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Part 2 of 3 : Early February  I was speaking at Inspire Photo Retreats with my friend Crista Acosta where we were sharing our love and knowledge of Birth Photography. Our first day there we attended a class called Vivid and Brave by Christine Tremoulet and Stephanie Ostermann.  I notice a tattoo “YOU ARE ENOUGH” on…

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  • Stephanie OstermannMarch 6, 2014 - 2:07 PM

    I cannot say enough to you how much it means to me to read this. This is why I do this work. I’m sitting in the airport on my way home from WPPI and trying not to tear up. You pushed through. You pushed through the fear and you turned off the voice and you knocked it out. Of. The. Park. I can’t wait to see where you go.

Part 1 of  a 3 part series: When friends need you, you’re there. Everyone knows you’re the rock of the family. You can handle the crisis they may be going through and be their support system. You’re strong minded, strong willed. You’ve got this for them. You would do anything to ease their pain, relieve…

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  • CrystalFebruary 28, 2014 - 6:13 PM

    So proud of you! May your light shine brighter than ever! Xoxo

  • adminMarch 2, 2014 - 12:23 PM

    Thank you Crystal! XO

  • Autumn ThomesMarch 3, 2014 - 9:04 AM

    (((HUGS))) Boy do I know this feeling! I am just starting to dig out from the past 5 years of the universe shoving my face down into the mud. You’ve got this, girl!

  • AbbeyMarch 3, 2014 - 11:44 AM

    So proud of how far you’ve come girlfriend!!!!

I’m a true believer that things , situations happen in our lives for a reason. Sometimes those  reasons just aren’t so obvious and months maybe even years  later, you still can’t understand why. How are these things supposed to make us stronger when in reality we feel so much weaker, as though a piece of…

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  • Leeann MarieJanuary 23, 2014 - 3:48 PM

    And I’m in tears! What a beautiful little miracle. The photos of Brody and his grandfather are just stunning.

  • Patricia MillerJanuary 23, 2014 - 5:34 PM

    This was simply beautiful . The sentiments, the emotions, the photography, everything . I cried , I smiled , I re read it and I feel privileged to glimpse in on this powerful moment.Thank you Nicole and thank you Amber for allowing us access to this special event. What a beautiful Angel.

  • AuroraJanuary 23, 2014 - 6:25 PM

    WOW Nicole that was just beautiful tears of joy, it’s such a process learning to grieve and learning to enjoy life again without guilt, what a beautiful gift you have captured here <3 I know Eric is proud!

  • LucyJanuary 23, 2014 - 8:08 PM

    This was such a well written and beautiful tribute. Thank you for opening your heart and sharing.

  • DanaJanuary 23, 2014 - 8:19 PM

    That was the most touching tribute to anyone, that I have ever seen and the video was amazing. The photos brought both a smile to my face and tears to my eyes. You did and amazing thing doing this and i am sure the family will treasure it always and that Eric loves it too.

  • Brian FriedmanJanuary 23, 2014 - 8:27 PM

    Talk about gorgeous images. Absolutely perfectly done Nicole. I love them all. Just beautiful…

  • KristineJanuary 25, 2014 - 12:06 PM

    I had the great pleasure of knowing and working with Eric many, many moons ago. Thank you for sharing this beautiful moment.

  • Therese PoulinFebruary 2, 2014 - 11:44 AM

    Thanks Nicole
    What a nice tribute believe me my heart want to get out of my chest I am having a hard time to read because of the tears Thanks again for the beautiful moment that you share with us , In our heart for ever Love Grammie

  • RobinJune 13, 2014 - 1:30 AM

    You are a true artist. You have an incredible eye and talent for capturing emotions. I love it!

  • adminJuly 15, 2014 - 9:03 AM

    Thank you Robin!

I haven’t blogged in awhile and I thought this post would be the perfect opening to get it going again. It’s no secret to most, the past few months have been difficult with the changes that have taken place in my life but I won’t take it there. Not today. It still goes hand in…

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  • TARAJanuary 22, 2013 - 11:49 AM

    Nicole,
    I didnt get to read the article as my eyes were filling up at work reading your words as we as moms can so relate. I will read tonight…
    Just know your are a wonderful MOM, daughter, sister, photographer and friend. Your boys adore you beyond belief.
    Love you girl, xoxo

  • Jill VZJanuary 22, 2013 - 12:19 PM

    Beautiful heartfelt post Nicole! These photos are so beautiful!!! What a treasure! You are such a wonderful mom!

  • Dawn CooperJanuary 22, 2013 - 1:31 PM

    Oh my gosh Nicole I can TOTALLY relate!! My oldest boy just turned 10 and it has been such a transition the past couple years…he sure acts like he doesn’t “need” me anymore, but I know he secretly does. 🙂 Your kids are sooo adorable! Love these pictures!!

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