Hey, that's me! I'm a mama to my two beautiful girls-- Mia, 7 and Frankie Rose, 4-- and a wife to my saint of a husband, Josh. I still can't believe he puts up with me after almost 20 years!
Growing up, I always had a camera close by, whether it was lugging endless amounts of kodak disposable cameras to school events and concerts, or using my first digital camera to document my days hanging out with friends. My little brother jokes that because my mom had her hands full with four kids (understatement of the century with our crew!), the only reason he has any baby pictures is because I took them!
Flash forward to wedding planning season, when Josh and I bought our first "fancy camera" as a wedding present to ourselves so we could get "good pictures" on our honeymoon. I tinkered with it here and there, but realized very quickly that just having a nice camera doesn't make a good photograph. I got really serious about learning photography when Mia was born. Time ticked by soooooo slowly in those early days at home, but at the same time, flew by so fast I can barely remember it! Once I saw how I could freeze those moments in a beautiful way to always look back on them, I was hooked. Now I want to do the same for you!
As the oldest of four, I was always surrounded by kids, and knew that eventually I wanted to work with babies and kids in some way. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Child Development from Tufts University, and went on to work in a daycare and gain my Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Teacher certification. I believe this and my current title of "mama" gives me a unique ability to connect with your kiddos, as well as the patience needed to understand and adapt to things not always going as planned ;)
Aside from being behind my camera, you can find me in my indoor jungle or outdoor garden, singing at the top of my lungs, listening to audiobooks and podcasts (pre-mom life I loved to read ACTUAL books), starting and mostly never finishing DIY projects, and eating all the food.
**Nikki and all eligible household members are fully vaccinated (covid and flu) and boosted.
"Nikki was so amazing to work with. We all felt comfortable and had a great time even while working with a baby and a dog! The pictures came out beautiful!! We are so happy to have such wonderful photos of our family!"
NICOLE MARIA PHOTOGRAPHY IS LOCATED IN MEDFORD, MA
Serving North of Boston and beyond, including Medford, Arlington, Winchester, Somerville, Cambridge, Charlestown, Belmont, Lexington, Melrose, Malden & more