A Chat with Nicolena’s Photography
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
My photography is neither photojournalistic nor posed. It is simply an expression of the family’s and individual’s personality. There is typically a great mix between posed and candid photos depending on the client’s style and taste; after all, these are your photos not mine.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I started Nicolena’s Photography because of the support and courage I was given by employers and family who had seen my work. I began taking photos of the children I cared for and [of my friends and family]; and now it has bloomed into a full-fledged business.
What do you love most about your job?
The happiness the perfect photo brings, or the emails that follow. I love it when a parent, or client, lets me know that we perfectly captured them or their child. [I especially love it] when I get an iconic look or expression. I enjoy making adults [feel] at ease during the process and bonding with the little ones.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
The best feedback [is the number of] return customers we have. It has been a privilege to watch families grow from couples’ sessions, to newborn sessions, and now, yearly family photos. We also thoroughly enjoy the numerous holiday cards we receive featuring our photos.