We’re back & here for you!


With all that has been going on, we are excited to announce that we are open again for some in person sessions! As we navigate through the public health order and maintaining recommended social distancing amongst other precautions here are a few adjustments to our current service offerings.

Due to our current limitations and safety practices in place, we must limit the amount of bookings we are taking. All bookings must be made directly with our photographer by email, contact@nicolelynn.com, or by phone (403) 988-2204.

Portrait Sessions

All portrait sessions will be booked on a limited basis and will only be able to be done as outdoor sessions. Due to the possibility of bad weather, sessions may be rebooked or moved as needed depending on the circumstances. These include maternity, family, engagement, graduation sessions etc.

Newborn Sessions

Due to needing to ensure physical distancing as well as no indoor sessions, we are not yet booking for newborn sessions. We hope to be able to do so in the near future. When we do start accepting bookings all necessary precautions will take place including fully washing and sanitizing all props and equipment, wearing a mask during your session and maintaining as much distance as possible.

Weddings

We are accepting full wedding bookings for 2021 & 2022 now. All 2020 weddings up until September can be accepted, but only for ceremony & formal portraits. To ensure we follow all public health orders, any weddings we accept must have procedures in place to ensure the safety of all those in attendance.

Also, all consultations we will be booking via online means such as Skype, Zoom or Teams instead of in-person consultations or by phone. Wellness and safety of our clients and our photographers is of utmost importance and we want to ensure we are doing our part to keep everyone safe.

Dance & Sports Teams

We are not currently taking any bookings for dance or sports teams until the fall. These bookings would be done tentatively and would be confirmed closer to the booking date depending on the pandemic situation at that time.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

~Nikki

Our Changing World


Hello!

I am hoping that you are all staying safe and are healthy. As we have all experienced over these past 6 weeks, life has changed. Things are different. Everywhere we turn our normal movements, tasks, schedules and day to day life have been changed. The Covid-19 pandemic has taken the world and shaken us all. As we move into week 7, it is hard to believe the impact that this virus has had on all of us.

For us – our business has certainly become quite different for 2020. We have been working hard on rescheduling many upcoming sessions, weddings and events. Although sad for us, we can hear and feel the sadness coming from our clients. In particular are our wedding clients. With the current Covid-19 pandemic that a lot of our couples are making some tough decisions, particularly with consideration of postponement.

First and foremost, we understand that everyone’s health is the main priority. We are taking precautions to ensure that we can adhere to all public health orders to keep everyone safe. Please know for all of our clients, we want to make this situation as easy as possible for you. Any existing bookings can be rescheduled without an extra fee. All of our clients have been contacted via email, so please double check if you haven’t heard from us yet.

For new clients this may mean we have a temporary hold on a date while our existing clients are able to finish rescheduling. Thank you for your patience.

Given the ongoing updates and changes from public health and the Alberta Government, if the virus is still spreading throughout the community during the time of your wedding, we will need to take precautions in order to protect ourselves as well as you and your guests. This situation is fluid and we are simply going to have to take this day by day.

On a personal level, my husband is immune compromised and Becky is a full-time nurse and is currently a frontline worker. We know first hand how important these measures are. As frustrating as they can be, please make sure to follow them.

I also wanted to share a little why I chose the image above. This was one Becky took on my wedding day in 2018. I was fortunate enough to have Carol from Alberta Boots create these custom boots for our July wedding that was during Stampede. I don’t know about you, but this Alberta girl’s heart broke a little bit extra this week with the announcement that the 2020 Stampede will be cancelled. I absolutely understand it’s necessary, it’s sad though. It was yet another hit to local businesses that are directly related to the Stampede events as well as ones who indirectly benefit from the influx of people to our city. We are still trying to support these small businesses in any way we can so that we can all make it through this.

Instead essential services are more important than ever. Our immediate families and homes are more important than ever. Being safe and finding sanity in our new normal is also important. If you have a usual schedule that is anything like mine, it is the most bizarre feeling not to get up and get in the car multiple times a day driving to many different places.

We will be all back together soon, and when we are there will be some pretty special memories and moments. We cannot wait to capture all of them!

Please keep us, and other local businesses in mind when Calgary reopens again.

Stay safe!

~Nikki

Refresh, Renew & Revitalize


With the anniversary of our 10 years arriving, we are super excited to share our first announcement of the year. We have undergone a refresh, a renew & and revitalize as we get ready to service our clients in even better ways!

It is officially time to share our NEW LOGO!

This new logo incorporates a more elegant and sophisticated feel to match our experience, while keeping the simplicity that we strive for in all of our sessions and interactions with our clients.

Becky & I are both dedicated to ensuring all of our clients have a wonderful experience with us. Our goal is for our clients to be relaxed and excited to be at their session, not stressed over every tiny detail (that’s our job!!). Our new logo is not a reflection of change for the company, but rather a polished upgrade that matches where our company is now compared to 2010.

We are committed to the same quality service and images you are used to, many package options and a wide range of portrait services to meet your needs at every milestone.

I hope you love it as much as we do!

~Nikki

Welcome 2020!


