capturing love

in all its forms

honest intimate moments


may my heart be the softest place you fall, may this love be the wildest place you run."
- Butterflies rising


Whether you're looking for an elopement photographer, wedding photographer, couples photographer, or family photographer - I hope you're ready for an adventure! P.S. don't forget to bring an extra pair of hiking boots!

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Based in Nevada City, CA

Nichole Collins is a photographer of all things love: elopements, weddings, couples & families. Let's capture your special moments. 



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I’m an adventurous soul. I love connecting to new people and capturing moments that are true to you. I’m constantly looking for those moments that make me feel alive – if that moment isn’t there, I create it. I want to create moments for you that make you feel alive and on top of the world. Let’s ignite our spirits.

hi friends, i'm nichole!


I like to keep it fun.


Words cannot describe the gratitude we feel for Nichole.

Her photography is a true work of art. She is kind, creative, professional, and truly talented. The turn around time for our wedding photos, and the time she put into each photo was just icing on the cake. If you’re looking for professional, punctual, and someone who will capture all the amazing moments of your special day look no farther thank Nichole! Thank you Nichole, we love you and our photos are breathtaking!

Ashley + Rob

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Nichole these are INCREDIBLE!!! You captured our day so perfectly,

and your photography and editing skills are just unmatched 😍 I totally peaked at them before looking at them with christian 😅 I can’t wait to show him! Thank you so much for capturing our day, you were honestly my favorite vendor and I would choose you again in a heart beat! 

Annika + Christian

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From the first time I talked to Nichole, I knew I was in good hands.

She went above and beyond capturing our wedding day. All my guests even told me how amazing she was and I couldn’t agree more. I am so happy I stumbled across her Instagram 😊

Brittany + Mac

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Oh I’m scream crying 😭😭 NICHOLE I AM DECEASED 

these are everything and more than what I was envisioning 😭😭 you have SUCH a gift and talent. Ugh they are perfect. Love you love you love you friend!! Thank you SO much 🤍

olivia + travis

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Nichole took all that stress out of our minds immediately!

Nichole is incredible! My fiancé and I are not fans of being photographed. We had no idea how we were going to manage getting at least one good photo during our engagement shoot. We thought we’d be too awkward and uncomfortable. Nichole took all that stress out of our minds immediately! She turned on some music and told us exactly what to do in the sweetest, most fun way. Our pictures turned out amazing: no awkwardness or discomfort in sight! Cannot wait for our wedding to do it all over again!

Bri + James

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Nichole was incredibly professional and such a joy to work with.

She took special time for each and every one of our requests for our engagement photos and had so many clever ideas. The detail she thinks of and incorporates into her final copies are what really sealed the deal for us. Her unique character made it so much fun during the shoot to feel comfortable and goofy around and she was so very flexible with our schedule which we appreciated so much. She went above and beyond and we refuse to use another photographer for any serious pictures now. Nichole is our girl!

Madisun + Aiden

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Nichole is AMAZING and captured the best moments of our day!

She was our own personal hype woman throughout the day and has the most adventurous spirit that makes her great at what she does!! We cannot thank her enough for the amazing memories she captured, we will cherish our photos forever!

annie + aaron

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When you hire me – you’re getting more than just a photographer. You’re getting a friend, you’re getting a planner, you’re getting an experience. I provide more than just photos. I'm here to show you how beautiful you are, and I can't wait to work with you!

Your love is your love. It's unique to you. It doesn't have to look a certain way. I'm here to capture your authenticity.

here's what you need to know about working with me:

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Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm


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based in Nevada City, ca. available for travel worldwide.

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