NK CREATIVE STUDIOS

photography

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serving Ottawa and surrounding areas

FAMILY, MATERNITY & NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

ARE YOU READY TO

MAKE SOME BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES?

i am here to help!

I can't express how important it is to document all of the different monumental times in your life.  From being pregnant with your baby... to those first few weeks after they are brought into this world, and then all of the changes they experience while growing up... those are the memories you want to freeze and keep forever.  Don't miss out on documenting these times.  You will never regret having these moments frozen in time with beautiful photographs.

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get to know more about me

LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE SENTIMENTAL

I'm so glad you are here. While you're looking around to see if my style is the right fit, here's a little bit about me...

My name is Nicole (middle name is Kathleen - hence the NK). I'm married to my best friend, Alex and we have two dogs, Max & Piper. We are expecting our first baby in early November of this year! 

My love affair with photography began when I was in elementary school and has only grown stronger since. I wake up everyday feeling so grateful to be able to do what I love as my full time job. It's the best feeling in the world!

I love creating beautiful photographs that families will cherish for the rest of their lives. 

aka the photographer

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LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE SENTIMENTAL

I met my husband, Alex, back in the summer of 2013. Two of our mutual friends introduced us while at the gym one day. Not long after that, we "matched" on Tinder and started talking.

I was in the middle of my post-secondary schooling and wasn't quite ready for the kind of relationship that would come with a guy like him. He spent the next several months proving to me that he was the one for me. He was persistent to say the least. We became "Facebook Official" on January 11, 2014, got engaged January 11, 2015, and then married on July 16, 2016.

We are still happily married, living in our dream home in Carleton Place and doing some DIY renovations as a team!

aka wife

baby boy on the way...

LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE SENTIMENTAL

Max is our 10 year old German Shepherd. He is the cuddliest 100+ lb fur ball who can perfectly mimic a siren with his adorable howl. Unfortunately he has only has enough room in his heart for a few lucky people (meaning he doesn't particularly like strangers, other dogs, the mailman, etc).

Shortly after getting married, Alex and I decided we wanted to add another fur baby to our family. We had hoped this would calm all of the "when are you going to procreate" questions we had been getting since our wedding. So, along came Piper.

Piper is, hands down, the sweetest dog in the world. She loves everyone and everything. She gives endless kisses and cuddles. She has quickly become my best friend.

aka dog mama

how educated am i?

LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE SENTIMENTAL

Now for the newest (and definitely biggest) additions to our family...

We are expecting a baby boy early November 2022. We're SO excited to start this new chapter of our lives, aka parenthood, but obviously nervous. All I can say is that this baby boy will be the most photographed kiddo... :)

I cannot wait to share more about him once he is here and I'm back to work. If you want to keep updated on his arrival - make sure you following me on Instagram!

... More to come!

aka mom

but what experience do i have?

LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE SENTIMENTAL

To say I have a lot of schooling under my belt would be an understatement.  Here's a quick overview...

aka student extraordinaire

2010-2012 ~ Studied Film Studies @ Ryerson University

2012-2014 ~ Photography Diploma @ Algonquin College

2013 ~ Web Design Certificate @ Algonquin College

2014-2016 ~ Bachelor of Arts Honours in Photography @ University of Hertfordshire (UK)

let's head back to the start

LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE SENTIMENTAL

Here are some of the photography-related jobs over the years.

aka experienced photog

2010-2016 ~ Owner & Photographer of Nicole Smith Photography

2016-now ~ Owner & Photographer of NK Creative Studios

2013-2014 ~ Photo Editor, Second Shooter & Assistant for a local family and wedding photographer

2015 ~ Second Shooter for a local wedding photography company

2015-2016 ~ Photography Professor at Algonquin College

I have been a full-time self-employed photographer as of March 2019! It was the best decision I ever made!

I'm Nicole

When you work with me, you get everything without any hidden costs. You will never pay more than your session fee (unless you sign up for a marathon mini and decide to purchase more digitals from your gallery). There are no in-person product sales meetings. You will receive an online gallery promptly after your session that includes edited images just for you.

I like simplicity when it comes to photography. In my camera bag, you’ll find two camera bodies and two lenses. I use the natural light available at the location and focus on the emotional connection between you and your loved ones. Don't worry, I promise I will give you direction so you look your best while avoiding overly posed images!  You can sit back and trust me!

the nk philosophy

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+ EXTENDED FAMILY ($50 EA.)
+ WEEKEND DATE (FRI-SUN $100)
+ TRAVEL FEES ($1.50/KM OVER 40KM FROM STUDIO)

ADD-ONS:

~ A 60-MINUTE SESSION WITH NICOLE
~ A CURATED GALLERY WITH ALL EDITED IMAGES
~ BLACK & WHITE EDITED COPIES OF EACH IMAGE
~ ACCESS TO NK SESSION PREP GUIDE
~ LIST OF BEAUTIFUL LOCATIONS TO PICK FROM
~ IMMEDIATE FAMILY (PARENTS + KIDS)

INCLUDES:

INVESTMENT: $500+TAX

family sessions

01.

