Then and Now, 9 Year Review Of My Portrait Photography

The photography industry has changed so much since I started my journey as a professional photographer 9 years ago. (www.nbphotog.com) The most notable is social media. Although Facebook was around, Instagram had not taken off. I can only imagine my classmates taking video during photo class and documenting all the good and “shouldn’t be seen” images we created together. Having a blog was the biggest outlet for us to document and share with the world. Today we can post an image and have worldwide reach instantly, be inspired by other photographers all around the world with a simple scroll of Instagram and gain advice/classes from experts in the field online. As I kick off my tenth year, I thought it would be fun to reflect back on my portrait photography. Many people may know my sports-action work from the start of my career, but since the beginning I have always enjoyed portraits, both studio and on-location.

These 34 images below represent some of my favorite portraits over the years, some date back from my first year at photography school all the way to 2018. There are stories behind each one, like when I scaled a 20ft ladder and was shooting down on Noah climbing a rope. I was not harnessed in at all and he must of climbed that rope 20 times to get the shot. But we got the shot and it’s still a favorite image. In 2016 one of my images landed on the cover of a magazine, which was one of those impossible bucket list items I thought about back in photography school. I had been working with a national magazine and luckily my friend was willing to pose for me in sub 30 degree weather, all while pretending it was spring to get the summer cover shot.

I’m excited for more creative assignments in 2019. I’m expanding by including more Personal Brand Photography work, blog post coming soon, as I love supporting entrepreneurs and capturing what and how they live their passion. Please contact me for your next photography project and follow along on my journey on any of these social media accounts
    

 

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The Best of 2016!

This year has been full of fun and exciting projects.  When I was building this post I couldn’t believe all that I accomplished during the past year.  I landed my first magazine cover, which was a huge bucket list item for me.  Lifestyle photography was a large part of my assignments this year and I was happy to capture images for families and incorporate this style of photography to my new big project, Make & Taste blog.  Make & Taste has also brought on food photography assignments and I’m so happy I can apply both styles for one purpose.   I’m looking forward to what 2017 will bring and grateful for all your support along the way.  The below work is a small snippet of my favorite images over the year.

Cheers!

Nicole

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Big News! Introducing Make & Taste

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What is Make & Taste?  It’s a children’s lifestyle and food blog.
I’m so excited to finally share Make & Taste with you.  My friends and family know my love of baking and cooking and I’m now passing on my knowledge to my kitchen and grill loving toddler.  I will share the recipes we make together and document our fun through inspiring food, lifestyle and product photography, while featuring others who share the same passion and food road trips.

Here’s a peak at what is waiting for you at Make & Taste.  Check it out, share the news and sign up for blog updates!
You can also follow along on our Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook page! This is going to be fun!

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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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To Print or Not To Print?

As a photographer I normally print personal family photos on a month or bi-monthly basis.  It may only be a dozen or less, but I’m always excited for them to arrive at my door step.  Last week I participated in a “25 prints for free” promotion through Artifact Uprising and decided to try out a new service.  The site was easy to navigate and the editor had some nice features, including the ability to upload straight from your Instagram account.  Below are some of the images I had printed.

So I’m curious…. Do you still print your photos?

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