WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING:
“I cannot say enough great things about Nicole and her team. I’ve worked with her for several years in my capacity as owner/agent at Cast Images Talent Agency and she’s always extremely professional, kind and does absolutely beautiful work. My daughter shot photos with Nicole recently, and I got to experience her work from the mom point of view. Nicole made the experience fun, stress free and overall just terrific for my daughter. The photos are gorgeous and we’re thrilled with how they turned out. If you are looking for a senior portrait photographer, you will adore working with Nicole.”
~ Chandra B.
It is hard to add to the superlatives that others have written about their experiences with Nicole Cook. Although I know virtually nothing about photography, it was evident, even to my untrained eye, that her portfolio stood out from all the other photographers I researched. Her subjects look relaxed, unforced, and ridiculously beautiful. What I did not expect was how warm, kind, sweet, and generous she would be while photographing my camera-shy son. What I appreciated most about our Senior Portrait experience is the way she coaxed not just his physical beauty, but his sweet, deep, old soul into the photos. Nicole shared that she doesn’t get the opportunity to photograph very many boys’ pics – which is a shame. She has a way of capturing what is most unique and beautiful in your child, and they have fun in the process. Every parent should get to see their child through her lens. Most importantly, my son loved every picture and was very proud of the final images. We can’t recommend her highly enough – I’d give her 10 stars if I could. Thank you Nicole!
~ Dina B.
“I am in need of at least 5 more stars here! We were fortunate enough to be referred to Nicole Cook to take our daughter’s senior portraits, and let me begin by saying this was the BEST decision ever! We booked a package that included a professional makeup session and it was so worth it! My daughter’s makeup was gorgeous, and set the tone for the rest of the session…all she had to do was choose a few cute outfits, do her hair (which she enjoys doing–Nicole also offers that as a professional service option) and smile. Nicole was so warm, professional, encouraging, and fun. She made my daughter feel completely at ease, and beautiful to boot. We had a fantastic time in Auburn visiting many sites within walking distance alone….I could already see at the session that we were going to have some lovely photos. Today we were able to view the pictures, and choose from many options available both in packages and a la carte. These portraits were absolutely stunning, and Nicole took such care, spending as much time as we needed in selecting what was right for us. We are all so excited and can’t wait to see the finished product! It was great being able to see “mock ups” on a big screen tv, along with beautiful music that made this sentimental mom a bit teary. I would absolutely recommend Nicole Cook for any photography needs–she is a true gem.”
~ Linda L.
“Nicole is simply amazing at what she does. My step daughter had her senior portraits taken by Nicole and all we could say was WOW when we saw the slideshow. The hardest part was narrowing them all down because she was simply stunning in every single one. Not only does Nicole shoot amazing photography, using light perfectly to complement her subjects, posing them in ways that are flattering and natural, she has a kind heart. She is genuine and sweet, which I know helped my step daughter feel completely at ease in front of the lens. Thank you so much, Nicole, for capturing this time for us. These pictures will be hanging on our walls for years to come. If you’re looking for an amazing photographer, look no further, you can’t go wrong with Nicole Cook Photography.”
~ Ash K.
“As a dad, nothing could have been more foreign than to take my daughter to get senior portraits done. From the moment we arrived, Nicole’s relaxed and friendly personality made the process so easy. She started by scheduling the photo-shoot, even suggesting some beautiful outdoor locations. Then, a make-up and hair makeover, taking and processing the photos, arranging a photo review, and selection of photos were a breeze! Nicole seamlessly transitioned from one process to the next. The finished product was stunning. My daughter walked away with memories for a lifetime, and my wife and I proudly hang the printed portrait, share the photo book and smartphone App with all the gorgeous photos of our daughter. We only got one chance to capture this special time in our daughters life. We got it right with Nicole Cook Photography!”
“We are having such an amazing time with Nicole Cook Photography shooting my daughters senior photos. She is so much fun to work with and really knows her stuff! She is so talented and professional, the pictures so far have come out so much better than I could have ever dreamed; and I had high expectations to start with:) we love how creative and original she is. 10/10 recommend!! She really brings out the best in my daughter.”
~ Kristine S.
“My daughter had her senior pictures taken by Nicole. My wife and daughter came home after the photo shoot and were so excited they made me go today to select the pictures. She started with a slide presentation in her home studio and I could tell at this point she had spent many hours getting ready for our meeting. Nicole is a true professional and had extreme patience with us as to be honest it was hard to narrow our selection down to our selected package, the pictures were so incredible. I had just met this lady and her personality made me feel like we were friends, it wasn’t all about the business. From all the prep and all the traveling to the different background settings I could now see why my wife and daughter loved her, she is in a class above the rest! I would highly recommend!”
~ Jon D.
“I have never seen Brenna happier with pictures of herself. Thank you so much for your time and patience. You were a true blessing to work with. Brenna wouldn’t let the pictures out of her sight. She had to take them in her car even though we were going to the same place. She was overly excited to share them with people and she HAD to be the one to do it. She wouldn’t let anyone have a sneak peak of the graduation announcements. She said they had to wait until they got them in the mail. Our experience with you was truly amazing. Thank you so much!”
