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I'm a Chicago girl living in Los Angeles. Graduated from University of Missouri (Go Tigers!), I took a small detour, living in Madison, WI right after college, before eventually heading back to Chicago. After a few bad winters, I finally made my way to Southern California. I'm a Midwest girl at heart, but always dreamed of living by the ocean. 

I will forever love and miss the true Chicago-style pizza - none of that deep dish stuff everyone wrongly thinks we prefer! Gotta go with "Tavern Style" - thin crust, cut into squares. I have yet to find a suitable replacement in Los Angeles...but I'm having fun searching. :)

My high school had a wonderful art program, where I was introduced to photography. Properly developing film and processing photographs in a dark room was how I first learned. I've always loved it, and now feel so fortunate to document so many moments for people.

I'm detailed oriented and committed to making you feel comfortable during your session. I want you to have fun! Let's chat about your vision, and make it happen. I'm here to help with all of your questions about wardrobe, session details, and what to expect.

I'm talkative, outgoing, and so excited to meet you!



Post Session Gossip

"We had Nicole come to our home to do a Lifestyle Newborn photo shoot. From the moment we contacted her on her webpage, it was the easiest process ever! She replied to all of our e-mails in a timely manner, was patient with us as we asked a bunch of questions, and made the whole photo shoot seamless and FUN! We received our edited photos just a few days later and we are IN LOVE with all of them! Nicole is a fabulous photographer and you can tell she really finds joy in what she does, as it showed through her interactions with us and baby (and our dog!), and through her photographs. I absolutely recommend Nicole and know that we will book her again without a doubt."

Katie and Dave

"Nicole took our daughter's newborn photos when she was 1 week old. They turned out so beautiful! She was so professional throughout the shoot and quite the baby whisperer - she knew all the tricks to get our little one to relax and stop crying for the photos. Nicole provided great options that let us customize our shoot based on what we wanted. We got our photos quickly and ordered prints that we will enjoy for years to come. I highly recommend her!"


"Nicole arrived early and per-determined the best spot for our families wedding shoot. She was so friendly and helped put everyone at ease, while directing all family members with simple directions and easy poses.

She took the 'mind work' out of our session which was amazing as we were reception focused and loved how she made it so easy for us.

Love our pictures! As a photographer's child I am very picky and I'd give the experience a 10."

The Wallington Family


"I sent Nicole a message letting her know how much I regretted not having newborn photos taken. She assured me she would be able to get some great milestone pictures of my babe and family. They turned out even better than I could've hoped! She captured some beautiful shots and Rocco's personality shines through in all of them. We are so happy with the photo's and Nicole's professional and creative approach."


"Nicole is a great photographer and very professional; she sent me the model agreement right away and helped me get some great new headshots! She was easy to reach, clear/concise, and responsive. Made me really understand what I was signing and why which I appreciate.

She's incredibly personable, kind but will give suggestions on go to poses if you feel uncomfortable and unfamiliar with what to do.

I appreciated her occasionally showing me a few and making adjustments based upon what I would like to see.

Ultimately I LOVED the shots she took and it was on an incredibly dreary & rainy day, but you can't even tell!

I'd recommend Nicole!"


"I recently received my digital gallery of headshots from Nicole and was blown away! I have been on the hunt for a photographer the past few years and Nicole was the perfect fit for me. Her calm and personable demeanor allowed me to loosen up during the shoot. I would recommend her services to anyone - she is great!"


Post Session Gossip