Our kids grow up so fast. Don't let these memories slip away.

- NDP -


Due to the scheduling arranged with the school, I have roughly 3-5 minutes with each child. I do my best to capture a variety of expressions during this time, however, sometimes your child just wasn't feeling it that day or was a little nervous or anxious. I do my best to ease that discomfort, but it sometimes doesn't always work. Nonetheless, on this day, these were the expressions and moods that I was able to capture...happy, melancholy and everything in between.

My ultimate goal is for them to enjoy having their photos taken!

Thank you for understanding and YOUR support!

Should you need to contact me, please do so through the contacts below.

I LOVE working with children, newborns, seniors, & families and would love the chance to work with yours!

Please visit my website at to take a look at my work.


  1. Click the link below
  2. Find your child's name
  3. Use your email address to gain access
  4. PASSWORD: the Last name of your child in regular case form, for example:


Why have your child's portraits taken by Nickole Drake?


I have 14+ years of experience with kids, in general, and I've learned A LOT of tips and tricks to getting REAL expressions!

School portraits with NDP are FUN and a new way to have traditional school photos taken.
My ultimate goal is for kids to enjoy their photos being taken and when I see your kids in the store and they remember me with a smile on their face, I feel like I've done my job!

I look forward to the fall and spring every year!




Modern images that you'll want to hang up


Online gallery viewing and ordering

No Obligation

You get to view all the images before ordering


The true personality of your child



Thank you Thank you Thank you...THEY ARE WONDERFUL!!!


What are fine art school portraits?

Fine Art School Portraits are a custom, boutique experience for families attending the schools who have chosen to work with me. I provide timeless, artistic images that families are proud to hang on their walls, and I’m known for getting genuine “real” smiles and expressions from the children I work with.

How do you capture those real expressions?

We have FUN! I never force a smile and aim to capture the essence of the children I photograph. No awkward poses or faces, just the child as he or she is. The results are artistic and authentic portraits that are far from the traditional cheesy photos we have become accustomed to. I provide a quality and fun experience for your children and am good at getting them to relax and be natural.

What products do you have available?

You will have a choice of four print packages, and/or a la carte prints if you like a variety of images from your child’s gallery. I also provide boutique product choices such as canvas gallery wraps and digital images for future printing and archiving.

How expensive are you?

My prices are very competitive and no money is due upfront. Each family is able to view all the edited images before ordering (typically 12 images per student), and can mix and match packages or ala carte prints or digital images, as long as a minimum order is met. I also provide boutique product choices such as canvas gallery wraps and digital images for future printing and archiving.

How do we order?

1. Click IMAGE
2. Click on the shopping CART icon
3. CHOOSE the size and quantity or SCROLL down for digital images
4. Click KEEP SHOPPING to select another image.

- Click any image and select DIGITAL IMAGES
- Click SIBLINGS - DIGITAL IMAGES for ALL siblings images
(Watermark will be removed with order.)

What time of year do you schedule school portraits?

I work with each school to select the timing that works best for them.
Fall portraits are typically taken in September or October, and spring portraits are typically taken in March or April.

What's in it for the school?

I provide portraits the school can be proud of and it sets them apart from the rest. I free up time for the schools I work with, as I provide all marketing materials, and handle all viewing and order processing online - no forms or money orders to collect. I also handle all the customer service for each school and am available for families who have any questions or concerns.

How does viewing and ordering work?

No more collecting order forms or taking and returning packets to school. My operation is completely online, with online galleries, ordering, and money transactions through a secure PayPal portal. All customer service and communication is handled online by me as well, which leaves the schools I work with free to do other things.

Do we have to order?

No one is required to purchase any prints or packages. I like to focus on a la carte ordering so parents can order a mixture of the specific prints and/or digital images that they wish. Participation is not required, but I typically have more than 80% of families order prints or digital images. I also include sibling shots in galleries as a bonus for families with multiple children attending the same school.