...and I'm here for the real, the messy, and the beautiful.

And as a mom of 2 myself, trust me when I say: I get it.

Like me, you want to freeze this fleeting time, no matter how messy and hard, in a way that bottles up the feelings of this time so that you can relive them again in 5, 10, 20 years.

My clients want more from their newborn and family photos. They want feelings they can't get from stiff, posed, "smile at the camera" images.

That's why my clients hire me, and I'm here for it.

i'm Nikki...

Hey friend!


You can find me touring various cities across the US, but Italy will always have my heart! (I'm 1/4 Italian!)



They're older now, but this is a core memory right here!

My babies


He's literally the best.
Best husband. Best dad. Best travel buddy. He's my favorite! :)



Give me all the swoon-worthy details! 

interior design


I'm always trying to eat the rainbow, exercise, manage my stress, and get enough sleep.



Our family loves a good beach trip, a day at the lake, or exploring a coastal town.

The water


You can usually find me on my Peloton in the mornings before I start working. Who's your favorite instructor? (I love Aly!)

My peloton


My favorite heirloom product is a photo album. My kids love looking through our family albums!



We got engaged in Charleston, and loved it so much we named our son after it! Such a special place!



Stella is an Australian Shepherd, and the first dog I've ever had! First and best!

our dog



things I'm crazy about

My Top Ten

Art. Paint. Crafts. Creating. Designing.

Those are the things I grew up doing. You would never find me reading a book!

Instead, I was the student staying after school to create the perfect Impressionism piece of the Biltmore Estate with individual, tiny oil pastel dots. (True story: my dad still has that piece framed in his home!)

To me, the details have always mattered, and the end product has always been worth the effort.

While I worked a number-crunching job in advertising after graduating college, my parents gifted me a camera in 2010, hoping that it would be the creative outlet I needed. It sure was, and after taking every photography workshop and class I could find, I launched my business.

And while a lot has changed since those first paid sessions, one thing remains constant: my creative passion for capturing gorgeous images for you that will live long after these messy, yet beautiful, days are gone.


i was done. beated. passionless. it was time for a change.

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It all started...

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My Story

My Timeline

where I've been


I decided to jump all in to photography. The pandemic hit, and my business started with front porch photos.


My mom passed away and I had my daughter a week later. It was a pivotal year in my life.


We had our first child, a boy! We also made the decision I would quit my job and stay at home with the baby.


We got married in April!
The ceremony was at Highland Park Methodist and we honeymooned in St. Lucia.


I had my first (unpaid) photography gig photographing dogs at the animal shelter.


I took my first of several photography classes. I'd go straight from work to the community college.


My parents gifted me a camera and I cried when I opened it - little did I know where it would lead!


Met my now husband at a bar in Dallas. He called me the next day!