~ Stacy L.
“Nicole took the most amazing senior portraits for my daughter, Cassie. Jill and Lin did amazing make-up and hair. Nicole had my daughter totally relaxed and it shows in the quality of her pictures. We took photos in several different settings, not just a basic back drop. My daughter is not a model, but she looks like it in so many of the photos. When we reviewed the proofs, there were so many great shots we had a hard time choosing. I can’t wait to do family portraits with her!”
~ Becky F.
“I didn’t really know what to expect for my daughter’s senior photos, but I was amazed on how professional, sweet, encouraging and talented Nicole Cook is!! She really makes your daughter and you feel totally comfortable. Her at home studio is awesome with a viewing area with lots of sample pictures to look at and another room for changing and hair/makeup, it’s decorated really cute too!! We scheduled the photo shoot right after school, plenty of time if your worried about that. Jess from Polish and Pout did her hair and makeup, which turned out gorgeous by the way!! My daughter brought like 4 different outfits to change into. Make sure you bring shoes to match too (I had to go back home to get them). Nicole lives in an area that has alot of beautiful photo spots right in her own backyard if u don’t wanna travel, but if you do want to go to a specific spot or location, Nicole will go, and she also knows where all the good spots are too!! The photo shoot went great, she had senior helpers too that helped out alot. We shot close to her house and downtown also, you’d be surprised that some unlikely spots turn out beautiful in photos! I really enjoyed being there with my daughter, I just stood back and watched, Nicole had it all under control! She kept shooting till it was almost dark. It was a totally awesome, wonderful experience! We came back about a week later for a viewing. She has it all set up as a slide show on her huge tv monitor. She really takes her time and helps u select the perfect pictures along with the package you choose. She also does graduation announcements with the photos you pick out too, love those! The photos she created of my daughter took our breath away, SO BEAUTIFUL! I will be forever grateful and cherish this experience and the magical photos that were taken by Nicole Cook for the rest of my life! Thank you!!”
~ Kate S.
“Our daughter had her senior shoot done by Nicole and we absolutely LOVED working with her. My daughter had very specific ideas of what she wanted, of how she wanted to pose and so on. Nicole was able to meet every need, want, and wish. The only thing that was difficult was choosing the pictures. So many good ones. We are VERY happy with the end results. Thank you Nicole, we will recommend you and your team every time.”
~ Anna V.
“Nicole Cook was amazing to work with for my daughter’s senior portraits. The hair and make-up artist did a great job before the photo shoot and each natural setting in her neighborhood was different and beautiful. The lighting was perfect and Nicole’s sweet disposition put my daughter at ease and she ended up having a lot of fun. We are so happy with the photos too. For a special and memorable senior portrait experience, I highly recommend Nicole Cook Photography!”
~ Nancy H.
“Nicole Cook is a breath of fresh air! Let’s start with, I don’t like to have my picture taken. I’m not comfortable in front of a camera and my photos have always proved that. Not with Nicole. She put me at ease right from the first click of her camera. She’s professional but warm and kind. My photos look like me while capturing the best of me. Way to go, Nicole!”
~ Laura A.
“My overall session experience with Nicole was amazing! She made every moment of it so much fun by bringing her energy and fun personality! She truly captures the beauty in every girl and I have nothing but good things to say about her!”
~ Natalie S.
“My twin daughters’ senior portraits turned out wonderfully. Nicole was awesome to work with. I loved her package deal that made my girls feel so special getting their hair and makeup done professionally before their photo shoot. They felt like models. It made the entire experience a special treat. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for gorgeous photos with a gifted photographer.”
~ Gretchen W.
“Nicole Cook is an amazing photographer!!! As a professional model, I’ve had the pleasure of working with her on various projects. From prep to the final images, she’s 1st rate. I value the team she puts together and her attention to every detail in advance. Photography is her passion and it shows in her work. Her fondness for natural light and the great outdoors, has made for some award winning photos. She shoots efficiently and gets the images she and her clients want every time. To top it off Nicole, is the nicest person to work with. At times, hilarious too 🙂 Booking her will be the BEST decision you’ve ever made!!!”
~ Kayla C.
“Nicole is a true professional in every essence of the word. She is truly one of the sweetest people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. She absolutely knows how to make having professional photos an amazing and unforgettable experience. From the very first meeting with her at her gorgeous studio to the professional hair and makeup; everything was TOP NOTCH! Nicole has a remarkable eye for capturing what I can only sum up as pure magic. When it came time for our viewing session, I could not have been more pleased with how the prints turned out. What I saw was so extremely beautiful & romantic that it truly brought tears to my eyes. She was able to capture feeling & love in a moment that was powerful enough to evoke an emotional response. I will forever cherish my portraits. I am forever grateful to have had the privilege to have worked with Nicole.”
~ Angela H.
