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"It's one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it's another thing to make a portrait of who they are." - Paul Caponigro

I love this quote! It truly embodies how I feel about photography. Preserving the excitement and joy as you walk down the aisle, the absolute love and wonder in your child's eyes, the laughter of friends and family ...What a wonderful way to capture time and memories, and lets face it time moves all too quickly!

I also love the challenge of collaborating with fellow artists! Musicians, Videographers, Painters, Makeup artists, Designers. I’m a big fan of setting the “mood,” and there is nothing more amazing than connecting over concepts based off of the senses and seeing what amazing visual masterpiece we are able to create together.

On top of capturing beautiful memories, or collaborating with fellow creatives, I have a serious passion for all things food, but especially food photography. I think food is unique and interesting to photograph... instead of words it speaks through texture, color, and taste! Your mind is the only limit while shooting food photography, and I think that's beautiful...

My goal is to be able to capture all of these moments not only for my clients, but for myself as well! 

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Besides being a photographer I am also a mother to three crazy, wonderful children who keep me on my toes and remind me to choose joy everyday. I am a wife to my best friend who puts up with my adventurous mind, supports my wanderlust and need for travel and independence, tries all my (sometimes unsuccessful) recipes, and is all around the most sweet and supportive guy a girl could hope for. I love to spend time in the kitchen working on recipes for my cookbook, or reading Harry Potter to my kids with our Welsh Corgi named Doughnut. I love copper accents, white stone counters, and floor to ceiling windows..I’m usually listening to Halsey, Amber Run, Lana Del Rey or some other “moody” musician.. I think there’s something better about sipping warm drinks in beautiful ceramic mugs, and if I’m lucky on the weekend I’ll get to enjoy a spicy Bloody Mary. I love (need) to travel and explore new places (and food), and every year I attempt to try my hand at gardening.. practice makes perfect right?      

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~ Nicole Dingman XoXo