About Me

Hi! I’m Nilka Gissell. I’ve been documenting weddings since 2011.  I absolutely love being on the road exploring and hiking in new places. I feel most at home in the mountains, but you’ll find me traveling all over the US and overseas. When I’m not exploring or rock climbing, I’m looking for new ways to push myself outside of my comfort zone. I feel this is when I am the most inspired and create better and stronger work. I want to give my clients meaningful experiences that go beyond just taking a pretty pic. As an experience driven wedding photographer I want to create intimate moments for you and your partner.

Let’s go ahead and grab a cup of coffee, or skype and talk about your wedding. It’s important to me that we connect, and make sure we are a good fit for one another.

I’d be really happy if you would let me capture your story. Remember it’s all about you!

Serving Puerto Rico, NYC and anywhere in Between.

My services


As an experience driven wedding photographer, I strive to capture the magic that happens with a relaxed and photojournalistic approach. I like to bring a sensitive eye with my background in art to your wedding captures. My camera lens is a safe space for inclusivity and diversity. Contact me to know more about my services for your special day.

5 Location Ideas for Your Elopement in Puerto Rico


Whether you are a local or a destination couple, I’m here to help you plan your elopement. Since these events are more simple in nature, I can help you choose the ideal location, connect with local vendors, put together a timeline and if necesary, I can be your witness. Since every elopement is unique, contact me to quote you based on your needs.


Couples sessions or surprise proposals, it doesn’t matter what you are going for they are the time for you and your beloved to show your inner selves, your love for one another, and your favorite outfits in a relaxing and enjoyable environment. You are welcome to choose a location that speaks to you in a personal way, or let us recommend a few of our favorite hot spots based on what you love!


My Happy Clients!

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Wedding Photographer Featured in the New York Times
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Huffington Post Featured Wedding Photographer
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Grace Ormonde Wedding Style
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