Family Lifestyle Portraiture...

is my second photography specialty and love. I adore getting know the little details of families and what is unique and sentimental to them. Every family has a story to share, no two are the same, and yet, their focus is the same: To love each other unconditionally and to share in the special moments. 

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My family and I had the pleasure of having Nicole take our family portraits during a recent visit to the Homestead in Hot Springs, VA. Prior to our portrait session, Nicole was extremely communicative about her policies, pricing, and availability, and I found her very easy to reach by phone when I had questions or updates to share. Nicole was very prompt in arriving for our session, and her relaxed and calm demeanor had a way of putting all of my family members and me at ease. Because Nicole charges a flat sitting fee (vs. charging hourly), no one in my family ever felt rushed or as if we were “on the clock;” instead, Nicole encouraged us to think about all of the locations where we might want our portraits taken and to consider different groupings of family members (e.g. siblings, spouses, etc.) of which we might like to have pictures. This approach really helped us to feel as if Nicole was there for us, trying to help us to capture a milestone weekend for my family in any way that she could instead of being there just to earn her pay. Though Nicole is calm and relaxed as a photographer, she really gets things done in an incredible and highly professional way behind the lens—her ability to capture individuals and families in a natural way and taking full advantage of beautiful surroundings and light is stunning and unmatched. Above all. we all found Nicole to be so very kind, sweet, and patient, and we cannot recommend her highly enough.
— Beth, October 2015