Hi, I'm Nicole!
A little over six years ago, before I was a wedding photographer, I was exactly where you are now - planning a wedding. Looking back, it was an exciting and fun time, but, I still remember how stressful it all felt. I'm definitely the over-planning type. I'm always making lists, researching extensively and comparing one thing to the other. It's not that I wanted the perfect wedding, I just wanted a wedding that felt like "us" and I wanted us to enjoy our day and be present in the moment. I also knew I wanted our day captured beautifully. After all, once the day is over, all that remains are the memories and the photographs. Finding the perfect wedding photographer became our top priority.
Luckily for us, we did find some amazing photographers.
June 11th 2016 was an incredible day. I can't remember all of our vows, or the moves to our choreographed first dance, but, I remember how I felt that day. Every time I look at our wedding photos, it brings it all back.
That is what I want to give to you. The ability to be fully in the moment on the day of your wedding. Authentic photographs that capture who you are. Creative photographs that document your once-in-a-lifetime day. Candid and real photographs that allow you to feel those emotions over and over again. That is my goal as a photographer.
Let me tell you a bit more about me, beyond being a photographer.
I love going to brunch on the weekend (mmm, waffles). I live on caffeine and will find any excuse to hit up Starbucks. I love animals and have two rescue cats that I adore. I wear exclusively leggings or dresses - comfort is essential! I love travelling and backpacking anywhere and everywhere. I enjoy binge watching a good docu-series on Netflix under a soft blanket after my kids are asleep. I love having drinks with my friends on a patio in the summer. I love taking my kids on a walk or to the park. Im always calling my parents and snap chatting my siblings. I just really enjoy the little things in life.
I have a beautiful family, with three wonderful daughters. I thought I was good at multi-tasking after having my first child and then the universe said "give the cocky one twins" and so, I'm really, really good at multi-tasking now. Being a mom has taught me patience, vulnerability and has forever changed my perspective of what perfection is.
My friends would describe me as loyal, honest, and someone with a sarcastic sense of humour. My husband would describe me as empathetic, hard working and generous. My parents would say I'm a stubborn, pain-in-the-ass but, they would mean it with love. I guess I am all of these things. I'm also just unapologetically myself. I strive to be a kind, thoughtful person to everyone I meet. I want the people in my life to feel good and safe when they are with me. I have such a wonderful life and I'm happy to share that joy with anyone who wants to be a part of it. The more, the merrier!