The story of a photographer

Welcome to my little corner of the photo world. I'm glad you're here!

I'm an Iowa girl living in Central Illinois and documenting love all over the world. I consider myself a Midwest based photographer instead of an Illinois based photographer because I shoot often in the great states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and others. Traveling is my love language and I'm always ready for new adventures.

A little about me: I've been married for 10 years, have two sweet kiddos and a couple of fur babies.

Things that make me smile:

  1. Reruns of The Office, Schitt's Creek, Parks + Rec and Grey's.
  2. Chasing sunsets.
  3. Sweet wine + cider beer.
  4. Sushi- Gimmmmeeee all the Spicy Tuna rolls.
  5. Sweat pants + naps.
  6. Traveling.
  7. My ever growing plant collection
  8. Meeting new people + hanging with old friends.

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. I've been shooting weddings for 10 years (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!


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.”

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