I sometimes joke that I'm a professional people watcher. Yes I know that sounds creepy, but one of the things I've learned is that you can't get authentic images without being just a little creepy ;) I can't just snap a photo and call it a day, I have to observe you to see how you act/interact so I can harness those uniquely "you" things, catch unprompted moments and create images that feel genuine. Images that feel like YOU. 

Because that's what you deserve. Pretty pictures aren't enough if they don't tell a story. If all you want are pretty pictures, there's no shortage of talented photographers out there who can give you just that. But I believe that you deserve pretty pictures that go a bit deeper. Pictures that are a tangible, accurate representation of who you were at that time in your life. And THAT'S what I'm here for!

I find the most beauty in intentional simplicity and quiet elegance

I'm all about capturing moments for couples who love classic elegance but aren't afraid to be slightly unconventional. Who know that style and simplicity can co-exist. Who are a little bit old-school, and a little bit adventurous. And who find beauty in the small things in life. 

Hey y'all! I'm Nicole! I'm a wedding and elopement photographer with a passion for authentic, quiet moments.
I'm Southern-bred and Chicago-based, which means I know how to drive in the snow but I'm picky about my biscuits and fried chicken. You can usually find me watching Parks and Rec reruns on my couch with a cup of hot tea. 

Every photographer has a unique point of view that influences and impacts the way they approach your photos and it's important to work with someone whose approach resonates with you. Here's mine!

Quick Facts

My job is to tell your story. Not create my own story and impose it on your day. Before I snap an image, I ask myself: "Is this a genuine representation of this person/place/thing?"

I believe in authenticity


Trends come and go. I believe that just because we can do something, doesn't mean we should. My goal is to make sure your images stand the test of time. 

I BELIEVE in timeless over trendy


I want you to FEEL something when you see your photos. Motion & emotion are two important ingredients in achieving that. Motion inevitably leads to unstaged emotion, so anytime I can add movement to an image I will. 

I BELIEVE IN motion & Emotion


ISTJ. Old soul. Broadway and board game nerd. Francophile. Chronic movie-sleeper. Lefty. Gryffindor. Obnoxious Auburn Football fan. Wannabe baker. Minimalist. Tree Hugger. Creature of habit. Lover of the mountains. Avid list-maker. Type A planner who dabbles with spontaneity. 

I love to travel but hate being a tourist. I watch Pixar movies more often than someone my age should and will never turn down a true crime documentary. I crave simplicity and am on a mission to live with less and to waste less. 

Meet Nicole

The NJP Couple

Values meaningful simplicity over flashy

Finds beauty in the small things

Prefers a small circle of deep friendships

Doesn't crave the spotlight

Prefers imperfect over staged perfection

Chooses timeless over trendy

Values experiences over things

Still believes in snail mail

Is quietly confident

Sound like you? Let's get our chat on!