MEET THE GIRL BEHIND THE LENS

MEET THE GIRL BEHIND THE LENS

meet nicole

F a v o r i t e s

and

Lulu + Austin


TRAVELING

MY DOG LULU

TRAVELING

Dreamer. traveler. creative at heart. Always ready to inspire and be inspired by this journey called life.

I'm so glad you're here. My name is Nicole and I guess the most important thing to know about me is that I'm German, born and raised. I grew up near a beautiful city called Dresden but moved to Katy, TX in 2016 to be with my husband Hugo and his son Antonio. And since 2018 we're the proud parents of our little fur ball Lulu and little Austin joined our family in 2020. If I'm not taking photos or dancing around the house you can find me snuggled up on the couch with Lulu and Austin,  reading a good book or watching movies with my family.

My family and friends would describe me as a very kind and sweet person and I do believe that kindness is my secret superpower. So that being said, I want us to be friends. I don't just want to be that stranger that took your pictures and then never heard of again - I want us to build a fun and caring relationship. That's why I take my time getting to know you before our session so you can feel comfortable and be your beautiful self in front of the camera. 

Want to learn more about me? Read on.


About Me

My Philosophy

Obviously, we're going to take some photos but I want this to be more than just a photo shooting. I want to provide you with a fun and unforgettable experience. My approach to every session is very personal; I take my time to get to know you and your ideas to ensure we capture the real you
For me, photography is not about taking that perfect photo where everyone is looking at the camera smiling. It is more than that. It is about you. Your stories and the unique connections you share with your loved ones. It is about capturing those raw beautiful emotions. The hugs and kisses. Giggles and smiles. And the looks that say it all. 
My photography focuses on your very magical moments. Moments we want to hold on to forever. Moments of love and trust, joy and happiness. Moments that turn into memories we will want to pass on to our children and grandchildren.
My shooting style is a mix of candid and directed photographs. Honest, authentic and true to who you are. Reflecting your unique relationships and personalities. And full of emotions. 

I love getting the little moments when you're not even aware that I'm there but I also enjoy creating stunning portraits that take your breath away. I love colors and deep black and white images which highlight your emotions and connections even more.
Working with me means that this photography experience is all about you! I will be there for you from start to finish. I love dedicating my time in preparing your session to capture your unique relationships in a meaningful and truthful way. 
During our session, I will guide you with simple and easy instructions to create poses that reflect your connections. I might take a step back for a minute to give you the time and space to be who you are and might come really close to capture the magic unfolding itself right in front of the camera.  We will also play some little games to create your own unique reactions, laughs and smiles so be ready to have some fun. 
At the end, I want you to have a great time, a fun experience and moments captured that you will love forever. 

f u n  f a c t s

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My Philosophy

I love getting the little moments when you're not even aware that I'm there but I also enjoy creating stunning portraits that take your breath away. I love colors and deep black and white images which highlight your emotions and connections even more.
Working with me means that this photography experience is all about you! I will be there for you from start to finish. I love dedicating my time in preparing your session to capture your unique relationships in a meaningful and truthful way. 
During our session, I will guide you with simple and easy instructions to create poses that reflect your connections. I might take a step back for a minute to give you the time and space to be who you are and might come really close to capture the magic unfolding itself right in front of the camera.  We will also play some little games to create your own unique reactions, laughs and smiles so be ready to have some fun. 
At the end, I want you to have a great time, a fun experience and moments captured that you will love forever. 

f u n  f a c t s

lulu + austin

The. Best. Snuggle. Buddies Ever.
If they're not curled up on my lap you can find them on the bench in front of the window by my office, on the table in the backyard guarding their little kingdom or napping on a pile of pillows in our bed.

travel

The world is too beautiful to stay in one place. I'm a big fan of the beach, the sun and palm trees. I love exploring new places, meet new people and experience different cultures. So, if you're planning a destination wedding or want to do an adventurous portrait session in the mountains or at the beach, then pleeeaassee take me with you.

plants

I love plants and I'd love my home to look like an urban jungle but if I'm honest with you, I suck at keeping plants alive.. so if you have any tips or trick or know any hard-to-kill plants please let me know. 

books

I'm a pen-and-paper type of person so I love making lists and writing everything down. I also have a slight notebook addiction.. hahaha.  I love cuddling up on the couch with a good, inspiring book (if you haven't read it yet, check out "The Why Café" - my absolute favorite!) And I hope to publish my own collection of poems and write a children's book one day...

creative 

I'm a creative at heart. Creating is one of the most important things in my life. I've always been a creative soul and I couldn't imagine myself working a 9 to 5 job. So, if I'm not photographing your beautiful stories you can find me (pole) dancing - yes, I do pole dance, even teach it and it's awesome - or acting, paint or redecorating the house.

"A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people."
- Annie Leibovitz

"A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people."
- Annie Leibovitz

Many years ago, I snapped a photo of my family walking in a park and I had this feeling... that's it, that's the right moment, the right spot. Back then, I had no idea about light and composition but I had a feeling for the perfect moment and this photos is still one of my absolute favorites. Now, years later, I finally understood the importance of capturing moments like this because at the end of the day, that's all we have - a photo of a beloved moment, of the people we love the most. Therefore, making heartfelt memories tangible and being able to share treasured moments with friends and family is why I do what I do. I want you to look at back your images and remember the moment, the fun, the love and laughter and I want you to be able to pass on these memories to your children and grandchildren in a beautiful legacy album. 

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