+ WEEKEND DATE (FRI-SUN $100)
+ TRAVEL FEES ($1.50/KM OVER 40KM FROM STUDIO)

ADD-ONS:

~ A 60-MINUTE SESSION WITH NICOLE
~ A CURATED GALLERY WITH ALL EDITED IMAGES
~ BLACK & WHITE EDITED COPIES OF EACH IMAGE
~ ACCESS TO NK SESSION PREP GUIDE
~ LIST OF BEAUTIFUL LOCATIONS TO PICK FROM
~ IMMEDIATE FAMILY only (PARENTS + KIDS)

INCLUDES:

INVESTMENT: $500+TAX

maternity sessions

02.

+ IN-HOME SESSION FEE ($75)
+ WEEKEND DATE (FRI-SUN $100)
+ TRAVEL FEES ($1.50/KM OVER 40KM FROM STUDIO)

ADD-ONS:

~ A 60-MINUTE SESSION WITH NICOLE IN STUDIO
~ A CURATED GALLERY WITH ALL EDITED IMAGES
~ BLACK & WHITE EDITED COPIES OF EACH IMAGE
~ ACCESS TO NK SESSION PREP GUIDE
~ LIST OF BEAUTIFUL LOCATIONS TO PICK FROM
~ IMMEDIATE FAMILY only (PARENTS + KIDS)

INCLUDES:

INVESTMENT: $600+TAX

newborn sessions

03.

+ IN-HOME SESSION FEE ($75)
+ WEEKEND DATE (FRI-SUN $100)
+ TRAVEL FEES ($1.50/KM OVER 40KM FROM STUDIO)

ADD-ONS:

~ a 60-MINUTE maternity SESSION WITH NICOLE
~ a 1+ hour newborn session in studio
~ two CURATED GALLERies WITH ALL EDITED IMAGES
~ BLACK & WHITE EDITED COPIES OF EACH IMAGE
~ ACCESS TO NK SESSION PREP GUIDE
~ IMMEDIATE FAMILY only (PARENTS + KIDS)

INCLUDES:

INVESTMENT: $1,000+TAX

maternity + newborn

04.

+ IN-HOME SESSION FEE ($75)
+ WEEKEND DATE (FRI-SUN $100)
+ TRAVEL FEES ($1.50/KM OVER 40KM FROM STUDIO)

ADD-ONS:

~ 4 full sessions (maternity, studio newborn,  6 months + 1 year cake smash)
~ two CURATED GALLERies WITH ALL EDITED IMAGES
~ BLACK & WHITE EDITED COPIES OF EACH IMAGE
~ ACCESS TO NK SESSION PREP GUIDE
~ IMMEDIATE FAMILY only (PARENTS + KIDS)

INCLUDES:

INVESTMENT: $1,900+TAX

baby's first year

05.

+ option to purchase additional images
$30 each or $150 full gallery

ADD-ONS:

~ 15 minute session with nicole
~ private online gallery of proofs
~ 5 digital images of your choice
~ immediate family only (parents + kids)

** held on set dates/locations

INCLUDES:

INVESTMENT: $200+TAX

mini sessions

06.

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Meagan Aganagic

My family has had the pleasure of having two sessions with Nicole; newborn pictures of our daughter and fall mini pictures. We are thrilled with both! Nicole is super kind, professional, talented and made us feel super comfortable. The pictures she took are our absolute favourite pictures we have of our family and we are super excited for our next session with her. HIGHLY recommend.

Iulia Danila

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR SENDING THESE SO QUICKLY!! WE DID NOT EXPECT THEM. THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS YOU'VE CAPTURED US SO WELL AND I AM BEYOND ECSTATIC THAT WE CHOSE YOU FOR OUR FIRST FAMILY PHOTOS IN THE FOUR FORMATION. WE WILL MOST DEFINITELY BOOK ANOTHER SESSION WITH YOU NEXT YEAR ONCE YOU'RE READY TO TAKE ON CLIENTS. WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

Monika Green

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE INCREDIBLE PHOTOS! WE CAN'T STOP STARING AT THEM AND ARE AMAZED AT WHAT YOU WERE ABLE TO CAPTURE WITH OUR SILLY AND RESTLESS LITTLE GIRLS! YOU NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE US WITH YOUR TALENT AND WE ARE NEVER DISAPPOINTED WITH YOUR WORK.

THANK YOU FOR THESE MEMORIES. WE'LL CHERISH THEM FOREVER. 

Anusha Ghandi

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR THE MOST LOVELY PHOTOS. YOUR WORK IS MAGIC AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU CAPTURING OUR FAMILY MEMORIES. AND THANK YOU FOR THE QUICK TURNAROUND - WHAT GREAT SERVICE! CANNOT GET OVER THE MOM AND GIRLS PHOTO - VERY TOUCHING, AND LOVE THE FAMILY PHOTO OF THE FOUR OF US. THE GIRLS WERE SO HAPPY TO SEE THEIR "SCHOOL" PHOTO! ANOTHER WONDERFUL PHOTO SESSION - THANK YOU! 

Katie Bonhomme

WHEN WE FOUND OUT WE WERE PREGNANT WITH OUR SECOND, THERE WAS NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT I WANTED NICOLE TO DO OUR NEWBORN PHOTOS. I LOVE THE LIGHT, NATURAL FEEL OF HER PHOTOS, AND EVEN MORE I LOVED THE FACT THAT SHE WOULD COME TO US. I JUST LOVE THAT NICOLE WAS ABLE TO CAPTURE OUR LIFE AT HOME. I WAS ALSO IMPRESSED WITH THE FAST TURNAROUND TIME. 

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