I'm Nickole, I'm known for my infectious laugh and constant smile! I'm a mama to my 15 year old Son, 12 & 9 year old daughters, wife to a hard working Blue-Collar laborer, obsessed Oiler, lover of laughter and a real BIG fan of keeping it real!

I was born & raised in Ridgecrest, CA. where my creative soul has grown to love our gorgeous High Desert oasis.


I've yet to find a combination of words that do justice, what it feels like, to be this kind of alive!


I started my interest in photography at the ripe age of 22. I took a b&W photography class at my local Community College BUT I didn't continue with it until 2007 or so when I started shooting more. At that point in my life I had a 3 year old and one on the way. I used what I knew and taught myself more. I paid and continue to pay for education on the new & the now. Even though I photograph love for a living, I also have so much more depth to my story and who I am.

What I've learned about Photography is that yes, everyone can take a picture with a camera but not everyone is creative with it. I FEEL and capture all the emotions in every image I shoot, visualizing every shot before I even press the button.


I believe in all things filled with emotion. I focus deeply on documenting the connection between you and the ones you love. I strive to capture the purity of the love, light, connection and movement in everyone's session. Your life is a story and I am so honored you chose NDP to document a little piece of it.

This world is full of so many distractions and I want to capture what will mean most in those times where distractions and life’s busyness may come to take your focus. Documenting moments to look back on that will make you FEEL that moment, time and time again, is my greatest joy in this business.

We ALL have a story worth telling, I'd love to be the one to capture yours and what makes YOU so unique.

Love & Laughter...Nickole

PC: Amy Madson

"Life is about the little moments"

Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but that ONE moment within Time: the Now!

The more focused you are on time — past and future — the more you miss the present, the most precious thing there is.


  • HOMETOWN: Trona, CA (until I was 9 yrs) --> Ridgecrest, CA
  • WARDROBE: Yoga pants & a Messy Bun
  • ENNEAGRAM TYPE: 9-The Peacemaker
  • SUPER POWER: Being a Mom of 3, and owner of 2 businesses
  • STARBUCKS ORDER: Iced Cinnamon Dolce
  • PERSONALITY: Introvert
  • LOCATION: Country girl
  • SIGN: Gemini
  • FAV SCENT: Cinnamon
  • FLAWS: Worst decision maker ever

Photo by Jessica Lynn Photography