All sessions take place on weekdays. In-home sessions are scheduled for mid-morning when lighting and little ones' moods tend to be best! These are 1-2 hour lifestyle sessions and truly capture you interacting as a family, whether you’re in the maternity, newborn or family phase.
Outdoor sessions are scheduled for 1-2 hours before sunset and have been chosen by me based on my experience and familiarity with the area. Each location lends itself to a backdrop that is consistent with my aesthetic and approach to capturing families. These sessions are a little more traditional and last 30-45 minutes. 

Four weeks after your session, you'll receive your online gallery where you can view, share and download your edited, high-resolution photos. You will also have the option to purchase prints, albums and frames directly through your gallery shop. The shop is designed with you in mind, a busy mom who doesn’t want to be overwhelmed with decisions. It’s intuitive, effortless and includes beautiful, high-quality products that have been hand selected.

How it Works

Before your session, through a series of phone calls and emails, I’ll get to know you and your growing family better - what your kid’s hobbies are, what your interests are, if you’re a high energy family or more mellow. Whatever it is that makes your family uniquely yours so I can capture you authentically. You'll also receive a guide that will walk you through everything from choosing outfits to strategies for getting kids to cooperate. The guide is based on 10 years of experience and typically answers any questions that come up!

During your session, I take a lifestyle approach guiding you rather than posing you. I like to get a mix of traditional (think, smiling at the camera) and lifestyle (think, smiling at each other) photos. We’ll have fun, I’ll tell cheesy jokes and together we’ll capture lifelong memories!

After your session is when it all comes together. You’ll begin reliving those moments captured not only on your screen but in the beautiful products you choose to live in your home.

The Experience

You dream of stress-free photo sessions, deeply connecting with your family and natural, timeless heirlooms hanging on your walls. With a thoughtful approach, I’m here to guide you through the whole process.

Your story is begging to be told

mother-to-be lisa

Our experience with Nicole is always so incredible. Nicole is so down to earth and truly an incredible soul. She makes you feel so comfortable and like family. It’s as if we’ve known each other for years. She is professional, personable, kind, and a diamond within the photography industry. Each session with her exceeds our expectations, her vision and editing skills are flawless and she is a true mastermind behind the lens. She captures the love between a couple and families like they are her own and her passion for photography shines with the finishing product she gives to you.

the matthews family

We did a family session with Nicole in 2014 and have been hooked ever since! Every fall we are sure to clear our schedules to be available for her Fall Mini Session (even if that requires my husband taking the red eye home from a business trip!). She is so easy to work with and the end results are always stunning!

mama lauren

It was a joy and privilege to work with Nicole. From our initial phone conversation, Nicole was kind, professional, and incredibly easy to connect with, and instantly made us feel comfortable and excited. Based on our conversations beforehand, we had a feeling that our session itself would be fun, but Nicole truly made the day such a special experience that we will treasure as much as the photos themselves—which are so stunning and perfectly capture the many emotions of almost-parenthood. Nicole is a magical artist with a caring, down-to-earth soul and I would recommend her work to anyone and everyone. You will be beyond grateful to have her snapshots wherever you find yourself in life!

mama allison

Working with Nicole was the most grace-filled experience for this first time mama! We were on a short family vacation with two sets of grandparents plus a newborn when I reached out to her, and she fully prepared us for the time together beforehand with very helpful tips! The morning of was hectic for us-- a fussy baby, excited grandparents, and working from home parents all coming together. Nicole met us at our rental home for an in-home session, bringing with her her equipment, but also her peaceful, kind, bright presence. She was able to beautifully direct us over that hour and captured joy-filled scenes of 3 generations that our families will treasure forever.

mother-to-be nicole

It's rare to find someone who's kindness comes through in an email, but that's what I found with Nicole. She made me feel comfortable in front of the camera (not an easy thing to do at 8 months pregnant) and the pictures were everything that I had hoped for. In combination with being a wonderful person, she is a fantastic photographer and is always willing to give suggestions on what to wear for sessions, how to pose and what shots would turn out beautifully. I highly recommend her to anyone that's looking for more than just another photographer (although she's great at that too!), but looking for a kind soul as well.

the miller family

This is the second year we used Nicole Detone Photography and we couldn't be HAPPIER!!!! Nicole knows how to make you feel comfortable, welcome and un-rushed! She works well with children and has the patience of a saint. We didn't think our pictures couldn't get better than the first time we shot with her but they did! We want to make this a family tradition for many years to come!

frequently asked questions

What makes your work different from other photographers?

I strive to capture the love and authenticity of you in an honest, timeless and organic manner. With a non-invasive approach, I work to make sure you are comfortable, capture emotions that are raw and prefer to use light that is natural.

How and when will I receive my images?

Portrait Sessions are delivered within 4 weeks via an online gallery. You'll be able to view and download all of your edited photos at this time.

How many Sessions do you photograph?

To ensure you receive a custom and timely experience, I reserve only one session per week.

What about mini sessions?

I occasionally offer pop-up mini sessions. These tend to sell-out fast so they best way to ensure you get a spot is to sign up for my newsletter!