing stronger bones I have truly fallen in love with what I do. capturing everyday families in their true nature… Love. Oh, And that boyfriend that became a fiancé and now the best husband/father ever, knows me better than I ever could, because he showed me my true passion. Love through a lens.

 

 

 

David Fichtenmayer

Videographer – photographer – veteren

crusafitchproductions@gmail.com

 

 

Erin Ridge

Lead Wedding Photographer

I am 29 years old and from Poplar Bluff, MO. After moving to St Louis 8 years ago, I achieved my certificate of Culinary Degree at Le Cordon Bleu and started working 2 jobs. When the opportunity to work for Woven Bone came into my life in 2017, I decided to add photography to my resume as well. I have always had a passion and fascination with taking photos, mostly landscape, so when Nicky answered my email about the job, I jumped in with both feet! I quickly learned the ins and outs of small photo sessions with families, newborns, children, and couples to early morning into the late-night wedding days, and I would not change it for anything. Every week day I start in the kitchen at Whole Foods Market creating menus and catering platters for clients and on the weekends, I get to be just as creative in another artistic way with my camera. My love for photography keeps growing with each client and family I meet. I look forward to my growing future with Woven Bone and I cannot wait for the next chapter of my life with Nicky and the funniest, silliest crew of Woven Bone. Let’s capture memories together!

 

 

Emily Howes

Photographer

 

 

 

 

 

Debbie Kindschuh

Videographer

Debbie Kindschuh has been photographing the beauty of people and places for many years. She has formally studied media and technology and enjoys the challenge of learning new trends in technology. She and her husband have traveled a great deal and Debbie has had the opportunity to photograph people of many different cultures. Through Woven Bone Photography Debbie has learned the craft of videography and she really enjoys capturing those special moments in video. Her videos help tell the story of our client’s special day , right down to the fine details. Debbie freelances photography and videography and enjoys being quite busy.

 

 

 

Kristen Pruser

Photographer

Hello! My name is Kristen I have been in the wedding photography industry for half a decade. As long as I’ve had my two cats it would seem. I am 25 from Washington MO but now living in North County St Louis. I’ve always wanted to live in a city and have come to know St. Louis so well through photography and all the weddings I have been apart of. I have had a camera in my hand since I was in middle school. I love to capture every moment of a wedding day, especially the small details a couple has spent so much effort into creating.

Alaina Cissell

Photographer

This is my second year with Woven Bone. I work full time as a private nanny during the week. Any free time I have is spent practicing with my camera and spending time with my family, my boyfriend and our dog and cat. I’ve always loved photography and am so happy to have been given the opportunity to grow and learn with this company!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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