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  1. How To Prepare For Your Next Headshot Session

    Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your personal and business headshots! A lot of clients ask me how to prepare for a session. What should I wear? What about hair & makeup?   Here are my go to tips to look your best in your photos. Remember the focus…

  2. How To Curate Art For Your Home

    Over the past year, I’ve spent a lot of time looking at empty wall space in my house (maybe you have too?) and thinking how I should really hang art there. Not a single large piece, rather a small collection of my favorite pieces Do you have a personal collection…

  3. The Calla Lily Collection

    I’m so excited to share with you a new collection of fine art prints that I’ve created—The Calla Lily Collection—and have added to my online store.  The complete collection includes five beautiful black and white photographs of calla lilies printed with archival processes at 7x10-inches on Baryta Fibre Based Fine…

  4. What To Expect From A Studio Portrait Session

    Are you curious about what a studio portrait session is like? You’re not alone. A lot clients have the same question. Let me break it down for you… First, I want you to relax. I know your schedule is full and life is pulling you in all directions. I completely…

  5. What Is Contemporary Studio Photography | Northampton Portrait Photographer

    Let’s start by saying what contemporary studio photography is not. It’s not 1980s studio portraiture defined by flashy looking light and stiff poses. Studio photography used to be the standard for portrait photography.  While there were great things about the 80s: movies, mix tapes, hiphop to name a few; studio…

  6. New work for The Postcard Collective—Summer 2020

    I’m a member of the Postcard Collective, a quarterly art exchange in which art is sent via postcards in the mail, and created new work for the summer edition theme. To celebrate the Collective’s 10th anniversary, the summer exchange’s theme is Ten. I used a digital pinhole camera to create…

  7. The Curated Fridge Summer Show

    I’m thrilled to be included in The Curated Fridge summer show, titled “Little Wins,” curated by Bree Lamb (Managing Editor at Fraction Magazine). Check out another excellent show, this time around it’s all digital, no prints on the fridge. Thanks to Bree and Yorgos Efthymiadis (Founder of The Curated Fridge)…

  8. Northampton Studio Opening | Northampton Family Photography

    I’m happy to announce that the studio doors are open! Following the Governor’s Phase 2 guidelines, I’ve come up with a plan to safely begin studio sessions again. As of right now, studio sessions are available for small groups and individuals, immediate family or fewer. The studio is open by…

  9. Why Prints Matter | Northampton Portrait Photographer

    I remember watching my grandfather’s slide shows and 8mm family films as a kid. I loved seeing the story unfold. Scenes of my grandparents camping, my parents married in a church, me as a chubby baby. All these slides stitched together a story of my history, the people I loved…

  10. New eGift Cards | Nikki Gardner Photography

    Although my studio is temporarily closed for portrait sessions, you can still purchase gift cards online (no expiration date), delivered safely to your inbox.  An eGift card makes a perfect all occasion gift—we will all need portraits (family, business, artists and makers, children) whenever life returns back to normal. The…

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