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I'm NIKKI CAVINESS.

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Being a newborn and family photographer in Fort Worth comes with having the confidence to try new things – new poses, new lighting, new ideas. But sometimes those ideas don’t just come to you. I am sharing some places where I find inspiration for photos, and some of them may surprise you! Inspiration in Editorial […]

Where I Find Inspiration for Photos

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The arrival of your newborn is a huge moment in your family’s life. Those first few weeks are a time of adjustment, bonding, and sleepless nights. Many parents feel rushed to schedule newborn photography sessions within the first two weeks of their baby’s life because that’s when many photographers say they need to happen. I […]

When to Take Newborn Photos – Fort Worth Newborn Photography

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I know a lot of people wait for fall to get their family photos done. And I get it – its top of mind because ALL the photographers are talking about it. Its what you typically do that time of year. You need to get that photo for Christmas cards. But can I tell you […]

Why Summer is the Best Time for a Family Photo Session – Fort Worth Family Photographer

Sessions

Mom wears a sequin dress for her family photos. Dad hugs her from behind near a window.

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Styling

One of the most common questions clients wonder about is what to wear for your photo session. The most common trend in photography right now is that neutral prairie dresses are in. But, what if you want something different? What if that doesn’t FEEL like you? I have some other great options for you to […]

What to wear for your photo session: Things you might not consider but should

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You know you need to book family photos, but you hesitate. Why? Life gets busy with work, kids’ activities, family time, friend commitments, and you keep putting it off. You know that family photography is an investment. Why is family photography so expensive anyways? And you just know that between your kids and your husband, […]

Book Family Photos – Your Hesitations Addressed

Sessions

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Photography Education

Professional photography is expensive. It is an investment. Some may even consider it a luxury. But when you break it down, what are you REALLY paying for when you hire a photographer? I’m going to share what you’re getting when you invest in professional family or newborn photography. Education Your photographer should regularly be investing […]

Why is professional photography expensive?

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There are so many reasons why family photos at home are the best…..I could go on and on about how photos are magically more relaxed in the comfort of your own home, and how you have easy access to anything your kids might need, and how you don’t have to pack up your kids and […]

Preparing Your Home for Family Photos – Fort Worth Photographer

Sessions

front porch photo during their at home family photography session

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Tips

With spring temperatures finally arriving in our area, I am so excited to finally get to partake in one of my favorite activities….patio dining! Luckily, Fort Worth has so many great patio options, and all with yummy food and fun atmospheres. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite, both kid-friendly and perfect for date nights, […]

Best Patio Dining Outdoors in Fort Worth – Lifestyle Photographer