Meet Niki

I am a proud entrepreneur, mommy, Netflix junkie and avid coffee drinker.

I graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Special Education and spent 8 years in the classroom before beginning this incredible journey.

I’m a country girl at heart, but moved to the big city a decade ago.

 My heart’s beat is my three children.  They are what motivates me  and what keep me striving to create a legacy that they will be proud of.  There’s also a little fur baby that I’m pretty fond of, too.

I’ve had a love of photography since a very early age.   Even as a child, I could often be found poring through the latest editions of any photojournalist publication I could get my hands on or going through old picture boxes in the attic.  I have long been enchanted with how an image can transport you to another place and time or back to a beloved memory and person.

I began my photography career in 2011 and have never looked back.  I shoot Canon equipment and have self-diagnosed GAS (gear acquisition syndrome), so I come prepared with a virtual stockpile of lenses, camera bodies, lighting and enthusiasm.  I never cease to be amazed at the knowledge I can gain in collaboration with other photographers on style, methods, and making this crazy business work and that has led to a large network of other local photographers who second shoot for me and me for them.

I eat, sleep, and dream photography and one of the best decisions I’ve ever made was to follow this dream.

I strive to capture that magic on your wedding day – from your heady anticipation while getting ready, to your overwhelming joy and emotion as you say “I do”, and all the way to the joyful end of your wedding day.  That includes all the beautiful things that make your wedding unique, but my greatest joy is when I preserve those unique moments – such as  when your daddy sees you as bride for the first time or your groom’s tears as you walk down the aisle.  I am driven to document those irreplaceable seconds because I know they will truly be treasures that will take you back to this incredible experience every time you look at them.

I’m so glad you stopped by to see my work.  I can’t wait to talk to you about how we can create this beauty for your wedding day.

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” – Dorthea Lange

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