Hello and Happy New Year! I cannot wait for 2020 and what it has in store. How about you? Before we dive into any of our exciting future plans, I need to take a step back to the past.

I cannot believe it’s time to say……….Cheers to 10 Years! It is absolutely incredible, and simply almost hard to believe, this is our 10th year in business! It does not seem that long ago that we started this company. We have had so many things happen and change throughout the last 10 years it is incredible.

Nicole-Lynn Photography started out as a small operation with a small colorful website and the anticipation of having a couple portrait photography clients – maybe even a client or two we hadn’t previously met or were related to! Much to my surprise, it didn’t take long for the first 5 clients to roll in (one of which we didn’t previously know), and then 10…….20……and beyond.

That first summer we were hired for our first wedding and at that point Becky (or mom as I call her) jumped in and became the second photographer. It was a very early decision that all weddings we photograph will have 2 photographers regardless of the wedding and the needs of the couple. It has always been important for us to work together and is a part of our success.

It wasn’t long before we added more and more to our range of portraits. Dance schools, head shots, large families, studio newborn, football, other team sports and more! Finally we continued to expand out love of portraits in boudoir photography (www.blushingpinkphotography.com)

Over the 10 years there has been logo updates, workshops, online courses, new and better product offerings, and different studio locations. There have been hundreds of clients, and I can honestly say that we are so incredibly grateful for each and every one of them.

10 years of learning, discovering, mistakes, wonderful portraits and the best part; smiling clients that seemed to love the simplicity of what we were doing. Timeless, beautiful portraits that were a representation of an important moment in their lives.

Thank you. Thank you to each one of our clients that have supported us along our journey. We are looking forward to working with you soon as we grow and expand our offerings even more this year.

In addition, we would love for any of you that we have had the privilege of working with to leave us a review or message. Photography is not simply an image, it’s an experience. We would love to hear about your experience with us, and it helps us tremendously. Our future clients would certainly love the personal insight and we would be incredibly grateful.

Once again – CHEERS TO 10 YEARS!

2019 Christmas Mini Backdrops


We are excited to announce our backdrop selection for 2019. These backdrops will be available to any of our mini sessions held Nov 17, 23, Dec 1 & 7, 2019.

To book one of our sessions follow the link below; http://nicolelynn.com/photocart/booking-calendar/mini-sessions/

New this year, we are also offering two different packages options.

Package 1: Mini Session – $129
includes 25 Custom Holiday Cards

Session Length: 30 Min at our Auburn Bay location

Package Includes:

  • 2 Indoor Sets of your choice 
  • Online Gallery of Images to choose from
  • (4) Digital Files included with the option to purchase additional files
  • (25) 4×6 Flat Custom Holiday Cards


Package 2: Mini Session – $110

Session Length: 30 Min at our Auburn Bay location

Package Includes:

  • 2 Indoor Sets of your choice
  • Online Gallery of Images to choose from
  • (4) Digital Files included with the option to purchase additional files

To reserve your spot follow the link or click below. Please note these sessions fill up quickly and we don’t want you to miss out!

We are looking forward to creating magical Christmas memories with you.

Model Call – 2019 Christmas Backdrops


Each year we look for a couple people to be testers for our new release backdrops. This year we are looking for 3 sets of testers, 2 in September and 1 in October. 

Please note, these spaces are limited and tend to fill up REALLY quickly. If you are interested please respond ASAP. 

Also, before responding please make sure that you read the full description in it’s entirety!

Models – What We Need

  • Each of our sets have a specific amount of people & combination, please read carefully.
  • Models are responsible for outfits that are in line with the descriptions. We do not provide outfits. 
  • A full model release must be given to Nicole-Lynn Photography for image use. This includes use by the backdrop producer. 

Models – What You Receive

  • Full session without having to pay a session fee
  • Online gallery of images to choose (3) digital files from
  • Opportunity to purchase cards, additional files or prints with a 15% off discount

Thank you for considering, we are truly grateful to all those that apply!


Set 1 – Family Model Call

For this set we are looking for the following;
Models: Family of 3-5 people including children

AvailabilityMust be available on a weekend or an evening in September. Specific date will be chosen once we have confirmed the production of this new backdrop. Once selected we will notify the family and select a specific date/time.

Outfits: For this set we are looking for semi-casual with lighter and neutral colours. Some soft greens or reds are ok, not tons of patterns. 


Set 2 – 1 to 2 Children

For this set we are looking for the following;
Models: 1-2 children (siblings)

AvailabilityMust be available on a weekend or an evening in September. Specific date will be chosen once we have confirmed the production of this new backdrop. Once selected we will notify the family and select a specific date/time.

Outfits: For this set we are looking for more formal attire with metallic tones. 


Set 3 – 1 Child (1 to 3 years old)

For this set we are looking for the following;
Models: 1 child that is 1-3 years old and able to sit on their own.

AvailabilityMust be available on a weekend or an evening in October. Specific date will be chosen once we have confirmed the production of this new backdrop. Once selected we will notify the family and select a specific date/time.

