WELCOME to the Ultimate Edge Blog! I am Nikki and I am a New Jersey based newborn, boudoir, and wedding photographer. I hope you grab some coffee and enjoy browsing through my latest work, helpful resources, and getting a little peak into my life! I am so glad you have stopped by and I hope to stay awhile! :) 

Nikki Bantum

August 23, 2020

I love the color purple, really any shade of it is gorgeous! I tend to lean more toward gray tones of colors so the color mauve is arguably one of my all-time favorite colors, especially for a fall wedding color scheme! Mauve, blush, ivory, and gold for a color scheme is marvelous! You could even […]

August 22, 2020

Nikki Bantum

Whoever said that you can’t have dark wedding colors and still have light and airy images was a liar! You most definitely can have both dark, bold, statement-making colors and still have glorious light and airy images! The trick is adding the right amount of contrast. If you desire a moody color scheme for your […]

Nikki Bantum

August 21, 2020

A pop of color for the wedding day can be a bold choice but a decision that is well worth it if planned correctly! If you want to add some life to your wedding, choosing non-traditional bold colors are a fantastic way to have all your guest swooning over all of your details! Including a […]

July 18, 2020

Nikki Bantum

Your first look is an amazing part of your wedding day! If you aren’t sure about this tradition, I will explain why it would be a romantic addition to your wedding day celebration that not only adds to the experience but also reduces stress. Please know that I would never want any of my couples […]

Nikki Bantum

June 25, 2020

Your wedding is a huge investment and making sure that everything goes off without any problems is something you spend month planning for! However, sometimes things do not go as planned. Below are some really great wedding investments that will help keep your wedding vibes in a happy place, rest your nerves, and simply take […]

June 18, 2020

Nikki Bantum

Jason always said that he could care less about having a big wedding. If he could have it his way, he would just go to the courthouse and call it a day. A wedding is something I have dreamed about ever since I was a little girl! I never necessarily wanted a big wedding, but […]

Nikki Bantum

April 27, 2020

If you are anything like me, it is an absolutely must that your pets be included in either your engagement session or your wedding, or both! But a lot of the times portraits don’t go as smoothly as couples would have hoped for. Here are some tips for making pet portraits smooth sailing!

April 19, 2020

Nikki Bantum

batsto village proposal

I scheduled a Christmas card photoshoot with Michael Hook Photography so that we had some nice images of us. Plus, we literally had no professional image of us together. I wanted the fall look but the way ours and Mikes schedules worked out we were basically in winter by the time we were able to […]

Nikki Bantum

April 18, 2020

Planning a wedding during the Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) crisis has a lot of couples hesitant on moving forward with their wedding planning. I want to personally tell you that you should not let quarantine hold you back from planning your special day! Speaking from experience as I plan my own wedding, I have used this time to check a lot of wedding to-dos off my list…

April 16, 2020

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skyland manor wedding

A wedding florist does so much more than just design your bouquet! They can design the centerpieces to your reception tables, hairpieces, ceremony arches, corsages, boutonnieres, and so on.

Before you even contact a wedding florist, you should have these few things already done…

Nikki Bantum

March 28, 2020

One thing I have learned from planning my wedding is not to let the influences of others steer you away from what you truly want. Ever since I was a little girl, I imagined this romantic, elegant, and love-filled wedding. But I never thought about how much everything cost until it was my turn to […]

Boathouse at Mercer Lake Wedding

August 16, 2019

Nikki Bantum

Unless you have your heart set on shaking the hands of 200 plus guests, feel free to trash this super time-consuming tradition. If you are able to go to your cocktail hour, that is the perfect time to mingle with your guests and doesn’t take up any extra time! So What Is A Receiving Line? […]

Nikki Bantum

April 16, 2018

Family is family and we love our family! But let’s be real, they can be a big pain in the ass sometimes! Planning Your Wedding can be stressful especially if you think you’ll have some family drama. Planning it all should be a fun time! So to help with the stress, here are some tips […]

March 21, 2018

Nikki Bantum

Yay! You’re engaged!! Now it’s time to start planning for your engagement session. But there are so many places to shoot at, which one is the best one? Take a look below at some of my favorite places to shoot engagement sessions! Stafford Forge Wildlife Managament Area Stafford Forge is such a beautiful, hole-in-the-wall type […]

Nikki Bantum

March 20, 2018

It’s always a little intimidating to have your picture taken … even if it’s just a photo on a phone that is taken by a friend. We still want to look nice, make sure nothing is in our teeth, and that our hair is behaving! I realize that preparing for your engagement session can be […]