About Nicole

Originally from The Netherlands, I moved to New York with my family in 1993. I fell in love with the art of creating images and started developing film and printing my photos in the darkroom in college. I've always been very drawn to creativity and the visual arts. I found my passion in portraiture inspired by people, fashion magazines, beauty, music and culture.

Creating portraits is not only about making a person look their best. The most important thing to me is earning my subjects' trust and capturing their essence; really bringing out "who they are" and the different sides of their personality. I guide my clients throughout their experience in my studio and make them feel comfortable and empowered!

I can find beauty in every unique person. I'm very passionate about creating images that my clients love and feel proud of! I love the art of transformation through hair, makeup and wardrobe styling. Natural beauty is enhanced through those details, as well as my signature lighting, skillful direction and posing techniques. From there, my images are edited and retouched to give them my signature polished look, like in a magazine.

My positive and friendly nature reflects my love of the colorful human spirit. I continue to find much joy and inspiration through working with a diverse mix of inspiring clients which I've had the pleasure of collaborating with.

I would love to work with YOU! Please contact me today to schedule your complimentary consultation. We'll discuss what you're looking for and go over photoshoot ideas, the process, and my studio products and pricing.

I look forward to talking with you soon!


Location: New Hyde Park, New York (Nassau, Long Island). New York Metro Area.

Email: nicole@nicoledewaal.com

Phone: 516-262-3966