Kids In The Kitchen Photo Session: Your Kitchen Story

I’ve been working on a new type of photo session for a while now and it’s inspired by my Children’s Lifestyle and Food Blog, Make & Taste.  On a weekly basis I post a recipe and/or food road trip that my kitchen helper and I make or venture out to. It’s all about baking and cooking WITH your child (or grandchild, niece, nephew, cousin etc). The act of sharing your passion, spending time together, creating something delicious and building on their fine motor development is what it’s all about. So many other benefits happen in-between all the fun, like learning about different ingredients and not being afraid to try something new.

I have photographed many families in their kitchens over the past few years and love how the documentary, food and family photography all come together to tell their kitchen story. Passing down family food traditions or creating new ones is so impactful to our next generation and I’m capturing it all. What a gift to look back on and remember those times. I know I would love a set of professional images of my mom and I baking in the kitchen, but unfortunately my own memory will have to suffice as she left this world too early. Every time I bake or cook with my kitchen helper I am continuing our family traditions and enjoy creating new ones along the way.

Kitchen Story Photo Session Details:

  • Each session lasts 1 hour. Based on the recipe a finished dish might need to be made a head of time for final food photography.
  • I will captured documentary style photos along with food and portrait photography. Once packaged together they will tell your kitchen story.
  • A keepsake magazine layout will be designed using select images and recipe made.
  • Price: $425.00

To Book: Email Nicole at:
To view more images: Nicole’s Online Portfolio Kitchen Stories

“Everyone should book this! It maybe a photoshoot present for a grandma like “cooking with Grandma” how cool would that be?! Love our baking photos from you!” – Jill
“This was so fun” – Karla
“YOU ARE AMAZING! I will cherish the pics from my session forever!!” – Lindsay


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Fall Photo Sessions


Location, Location! A Lifestyle Photography Session

As a photographer I am constantly finding locations for a perfect photoshoot session. I catalog them in my head, make note of different set ups and plan to visit again as soon as a client comes along that will make the location come to life. A close friend of mine was visiting from out of state with her two blue-eyed children in tow and I knew it was a perfect time to revisit a local farm that has the most amazing birch trees and weathered barn. In all seriousness I have been waiting for years to photograph these birch trees and my friend’s cutest little 18 month old girl was the ideal person to make this on-location photoshoot a true success.

So if you are ready for your next family photo session send me an email to  I can’t wait to hear from you!

More Than Just A Family Mini Session

This family mini session was full of fun, dropping temperatures and a lot of wind, but you wouldn’t know it from the photos we were able to capture in just a 25 minute mini session.  The chosen location was full of unique backdrops which made for great photo set ups.  This fall to winter shoot was a perfect way to kick off the holiday photo season. I had scouted the location prior to the photo session so I had a general plan of where we were going to start and with the 25 minutes timeline the location had all these different areas to discover only a few feet away from each other. Did I mention the wind? The wind coming off the Connecticut river was pretty intense but luckily the sun peeked out at the end of the session to warm things up and end on a fun and smiling photo session.

Interested in booking a mini session? I would love to capture fun photos of your family.  Email me at to learn more, ask questions and book your session now. 

Family Mini Session by Nicole Bedard Photography
Family Mini Session by Nicole Bedard Photography
Family Mini Session by Nicole Bedard Photography

A Food Filled Evening With Chef Lindsay Perkins | Lindsay Culinary LLC

As a photographer I love to capture honest expressions and tell the story of the person and/or group of individuals that I photograph. After a shoot I typically drive home thinking about the event and am excited to review all of the images. Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of capturing a Cooking Team Building event coordinated by Chef Lindsay Perkins of Lindsay Culinary LLC. This event was nothing short of exciting and fun. Lindsay thoughtfully coordinated the 150 person event for her client, Aetna Insurance. The attendees traveled from all parts of the country and started their night with a brief cocktail hour, all while Lindsay and her team strategically set up the event space with local ingredients for them to transform into their evening meals. No detail was forgotten, every place setting contained a recipe card, apron, and require cookware to complete the specific recipe.

Once the attendees entered into the event space it was fun to watch them find out what table they were going to sit at and what recipe they were going to create with their new found friends. However, before they started Lindsay had a surprise to kick off the event. She called up the Aetna executive team to a long banquet table, which displayed 10 mini cakes, piping bags filled with company colored frosting, and decorations. The executive board was then challenged to decorate their cakes, which would be voted on throughout the evening. Attendees were up on their feet, clapping, cheering, and taking video of the action. Needless to say I was thinking about all the fun images captured as I was driving home that night, and of course I had to download all of them and review before going to bed. Check out a few highlights from the evening and consider a Cooking Team Building event for your company.

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Lindsay Culinary Event Photography
Lindsay Culinary Event Photography
Lindsay Culinary Event Photography
Lindsay Culinary Event Photography
Lindsay Culinary Event Photography
Lindsay Culinary Event Photography

Behind the Cover: July Issue Holl and Lane Magazine

On July 1st, Holl and Lane Magazine will launch the 8th issue and I’m so excited that one of my images was chosen for the cover.  The image choose was captured many months ago and I wanted to share some of the behind the scenes images of capturing the cover shot.  It was around 30 degrees and my model, Eden, did such a great job managing outfit changes and direction.

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