TIMELESS EMOTIVE IMAGERY


SERVING RIDGECREST, CA & SURROUNDING AREAS

Hey, Hey!  So happy you're here!


It's Nickole Drake, a photographer based in the center of the High Desert in the sunny state of California. Documenting life's little moments is my jam! Once you get to know me, you'll see why I'm a total sucker for the sweetest love stories, fun energies, and adorable fams.


kick off your shoes + let's hang out!


NICKOLE DRAKE

LIFESTYLE, SENIOR, & NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

BASED OUT OF THE MOJAVE DESERT
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!

SERVICES WE PROVIDE

A great photograph

is one that fully expresses what YOU'RE FEELING,

in that one SINGLE moment.

JUST A FEW OF OUR CLIENT'S FEEDBACK

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Ooh my goodness, Thank you so much, we love them!

ALORA M.

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You helped tangle my crazy bunch and capture their silliness! The location was beautiful!
We loved so many of our images I purchased ALL of the digital images! I couldn't help myself!

ASHLEY M.

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ABBY - The shoot was so much fun! I was nervous going into it, but once she started shooting it was the best experience! She's SO much fun & made everything seem so easy, She also made me laugh A LOT which made everything easier and more relaxing. My favorite part was feeling comfortable & enjoying the whole experience.
MOM - Nickole made us feel so comfortable and welcoming! She did a FABULOUS job! The locations were great & the outfits picked fit perfectly! My favorite part was the laughing!

abby w.

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As always we had the BEST experience at our shoot. I was nervous that our toddler wouldn't cooperate, but we were WOW'D by the patience and overall experience Nickole had with capturing our new daughter with her brother. I have no doubt that our gallery will be filled with amazing images as it always is. We trust Nickole Drake completely! She goes above and beyond what we ask for and are always on the edge of our seats to see what she's captured! The excitement over here is REAL! Thank you so much!

nicole e.

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Our session with Nickole was amazing! She was so easy to work with and we clicked immediately. She is clearly very experienced and guided us through posing naturally with plenty of laughs. We would absolutely recommend working with her!

rachel b.

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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.

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From the moment we walked into the studio we felt so welcomed and totally comfortable! We were blown away by all the props, clothing & accessories. She even had everything set out & arranged by the time we arrived! What impressed us most was how patient she was with our newborn baby. We kicked back and relaxed as she took care of everything, I mean EVERYTHING...From feeding, to burping, to changing a diapers! She’s literally a BABY WHISPERER & really passionate about what she does!

karen p.

OUR PROCESS

01. CONNECT


Contact me here when you're ready to book or have more questions. I have everything laid out for each of my sessions with what's included and what to expect from the pricing to the number of images included with each session.


02. PLAN


Once you're ready to book, you'll pay the $50 retainer fee to hold your spot and you'll sign a contract & fill out a questionnaire to fully customize your session. We'll start planning right away from the location to the outfits & I'll help you find all the perfect pieces that will coordinate with both each other and the location.

03. SHOOT


We'll take advantage of the beautiful golden hour where the fun begins! I have lots of experience (14+ years) in coaching you to bring out your individual personalities and relationships. This is my favorite part...capturing your story!

04. RECEIVE


All the images are carefully curated and edited to perfection. They're then uploaded to a private online gallery where you can download, order, print, and share your images as you'd like.

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@nickoledrake.ndp

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!