I’m so excited to share Ms.A’s pictures from her boudoir session in New Orleans. This single momma of two has overcome so much and I’m so proud of her for treating herself and celebrating her 40th birthday with an empowering photo session. “I turned 40 and wanted to document the big life change. I wanted to feel beautiful and strong as a 40-year-old woman. Nicole makes every single woman she takes photos of look and feel beautiful and amazing!” – Ms.A We started off her photo
Kristen & Mark’s Picture Preview: A New Orleans Destination Wedding at the W Hotel and The Foundry Bride & Groom Portraits at The Foundry Kristen & Mark have been looking forward to this day for a long time. They planned their New Orleans destination wedding from New York, with the dream of bringing all their friends and family together to witness their love in the city that they are in love with. I was not able to photograph this wedding myself, due to being 9 months pregn
Justin & Joseph’s Wedding Picture Preview: A Unique Candlelit Courtyard Wedding in the French Quarter Wedding Party strike a pose in the French Quarter On their wedding day I first met up with Justin & Joseph on the streets of downtown New Orleans. Their small wedding party came along for some fun pictures around the French Quarter. Newlyweds at Hotel Mazarin in New Orleans French Quarter Justin & Joseph recently legally wed in their home of New York, where gay marriage is
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Danielle & Greg’s New Orleans Wedding Picture Preview: St.Mary’s Assumption Church & Rosy’s Jazz Hall Night wedding pictures at Rosy's Jazz Hall Danielle & Greg had a fun, colorful, Mardi Gras themed wedding in New Orleans. This fun loving couple did it right with a balcony bead toss & second line parade. Peacock feathers & bright blue dresses. Live music & lots of dancing.
Last year I photographed their engagement pictures at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans…which was a p
Danielle & Greg’s Engagement Pictures in New Orleans, Louisiana artistic unique Engagement pictures at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans Halloween- the costumes, the playfulness, the parties, kind of reminds me of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Which reminded today to post these pictures from an engagement session I did in the French Quarter of New Orleans & at Mardi Gras World. Thanks to an “inside connection” Danielle, the bride to be, was able to get access to Mardi Gras Wor
Wedding Picture Preview: Julie & Shelby’s Destination Wedding in New Orleans
by Nicole Nichols Julie & Shelby were not originally particularly drawn to St. Patrick’s Day for any reason….but they will forever be now! They met on St. Patrick’s Day, got engaged on St.Patrick’s Day, so it only made sense to also get married on St. Patrick’s Day!
In a very short amount of time Julie & Shelby planned an amazing wedding day, and with only 2 weeks notice got me on board & to New O
Happy Mardi Gras everyone!! In celebration of Fat Tuesday here is a slideshow of some of my favorite all time pictures of carnival in New Orleans. If you are stuck at work today, then make sure you add Mardi Gras to your calendar for next year… and if you are celebrating Mardi Gras with the rest of the city in New Orleans today, then look out for me on Frenchmen St. in the French Quarter. I’ll be the peacock dancing in the streets! Laissez les bons temps roulez!!
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New Orleans Engagement Pictures with St.Charles Ave. streetcar Jenna & Norwood met & fell in love in New Orleans. However, just a few weeks ago they moved to Denver, CO where Norwood got a great job offer and where Jenna also happens to be from. So when they found me online and realized that I work in both New Orleans & Denver, it couldn’t have been a better fit! They wanted to do their engagement pictures in New Orleans to capture the unique art and enormous oak trees of
Marriage Proposal in New Orleans I photograph a lot of weddings, but its rare for me to actually get to document the beginning of a couple’s engagement – the actual proposal. And this marriage proposal certainly topped the charts! Jeff and Amy are from New York and were planning a vacation in New Orleans , the future groom-to-be, came up with the perfect unique idea to propose to Amy on their trip. Jeff hired Second Line Weddings and Events to come up with a scheme that inv
I am always excited when one of my brides asks me to shoot their rehearsal dinner. It’s a great chance for me to meet the family and wedding party before the wedding day, figure out who everyone is and try to learn everyone’s names. And what I really love is getting to listen in on the toast, or catching glimpses of their childhood slideshows, it really gives me a chance to get to know a different side of the bride & groom. I wasn’t expecting Kristy to announce at the end
New Orleans French Quarter portraits by photographer Nicole Nichols Photography Portrait Picture Preview: Denise & Daniel on Vacation in New Orleans, Louisiana Denise & Daniel have been married for a few years and living in Louisville, Kentucky. And when planning their recent trip to New Orleans they realized it has been a few years, since their wedding, when they last had their portraits taken by a professional photographer. So they thought what better time to do that th
Wedding Picture Preview: Melissa & Lionel at Little Zion Baptist Church & Jerusalem Shrine Center in Louisiana Rolls Royce Wedding in Lousiana Melissa & Lionel pronounced their love at Little Zion Baptist Church in Kenner, La and celebrated their marriage at the Jerusalem Shrine Center in Destrehan. I first witnessed the love in this couple’s eyes when I photographed their engagement session at the Spillway about six months ago. They were obviously in love and really excite
I just recently had Melissa & Lionel’s engagement book printed from my lab. The colors & quality is even better then I expected, it looks amazing in print!! I wish you could see it in person, but you can at least check out the online version below. I had a great time photographing their engagement pictures at the Bonnet Carre Spillway. The last time I was at the spillway I was wake-boarding with some friends about six years ago and fell in the swampy water next to an al
Carrie & Chris chose the romantic & beautiful city of New Orleans, Louisiana to host their destination wedding. The whole weekend I kept hearing their guests comment on how much fun they were having, showing off pictures on their i-phones of a parade they caught, telling stories of people they encountered in the French Quarter, music they heard, sites they saw, or the rich spicy food they got to devour. Everyone was excited to be here and I don’t think they could have chose
scenes around the French Quarter On Friday I had an early morning meeting with a client in the beautiful courtyard of her hotel in the French Quarter. The weather was so warm & the air so inviting, that I decided to do some wandering around the French Market. I bought a handmade hair piece from an artist, then the breeze of the river enticed me for a walk along its levee. Musicians on the Mississippi River From there the smells of chicory coffee & the smiles of the giddy to
Mardi Gras day on Frenchmen St. Mardi Gras Costumes in the French Quarter This is my first Mardi Gras not being home in NOLA, kinda sad, but trying to enjoy the day regardless, & teaching Coloradans the meaning of “laissez les bon temps rouler!” If you have never been to Mardi Gras, definitely put it on your bucket list! Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to flash to get beads, are there are many other places to party then just Bourbon St. My favorite area is always
Aaron & Catie’s Wedding Picture Preview: A Military Love…and Goodbye Katie prepares for the big day Aaron & Catie held their wedding January 22nd at a family member’s Southern cottage style home in Pearl River, LA. Catie chose a rich dark purple for her color & had a unique 1940’s vintage yet modern style going on from head to toe. Gotta love the birdcage veil & glittery blue shoes!
Catie & Aaron did a “first sight” before the ceremony so they could have most of their pic
New Orleans Engagement Photography Kay & David met up with me for their engagement shoot near where they live & love, in downtown New Orleans. It was a frigid, windy day (yes, it does get cold in New Orleans) and we even considered rescheduling their photo shoot. However, we decided it would be best to just do it anyway and I promised to find some fun indoor spots to shoot. We met in New Orleans’ warehouse district and quickly walked around the neighborhood moving & shooti