photography for the dreamers. the free spirits. the ones who find beauty in the quiet.

photography for the dreamers. the free spirits. the ones who find beauty in the quiet.

I'm Nicole. Southern-bred, Chicago-based wedding and portrait photographer.

Broadway and board game fanatic. Lover of French food, New Zealand white wines, and dark chocolate. You can probably find me on my couch with a cup of hot tea doing crossword puzzles and watching Parks and Rec reruns.

Hi There!

Southern-bred, Chicago-based wedding and portrait photographer.

Broadway and board game fanatic. Lover of French food, New Zealand white wines, and dark chocolate. You can probably find me on my couch with a cup of hot tea doing crossword puzzles and watching Parks and Rec reruns.

Hi There, I'm Nicole!

20-something going on 80-something. Enamored with all things Paris. Chronic movie-sleeper. Lefty. Gryffindor. Wannabe baker. Creature of habit. Lover of the mountains. Avid list-maker. Single-handedly keeping the Paleo Cookie Company in business since 2016.

20-something going on 80-something. Enamored with all things Paris. Chronic movie-sleeper. Lefty. Gryffindor. Wannabe baker. Creature of habit. Lover of the mountains. Avid list-maker. Single-handedly keeping the Paleo Cookie Company in business since 2016. 

A Bit More About Me...

I don't drink coffee. I hate sushi and avocados. I talk to myself in a British accent. I refer to warm things as "toasty". If I check the mailbox and nothing fun is in there, I just leave the mail in there. I walk up the stairs 2 at a time. I grossly overuse the double hands up emoji.

I don't drink coffee. I hate sushi and avocados. I talk to myself in a British accent. I refer to warm things as "toasty". If I check the mailbox and nothing fun is in there, I leave the mail in there for another day. I walk up the stairs 2 at a time. I grossly overuse the double hands up emoji.

Nicole-ism's...

A Few of My FavoritES...

Anne of Green Gables
Little Women
Harry Potter

books

Mac and Cheese
Raspberries
Roasted Veggies

foods

Mac and Cheese
Raspberries
Roasted Veggies

foods

A Few of My Favorites...

Parks & Rec
How I Met Your Mother
The Office

television

Parks & Rec
HIMYM
The Office

television

A Few of My Favorites...

Irazu
Lillie's Q
Hot Chocolate

chicago restaurants

Irazu
Lillie's Q
Hot Chocolate

chicago restaurants

A Few of My FavoritEs...

My goal is for every photo I take to be genuine and timeless and to embody a kind of peaceful stillness. I want to help you forget there's a camera in front of you so you can focus on the feelings you are experiencing with the person or people you are with.

MORE Information

My goal is for every photo I take to be genuine and timeless and to embody a kind of peaceful stillness. I want you to be able to look back at these photos 10, 20, 30 years from now and love them as much as you did the day you got them. I also strive to ensure that your photos capture the uniquely wonderful story of you. I want to help you forget there's a camera in front of you so you can fully focus on the feelings you are experiencing with the person or people you are with. Because those are the feelings that produce images that last a lifetime.

Weddings: 8-hour packages start at $2,800 and include engagement coverage and a second photographer. Contact me for more details!

Engagements and Couples Sessions: $300

Individual Portraits: $250

Bloggers: Send me a note!


INVESTMENT

I offer a limited number of family sessions per year - contact me for details!

When do I get my images?
Portrait galleries will be delivered within 3 weeks of the session. Wedding galleries will be sent out within 4 weeks of the event. But you'll get TONS of sneak peeks :)

How are images delivered? 
All images are sent through an online gallery called PixieSet. You'll receive a link via email letting you know when your gallery is ready. 

Do you edit every image? 
Yes! Every image is edited with my style of post-production. This involves color correction, exposure adjustment, selective black-and-white processing, and other corrections. 

Do I get every image you take? 
No, not every image that I snap is included in the final gallery. But I PROMISE you are getting all the best ones! The ones I don't send, I don't send for a reason :)

What are your travel fees? 
Up to 45 miles from 60647 is automatically included! Distances above 45 miles will be charged a rate of $0.58 per mile. If you live 2+ hours from 60647, contact me for a full breakdown of my travel costs!


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