My mom passed from Breast Cancer when I was 18. She didn't leave behind photos to cherish or remember her by. My short time with her on this earth, lives only in my mind. It became very important to me to document life. Document the time shared with the ones I love. The big moments, little moments and everything in between. I fell in love with photography and it quickly became my hobby. 12 years later it's my flourishing full time career. My passion. What started as wanting to leave a legacy for my family, became wanting to help the world leave their own legacy. Whether you're looking for family photos or wedding photos, I would love to help you create those forever moments.
Welcome to my little corner of the photo world. I'm glad you're here!
I'm a Midwest girl living in Illinois and regularly documenting love in IL, MO, IA. WI , MN + all over the world. Traveling is my love language and I'm always ready for new adventures. Any given wedding season you'll find me photographing amazing couples all over the Midwest as well as some destination locations. My new all time favorite location to shoot in is Central California or anywhere in the desert. That light though!!
When I'm not photographing weddings + portrait sessions you can find me spending time with my husband and three kiddos, snuggling my dogs, enjoying nature + sunshine, sipping on a cider beer, binging some Netflix faves, and searching Airbnb and daydreaming about my next adventure.
I'm outgoing + fun to work with which allows for my clients to loosen up. That's when the magic happens + we are able to create authentic moments. You're not just my client, you're my friend. I feel so blessed to be able to document such an intimate and important time in your life.
I've been shooting weddings and portraits for 12 years this fall (I've shot hundreds of wedding day stories) and bring loads of experience and advice to the table. Planning a wedding can be overwhelming + at times, stressful. I'm here to be your cheerleader and offer recommendations + advice from a wedding pro perspective!
Come behind the scenes with me!
Erinn + Patrick
“The BEST decision we made for our wedding was to hire Nicki. She was super easy to work with, very responsive, calming and above all, extremely talented! She has the ability to put you and your partner at ease and really makes you feel comfortable and beautiful in your own skin. Nicki was very organized and kept us on track all day, and took every single shot we requested. She has a knack for finding the most beautiful light and she found the best spots at our venue.”