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As a family photographer, I understand that getting kids ready for a photo shoot can be a bit of a challenge. Here are five essential tips to help with preparing kids for photoshoots in order to have a fun and successful session. 5 TIPS FOR PREPARING KIDS FOR PHOTOSHOOTS ONE | Dress Comfortably One of […]

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Family pictures can be tough. Check out three ways to get the perfect family photo from a San Luis Obispo photographer | Nikkles Photography

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I can’t believe 2021 is done! What a year it was. Now it is time to show you the 2021 Best of Portraits post. So many incredible faces here! My heart is filled with so much gratitude and joy. From first-time parents, college and high school grads, to amazing businesses, we captured it all. Over […]

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Bailey and her family have been patiently waiting to do their family photos. Since the pandemic hit, we had to reschedule a couple of times before finally being able to photograph them! But on this day, the weather was not on our side. There was wind, there was rain, but there was a rainbow to […]

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As you plan out your family photos, please reach out to your photographer. We have lots of little tips that can be beneficial as you plan for this while getting all the photos you’ve dreamed about. There are so many different seasons in life to capture, so I am ecstatic to hang out with your […]

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I’ve known the Henderson family for a couple of years now and it has been a blast to watch this family grow. So we ventured to a beautiful property, Flying Caballos Ranch, in San Luis Obispo, California earlier this year. Having acres to ourselves meant that we explored many parts of this space including my […]

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Over here day-dreaming of when I can start photographing more amazing families and couples all over San Luis Obispo County! As this pandemic covers the globe, you place your focus on what matters. Number one being FAMILY! The Mendoza Family recently had moved to the Central Coast from Dallas and wanted to document this special […]

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After rescheduling two prior times, we finally got to do this sweet family’s photo session earlier this year! The rain prevented us from getting together, so we were flexible once the weather improved. We need rain here in California! I’ve known this sweet family for a few years as they are our best friends’ family. […]

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As I have spent the past couple of weeks sifting through thousands of images picking my favorites from the past year, I am overwhelmed with so much joy! I just want to take a moment and say thank you from the bottom of my heart to each and every family who entrusted me to capture […]

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The days are getting shorter, the air is a bit cooler, the kids are back in school, and I can almost taste the first pumpkin spice latte of the season! All this means that it is that time of the year again!! Time for some fresh family photos. It’s a great time to update your […]

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I have made it my mission to celebrate the intimate moments in life - big and small. Having your photo taken shouldn’t be stressful, but rather a time to celebrate where you are in life. So I aim to give you clear direction all the while letting your unique personality shine. I strive to be your biggest advocate, cheerleader, and the best third wheel you could ask for.

Welcome to my little space. Grab your favorite beverage and stay awhile. I can’t wait to meet you & your family!

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