Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas from Nikki Lee Photography! I hope your day was filled with family, friends, fun and lots of laughter. This year has been amazing and I am thankful for your support and all of your encouragement as I have grown my business! During the cold winter months I will be doing limited photo shoots as my real passion is being outdoors and capturing true candid moments of loved ones together. I will post a few of my personal projects and favorites though to keep my blog {semi} active! As soon as the weather starts warming up things will liven up and I will be having mini sessions as well as full shoots, do not hesitate to contact me for prices or to schedule a date early! 


Christmas shopping made easy: photo shoot! I absolutely loved Carla's Christmas gift to her son and daughter-in-law, a surprise photo shoot of their daughter Rosalie! 

Saturday, November 30, 2013


Meet Marlee a gorgeous Senior, Class of 2014! Marlee was such a trooper for our shoot despite the weather! We had a beautiful weekend and minutes before the shoot it started to sprinkle. I am glad we braved the weather because we got some amazing shots. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

October 26th Minis

Oh hello winter, where did you come from?! Do you know it was 26 degrees on Saturday morning?! 26 is FREEZING and the wind did not help the cause BUT the show went on and we had a wonderful morning of minis!

Ashley & Ryan 

I started the morning with Ashley and Ryan, high school sweethearts who've been dating for 9 years! Yup, you know you are wondering the same thing as me and of course I asked, "Really, what are you waiting for?" 

Ryan got a little flustered and Ashley was cracking up, a question they've heard a million times. They've been ring shopping {and house shopping} and Ryan promises it is coming soon! We had a good giggle over that conversation and even threw in some talk about engagement and wedding photos :)! We had a great morning. Ashley is a teacher and Ryan is in the elevator business {now I know who to call if I'm ever stuck in an elevator}. Ryan is also part time crabber so he was in love with the water as a backdrop.

I have a soft spot for fur babies so of course I feel in love with Lucas, their their Newfoundland. 

Mason Family

Meet the Mason family, Vicky, Dominic, Reagan, Lucy and Avery! Aren't they an adorable family of 5?! As the morning went on it continued to feel colder and windier!  The Mason family arrived bundled up in winter coats and dressed in layers! We encouraged the girls to play tag which was working... until Lucy fell and scraped her knee {tears}!!! She made a full recovery and we were able to make our way around the park despite the frigid air!

Reagan and daddy share a moment on the playground! THIS is a perfect example of an amazing capture that happens when you are "just being" a family!

Lucy, the middle girl is full of energy and a little bit of sass! She had a mind and agenda of her own.

Reagan, the oldest Mason girl has gorgeous golden curls and a beautiful little smile. She was a bit more shy and stuck close to mommy most of the morning.

Avery spent most of the morning watching everyone and trying to keep warm in someone's arms. Her favorite part of the day was this people mover playground piece. 

Almeida Family

Meet the Almeida family, Karen, Brian, Alex, Aaron and Amanda! You would've thought the weather was warming up as the morning went on but the wind picked up and it was bitter cold for our session. 

Alex and Aaron were fine with the weather and had fun exploring near the water but poor Amanda was sleepy and freezing. 

I don't remember what they were talking about but I love this one, their expressions are priceless!

Aaron the explorer and adventurous soul flaunted his baby blues all morning!

Sometimes a girl just needs her mommy and binkie!

Luckily, we snuck a few great shots in before she totally melted down! 

Happy Sunday friends! Thanks for stopping by and checking out the blog!

Larkin Family

Meet the Larkin family, minus daddy, Madeline, Isabella and Ava! Daddy was having a "moment" so he decided not to join us for photos this morning!

Ava is a smart, sassy, silly little girl! Ava once was a sweet little first grader in my class and I've had the pleasure of working with this lovely family over the past few years.

Bella is a bit more quiet but she definitely has a silly side. She had poses in mind and was in search of the perfect tree the minute she got out of the car! She had a vision in mind OR she had been stalking Nikki Lee Photography FB Page haha!

How cute are these two sisters?

Fields Family Take 2

Fall is upon us, the leaves are changing colors, the air is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter. It's the perfect time of year for photo shoots <3!

You've met the Fields family before back in July, Kelly, Ellie and Carson!!!

Kelly loved the pictures so much that she decided to book a fall mini session. I cannot get over what a cute family they are and Kelly did an awesome job (yet again) dressing them for the photos! Take notes: not too matchy matchy, two in prints that don't clash and one in solids!

Carson was much more relaxed today and Ellie gave us a hard time with the smiles :)! It is so much easier being in front of someone's lens that you know and are comfortable with.

Ellie was having fun striking a pose and making silly faces all the while looking adorable in her little skirt, boots and scarf! She is a little fashionista :)!

We had a fun morning in the brisk fall air and just as before got lots of cute images:)!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Jackson Family

Meet the Jackson Family, Dawn, Greg, Cameron, Lucas and Avery! 

This lovely little family of five were busy and ready to P L A Y! 

Cameron was NOT in love with the idea of family photos at 8am on a Saturday morning but he decided to make the best of the day which involved climbing everything and anything he could. Cameron is a typical 14 year old boy, he hates school, loves cars, may be a tiny bit lazy (says dad and Dawn) and thinks the world is out to get him :)! He came around and ended up having a great time once he loosened up and started having fun just hanging out! 

Lucas, Mr. Athletic was more interested in playing football, climbing on the playground and watching the boats than he was in having his picture taken! The trick to this cute smile a simple challenge NOT to smile! How stinking cute is this little love?!

Avery is the baby! He is ALL boy and going through the "bipolar" 2 year old stage mommy says! Avery was ON THE GO and wasn't quite sure what to think about my two big cameras. The secret to this smile, daddy was throwing pine cones at him! Yup, he is all boy too because he hopped right off the swing and started chucking pine cones back at daddy and somehow poor mommy got in the mix and pine cones were flying everywhere!

Getting 5 people to look at the camera and smile proves to be a tricky task even with song and dance which is why most of my favorite photos continue to be candid moments caught when families are just being! Just hanging out together and having fun, when they forget you are there, those are the moments that I treasure and I hope that my clients do too! 

Like this kiss between mommy and daddy before they race down the slide while the three littles are chasing each other around the playground.

Or this dog pile moment when a football tackle turned into a family giggle fest! 

Mommy and Luke play on the playground, waiting for the teeter to move one way or another! So I didn't capture 100 perfectly posed family photos of everyone looking and smiling but I do think I captured this family and their life in THIS moment, today! Stay tuned for more cuteness and their family slide show, coming soon!