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.
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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!
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.