My Name is Nicole and I am the person behind the camera and the owner of Sweetellabella Photography. I specialize in fine art portraits and lifestyle photography of children and animals. I am a mother of a beautiful daughter and multiple fur babies. I am also a military spouse to a loving supportive husband.
I started out my young adult life as a Veterinary Technician and have volunteered with many animal shelters and rescues since. My love of animals goes back a long ways and photographing them gives me so much joy.
I started my journey as a photographer when my daughter Elizabeth was very young. I have always loved photography and decided to jump in to the technical aspects of it so I could create the images I saw in my mind. The camera became my medium of art.
Lifestyle photography is one style of photography that I love, especially when taking photographs of children and animals. Lifestyle is an editorial form of photography that tells stories and captures moments as they take place. I also offer lessons on the fundamentals of Lifestyle photography.
Fine art and composite photography is the second arm of Sweetellabella. These images also tell a story but with more fine editing and whimsy, with the look of a painting.
Finally, the 3rd arm of Sweetellabella is education. I offer lessons to those who want to learn the craft and make it their own. Not only do I enjoy what I do, I also enjoy sharing it with others so they can make their own art.
I believe in documenting the human experience, a time stamp that we lived a life. Sharing that with others is better than words. Photography speaks to our search for our existence and purpose, by taking a moment in time to permanently remember the things we otherwise would have forgotten.
A day in the life of your child or your fur child.
No posing or fussing just let me spend a few hours following them around a documenting the sweet little things they do so you can forever remember those moments.
up to 3 hours on location
35-50 high resolution digital images
* I do offer military homecomings please contact me for further info *
Hand edited portraits that look like a painting.
A keepsake piece of art that you can cherish.
Up to 3 hours on location
5-10 high resolution digital images
* I do offer military discounts please contact me for info *
Private one on one lessons one hour a week.
Learn the basics of photography.
-How to use your DLSR camera.
-exposure and lighting
-how to tell a story
- Photoshop techniques
DSLR camera required for classes as well as Adobe photoshop CC and adobe Lightroom CC.