CALIFORNIA PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

LIFESTYLE, SENIORS, NEWBORNS, BOUDOIR

CALIFORNIA PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

LIFESTYLE, SENIORS, NEWBORNS, BOUDOIR

CALIFORNIA PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

LIFESTYLE, SENIORS, NEWBORNS, BOUDOIR

CALIFORNIA PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

LIFESTYLE, SENIORS, NEWBORNS, BOUDOIR

CALIFORNIA PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

LIFESTYLE, SENIORS, NEWBORNS, BOUDOIR

CALIFORNIA PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

LIFESTYLE, SENIORS, NEWBORNS, BOUDOIR

CALIFORNIA PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

LIFESTYLE, SENIORS, NEWBORNS, BOUDOIR

CALIFORNIA PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

LIFESTYLE, SENIORS, NEWBORNS, BOUDOIR

CALIFORNIA PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

LIFESTYLE, SENIORS, NEWBORNS, BOUDOIR

TIMELESS EMOTIVE IMAGERY




SERVING RIDGECREST, CA & SURROUNDING AREAS

A great photograph is one that fully expresses what YOU FEEL, in that one SINGLE moment.

NICKOLE DRAKE

LIFESTYLE, SENIOR, & NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

BASED IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Capturing love, connection, and all the moments in-between.

My passion for capturing raw, organic, moments - full of emotion and connection - is REAL!

Let's make some magic!

PHOTO CREDIT: AMY MADSON PHOTOGRAPHY

WHO IS NICKOLE DRAKE?
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SERVICES WE PROVIDE

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CAPTURING YOUR MEMORIES, ONE RAW MOMENT AT A TIME

"✩✩✩✩✩
I wish we could give Nickole 6 stars...
SHE IS AMAZING!!!
We found her to be so personable, professional, and easy to work with. Photographing toddlers isn’t an easy task, but Nickole has it down. She has consistently produced beautiful photos for our family and I can’t recommend her enough!"

JENNIFER M.

WHO IS NDP?

ADVENTUROUS



This is your story, and I’m here to capture it! We have a BEAUTIFUL desert-scape all around us with some of the most majestic mountains in the US!

I love traveling just minutes from our little town to be surrounded by this amazing creation!


CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE!

Want to take a hike with your partner in the mountains?

I’m in!


What about a drive to the river for Family Photos?

Let's do it!


THESE PHOTOS ARE YOUR MEMORIES...LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN!



UNPOSED



Don't worry, I’m not a poser, meaning I'm not the kind of photographer that really "poses" you.

I prefer “unposed posing”.


WHAT THE HECK DOES THAT MEAN???


Basically, I put you where I want you, and then I'll give you prompts to make the “pose” show real emotion!


I won't tell you my secrets just yet, but what I will tell you is that it WILL be a good time!


The finished product will result in real and organic images that aren't cheese-y...(see what I did there)!


AUTHENTIC



My mission is to make every single photo reflect your authenticity at this very moment.


These photos should emit passion, laughter, & emotion.

Every time you look back at them, I want you to feel that same emotion you felt during the shoot,

ALL-OVER-AGAIN!


There's nothing more perfect than genuine love, a meaningful connection, and your true self!


There’s no fake stuff here, only

GENUINE AUTHENTICITY!



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Nickole Drake is a licensed professional photographer based in Ridgecrest, CA with 14+ years of experience in the industry.

NDP offers lifestyle sessions for families, seniors, & kids as well as indoor studio sessions for Newborn and Boudoir Sessions.

We also offer exclusively designed Seasonal Mini Sessions, not offered anywhere else!