NCH Studio, Punta Cana-Dominican Republic Photography team


Nikolay Chernichenko - Filmaker & Destination photographer - Owner of NCH Studio

Hi, I am Niko, and I genuinely appreciate you investing your time into seeing what NCH Studio team is all about.

Sometimes our paths lead us on adventures we never anticipated. After falling in love with the incredible Dominican Republic, and the art of photography, I began my journey into becoming a creative professional.

With a camera in hand, the entrepreneurial-journey began, and new clients helped me to push myself creatively in ways I never thought possible. With light, emotion, and natural beauty as my medium, I discovered that I could bring meaningful art to dozens of happy couples and families.

About 10 years and over 300,000 photos later, I’m proud to call myself one of the top wedding photographers in the Dominican Republic.

My partner and I created NCH Studio, so together with our talented team, we could provide quality wedding photography and videography to a broader range of clients.

NCH STUDIO has been built around a strong team that focuses on creativity, quality, and service to our clients. We manage the day to day studio operations, including meetings with clients, shot lists, timelines, editing, and overall back end work to make the best experience & products for our clients!

Storytelling photographs & compelling videography are our trademarks. So if you are in the search of the perfect team for your Punta Cana / Dominican Republic destination wedding we invite you to check out our work. But first, allow me to introduce you to our wonderful team!




Paloma Hungría - Destination photographer - Lead Photographer at NCH Studio


Five feet and nine inches of pure charisma, Paloma is our passionate lead photographer and resident art guru.

A legit wanderer and citizen of the world, Paloma is a talented creative soul. Graduated from the National School of Dramatic Art, and glued to her old film camera, her beautiful personality and unique and original way of seeing things allow her to cut straight to the emotional spirit of a moment; capturing and preserving it in a way that contributes to NCH Studio’s reputation as an applauded destination wedding and event photographers.




Yirbelt Alberto - Destination photographer - Photographer at NCH Studio



The ultimate artist on our team.  A very wild spirit on the sweetest baby looking face.

Buddhist and storyteller. Highly talented and skilled. An avid collector of old cameras. Enthusiast of Fine Art and Conceptual photography. Grasshopper,  writer and occasional poet, lover of nature, and the universe.




Bel Velazquez - Destination photographer - Lead videographer at NCH Studio


Don’t let his handsome young face fools you; Bel is an accomplished husband and father of two. A true family man.

Innately talented, Self-taught and self-made. Bel tirelessly worked his way up to become one of the best visual artists of our island. Without doubts, we say he upgrades our team with his friendliness and professionalism and our storytelling style with his unique and indisputable skills. And we are so proud to have him as a part of our team.




Great photographer!

“I worked with Asia and team but Paloma was my photographer and she was amazing and sweet and kind and focused on me that day and my needs. She made sure to get the perfect shot every time. I’m thankful for them and they were very affordable. Thanks team!”

Magda & Milton – Married in Iberostar Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on 05/18/2019


We absolutely recommend this team!

“Victor and Beljandy from Niko’s team did an amazing job at capturing our wedding in Punta Cana this past summer. They were professionals who were super easy and fun to work. We absolutely LOVE how our wedding videos came out and definitely recommend adding the drone if you have that as an option! Niko himself was so helpful and responsive throughout the entire process. He always made himself available via email, video chat, etc. I would absolutely recommend him and his team to other couples getting married in DR. You won’t regret it!”

Jeff & Sophia – Married on Now Larimar Resorts, Bávaro Dominican Republic on 07/21/2018


A joy to work with!

“Niko was such a joy to work with and have capture our day. He is such a warm person we instantly felt comfortable with from our very first skype conversation. He was flexible, organized and encouraging all throughout our day. We hired them for video and photos for both our rehearsal and dinner, and the day of our wedding. It was the best decision we made. We’ve since watched the full video each year, watching the rehearsal dinner the evening before our anniversary, and the full ceremony and reception the day of our anniversary. Its a true treasure to have and fully worth the money!”  

Lauren & Nico – Married in Blue Jacktar, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic on  07/01/2017


 Our couples appreciate that we focus on them and their remembrance of the day. Capturing the little details, the must-have shots, the stunning portraits, unforgettable videos, and the candid in-between moments that will help to convey the emotions of such a special day; and help them to re-live those emotions even many years later.

We LOVE this little island, and we love road trips and traveling, so no corner will be too far for us. So if you are looking for a Punta Cana-Dominican Republic Photography team and our work speaks to you, do not hesitate to get in contact with NCH Studio, we would love to serve you.

Let’s have a chat!!


Our work has been featured in a handful of Inspiring Wedding Blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Magnolia Rouge, Inside weddings, Ruffled, Inspired by this, among others…