WEDDINGS

engagements

styled shoots

Fine art photography

serving Virginia & beyond

PORTRAITS

Timeless & Romantic

(rose gold)

I love hearing your story and getting to know you!

i treat my
clients like gold.

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Lets get together and chat!

there may or may not
be coffee involved.

THE EXPERIENCE

THE EL BRAND ELEMENTS

sweet treats

champs

love stories

the EL experience

beautiful blooms

rose gold

Hello Gorgeous!

There is nothing more joyous than celebrating a day full of love as two families join as one! I have the extreme pleasure of documenting these occasions and nothing could possibly make my heart happier! 

Thank you for stopping by!

Meet Nicole

About NICOLE

Hopeless romantic and Lover of
all things SPARKLY!

A few facts about me!

-I'm ridiculously in love with my husband and daughter 
-I'm also an LVT (Licensed Veterinary Technician)
-I have a MAJOR shoe addiction
-I'd rather live at the beach

PUBLICATIONS

Macey & Greg

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"Nicole Was simply amazing.  She guided us every step of the way and made sure that our engagement and wedding photos truly reflected us as a couple. A pleasure to work with every step of the way. Highly recommend!"

-Greg

Kelly & David

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"I cannot say enough about how absolutely amazing Nicole is!  On our wedding day nothing went as planned.  I thought there would be no way we'd be able to get pictures at all, let alone nice ones.  Even though everything was thrown off schedule, Nicole was calm and reassuring the entire time. She came up with creative and unique pictures I never would have thought of! She made sure we got all of the important pictures as discussed before have and we even captured some amazing sunset portraits! She was great at giving direction on a tight schedule without being pushy and was all around a pleasure to work with!  Our pictures came out better than I could have imagined and we will definitely be using her again!
                       -Kelly  



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Molly & Paul 

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"Simply put... best photographer in the area!  She was amazing to work with, assertive when needed, so much fun and helpful coming up with ideas when rain was inevitable. She captured the day perfectly! Would recommend Nicole for any occasion! 

                          -Molly



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Donna & Michael

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"Nicole photographed our bed and breakfast wedding.  She has such a pleasant and positive personality!  She made sure every moment was well preserved in her photography!!  We will cherish these memories of our wedding for years to come!  

                 -Donna



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Jacqueline & Joseph

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Nicole was an absolute pleasure to work with. She did our engagement photo shoot and photographed our wedding, but at the end of the day she did so much more! Nicole played wedding planner, a shoulder to cry on when the stress got to me and hairdresser when my husband needed help looking his best on our big day! Looking back on our pictures it truly amazes me how many moments she captured. She was everywhere that night! I am happy to say that even now, a year after our wedding, she still remains in contact and I have the pleasure of calling her my friend. She does beautiful work and loves what she does, it shows!!
                 -Jacqueline



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Melissa & James

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I could not be happier with Nicole, she was amazing to work with! We had used her for our engagement pictures so when the time came to find a wedding photographer we knew she would do an incredible job. She made us feel so comfortable and kept us smiling the entire time. Our wedding pictures turned out better than I could have imagined, she captured the day perfectly!
                                -Melissa


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Madison & Sean

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Nicole is absolutely fantastic! From the beginning we formed a friendship-like bond! She was even involved from when I searched for my wedding dress to the hectic details of nailing down the small tasks. She is simply amazing. There was no doubt in our minds that the best day of our lives was going to be in the best hands. We first met Nicole when she did our engagement session an she was full of creative ideas and a wonderful sense of humor that helped the session move right along. Nicole made sure that the timeline on our wedding day went exactly as we wanted. When we received our photo gallery we were in awe! The feeling of looking through her amazing images was exhilarating and gave us goosebumps! I couldn't believe how well she captured our special day. It is because of Nicole that we have beautiful, sentimental images to help us reminisce. Thank you, Nicole!  I'll recommend you over and over! You are Amazing! 

                                -Madison


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Emily & Patrick

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I used Nicole for my engagement, bridal, and wedding pictures.  She exceeded my expectations!! She was the only vendor I didn't worry about at all during the entire wedding process!  She made both my husband and I feel so comfortable and natural and it shows in our pictures!

Seriously, if you want a detail oriented, brilliant, efficient, kind photographer, Nicole is the way to go! I plan to use her for maternity and family pictures when the time comes!

                                -Emily


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Ingrid & Nick

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Nicole is awesome!  If you want someone that is all about you and what you want for your wedding, she is definitely your photographer!  Rain or shine, she will not only provide you with quality photos but make your experience wonderful and memorable!  I couldn't have asked for more beautiful photos or a more genuine experience! 

                                -Ingrid


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