Maternity, Newborn, &
Family photography

Serving Columbia, SC & the surrounding areas

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.

In-Home Newborn Lifestyle Session in a Nautical Nursery | Columbia SC Newborn Photographer

In-Home Newborn Lifestyle Session in Nautical Nursery for baby boy with Columbia SC newborn photographer Nicole Watford Photography

This year has been a tough year for all of us. We’ve gone through so much and yet, there’s been so many good moments. Families have grown, babies have been born, love has continued. Thomas and Mallory welcomed a darling baby boy to their lives this year among all of the chaos and craziness. Of course, he’s the sweetest thing in the world and I had the privilege of capturing his in-home newborn lifestyle session in their light and bright Columbia SC home to celebrate his arrival. This session was truly about capturing what life is like in these early days with their new boy, and in the middle of the pandemic – being at home and being together a lot more than everyone used to be.

In-Home Newborn Lifestyle Session in Nautical Nursery

Because of COVID, Thomas wasn’t able to attend any prenatal appointments with Mallory, so they decided to find out the baby’s sex but not reveal it until after he was born. During the pregnancy, they put together a gorgeous ocean-themed nursery that was gender neutral. It was absolutely stunning and I loved capturing their portraits in his room. There were so many little details and thoughts that went into planning the space they’d raise their baby in, including white wainscoting underneath the deep blue walls to make the room pop and sweet decorative details. I’m still obsessed with their custom watercolor paintings from a local artist, Shirl D Art. They’re perfect with the pops of blue, coral, and yellow Thomas and Mallory chose. 

Their little boy was also welcomed home by their two sweet dogs, Dixie and Luna. We had to include them in their portraits at home. Thank goodness Thomas’ mom was there to help get their attention and wrangle them for us! They were seriously the most precious dog. Dixie, who was Mallory’s dog before she met Thomas, actually has a bed in the baby’s nursery! She’ll go in and sit with Mallory at night during nursings and during our session when their little guy needed a break, Dixie went in to relax with Mallory while she calmed her son. It was absolutely precious!!! 

Mallory and Thomas, thank you so much for inviting me to capture this season with your sweet newborn season with your baby boy in your beautiful, light-filled home! I’m excited to watch your little one grow! Big hugs to the three of you! 💙

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