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PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE DREAMERS, THE FREE SPIRITS, THE ONES WHO FIND BEAUTY IN THE QUIET.
I'm Nicole! I'm a Southern-bred, Chicago-based photographer specializing in intimate weddings, elopements, and portraits. You can probably find me on my couch with a cup of hot tea in hand, working on a crossword puzzle and watching Parks and Rec reruns.
Here's what you should know about me:
ISTJ. Old soul. Broadway and board game fanatic. Enamored with all things French. Chronic movie-sleeper. Lefty. Gryffindor. Auburn Alum. Wannabe baker. Creature of habit. Lover of the mountains. Avid list-maker. Single-handedly keeping the Paleo Cookie Company in business since 2016.
"Hiring Nicole for our anniversary session was one of the BEST decisions we've ever made! The entire process was seamless and professional from initial contact, to the session, and following up afterward. Her warm personality made us instant friends and during the session she created a comfortable and enjoyable experience for my husband and I. The photos turned out even more beautiful than we could have imagined, and are such a treasure to celebrate our marriage! Nicole goes above and beyond in every way."
"There is absolutely no one else I would have rather done my engagement pictures than Nicole. She is amazingly talented, funny, genuine, and professional! We felt comfortable and confident the entire session. I HIGHLY recommend Nicole to anyone that wants to see the true emotion you feel for your significant other in your pictures. Love her!"
"My husband and I took a trip to Chicago for our anniversary and we booked a photo session with Nicole while we were there. Nicole was so wonderful to work with and we really enjoyed our session! She created such a comfortable environment and made it easy to get lost in the moment with the one you love. The photos she delivered were so amazing and it has been hard to pick a favorite(s)! Nicole is a very talented photographer and I would recommend her to anyone."
"Nicole and I had an amazing shoot in Paris. I had met her for only a few minutes before we started shooting, and it was love at first sight! We clicked so well and she helped so much with posing my boyfriend and I, and making us feel as comfortable as possible. We were super nervous as it was our first time getting our pictures done together, but we had a blast and she captured us and our personalities perfectly. I have never been more impressed and happier with photos in my life! If you're looking for a fun, outgoing photographer who will capture you as YOU and make you feel beautiful, you've found your girl. I seriously couldn't say better things about her. Thank you Nicole for giving us photos we'll cherish forever! We LOVE YOU!"
My goal for every photo I take is authenticity and believability. I put you in the best light and best position and then I step back so that I can capture you being you. I want to be a fly on the wall, peeking in and capturing candid emotions as they happen because I believe that those genuine moments are the most memorable and timeless.
I also want my photos to exude a sense of soft quietness and peaceful elegance. Because in a world that's rather loud, I believe that the most beautiful things are found hiding in the peace and quiet.
I'm obsessed with neutral backgrounds, anything gold and/or glittery, city views, stairs and doors, blush pink, lace, and lush florals. Soooo if you want to incorporate any of those things in your session, I will be doing happy dances behind my camera ;)
Basic Sessions: Include up to 90 minutes of portrait coverage. Starting at $500.
Premium Sessions: Include up to 90 minutes of portrait coverage PLUS hair, makeup, wardrobe, and props for a fully styled, magazine-worthy session. Starting at $1000.
Ohh friends, these sessions have my heart. If you are eloping or having an intimate wedding (i.e., fewer than 50 attendees; 2 person bridal party maximum), I'd LOVE to chat with you! Due to the unique nature of each of these events, each is provided a custom quote. There is a 2 hour minimum, with a starting cost of $750.
Engagements & Couple's Sessions
Elopements & Intimate Weddings
Include basic planning assistance, proposal coverage and up to 45 minutes of additional portrait coverage. Starting at $400.
All sessions include an online gallery of edited, high resolution digital files.
For full weddings, other events, family sessions or business photo needs, send me an email to chat pricing!
If you're planning your engagement session and aren't sure what to wear, download my FREE mini-guide to engagement session do's and don'ts!
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