Ottawa-based photographer specializing in family, maternity and newborn photography.


i'm nicole

AKA the face behind NK Creative Studios.

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. 


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about 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

- 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.

- 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! 

- Cate Quinn

NICOLE!! THESE ARE BLOODY BRILLIANT! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! Honestly, the best anniversary gift to get these guys in less than twenty-four hours after they were taken. You are the absolute best, and amazing touch with including both B&W and colour rather than one or the other. Guh. The best. Thanks a million, ladypants! Your patience with us and Charlotte, goober, treats n all, was truly appreciated. Legit cannot be more happy.

- 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. 

- Karla Renaud

Nicole is a phenomenal photographer with a natural ability to capture such gorgeous photos. She is extremely easy to get along with and makes the photo shoot super laid back. I really loved how good she was with our kids and was able to let them still be kids all while snapping amazing shots of them. I will definitely be using Nicole again in the future!

- Krystin Colley

We had an amazing newborn session experience in our home. Nicole was incredible to work with and created some beautiful images that we really love! She even got some awesome images of my very challenging preschooler. We highly recommend her!

- Raelyn Morewood

Nicole is an absolute delight to work with! She has been photographing my family for years now, She is so professional, and you can tell she really takes pride in what she does! You couldn’t find a better photographer if you tried!

- Carly Pagliarello

Nicole has been photographing our family for several years now. She manages to get amazing shots even when things feel really hectic and babies/kids are crying or running around like crazy. We’ll always treasure the family shots we’ve gotten from Nicole.

- Stephanie Gorsky

Nicole is the perfect photographer. She's funny and welcoming, she's hardworking (her turnaround is so quick), and she's passionate about what she does. She gets the shot she wants at all costs and you're left with countless memories.




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