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. 

Paris in Calgary


Every photographer has a dream session or wedding that they’ve always wanted to be able to photograph. For us, it is a bride & groom around Christmas in Paris when it’s snowing. We’ve always imagined it, practically have every shot planned, and have yet to have the opportunity in Paris.

We have come close to our dream shoot though! We recently had the opportunity to photograph an engagement session, in the winter and at Christmas, at a Parisian-style bistro right here in Calgary, AB. Parc Café and Brasserie graciously hosted our session after a few photos at the McDougall center downtown. The best part about this session? Not only did we get to create photos that were as close to our dream shoot as can be in Calgary, but they are also some of my closest friends. There is something magical about creating beautiful images for two people that I truly care about. We absolutely cannot wait for their wedding next year!

Enjoy!

Nikki

PS – We were able to stay for dinner afterwards, and their food was amazing!

Calgary Engagement Photography at Parc Cafe

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Calgary Elopement Wedding Shoot – {Calgary Wedding Photographer}


We absolutely love this couple; working with them was so much fun! A&G approached us with an idea to do a wedding shoot of just the two of them. Jetting off to Vegas to say I Do, they still wanted to create some beautiful images to last a lifetime. Their personalities definitely shined (including the groom’s awesome wedding ring!). Congratulations to a wonderful couple!

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Tea Party Mini Sessions!


We are so excited to announce our next mini sessions. We will be holding sessions Sunday June 29 in Baker Park. Surrounded by beautiful trees and open fields we will be setting up an afternoon tea party. Sessions will include all the necessary props and accessories to create a magical photo session. Book ASAP as spaces will fill up fast! Email us at contact@nicolelynn.com or phone today 403-988-2204.

NLP Tea Party Mini Sessions

The Barnes Family


I had the opportunity again this past fall to do the photos for the Barnes family. It’s been 3 years now and I cannot believe how much the kids have grown! They are such a wonderful family, and once again we had a blast shooting their photos!

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