Nikki Myers Photography: Details Captured | About


Photography is incredibly important to me – it’s heartfelt, dramatic, emotional and, sometimes, more perceptive than the naked eye. It inspires me to discover the details in our everyday lives, from the mundane to the extraordinary. Finding the light has become a daily exercise — from my windows, outside through the clouds, in the shade, or with studio lighting. I love it all, and I am constantly learning and challenging myself.

My passion for photography began when I was a child, observing my dad and his SLR camera, lenses, filters, and flash; they were well protected in his camera bag and out of reach from my little hands and budding curiosity. I distinctly remember the first time he let me shoot with his camera: I carefully installed the film, winding and waiting for it to gently click into place, desperate to see what I could capture with his camera. Once his permission was granted, my creativity caught fire.

Since that memorable introduction, the art of photography has changed dramatically. Whether it was that borrowed SLR or various digital point-and-click models, my camera came with me everywhere, and I was soon identified as the visual historian of my family. In 2005, I bought my first advanced digital camera and never returned to using film. Digital photography has allowed me to grow exponentially through practice, experience, and (almost instant!) feedback.

I am in love with photographing my young children {oh, their eyes, expressions, and mischief}, my family, friends, new or returning clients, food, products, and events. As a former and longtime school counselor, I thrive on working amidst the chaos and energy of a photo shoot or focusing on the moods and personalities of my clients. Nothing thrills me more than capturing people as they are, yielding all sorts of photographs as evidence that life is a compilation of moments, some planned and others not. I pride myself on helping my clients be comfortable, relaxed, and confident during our time together, guiding their experience, and allowing for the unexpected to emerge.

Thank you for your interest, and please feel free to contact me to discuss how I can help you create the photographs you need.