I'd walk up to Long's Drug Store in Central California, excitedly hand over my film, and wait with eager anticipation for the photos to be ready.
Needless to say I understand and appreciate your excitement. Not just for this day but for these memories and that's why I want to give you the colorful, timeless, and true photos. Not only for this day but for you to
I’ll take the time to get to know you and make you feel comfortable. Whether it's by digging into our shared interests or giving you fun prompts to make you laugh. I keep the energy lively and loose, which allows me to get those natural moments. So it's worth it.
And trust me, you want someone that's like that - particularly on your wedding day. Because besides your significant other, your photographer is with you the entire day. So you should feel comfortable and truly enjoy their company.
She made me and my husband feel very comfortable and we were able to just do things how we normally would, and she was there to capture us in the moment.
- Sarah & Sam
Many photographers worry compulsively. About whether it's going to be a sunny day. What the lighting at your venue is like and where to stage you. All so that they can make their work look "the same."
I embrace the change. Why?
Because I'm not photographing for me,
I photograph for you.
I may move you slightly, but I try to direct as little as possible because you should look back and feel like you. And because I've photographed in so many different types of places and venues, I've become an expert in working with light. I'll capture your day naturally, as it is with all the surroundings that make it one-of-a-kind for you.
Ever since my grandma passed away, photography has become even more emotional and important. Before she passed, I was always afraid of forgetting the special moments we shared. That's why it is now incredibly important for me to capture your day and your moments well because I don't want you to forget.
I want you to be able to look back on these memories and have happiness, tears, and excitement. And be able to cherish both the special moments you remember and the ones you don't even realize will become so special in the future.
Nicole is just amazing. I couldn't imagine anyone else capturing the big moments in my family's life other than her. - Sarah & Sam
I'm a military wife and mama to Kate and three fur babies. They are my world!
When the groom's in tears laughing so hard at his best man's speech. Those are the kind of moments I love.
I have a Masters in Visual Arts from California State University, Northridge.
Born and raised in California, much of my work and style is inspired by CA light and vibes that surrounded me for 25+ years.
(Give me a beach over mountains any day!)
Two Hundred and Thirteen Joshua Trees Installation, 2014
Fun Fact: I've actually been a photographer since the 5th grade. I was voted historian of my school, which sparked my passion for documenting special moments.
Below are a few more fun facts and