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Alivia C.

"The photoshoot went beyond any expectations I had, complete with remarkable teamwork, time management, flawless execution of ideas and good vibes. We shot 3 looks, each one strikingly different, which was so much fun! Nicole was very friendly and open from the start and is excellent at communicating on all levels; from conversation, texting, emailing to social media. We scheduled the photoshoot and she sent me a detailed production schedule and mood board. I had utmost confidence in the professionalism of her and her team (hair/makeup artist Liz Kaiser and photo assistant Natalie Abellera) before even entering the studio. I really valued the experience of being photographed in such a creative and inviting setting (Nicole’s studio is fabulous). The opportunity was truly a gift that I will always treasure. The final edited photos from the shoot were beautiful and I would definitely love to work with Nicole and her team again!"

Vennus B.

"We did a maternity and couple photoshoot with Nicole and it was a wonderful experience overall. She was there every step of the way, from the pre-photoshoot planning to helping me find my outfits, hairstyle and makeup looks. This is particularly important for me since this was the first time I had ever done a photoshoot and I had no idea what to do or what to expect. The minute I arrived at her studio, Nicole really went all out to make me feel comfortable. Hair and makeup was beautifully done on premises by Liz Kaiser. Nicole supplied extra wardrobe pieces and jewelry for me to choose from for the photoshoot, in addition to what I had brought with me. She even had an array of snacks for me to munch on throughout the afternoon. Nicole’s studio was cozy and comfortable; I felt right at home. The photoshoot itself was a lot of fun! There was music blasting, me dancing and laughing throughout the shoot. When my husband arrived for the couple portion of the day, we were in full swing and he had to catch up to the energy that was already generated! Nicole made sure that we felt comfortable and natural in front of the camera. The final product is fantastic, the photos are beautiful!!! Pregnancy, in general, can be a difficult adjustment physically and mentally. Thankfully, Nicole really captured this incredible chapter of my life in a way that I could have never imagined. Just recalling the experience and looking at our portraits; I really never felt or looked more beautiful. Thank you, Nicole!!"

Nicolle H.

"I did a photoshoot with Nicole when I was working as a model. I felt at ease from the moment I met her. She is kind and creative and her energy is radiant and light. She is a gifted photographer and an incredible human who brings out the true beauty in others through her always compassionate lens."

Manuela M.

"Nicole is a very professional and brilliant photographer! I'm from Germany and wanted to do a shoot during my vacation in New York. It was an amazing and lovely day! She organized all important details before the shoot and sent me photos of different looks so we could decide on the styles before our session. On the "big day" we first went to a Hair & Make-Up Studio. They were very professional; I felt beautiful and loved my look. The shoot was at Nicole's home photo studio. She had a big collection of dream like dresses and I could choose which ones I wanted to wear. I felt like a star for the day! The quality of her work is absolutely perfect. She really made me feel at ease when I was nervous. I have amazing pictures and it was a beautiful experience for me. I am happy that I've met a warm and friendly person like Nicole de Waal. I'm sure that I will book her again the next time I visit New York!"

Keri V.

"Nicole is a true artist. She is sensitive toward the needs of her clients. She has a creative eye and her intuition is always precise and on point. She has great energy and working with her is a lot of fun. I would gladly recommend her services to others and I look forward to working with her again in the future!"

Kris S.

"I want to personally say that Nicole is by far the best photographer I have ever come across. To start off, Nicole is very personable and friendly. She truly gets a good feel for her client and makes them feel at home right away. You can easily tell how passionate she is for her work. Not only did she cater to what I was looking for in the shoot but her expertise and creative mind helped capture other ideas, angles and lighting throughout the shoot that took the photos to another level. There were moments I forgot we were shooting, I felt as if I was working with a friend. Unlike most photographers, not once was there a rush nor a sense of urgency. We did not move on to the next set until I got the exact shot I was looking for. Nicole truly prides herself in her work and she will not settle for anything less than perfection, a title that lies in the eyes of the client, not the photographer. She also delivered the retouched images that I ordered on the same day. I am extremely glad I came across her and I am proud to say she will be my photographer for every shoot I do from here on out."

DJ Uniko, Niko B.

"Great Service! Nicole went above and beyond for my photoshoot; she also made it very fun. I’m a DJ and wanted to have new photos to use on promotional flyers for my gigs in the night life club scene. I knew it would get my DJ business more exposure, as well as help with growing my brand. Nicole is very professional in what she does. She works in her home photo studio and uses professional gear. I highly recommend Nicole for any type of photoshoot that you’re looking to have done; whether it's to grow your business, build your portfolio or to capture family portraits. Nicole is the one to do it all and I look forward to my next upcoming shoot with her."

Jane L.

"Your photos are absolutely STUNNING and your site is BEAUTIFUL!!!! What a talent you are! The image of me hugging my husband with my eyes closed is the best picture of the two of us EVER! And there are many great pictures of us! I am also in tears over how beautiful the pictures are of me & my daughter. You captured our LOVE! What a gift! You are true artist. Your family portfolio had me saying “awwwww” out loud so many times. I was so blown away by the before & after pictures too - truly a great site of GREAT WORK. Be a proud shutterbug, you’re awesome!"

Tiffany S.

"My photoshoot with Nicole was to expand my modeling portfolio. We did a beauty, glamour and boudoir look and I was very happy with the finalized photos. Planning the details pre-shoot was a great way to prep the styling and hair & makeup. The session went well and the product delivery reflected what was captured. Nicole is very warm, easy to be around and very professional. She makes you feel comfortable and gives a lot of direction during the shoot. Nicole is a great photographer to work with if you're very shy or just starting out and have very little experience modeling."

Diana B.

"I just wanted to thank you for everything, I had an amazing time! I really enjoyed working with you, you made me feel really comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire shoot... I love the pictures!!"

Justin V.

"It was my first time ever having headshots and modeling photos taken. Nicole made the experience comfortable and enjoyable from start to finish. She did a great job and really worked her magic to make the comp cards look awesome!"

Lia M.

"Nicole doesn't only have the necessary photography skills, but a great personality that compliments her work perfectly. First of all, she took her time to listen to me and made sure she understood what I was looking for, she then made that the ultimate main goal of the photo session. In addition to that, Nicole's humility, consideration and respect created a very relaxed and comfortable environment allowing me to move naturally in front of the camera. Nicole's fun spirit and deep passion for her work is so contagious that it makes the whole photo session into an amazing experience!"

Laura L.

"I love my photos so much, and the entire process was WONDERFUL, because of you. You are so talented, and I know that someday I will see your pictures in Vogue! Thank you for your hard work, your kindness and your friendship. I decided to print two contrasting headshots so that I would have two distinct "looks" when going on my acting auditions. Let's talk SOON! Best wishes"

Jorge M.

"I did my new headshots with Nicole and they came out great. She took her time and paid attention to detail. At the end we did some fun shots as well. If you are looking to get new acting headshots I recommend you work with Nicole."

Maureen H.

"Nicole did a very professional job and really captured who I am in the photos she took. I am very happy with her service."