Meet Nicole

IMG_9234e - compressedIMG_9412                                The Girl Behind the Lens:

I was born and raised in the beautiful Florida Keys. Growing up, I was always involved in some creative outlet; from performing on stage, to my job as a local artist’s assistant. As I grew up, my love for the arts matured, and it was only natural that my love of photography developed. I moved up to North Florida to attend college, and that is where my photography journey began. Over the years, I have developed my own unique style; I like to use a blend of classic and photojournalistic shooting to capture real moments and genuine emotion.

“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.” – Paul Caponigro

Many things inspire me, but what really drives me is my faith & family. My faith plays such a large part in my photography because it was not until I was saved did I really see the beauty in this world. I have been blessed with so much, and I just want to give back by using my talent to capture this world’s beauty. I have been married for 12 years, and Frank and I been blessed with three beautiful little girls. Abigail Grace who is 9 and full of spunk, Madelyn Grace who is 3 1.2 and is my WILD child, and our sweet Savannah Grace was our surprise after 7 years of infertility who would have thought we would be blessed with a surprise!! My battle with infertility really inspired me to focus my photography on capturing the essence of a child. They grow so fast, and these moments we have with them are gone in the blink of an eye. My family is my everything, and they give me the drive to push myself daily to become a better person. I am so blessed to be living my dream, and I am so thankful to each and every one of my clients for playing a part in that dream.

“I see beauty in everything, from laughter, to tears, and all the special moments in between.”

-Nicole

 

IMG_2640Meet Olivia Polk: The Girl Behind the Girl Behind the Lens

I am honored to work with Nicole as her client liaison, studio manager and blogger. She is extremely talented and I am privileged to provide her the freedom to do what she does best.

Like many women, I am many things – a believer, wife, mother, writer and artist. I am a Florida native with a degree in public relations from the University of Florida (go Gators!) which I’ve put to good use generating publicity for a wide range of clients. I had a brief stint in Atlanta where I worked for a boutique PR agency and sampled the finest pizza the city had to offer. After my third round of legitimate winters, I moved back to Florida to work for the Florida Department of Transportation as a consultant.

My husband and I now have two sweet boys who are three and one years old and they bring me so much joy and laughter each day. I have authored one novel that was published in 2014 and have begun dabbling in art, experimenting with oils, watercolor and fashion illustrations.

But the one thing that is central to all this is Christ. His love compels me and is the basis for all that I do.

I am always available to answer questions and provide more information on how Nicole can make you and your family look the best and capture the moments you cherish.

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