About Me

As a lifestyle photographer, I am able to share in capturing some of life’s happiest times and create new friends along the way. Photography has allowed me to express my creative side and capture the beauty I see in others and within nature.

My love of photography began as a child in Lees Summit, Missouri. Being raised in a large family of seven, I had ample opportunity to catch my family in a lot of priceless moments. My favorite teen memories included orchestrating “fashion show” shots of my friends and I in our favorite outfits at different local areas.  A funny memory, before the digital age, was having to break open my mom’s Canon to retrieve some fun snapshots. I was determined at a young age to protect my work and I always treated them as priceless.

My photography hobby led me to work in a chain studio. However, I sought to expand my horizons beyond four walls to express myself in natural light locations. Being adventurous and creative, I found myself moving to Charlotte, NC when I was 23. Everything happens for a reason. My heart led me here where I met my loving husband, Shannon.  We now have two precious boys, Brady,and Nolan.

Being a mom makes me even more focused on making imprints in time with my photography. I am able to save a little bit of each milestone with my children by capturing it on film. I hope I can always share my passion for photography with others.

When I am asked what is most important to me, it is God, Family, and Photography. I am thankful with my whole heart for the first two have been instrumental in inspiring me to pursue my passion and create beautiful memories for others via photography.

 I would say my style is illustrative photography.  This style is a blend of traditional and photo-journalistic.  


About Nichole Marie Photography

Nichole Marie Photography is a business dedicated to preserving your memories for an affordable price.  I specialize in lifestyle, on location photography using natural light serving Charlotte, NC and all surrounding areas.

My goal as a photographer is to completely satisfy you as a client.  I want to create original images tailored to you, your personality, and your family.   I pride myself in the flexibility and time I spend prepping, individualizing and editing your session.  I know how important portraits are to you and I want you to realize how important they are to me as well.  Photography is an investment that will last forever.  The photographs that are produced as a result of my professionalism and dedication as your photographer will be cherished for a lifetime (or more) and great thought and consideration should be placed into hiring who is right for your family's most precious investment. I have a certain workflow for every session in order to insure I get the images I need for your gallery.  In our very Pinterest-inspired culture, it's understandable that you may come with some ideas you've seen elsewhere. I will certainly try a handful of them, but it is also important to me to stay true to my own artistic style as well. If you have any specific ideas in mind, please tell me before the session, so I can be sure to come prepared.  If you feel I’m the right person to serve you, I would love to hear from you!