let me tell your story

I fell in love with visual storytelling in 2014 when I spent 6-weeks backpacking through Europe with a guy I met on Tinder. At the time, I was excited to capture our travels. But little did I know, I was actually documenting my first love story… and it was my own. Although it is an excellent story, and one I will gladly share when we meet, I know that’s not why you’re here.

You want photography that brings you back to moments in time, so that you can remember exactly how you felt on one of the best days of your life. You want to know your story is in the hands of someone who values it. Someone who will treat your moments just as if they were their own. 

Well, my friend, you’ve come to the right place. My passion lies in documenting organic moments that artfully tell your love story and make you feel alllll the feels. You can always count on me to document the big moments of your day, but I also aim to capture the intimate, in-between moments, too. I want to ensure you always remember the anticipation you felt before walking down the aisle, how your dress moved in the wind, and that tight squeeze from your Dad just before he gave you away.


& that's telling your story

you & I care about the same thing...

I'm an Enneagram Type 9, which just means I'm a people pleaser to my core and I'm pretty good at sharing, understanding (& capturing!) the feelings and emotions of others. 

Let's Get to Know Each Other

My husband and I met on Tinder and we booked a 6-week backpacking trip to Europe only after 3 dates. What can I say? When you know, you know!

my love story

My toxic trait is watching the same three TV series on repeat - Parks & Recreation (I love you, Chris Pratt), The Office (Pam + Jim 4ever), and Schitt's Creek. 

When i don't have a camera in-hand

I grew up in Southern California and am a beach girl at heart, but have loved making a home in the mountains.  Before we moved to Colorado, we spent our 20's living big city life in Chicago. My stomach rumbles just thinking about our time there... 

where i've called home

Dancing is my favorite. Just ask my best gals. You will always catch me getting down on your dance floor.

Let's dance

When I’m not third-wheeling with cute couples like you, you can find me aimlessly strolling the aisles of Target, listening to true crime podcasts, enjoying all the wine & cheese with my best gals, taking a ridiculous amount of photos of my baby girl, or binge watching Schitt’s Creek with my husband, Nick. Our love story is my favorite (it involves Tinder, an amputated finger, and backpacking abroad for 6-weeks), but we’ll swap stories over coffee or cocktails when we meet!

My marriage serves as one of my greatest inspirations - experiencing deep love allows me to see it & value it in others. Raising our daughter has cultivated an even deeper appreciation for documenting life and all of its wonders. With every passing day, she’s bigger, smarter, more curious, and I’m faced with the harsh reality that time really is the sneakiest thief. You can count on me sobbing behind my camera during your father-daughter dance in preparation for the day that it’s my Mila and my Nick up there.


A Peek into my Everyday


Melanie + Mike

"Nicole made us feel like we were hanging out with an old friend for a few hours, which made us so comfortable and that definitely translated in the photos." 

sound like we're a good fit?

Now that you know all the things about me, it's your turn! I can't wait to get to know you two & your story.