Outfits: For this set we are looking for a dressed up outdoor look. We would want to have a sweater or jacket that is neutral, white, or red for an outdoor look. 

Grandparent’s Day – Sept 8


We typically all make special plans for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but what about Grandparent’s Day? Grandparent’s Day is particularly special to me because I was lucky enough growing up to have all of mine be a large portion of my life. Up until a few years ago, I was lucky to also have them all alive and well. Now with one no longer with us, I cherish even more all the special times we get to be together.

As I reach a point in my life where we may have children of my own, I frequently hear my own grandma tell my parents what a joy it is to have a grandchild. The joy and laughter of children, without having to truly parent. What could be better?

These members of the family have the wisdom of many years, the patience learned over time and a bond that should be cherished.

In honour of Grandparent’s Day we thought we would hold our first set of grandparent mini sessions. Special photos sessions meant to capture them and their grandchildren.

On Sept 8, 2019 we are hosting mini sessions from 10am to 4pm at the Bow Bottom Ranch.

Sessions will be 30 min long and include;

  • Outdoor Location
  • Online Gallery of Images to choose from
  • (3) Digital Files included with the option to purchase additional files
  • (1) 8×10 Photo Print

We have a few spaces left. To book follow this link; https://nicolelynn.com/photocart/booking-calendar/mini-sessions

Hope you will join us!

~Nikki

World Photo Day – Winning Entry


You guys! What amazing entries! I absolutely loved seeing all your images and reading your reasons why. It was actually super exciting, I think we will make this an annual event!

After an exciting draw, we are excited to announce our winner. Trina & Lucas, you have won! Here was their entry, and I absolutely love the humour in it!

Hello Ladies!!!

I am sending you this picture for your photo contest! This is one of my favourite pictures ever.

Nicole, everything was a mess on our wedding day EXCEPT for our fabulous photographers. From doing up my dress to simply having the most wonderfully calming presence; you were exactly what was needed that day!Clearly you are also creative with a great sense of humour!

Cheers🥂

Trina & Lucas

Thank you again to all that entered. Happy World Photography Day!

Happy World Photo Day !


Hello!

It’s August 19, 2019 so Happy World Photo Day! I have been super excited to share our memorable photo.

If you have worked with us in the past, you know that photography is our passion career. Both Becky & myself have other careers that we absolutely love, but we love to do both. Our company and our clients are incredibly important to us. Growing up, we always had portraits taken. It captured special moments and memories in our lives. Although it did help that my mom (Becky) was a photographer, it was something that was a priority for us. Looking back, I’m sure glad we did. I absolutely love going though all of our images.

Today we carry this on to our clients. I love being able to reveal images to our clients and know how important they are to them.

This past weekend we launched a contest (ending tonight, so there is still time to enter!) that was quite simple. Share with us your World Photo Day photo. Simply capture something that is important to you and then tell us why it’s important to you! We have certainly had some amazing entries and we absolutely love seeing them! Extra bonus – we put your name into a draw and someone will win a full portrait session with us!

In spirit of our contest, I wanted to show you mine.

wedding photos courtesy of Emily Exon Photography

Now I will admit I cheated a little bit and added 4, but they are all about the same thing. Family and friends. It’s probably no surprise that the most important thing for me to share, especially in photos, are our family & friends. Is there anything better?! I honestly don’t think so. These people (and more!) make life fun, interesting and joyful.

Happy World Photo Day to you, and now let’s see your image!!

~Nikki

PS – If you want to enter the draw, simply follow these steps

CONTEST DETAILS:

  1. Enter to win by sharing your World Photo Day photo with us. Simply take a photo capturing something that it important to you. 
  2. Share your photo with us with a brief description of why it’s important to you
  3. Win a portrait session with us!

HOW TO SHARE

Special Christmas Giveaway!


This year we wanted to treat all of you with a special Baby & Me prize package worth $245! We are super excited to be partnering with Mountain Essence Crafts to give away this amazing package just in time for Christmas!

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So whats included in this amazing package?! We have a fabulous custom onesie for baby courtesy of Mountain Essence Crafts. The winner will be able to choose their size and custom design!

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Second are a complete set of the AMAZING bath salts from Mountain Essence. We use these all the time and absolutely love them (my husband especially loves the Muscle Magic after a long day of work!). Included are the following 3 scents;

  1. Peppermint Swirl (my personal favorite!) – Epsom Salts, Peppermint Essential Oil and Pink Himalayan Salts
  2. Muscle Magic – Coarse Dead Sea Salts, Magnesium Chloride Flakes, Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  3. Relaxation – Epsom Salts & Lavender Essential Oil
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Finally, we are giving away a $200 gift certificate for photography services! You may use this towards any session fees or products!!

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To enter, see the Rafflecopter link below? Simply log in using either your e-mail address or with your Facebook Account. Make sure that both are active as this is our only way of contacting you to let you know if you’ve won! 

Next, click on the prompt and once you click the entry requirement your entry will be logged. We will making the draw and announcing the winner on Dec 22, 2018!

ENTER HERE!

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/4361b2091/?

Good luck and Merry Christmas!

~Nikki