Hey you! I’m Nikki and I take photos of amazing people doing incredible things!


photo by the lovely Shelby Rae Photographs

I’m a believer in fearless dreaming, priceless adventure-making, and a whole lot of love. Most days you can find me in sweats, working on my couch happy as can be with my toy poodle by my side. The power of photography is something I am absolutely captivated by. The moments of capturing tender love and happiness are what I live for.

I specialize in wedding photography and portraits. In other words, I take pictures of individuals with unique personalities and couples wildly in love. Being able to transform a fleeting moment into something someone can keep forever with my camera gives me goosebumps of the best kind. Life’s precious moments are destined to be celebrated and shared. I am in this to tell stories — beautiful, genuine, inspiring stories of people just like you!

with love, 


Are you excited to learn more? Wanna be friends? YAY!

Email me at nikkikatephotography@gmail.com or click here!



What kind of camera do you use?

I currently shoot with my Canon 5D Mark III.  I also have multiple lenses in my collection that I need to ensure I get the perfect shot for our special day.  

Where are you located?

I shoot in two locations: Rockford, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  I happily travel back and forth from between these two beautiful cities very frequently.  

Will you travel for shoots?

A thousand times, YES! Traveling is one of my favorite things and I love meeting new people in new places!

What can I expect during my session?

After every shoot, my ultimate goal is to make sure your cheeks are sore from smiling and too many belly laughs.  I want each and every person that steps in front of my camera to become a friend.  I want to get to know you and discover what makes you, YOU.  You can expect a partner in adventure and the biggest of high fives!

How long will it get to get my photos?

Weddings: 6-8 weeks // Portrait sessions: 3-4 weeks

How do I receive my photos and order prints?

After your session is fully edited and ready, I will create an online, password-protected gallery that includes all of your images.  Through the gallery, you are able to share your photos online with family and friends, download your images straight to your computer, and order amazing quality prints!  

What is your style?

My style is authentic, bold, and individualized. I make it easy for you, focusing on real moments that naturally happen. I am a natural light photographer. What does this mean, you ask? Well, during our time together we will be outdoors chasing the sun’s gorgeous light and the shadows that it creates.  I am warning you now, I may squeal with joy when we find “the light” behind my camera. Don’t be alarmed. It’s totally normal. 😉

More things you should know about me:

-I am a happy and passionate girl with a casual preference for Ben and Jerry’s Tonight Dough ice-cream.  

-I believe a girl can never own too many boots and statement necklaces.  

-I am currently attending graduate school to earn my doctorate in Physical Therapy.

-I am obsessed and in total love with my toy poodle, Nugget.

-I am blessed to call my best friend my fiancé.  

-My family means everything to me.   


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