An intimate lifestyle family photographer based out of the Mojave Desert, in Southern California.
If you’re adventurous, crazy in love, and a little unconventional, we’ll be great together!
I’m all about finding new locations and capturing all the emotions that make your relationship and family unique, laughing from start to finish.
Let's make some magic!
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ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
but gorgeous photos don't hurt
It’s about more than just hiring someone to hold a camera and snap a few pics.
Lifestyle Emotive Photography is about carefully crafting and capturing the
moments of your family in a way that beautifully tells the raw story of your love.
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HOW I CAPTURE
My sessions are all about capturing the love and all the wonderful things you want to remember about this stage in your life. We don’t stand in one place and stare at the camera. We move. We sing. We dance. We twirl. We do all the things that make for a beautiful experience and beautiful images.
FAMILIES - MOTHERHOOD - COUPLES
We offer ALL INCLUSIVE sessions that include digital images as well as collections that include heirloom products – whatever you need, we have!
Sessions are photographed an hour before sunset...
SESSION FEES start at \ $400
AVERAGE INVESTMENT \ $800
($50 Retainer Fee due at booking to secure your spot)
HOW IT WORKS
BOOK YOUR SESSION ONLINE
Don't put this off! I recommend reaching out 1-2 months in advance (2-3 months for holiday and summer months).
VIEW THE CLIENT LOUNGE
Get immediate access to our secret vault of exclusive client guides!
We answer all your questions before you even think of them - what to wear, location details, and
e-x-a-c-t-l-y what to expect during your session!
On session day, you'll show up at the location and be ready to have fun...play, laugh, cuddle, and enjoy the moment.
Leave feeling renewed and refreshed with how easy it was!
RECEIVE YOUR GALLERY
Approximately 2 weeks after your session you'll receive an email to view and choose your images.
EVERY SESSION INCLUDES ACCESS
TO THE NDP CLIENT LOUNGE
From styling and location selection to final delivery of your private online gallery, this
Nickole Drake special prepares you for an effortless, stress-free lifestyle photo session
✔ CUSTOM OUTFIT STYLING TOOL
✔ WHAT TO EXPECT SESSION GUIDE
✔ WHAT TO WEAR GUIDE
✔ SESSION LOCATION GUIDE
How long does a family session last?
The amount of time is determined by the size of the family. I believe in documenting the bonds and interactions between each of family members. We play, laugh, play patty-cake or whatever else it takes to get those priceless LOVE shots; The ones that evoke ALL the emotion where anyone that looks can feel the LOVE.
Can we bring our pet?
You can, for sure! We just ask you bring someone to get the pets attention (if possible) and to handle it when it's not in certain shots.
Do you travel?
I sure do! There's a travel fee of $.90/per mile to cover time to travel and travel expenses.
Are the digital images included?
Yes they are!
Do I have to order prints through you?
You don't have to but highly encourage you to due to the quality difference in professional prints vs. chain prints. We have a sample if you'd like to see! Nothing compares to a professional quality print or canvas hanging on your wall...Nothing!
You've ruined me! We can't find us a "YOU" here, anywhere!
I have come to realize after moving out of state that you have a very unique signature to your photos that nobody will ever compare to. We love your visions and you are so incredibly talented!
We can't wait for our next shoot!
When we moved we didn't realize what we were leaving behind...We are seriously wanting to fly you to our new home!
We miss you and your work, but we're so happy that you have been with us to capture our growing family over the last 5 years!