we’re husband and wife creatives who live in beautiful Monterey, California. we travel the world getting to know our clients, and telling their stories.


we believe investing in people is key to producing great service

nicole barkis


austin barkis


josh kotoff


chase weggeland


teresa mccoy


darius bucinskas



I do not know what we would have done without Nicole and Austin! Through rescheduling due to the massive fire on the coast, and our wedding date changing twice, they were never short of friendly responses and tons of laughs. They captured the most beautiful pictures of us (and we are not photogenic), and made the photo shoots a blast. If you are wanting someone to make your wedding day a little extra special, you have to have these two wonderful people be your photographers!

Staci Hood

As the Marketing Director for several entities within one company, I manage large scope projects, often with overlapping timelines. I rely on the team at Barkis & Co. for all of my marketing support: website development and hosting, graphic design, photography and brand conceptualization and so much more. They are truly experts in their craft incorporating a great understanding of current trends (otherwise known as “how to engage millennials”) along side spectacular talent. The staff is responsive and professional and they make my job incredibly easy.

Linda Gulley

This is one of the best web design company's I have ever worked with they are innovative and genuinely care about making my site matter. They took a considerable amount of time to make sure my needs and my company's needs were met. Way exceeded my expectations. The photography is captured what I was looking for in my presentation. Excited to work with Barkis & Co. in the future!

Shannon Higginbotham

Nicole and Austin are truly a dynamic duo. We feel so incredibly lucky we were able to book them as our photographers for both our engagements and small wedding ceremony/reception. Our photos are GORGEOUS. They look like they belong in a bridal magazine. Nicole and Austin really have the eye for the "journalistic" style of capturing couples in their natural state. We felt entirely comfortable around them as if they are old friends. Seriously--if they are available for whatever you need--book them. You will not be disappointed.

Rachael Mull

I have been working with Austin and his group for about a half a year and they are all so knowledgeable, talented and very patient. They do beautiful work, stunning artistic ability. They are ahead of the curve on SEO and Google analytics.

Carrie Nikitn

I had so many options to choose from but once I spoke to Nicole and Austin I felt at peace. They followed through on their promise and were amazing to work with trying to surprise my now fiance with my proposal. Do not think twice with these two! FIRST CLASS!

Adrian Puig

We are so thankful we found Nicole for our wedding photographer! She and Austin were awesome to work with both for the engagement photos and on our wedding day. Their style is awesome and they are just cool people in general! Great prices too for an entire day of coverage. Photography for our wedding was one of the most important decisions we made, and we are thrilled with our collection of photos from Barkis & Co!

Julie Van Scoy

Where to begin!!! Nicole and Austin deliver such amazing art work! I had been following their work for years even though I live in the DC area and they are in CA but I knew I wanted them to shoot my wedding day one day, and I’m so happy they did. They are so professional and so fun to work with! I can’t even put into words what a great duo they make. If you ever have the pleasure of working with them you will realize! We are so in love with our wedding pictures and will cherish them for a lifetime. Thank you so much for being a part of a beautiful day in our lives and can’t wait to see you guys again!!

Jhoselyn Bernuy

When I booked Nicole and Austin for our elopement style wedding I didn’t realize that I was truly getting the most talented and down to earth team of photographers. Traveling from out of state I was nervous about picking someone I had never met before, but they immediately put our minds at ease on our wedding day. They work so well together and it honestly is inspiring to young couples like us.
Austin even married us, making our day even more special than it already was.

Kendall Krapfl

My website is beautiful! Austin was great to work with, he communicated well and had great ideas and solutions to my questions. He has an eye for making everything look aesthetically pleasing as well as fully functional. I am very happy with the outcome. I'd highly recommend using Barkis & Co. in Monterey.

RoseAnne Fischer

We are so happy we chose Nicole and Austin for our engagement pictures in Big Sur, CA! They are incredibly talented, creative, and professional and we had such a fun time with them throughout our shoot. They captured the beauty of the California landscape we love perfectly and we appreciated how shooting with two cameras caught a lot of the sweet moments and glances. Nicole got the edited pictures to us quickly and we even got a preview that same day so we could share with our families! We appreciate their vision, their creativity, and for making both of us feel so comfortable. We will treasure these photos forever!

Margaret Fentress

Nicole & Austin did an AMAZING job! They helped us scout a location for our elopement that we weren't familiar with & the pictures were absolutely top notch! Extraordinary customer service, & the prices can't be beat.

Molly Green

Nicole is not only amazing and talented, she is a warm and obviously delightful person. Nicole and her husband, Austin, photographed our elopement, and we are so happy with the finished product and thankful that we found them! I wish I could rate more than five stars because they were both just so wonderful. Thank you again!

Meagan Wier

Nicole and Austin photographed our intimate Big Sur wedding and we feel so lucky to have found them to photo our big day! They were both very professional, warm and kind and really made the day all the more special. They encouraged us to really open up and be ourselves, living in the moment of our magical day. I have an entire album of absolutely stunning photos that allow us to relive the day anytime! These two artists really have something special and you couldn't ask for a better experience on your wedding/elopement day! Thank you so much guys!!! <3

Brianna Lee

Nicole and Austin were such a pleasure to work with. Both of them were incredibly professional, they had great ideas for photos and a good eye for interesting backdrops. They also made us feel super comfortable in front of the camera and the photos turned out better than I could have ever hoped for!

AnaLisa Kelleher

Nicole and Austin are the absolute best! They photographed our October wedding in Pebble Beach and we couldn't have asked for better. They managed to capture all the happiness and goofiness, and made us feel so comfortable even though we'd never taken professional photographs before. It was like having great friends take the photos! There was a huge rainstorm right after our beach ceremony, and they captured all the wind and rainclouds and made it unforgettable for us. We are so grateful they were a part of our wedding and would recommend them in a heartbeat.

Alex Bevk

Creative. Innovative. Focused. Experienced. Full of integrity and passion for design. If you're looking to maximize your digital platforms and get results for your business, this is your team.

Heather Loebe

Young, knowledgeable and local. Those were the three things I was looking for and Barkis & Co. checked all the boxes. Great company, great product.

Nicholas Cina

We had a photoshoot with them recently, my fiance arranged a surprise proposal for me. These guys captured every moment so phenomenally. Each photo has something to say. The edits done are so beautiful. And to top it all I am impressed by the dedication they show and how sincere they are about the delivery timelines. Our photos came out really beautiful, we love them and would highly recommend these guys to all the couples out there planning a special moment!

Nikhita Handa

Great team, great results! As a former web developer, I review the integrity of other web developers very seriously. Very seldom am I impressed. But the Barkis & Co. crew has exceeded my expectations. They are thoughtful with their recommendations, honest about project deliverables and detail oriented. I have worked with them on multiple occasions and do not hesitate to refer them. They are a great Monterey website company!

Krystlyn Giedt

I was in the market for a new logo design/website designer. I looked everywhere around Monterey and Carmel area and couldn't find one that fit my needs. Once I met with the Barkis & Co. team, I knew I found the right place. Since the very first meeting i've been extremely happy with everything they have presented me with. They listened to everything I expressed and made a wonderfully profession site and a logo I love.

Tiffany Riley