I am judgement-free. Whoever you are, I want you to feel comfortable around me and my camera. Being in front of the lens shouldn't be about anxiety - it should be an opportunity for you to present yourself exactly how you want. When I create images, I want them to make you feel good. Because, you know, you smashed it when you woke up this morning, and you deserve to see that!

I favour a natural, documentary style approach. My favourite images are those which show people caught up in a moment; laughing, reacting to one another, and simply being themselves. I think there's such a thing as too much staging, and that it can often make photography feel awkward or inauthentic. I prefer to steer clear of that, working with natural lighting and familiar environments to help you feel relaxed and at ease.

I am affordable. The world is pretty expensive these days, and honestly I think that sucks. While I need to make a living out of my work, I run standard and reduced rate pricing structures so that those on low-income can still afford professional, empowering photographs. Most importantly: no one is turned away for lack of funds.

I work with you. All my photo sessions begin with a consultation, to give me the opportunity to understand who you are, and what you want you want from your photos. I want to create images that you want to see, and that you can feel excited about.

© Nicky Takes Photos 2021