Vacaville CA Photographer | Family Fun at Nut Tree

Mommy and me sessions are fun, but when you add 5 kids to the mix?  Even better.

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Vacaville CA lifestyle photographer

Vacaville CA lifestyle photographer

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This family was SO adorable, so sweet, and I had so much fun capturing these beautiful moments for them.  We met at the beautiful Nut Tree plaza, and our session ended with a ride on the carousel.

Vacaville CA lifestyle photographer

Vacaville CA lifestyle photographer

Vacaville CA lifestyle photographer

Vacaville CA lifestyle photographer

I loved how the big sisters pitched right in to take care of their younger siblings.  This momma is doing something right with her kids. <3

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Nicole is a family documentary photographer serving Fairfield and Vacaville, CA and surrounding areas.  If you are interested in documenting some of your own beautiful moments, please drop me a line and let’s talk!

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Fairfield CA photographer | Family Adventure Photography | Out on the Ranch

When they told me they wanted to do their family photos on family ranch land in beautiful northern California,  I nearly squealed with excitement!

This beautiful mom has been a friend to me since I was 4 years old – and now our children are the ages we were when we first met!  What an incredible privilege it is to tell this story of the littlest guy’s first trip out to the family ranch and on top of it all, a special announcement of a new little brother or sister on the way!

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The only way I could make it out to the place where we wanted to do pictures was to hitch a ride in the family 4×4 truck.  My little compact car would never have made it out there!  But this provided the opportunity to get some great shots along the ride in.

Fairfield CA family photographer

Fairfield CA family photographer

Fairfield CA family photographer

We gathered rocks, blew bubbles, threw sticks, even had some nerf gun battles.  What a beautiful family, and beautiful memories made today.

Fairfield CA family photographer

Fairfield CA family photographer

Fairfield CA family photographer
Fairfield CA family photographer

Fairfield CA family photographer

Fairfield CA family photographer

Fairfield CA family photographer

Fairfield CA family photographer

Fairfield CA family photographer

Fairfield CA family photographer

Fairfield CA family photographer

Fairfield CA family photographer

Fairfield CA family photographer

Fairfield CA family photographer

Fairfield CA family photographer

Fairfield CA family photographer

Fairfield CA family photographer

Fairfield CA family photographer

Fairfield CA family photographer

Fairfield CA family photographer

Nicole is a family documentary photographer serving Fairfield, CA and surrounding areas.  If you are interested in documenting some of your own family memories, drop me a line and let’s talk about telling YOUR story!

Fairfield, CA photographer | fishing in the sunset | family documentary photography

One of the things I love most about my job is that I get invited into some really special places to document family times.  This time it was a gorgeous little fishing cove in Benicia.

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I mean, come on.  It doesn’t get much better than this, does it?  We fished, we played, we drew superheroes in the dirt… all in all, it was an incredible sunset session, never mind the wind that whipped up!

Fairfield CA Photographer

Fairfield CA Photographer

Fairfield CA Photographer

Fairfield CA Photographer

Fairfield CA Photographer

Fairfield CA Photographer

Fairfield CA Photographer

Fairfield CA Photographer

Fairfield CA Photographer

Fairfield CA Photographer

Fairfield CA Photographer

Nicole is a family documentary photographer serving Fairfield, CA and surrounding areas.  If you are interested in documenting some of your own amazing family memories, please drop me a line, and let’s talk!

Wilmington, NC photographer | Small Business Focus | Superb Soccer

If your child plays soccer in the Wilmington NC area, you are most likely already familiar with the stellar training program run by Superb Soccer. Today I want to introduce you to the family behind the business.

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You may already know Dwight with his quiet, intentional conversation and excellent coaching skills and Kelly’s bright smile and wicked networking and organizational skills. And chances are, if you have been on the field training with them, you’ve already fallen in love with Isabella and Israel.

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As I have grown to know this family, I am amazed at the ways they have combined their strengths to work together and create a successful family business that truly impacts their community in a positive way.

This particular Saturday morning, I spent a few hours with the Findlay family for an in-home, lifestyle documentary photography session in Wilmington, NC. We also had some conversations about running a family business:

It’s a challenge, sometimes, to keep “family time and business time separate without neglecting one or the other,” Kelly says but “just the fact that we are together” is one of her favorite things about it all.

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Through Superb Soccer, Dwight and Kelly have been able to impact the community in many ways. In addition to “offering students scholarships to attend our camps, we have been able to donate gift certificates and other items to school auctions to help the school raise money for school programs”, and they have had the opportunity to “build character and confidence in soccer players through character lessons.”

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But perhaps the thing that has stood out to me the most as I’ve spent time with Dwight and Kelly is their intentionality in living out their faith, as well as instilling values in their own children. Kelly says they are teaching their children “Vision, perseverance, focus, drive/desire, the importance of building relationships, honoring and respecting people, the importance of focusing on the solution and not the problem, forgiveness and humility,” among other things as Isabella and Israel watch and work alongside their parents in serving the community.

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Nicole is a Wilmington, NC photographer specializing in capturing those real, unscripted moments.  If you are interested in documenting some family memories of your own, please contact me to talk about your very own Family Adventure session!