Maternity, Newborn, &
Family photography

Serving Columbia, SC &
the surrounding areas

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Take a look around to see past maternity, newborn, and family sessions, read tips for clients, and get little peek into my life as a mom and photographer!

Classic Pink & Cream Newborn Lifestyle Session at Home | Summerville, SC Newborn Photographer

As I approach this new season of motherhood, of becoming a mom of two, I have found myself looking toward other families who are in the same season of life right now for a preview of what’s to come. How does adding a second baby change the family dynamic? What does it look like when an only child is now an older sibling? What are the day to day realities of parenting an active toddler or preschooler along with a newborn? What things are easier the second time around, and what are the new challenges? Not only was it a joy to capture this new stage of life for these friends who feel more like family, but it was also a privilege to experience the dynamic — and the reality — of those first weeks as a family of four. What I witnessed during our time together was that for every challenge, there is joy in equal measure… and that is the part of the season that is meant to be savored!
I have known Emily and Kris for years, and it has been such a pleasure to witness their love story and the growth of their family over the last decade! I have often joked that we are living parallel lives; like Jeremy and I, they are college sweethearts. We were both married on the same day, Emily teaches in the same school and same grade where I had my first teaching job, our first children were born just weeks apart, and now our second babies will be just a few months apart, too!

It was such such an honor to be invited into their new home to capture this special time for their sweet family, and I think my favorite part of the session was seeing how smitten their son is with his baby sister! He truly is going to be the best big brother, I can just tell! I also adored all the sentimental pieces they chose to include in their session — one of Emily’s newborn dresses, a handmade doll gifted to them by a friend, and a hand-sewn quilt made by another dear family friend. It was so obvious that they are surrounded by the love and support of family and friends!

Emily and Kris — What a joy it was to capture this new season of life for your family! I have loved watching your family grow over the years, and I am so excited for this new adventure of yours! I know that this new chapter certainly isn’t without challenges and struggles, but continue to lean on each other and take each new hurdle as a team, just as you have always done. Big hugs to all four of you, and merriest Christmas to you all!

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Hey, I’m Nicole!

Columbia, SC Newborn, Maternity, & Family Photographer

I’m a sentimental mom of two with a heart for helping moms like you have a stress-free photography experience. I’m here to help you feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera and capture beautiful photos to tell the story of this season of life.

Serving Columbia, SC & the surrounding areas