Hi there! That’s me, Nicki, on the right with my little family. First off, I want to say thanks for stopping by my site. I know there are seemingly endless photographers to choose from, so the simple fact that you are here, in my little space on the web, is important to me. I’ve been in business for eight years and I’ve somehow surrounded myself with the most magical clients. We laugh so much together that our sessions hardly seem like work. Sometimes we meet for coffee or lunch or drinks when it’s time to view proofs. And sometimes, my kids come with me to hand deliver prints and they ooh and ahh over how adorable my clients’ babies are when they answer the door. All that to say, I really love my clients. So naturally, I get excited when someone new comes around, because you are probably magic too!
So, now that you’re here, you might be feeling guilty about being on the internet. You have a bunch of shoulds running through your head, “I should be working/cleaning/sleeping/[insert other mombligation].” Mom guilt is the worst. But you also want some of those perfect happy pictures your friends have. They keep sharing them on facebook and they even have prints on their walls. You need some of that in your life. You need to be able to glance up at the photo above the fireplace and see all that happiness and love that can be difficult to remember when you’re in the throes of homework, brushing teeth, potty training, and sleepless nights. But then maybe you think to yourself, “my family isn’t perfect”, “I just want to lose a few more pounds”, or “Ugh, family pictures are stressful — choosing the right location, picking the right time of day, and having everyone dressed just right!” It’s enough to make you throw your hands up and put off pictures…again. I get it. I get all of that. I think all of those things too. Truly, I do. Just know, that I’ve got you. I have plenty of ideas about where and when to shoot. I can talk you through what to wear. And I’m ready for whatever your family has in store for me on picture day — not just ready, but excited for it!
I can’t promise you perfection. As a matter of fact, I can promise you it won’t be perfect. It never is. What I can promise you is that it will be perfectly you. I love connecting with families like yours. I love seeing the games you all play together, your favorite books to read, how you make each other laugh, how you twirl your baby’s soft curl around your finger without even thinking about it. I even love the meltdowns. What mom doesn’t need a reminder that her kids aren’t the only ones? Smiles, giggles, cuddles, and the occasional pouty face — they’re all part of the package. It’s my job to show you the love and connection you all share with each other — your family’s magic.