“You’re the best Nicole, we absolutely love working with you.” – Nayeli I LOVE a classic portrait in the studio, simple, no props, well one prop, The bubble machine. It seems more fun for the parents than the kiddos, or perhaps I have the most fun, but the point is, it’s fun. I want the experience to be fun, so when you look back on the photos, you remember that time with your family, how FUN it was.
“Nicole! Every single image is amazing. I love that you captured us just the way we are. Of all the times we’ve taken pictures as a family these are the ones I will truly cherish forever. You are truly gifted <3"- Talyor No Stress. Let you hair down, let the kids be kids, dirty faces, feet, clothes. Be Relaxed. This photoshoot was with my wedding clients Taylor and Spencer whose weedding I shot in San Francisco, and no catching up three kiddos later. We shot this on location at their almond farm in North Central California
pet parentsFirst Time pet parents Lindsay and Kyle came to the studio to celebrate the new member of the family, Emma! #Petparents It was great, Pet Dad Kyle, showed up with Emma’s dog bed, 5 of her toys, her lease, doggy bags, and plenty of treats.
More and More clients are coming to the studio for portraits. It’s nice to see the appreciation of classic portraits resurfacing.
We can control lighting, temperature, and the best part- no other people around to distract or get in your photos.
The studio environment is far from “stuffy” it is relaxed, fun, and air conditioned.
Family photos at The Rio Grande. The Rio Grande bosque spanish for “forest” offers a unique environment in arid Albuquerque. Large cottonwood trees, coyote willow, and New Mexico olive create a cool, shady forest and provide habitat for beaver, numerous bird species, turtles, and snakes. I can tell by the look on Jen’s face, she will not be having me back for family photos. Don’t get me wrong, we took some traditional everyone’s hair brushed, clean clothes photos, but I […]
“For my father’s 88th birthday (which is a major milestone in Japan, where he was born and raised), we took this traditional Japanese portrait of our crime syndicate family.” – Junichi It’s ok AWESOME to be different, to have fun, for your family portraits. The birthday boy talked about how much fun he had during the photo shoot. That is what I want you to remeber when you look at the photos, the experience, time together as a family, with laughs and […]
Come see me for New Year Photo shoots! This was a fun family session for one of my wedding clients, whose family has now grown and they have a new puppy- CoCo! @hotcocothemaltese on Instagram. Ashley and Anthony Rockin’ out at their wedding with Flashback Heartattack.
I shot this couples wedding when they just started their family of two and now it has grown to 5. Such an honor and pleasure. The approach was a very casual one, at their home in Oceanside. The pool was in the front along with toys around the lawn. I loved to Toy area in the house and wanted that as a backdrop and Maddie says “of course that is the only place I didn’t clean”= PERFECT.
While shooting their family portraits in their home, I saw the side project in the garage, a Kawasaki that has been the Dad’s dream project he was working on with his son. I joked and said of you don’t happen to have a couple pairs of dickies overalls for a photo shoot do you? He pointed to the wall and there were two hanging right there. Mom grabbed a beer from the fridge, in amazing velvet pants and Toby the […]
This is the way we like it for family shoot. No combing of the hair, no fixing of clothes, just having fun, together as a family. Genuine smiles, laughter, and chaos. Letting kids be kids, eyes closed, not looking at the camera, perfectly imperfect.
Family photos at Happy Camp. This was a great shoot, just letting loose, having fun and – may fave- getting shots in between the shots. Those fun, organic, takes in between poses, smiles etc, were eyes closed and laughter happens, a fun place, after all we were at Happy Camp. It’s understandable to look at pinterest for ideas / inspiration. My Advice? find a photographer whose style you are drawn to, then show up to the set, no expectations, ready […]