Your Vacation Photographer in Lake Tahoe: Meet Nicky

Meet Nicky

Your Vacation Photographer in Lake Tahoe: Meet Nicky

Nicky lives in North Lake Tahoe and requires a 60-minute minimum to shoot on the South Side. During winter (approx Dec - Mar), she is unavailable for the South Side. She is also available for shoots in Reno, except during winter.


I'm a former Michigander who has called North Lake Tahoe home since 2011. My photography adventures started with a desire to shoot rock stars, wandered into a photojournalism degree, then took a sharp right at weddings and portraits. I've been published in Paste and XLR8R print magazines as well as Billboard Online, Tahoe Unveiled, Borrowed and Blue, The Knot, and Wedding Wire Blogs.

Three Things

  1. I started college with the intention of studying meteorology. Yes, that's right, I wanted to be a weather girl! I'm not very good at calculus though and my professor actually said to me, "Maybe this isn't for you." 
  2. I love all things outdoors. I hike or mountain bike almost every day with my Irish Wolfhound/Greyhound mix, Lindy. I also love to ski (badly), SUP and kayak, and volunteer with Achieve Tahoe or the Truckee Tahoe Humane Society.
  3. My boyfriend of six years and I only met because my car was stolen. This happened when I lived in Chicago and couldn't get home to Michigan for Christmas, and he was home in the suburbs for the holidays. I never got the car back, but I got the guy!

Favourite Place to Shoot in Tahoe
My favorite place to shoot is Hidden Beach on the east shore. It's so beautiful and hard to get to, so it's never too crowded.

Languages Spoken
English & a bit of French

Customer Love for Nicky

"Nicky is absolutely amazing and so talented! She made my kids so comfortable and we had a great time. Honestly, it was one of the best parts of our trip!" - Nicole 

"Nicky made this an absolutely fantastic experience.  With two small children 'frazzled' is our current MO.  But once she started shooting we were able to relax and we truly enjoyed our time on the beach and it shows through the pictures!" - Lindsey

"Nicky was fantastic! She was extremely patient with our large group of 15 people (including 5 little ones), she gave us the perfect amount of direction that we needed, and had such an eye for detail which I sincerely appreciated!" - Cierra