Backyard Golden Hour Session – The Castle Family

I often get asked, how and why did you start your photography business? I’ve probably explained it about 1,000+ times, so why not one more, right? I graduated from the University of Iowa with dual degrees in Business Administration and Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography. Right out of college, I moved to Chicago (insert now husband lived here and wanted to be closer to him). My first job right out of college was a a Recruiter/Marketing Coordinator for a headhunting firm downtown Chicago. I worked in this industry for 6 years, and honestly loved recruiting, but there was always this thought in the back of my mind that I couldn’t seem to let go of. Photography was tugging at my heartstrings. Here I was loving the corporate world, but I knew there was something that I was meant to love…MORE.

In the summer of 2013, I started doing photography “on the side”. I started with family and friend, built a website and facebook page. I took sessions in the evenings after work, and on the weekends. By the end of 2013, I was determined to do it full-time. Towards the end of 2014, I left my position downtown and nose-dived head first into this business. The past seven years have been such a wonderful journey. As a result, I have met so many amazing families along the way.

I’ve known this family for years, and somehow each year’s session seems to be more fun than the last. They are warm, down to earth, friendly, easy-going, funny…beautiful people inside and out. I abolsutely loved working with them and watching their personalities come to life. Their photographs just ooze love. This session, in a nutshell was WHY I left my corporate job 6+ years ago. I truly have the best job on the planet, thanks to beautiful people like them. Now, enjoy the photos ♥️

Nicole is a Chicago Area Family Photographer based in Roselle, Ilinois. Is she a good fit for your photographic style and preferences?   Shoot me a message to chat about photographing your family!

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Nicole is a Chicago Area Photographer based in Roselle, Illinois. She has been recognized by as one of the top photographers in the Chicago area. She has also been recognized by Professional Photographers of America as one of their Faces of the PPA, and has been featured in numerous online photography outlets for her renowned style of photography.

Some of the cities Nicole Christine Photography currently services:
Algonquin, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Carpentersville, Cary, Chicago, Crystal Lake, Deer Park, Des Plaines, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Elmwood Park, Fox River Grove, Franklin Park, Hanover Park, Harwood Heights, Hawthorn Woods, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Itasca, Lake Barrington, Lake in the Hills, Medinah, Mount Prospect, Norridge, North Barrington, Northlake, Palatine, Park Ridge, River Grove, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, South Barrington, South Elgin, Streamwood, Wood Dale.

Backyard Golden Hour Session – The Castle Family

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