Photography by Nikki Cole

Galas & Fundraising Event Photography


Nikki Cole

Nikki Cole, once an event planner, is one of Boston’s best photographers for your next gala or fundraiser event. Nikki has an extensive background in event planning which means she understands the flow and style of an event. She ‘gets’ it. 

Galas and fundraisers can be difficult to capture. Do you stage posed shots as people enter? With people milling about, eating, talking and having fun, how do you ensure your candid shots truly capture the right moments? Well, that’s where an experienced professional photographer comes in handy.

Have you ever been to a fancy event, gala or even a wedding? You’ve likely snapped your own ‘moments in time’. It’s difficult to do these events justice with a point-and-shoot or cellphone camera because often, they are warmly lit. Your camera might over or under expose the image trying to find the right focus. If you compare to the shots the professional photographer got, you may notice a difference in lighting, mood, crispness, focus and more.

As a professionally trained event photographer, Nikki can capture those picture-perfect moments in perfect quality, regardless of the lighting and the setting.


Why Hire A Photographer For Your Gala or Fundraising Event?

If your business is hosting an event, hiring a photographer has many benefits including:

  • Your guests are dressed up and looking their best. Providing photographs is a great way to make your guests feel as special as they look.
  • Your guests will feel less pressure to capture their own moments which means they are free to really enjoy the event
  • Your event planner and photographer know the itinerary, the special moments and the signature shots. It’s their job to remember to get them! Which means you can also enjoy the event without worrying if you’ve forgotten something. 


Getting That Perfect Shot

Gala photos can be challenging due to the lighting and the setting. People are moving about and too many posed shots can feel contrived. Plus you don’t want to capture candid moments where someone is mid-sentence or mid-mouthful of food.

Experienced event photographers know how to work the room to ensure you get those signature shots you’re looking for.

Nikki Cole has extensive experience both planning and capturing events which makes her an ideal choice for shooting your next gala or fundraising event.

She uses her camera to capture the theme and the mood of the evening and really does immortalize those spectacular moments in time.

Gala and fundraising events are an opportunity for guests to really go all out. They look their best and they’re ready to have a wonderful time. Nikki captures that!

For event photography throughout the Boston and New England area, contact Nikki. You can reach her by phone at 617-846-3314 or email at