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capturing the magic of your family time on martha's vineyard
sense of spirit - sense of humor - sense of style
People love photographs, but most of us don’t enjoy getting our photos taken. Years of experience, a sense of humor and my own feelings of not liking being photographed make it possible for me to help you feel comfortable in front of the camera. My favorite things to hear after a shoot as I pack up my equipment are "That was fun!" and "That was easy!" The biggest compliment is when portrait customers return year after year for another portrait and wedding couples return years later with their kids. I specialize in portraits of all types - family, couples, groups, headshots - as well as "elopements" and interiors.
I have been a portrait and wedding photographer on Martha’s Vineyard for 24 years, although I retired from photographing large weddings in 2018. I studied photography at Smith College and worked in the Photography Department at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC before moving to the Vineyard. My fascination with our family photo albums is what inspired me to become a photographer. Preserving that particular moment in time and giving it back to you for posterity is my passion: it is the truest definition of "making memories". Your family is truly unique and I try to capture the playful, honest and true interactions during your session so that when you look at your photos years later you’ll say, "That's not just how we looked, that's how we felt."
I look forward to sharing an enjoyable and memorable experience with you.
I'm available to photograph interior spaces of any kind for any purpose: commercial websites, real estate listings, private home rentals, airbnb and vrbo, construction documentation, interior design portfolios and for artists who would like to illustrate what their work looks like in interior settings.
Nicole! I’m in tears. Love love love! So grateful for what you could capture with our family. Perfectly imperfect. Just like our family. The little funny faces, the wind in our hair- it’s just perfect. Henry saying cheese. You put us all at ease, let us just have fun and be in the moment on the beach. We’re not that perfect, photogenic family. But you captured these natural shots of us having fun and loving the beach, and they came out better than we could have ever expected. You are truly gifted, and we’re so grateful. - Sarah F.
Best photographer we've ever worked with! Nicole has a magic way of capturing the true spirit of our family in her photographs. We've loved not only the photos, but also the photo shoots themselves. Nicole knows how to bring out the best in us and has been able to do it from our overtired toddler days to the cranky teenager stage to today's 20-something "childen". She has also been able to capture our much-beloved dogs at their best. We have our portraits all over our house and they always make me smile. I highly recommend Nicole. The quality of her work and her natural way of making the experience so enjoyable are truly remarkable. = Laurie P.
Nicole is magic! She has been photographing my family for over 15 years and has actually become a dear friend! She has a great eye, a sense of humor, and our photos are the envy of our holiday card list! - Julie M.
Nicole, our photo shoot with you was wonderful! We had a large group comprised of three generations and it could have been a nightmare, but you made it easy, relaxed and fun. As I said to you in my email that same evening, you made it so fun for us that I almost didn't care what the photos looked like! Most importantly, the photos are beautiful and will be treasured by our family.
- Polly O.
Nicole is an amazing photographer! Not only highly skilled, but professional. Nicole has taken pictures of my family over the past decade and her photos continue to amaze me! 5 stars!!! - Judy Ann H.
Nicole shot our wedding in 2010 and since our wedding, Nicole is the only photographer we use for our annual family portrait. Our favorite Facebook profile photos are the photos that she has taken. Each shoot is unique, easy, relaxed and enjoyable and she truly has a talent for helping people relax in front of the camera so that they look their best. We are also really happy that she is now a dear friend. - John O. and John F.
Thanks for a great experience with the family portraits! You made us all feel at ease so we could be ourselves--and so you were able to capture the essence of our family and the joy in being in our "happy place" on South Beach! We appreciate your talent and your professionalism. Your ability to compose the perfect images with lighting, scenery and subjects is superior! Our family photos are exactly what we wanted, and they will be treasured for a lifetime. We would highly recommend you to anyone! - Vivian M.