Heather Nicholson's Portfolio

Hi! I'm Heather and I absolutely love photography.  For me, photography is all about connecting with my clients and exploring their passions and their identity.  I want your family and friends to see my photos and think, "yeah, that's totally them, and look how beautiful and genuine they are!"  I love the idea of creating an image that's so wonderful and heartfelt, your family passes it down for generations. 

I would love for my connection with my clients to be life long and sincere. I pour every part of me into my photography and business. I want nothing more than for you to feel that dedication and to leave feeling appreciated and wanting more!

So, a little about me:

I grew up in the military and moved, on average, every two years. Being a military brat definitely has its ups and downs, but I'd like to think it's left me a stronger, more outgoing person. I've always loved photography; just ask my mom and dad who had to develop about 20 rolls of film every time we went on vacation! But I always idolized powerful, corporate women and never thought you could make a living off of photography. As a result, I pursued business life, only picking up my camera whenever I wanted to escape reality or annoy my friends with 500 pictures of snow.

In 2009 I graduated from the University of Oregon and moved to Las Vegas to pursue an MBA from UNLV. I also happened to be perfectly broke and was fortunate enough to move in with my grandmother and start working a 9-5 job (though, if I'm going to be perfectly honest, it was more like a 6-5 job). Although I received my MBA, I quickly realized 2 things from my time in Las Vegas: 1. corporate life was not for me and 2. my grandma was the best friend I never realized I needed. 

My grandma taught me a million things while she was alive, like fighting for what you believe in, the importance of having a heart of gold, and loving your family completely and implicitly. When she died, she left a million dreams behind. You see, longevity runs in my family and she thought she had thirty more years ahead of her. It breaks my heart that she's gone and that she didn't get to pursue her dreams. It was a wakeup call that dreams can't wait. 

In 2012, I married the love of my life and he has supported me 100% in starting my own photography company.  So, this is my dream and I get to share it with you! How cool is that!? 

Picture of my grandma and me

I can't tell you how important pictures are in our lives. I hope, that if you're still reading, you whole heartily agree with me.  This is one of the only pictures I have with my grandma. To me, it's everything, even with my goofy face.

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