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# Thursday, February 2, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012 10:02:22 PM (Mountain Standard Time, UTC-07:00) ( )
Alright. It's a new year and time for resolutions and such. So let me start by at least starting on one New Year's Resolution (and yes, I know that it's February, haha): posting more client sessions.

Yes, I do workshops and, yes, I do design and sell actions and such for Photoshop.  But I am first and foremost a photographer. I firmly believe in practicing what I preach. So I photograph. A lot. It feels like every other day I'm shooting a family or consulting with a client or traveling to a wedding. But as I was looking through my blog for 2011, it dawned on me that you don't see that. Cause I'm REALLY bad about posting client sessions. And when I don't post them, it looks like I'm not actually busy in the true work of photography. But I am. And I need to be better about showing my client sessions. So I do intend to get caught up, haha. But in the meantime, how's about a little taste of 2011.

So here you have it. One image from every client session I shot in 2011. Just one. Though I really wanted to post more, I limited myself to just one image per session. Realize that for some of these images, they represent an entire day shooting a wedding or hours photographing a large multi-generational family. There are no workshop images here, no photos of my kids, no "creativity" sessions, no commercial shoots (though I did all those too). Those will have to wait for another blog post. These are my actual clients. Ironically, 2011 was not my busiest photographic year, haha. Spending nearly a month in Australia over peak wedding season put a damper on my wedding bookings. But I still hugged repeat clients and made amazing new friends and cried during EVERY "first dance" I photographed (that's why I have such a large camera; it's useful for hiding behind).

So, in no particular order, welcome to my 2011:

Thank you if you've made it this far through the images! I'm so excited for 2012 and can't wait to do the same sort of post next year too!

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 11:23:29 PM (Mountain Standard Time, UTC-07:00)
Friday, February 3, 2012 7:14:24 AM (Mountain Standard Time, UTC-07:00)
Nicole, love your work, every single one of these images is memorable and gorgeous.
Friday, February 3, 2012 7:43:01 AM (Mountain Standard Time, UTC-07:00)
Gorgeous as always Nicole! I am trying so hard to blog more as well, I am right there with you! Thanks for continuing to inspire us! xoxox Shell
Friday, February 3, 2012 11:27:32 AM (Mountain Standard Time, UTC-07:00)
As always - such inspiration! Your work is from the heart and it shows! Miss seeing you!
Saturday, February 4, 2012 3:28:18 PM (Mountain Standard Time, UTC-07:00)
How I enjoyed this post and am excited about your goal to blog more of your clients. As I looked through these gorgeous images I kept thinking I wish there was more, or I would love to know more about these people! You have inspired me today and I thank you for that!!!
Monday, February 13, 2012 9:43:47 PM (Mountain Standard Time, UTC-07:00)
Always amazing, always romantic, and always an inspiration!!! Can't wait to see what you do in 2012 too! <3's
Thursday, February 16, 2012 7:03:05 PM (Mountain Standard Time, UTC-07:00)
Wow - that HUGE group shot is amazing. How in the world did you get 99% of them looking AT the camera and looking good? That's incredible and AWESOME!
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 2:17:15 PM (Mountain Standard Time, UTC-07:00)
these are gorgeous Nicole
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About Nichole

Nichole Van has repeatedly been labeled as a hot, new, up and coming photographer. As a Utah wedding photographer and a Utah portrait photographer, she specializes in turning everyday life into art. Nichole loves expressing the unique beauty of every client, creating artistic images that make people gasp when they see them.

As an international award-winning photographer, Nichole won the prestigious International 8x10 Portrait of the Year from Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) for 2007. Consequently, her international award winning photography was featured in Rangefinder Magazine in June 2008. She has also taken First, Second and Third place honors from WPPI in other international competitions for her child and family photography. Additionally, Nichole has received numerous Accolades of Excellence and currently holds an Accolade of Photographic Mastery from WPPI.

In addition to her love for photography, Nichole loves teaching and enjoyed being English faculty at Brigham Young University for nearly 10 years. As the best of both worlds, teaching photography to others is her passion. Nichole currently offers international photography workshops focusing on helping others enhance creativity and artistry in their photos. Combining her excellence in teaching with her photographic knowledge, Nichole’s Life as Art Workshops are quickly revamping industry standards for photographic workshops.

Nichole lives in southern Utah County with her husband and three children. You can see her work at

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