“We cannot express how amazing of a photographer Nicole is. She is, in fact, an artist and was able to capture my family’s connection, happiness and sometimes goofiness. She is also a professional who put us at complete ease during the shoot. It was a fun and memorable afternoon in the park with lots of silly giggles and hugging. The results were stunning – impressive uses of surroundings, colors and light. We will treasure our family portraits forever. It is without hesitation that I recommend Nicole Cook Photography.”
~ Amy O.
“Nicole has a gift for capturing the essence of people on film. We had her take photos of our 3 boys and they turned out just amazing. I have 6 of them framed in my office and people always compliment me on them. I liked them so much that I asked her to take a new bio shot for me to use for work and they turned out great as well. She chose amazing settings and backgrounds, her mellow style put me at ease during the shoot, and in the end I got some photos of myself that I actually like for the first time in my life. Thanks Nicole!”
~ Lance L.
“Nicole Cook is one of the most talented photographers that I have worked with!! Her work is simply stunning! I have had her take pictures of me twice now and was extremely amazed by the results!!! Nicole takes the most powerful and beautiful light (talking about natural light here) and creates images like I have never seen before!! I will be sure to book her for any shoots I may want to do in the future!! She is the best that you can get, not to mention a caring and kind and funny person, which BELIEVE ME, can really help calm down the nervousness!!! If you are thinking about booking her, don’t hesitate she is THE BEST!!!!”
~ Noelle L.
“My daughter just completed a photo shoot with Nicole yesterday and the sneak peaks at the photos in the camera alone were incredible. We are so excited to see the finals! Nicole is so warm and personable and made the shoot so comfortable. We felt like we have known her many years! She has an incredible eye for color and lighting and capturing natural beauty. Her work is stunning and we feel so grateful to have worked with her! I highly recommend Nicole Cook Photography!”
~ Susan B.
“Nicole Cook is an outstanding photographer with an incredible ability to make her subjects feel completely comfortable and at ease! She has an amazing personality that makes you feel like you are working with an old friend. Her creativity and sense of style are poured into every image that she captures. She is my number one recommendation for photographers! Trust me, you will love her!”
~ Jill B.
“I was in Auburn visiting friends and decided to get some professional photos taken. I was unprepared with no wardrobe and little make-up…but it didn’t matter because Nicole took amazing images of me. She is a master of reading her surroundings, background, lighting, composition, posture. All my stills look superb, thanks for the great work!”
~ Jo L.
“I loved working with Nicole! I had pictures taken of myself for my husband and she made me feel so comfortable and confident. Not only was she amazing to work with during the photo shoot, but she even gave me tips and suggestions prior so that I’d get the most out of the pictures. On the day of the shoot she had professional hair and make-up ladies there to pamper me and make me feel confident in front of the camera. She never ran out of ideas for poses and paid attention to every little detail. Watching my husband look at the final product was by far the best part. He had a huge grin on his face the entire time and loved the pictures. The entire experience was flawless and I’d highly recommend Nicole!”
~ Robin S.
“I told Nicole I was looking for a “field of flowers” as a background for my 3 kids’ pictures. She scouted locations until she found 2(!) fantastic locations. She managed to keep the kids cheerful and cooperative during the shoot, even amidst a mosquito invasion at one point. The pictures are gorgeous, and family members that we gave them to really marvel at how Nicole managed to capture the pure, sweet essence of simple childhood activities like blowing on dandelions that my 4 year old started doing at one point. I highly recommend Nicole. She is a fabulous photographer, and so lovely to work with.”
~ Rose S.
“Nicole does a GREAT job!! She took pictures of my kids, pets and I for Christmas. Then I hired her for pictures of my kids with their cousins. We do these pictures for our parents, of the grandkids every couple years. The other studies that we would go to; the kids would be trying to get us out of the place: Complaining it’s boring, hot, cooped up in these rooms, stuffy, and crowded in the portrait rooms and in the studios; and we would only get maybe 30 to choose from, and their expressions weren’t as good as the ones, Nicole took. As my sister in law told me that one of her friends commented on the pictures of the cousins, and said Nicole captured each kid’s soul and essence. And YOU, Nicole, gave us over 61 pictures making it very hard to choose from with ALL the SMILES, LAUGHS, & SILLY FACES. JOB WELL DONE INDEED – I am recommending her to all my friends.”
~ Roxanne H.
I can not say enough great things about Nicole. She was incredibly professional, she suggested a great spot for our pictures and was fantastic with my two energetic boys. The plan was to just get a few photos for our Christmas card and I ended up buying three huge photos for my living room wall. And the Christmas card turned out great! I had so many compliments on the it. I highly recommend Nicole Cook Photography and will most certainly use her again.
~ Jen R.
“Taking pictures with Nicole is a great experience you won’t forget. She made me feel so at ease in front of the camera. The final images are awesome. I definitely recommend her to anyone looking for pictures. Thank you Nicole for a wonderful experience.”
~ Caitlin H.
“Nicole Cook and Jill Briggs of Beauty Box Makeup Arts recently did a corporate head shot session for 10 members of our staff at BTIS. They were professional, friendly and efficient, everyone looked outstanding. Thank you for a job well done! (BTW, I noticed some of the images on the Beauty Box website, they look great.)”