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Nicole De Waal Photography
Nicole De Waal Photography

Nicole De Waal Photography

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Introduction: I specialize in Portraiture and create Beauty, Personal Branding & Family Imagery. Experience a magazine-style photo shoot for yourself! Why should only models & actors see themselves in their best light? Most of my photo sessions are for women of all ages and sizes. Allow me to take images that capture your inner & outer beauty! I love bringing out people's personality and showing them different sides of themselves through photography. I will guide you throughout the shoot so you look your best and will make you feel very comfortable. Use the images for your business, website, social media, dating profile, or share them with your loved ones! Personal branding shoots are also available for men. I invite you to a complimentary consultation so we can connect & chat! We'll discuss creative shoot direction & styling, as well as my process, product options and pricing. Contact me for more details and to schedule our phone or in-person meeting. I'm very passionate about my craft and creating a positive, fun experience for all my clients. I've always been an artistic, out-going type and love collaborating with others. Making people look and feel beautiful is very rewarding. I'm honored to meet and work with wonderful and diverse people, it's very inspiring! It took me a long time to build my business but I always held on to my dream and vision. I guide my subjects through the production process and give lots of direction during the photoshoot. No experience required, all you need to do is be yourself and trust me... I will capture your inner & outer light! I have a natural ability to make people feel relaxed, comfortable and confident. I love creating images for people too because I believe portraits are priceless, especially to you and your family one day when looking back at your life. Having images you're proud of that capture your essence and this moment in time is truly something special.

Hired 5 times

1 employee

22 years in business

Photos and Videos

39 photos

Excellent 4.9

8 reviews


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 and I am so grateful that you have shared your talent with my family, I am truly honored. Your family shots on your site 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. I’m honored to have me and my loves captured there! Super cool!
Jun 15, 2014
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!
Jun 10, 2014
Tiffany S.

My photoshoot with Nicole de Waal 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 and easy to be around, yet very professional. She makes you feel comfortable and gives direction if you are open to collaborating. Nicole is a great photographer to work with if you're very shy or just starting out and have very little experience modeling. 1 hour ago · Sent from Web
Jun 18, 2014
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!
Jun 26, 2014
Manuela M.

Headshot Photography

Nicole is a really professional and brilliant Photographer! She organized everything whats important, in front of the shoot. She sent me different pics, for checking style, look and make-up. So we could decided the style of the images in front of shooting. First of all, on the "big day" we went to a Make-Up-Artist and Hairdresser Studio. The make-up and also the hairdresser were really professional and I felt beautiful and I loved my look. The shooting was placed in Nicole's studio. It was an amazing and lovely day! At the studio i could choose between different backgrounds. Nicole have a really big collection of dreamlike dresses and I could choose between different of it. The quality of her work is absolutely perfect. She made me feel really ease when i was nervous. I have amazing pictures and I felt like a star for on day! It was a beautiful experience for me and I am happy about meeting a warm and friendly person like Nicole de Waal. I am from Germany and i booked the shoot for my vacation there, but if I`m going to visit New York next time, I am sure, that I will book her again.
Jun 8, 2014


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My session fee is $190 and includes: creative concept & styling consultation, beautiful hair & makeup, fully guided photoshoot, wardrobe & set changes, behind, artistic editing/professional retouching and image reveal/ordering session. Only buy the images you love! There is no hard sell and no minimum order requirement. Your images are professionally finalized, printed & matted and come in a beautiful folio box + the high resolution digital files are included. I offer a folio of 6, 10 and 20 images, as well as wall art and custom orders. Images start at $75 each. Please get in touch for product samples and further pricing details.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I always start with a complimentary consultation so we can connect and chat! I always enjoy getting to know people and finding out what kinds of images they're looking for. Each photo session is personally customized for them and together we design their unique photoshoot. After discussing creative direction and styling, we go over my production process, session details, as well as the products I offer and pricing information. I believe it's important to educate new customers from the start. Time is extremely valuable to me so it's good to go over everything to see if we are a good match. Establishing a comfortable connection is also very important, it makes the whole experience positive from start to finish which is always my goal.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I started doing photography as a teenager and it's been a long road of learning and growing since then! I’ve been working in the creative industry for 17 years and graduated in 1999 with a BA in Contemporary Arts/Communications and an AAS in Graphic Arts/Advertising. Since then, I've worked for many top companies while pursuing my own photography business on the side. I gained most of my related experience while working for top advertising/portrait photographers as a Studio Manager/Producer. I learned all aspects of running a professional photography studio, how to coordinate photoshoot details for very large productions, how to work with a creative team and with lots of equipment and what it takes to do a successful shoot. I’ve also taken numerous online workshops, classes and seminars throughout the years about photography, business, retouching & design and am a member of Sue Bryce Education. Sue is my mentor and an industry leader in the portrait photography world. These days I split my time between serving my photography clients and working part-time for a magazine publishing company as a production/account manager. My goal is to get to a point where I'm doing photography full-time. I believe we should all do work that we have passion for in life. It's important to hold onto your dreams and make things happen!

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