photography takes an instant out of time altering life by holding it still
Dorothea Lange

Ciao I’m Nicole and I’m so happy that you’d like to know more about me. I am a South African portrait, lifestyle and wedding photographer based in Italy.

I decided very early on in my career, that my twenties would be dedicated to exploring our beautiful planet. So within a few months, I had left my career in architecture, waved goodbye to Cape Town and headed for the sunny skies of Dubai. I lived in the sandpit for over six years. Being based there enabled me to travel to countries that I had only dreamed of visiting before. It was easily the best decision that I had ever made.

"I have interacted and worked with people from diverse backgrounds and places."

So far I have ticked off fifty-six countries from of my travel list. Mexico, Japan and the Maldives are but a few of the countries that I have had the pleasure to discover and fall in love with. While exploring the world, I captured and collected my memories through photographs. This is where my sheer joy of taking photographs was born!

It was also on this "wander-full" journey that I met my husband, Mauro. We now live just outside of Milan with Alfred - our naughty cat!

I feel that I have inherited a piece of each of the cities and countries that I have lived in: the laid-back character of Cape Town, the ambition of Dubai and the love of "la bella vita" in Italy. Owing to my somewhat adventurous life as a 'digital nomad', I have had the rare and rewarding experience of interacting and working with people from diverse backgrounds and places - something that I hope is reflected in my photographs.

When I am not travelling I am continually drawn to the creative life. I bought my first DSLR camera in 2011 and what started out as a hobby has evolved into a passion and now a career. To put it simply, that's how I became a photographer.

My thoughts about photography are simple. I believe that a moment is immortalised through a photograph and I would like to be there to capture raw and unguarded moments of emotion throughout our time together. Whether it is a wedding, portrait or lifestyle photography that you would like me to photograph, it will be both my privilege and pleasure to be welcomed by you. I look forward to capturing your story through these time-frames that we call photographs.

If you have connected with my images and my storytelling, I would love to hear from you.

by Hand StitchedFilms

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