Thank you so much for checking out Nicki Handel Photography!
When people ask me what I do for a living, my favorite response is: “I freeze time!” After all, what is a picture but a moment of time, frozen in all its wonder and beauty to enjoy for generations to come :).
My love of photography started very young, and working as a professional Nanny for 12+ years gave me plenty of goofy, lovable kiddos with smiles a mile wide to capture! As I found myself coming to the end of my Nanny career, I realized it was time to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up ;). Some soul searching reminded me that few things in life bring me as much joy as having a camera in my hands, and so I took the leap of faith and Nicki Handel Photography was born!
Back in 2014 when I launched my business, I had no idea just how much I would enjoy turning my love of photography into a career. Running my own business is much harder than I had imagined, but hearing the feedback from client after client on how thrilled they are with their pictures makes my heart fill with joy & lets me know that I am doing what I am meant to do! :)
I especially enjoy the unique opportunity I have to, one day, capture a newborn baby in her first weeks of life and, the next, capture a high school senior on the verge of adulthood. Wow. Over in the snap of a finger, it is THESE moments that I long to capture, so they can be forever preserved & cherished as life moves on.
When a single photograph can instantly bring you back to that moment in time, and with it a flood of beautiful memories, I know have done my job :).
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you so much for visiting my site and for considering Nicki Handel Photography to capture your family's memories!
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~These are the Moments you want to Remember~
Sessions starting at $149
Children, Kids, Maternity, Newborn, Portraits, Seniors
Black & White, Candid, Natural Light
Nicki has done several photo shoots (family, maternity, newborn, daughter's 1 year) for my family and all of them have exceeded my expectations! One of her best qualities is her patience with newborns and other children- keeping their attention and getting great smiles. She keeps them entertained through what otherwise would have been a stressful and hectic experience. Nicki is very professional and comes prepared with ideas and props and worked with us to help get the shot we wanted. We definitely plan to use Nicki again over and over in the future!!
Nicki did an excellent job of capturing photos of our family. I thought my three year old son would be reticent to follow instructions or even look at the camera, but Nicki had him smiling and enjoying himself within minutes. We used her photos for our Christmas cards last year and got sooooo many compliments! She was great!
Nicki did a newborn shoot at our home in 2015 for our second child. We are thrilled with the final images, and were impressed with how great she was with our 2-year-old son as well. The shoot was very low-key and calm. She had our gallery of pictures emailed to us less than a week later, which helped us get birth announcements out quickly. We loved all the pictures and had a hard time narrowing down our favorites! I would highly recommend her as a newborn photographer- we couldn't have asked for anything better!