My name is Nicole Mondestin. I am an editorial portrait, elopement & intimate wedding photographer based in Cambria Heights, NY. My portrait business encompasses but is not limited to maternity & newborn, family, lifestyle, events, boudoir photography. I take the awkwardness out of having your portrait taken. I establish genuine relationships with all of my clients. I'm interested in learning about your likes and dislikes. Listening to your love stories, life experiences and learning about all the things that make you, you.
One of the main reasons why I became a photographer was because I was surrounded by women who would pick themselves apart. And I would look at them and say, you are beautiful let me show you. Just because you don't fit into what society deems as beautiful doesn't mean you aren't. Beauty comes in all colors, shapes, and sizes. As African American photographer. I encourage all my clients to celebrate their beauty. Appreciate and find the beauty in you now at this very moment at this very stage in your life because you won't be here again. Document it now so you can look back on it and see your growth.
Nicole Mondestin Photography is a boutique photography studio. Most shoots take place on location, in client homes or my home photography studio in Cambria Heights, NY.
When I'm not behind the camera. I'm learning new ways to hone my photography skills to provide my clients with the best experience possible. I'm a firm believer that food is good for the soul. I love to travel, cook, play the drums and anything red velvet. But none of that trumps the love that I have for my family. My faith, my 1 yr old son and my husband are my anchors. In the words of Prince aka the purple one (my favorite color) "we are gathered here today to celebrate this thing called life". That's exactly what I intend to do with my family and my camera. Every time you step in front of my camera it's a celebration.
By designing custom shoots for each client, it allows them to relax and live in the moment. Which in turn allows me to create flattering final images that appear to be un-posed, un-choreographed and very natural. I know what it's like to be in front of the camera. It can be the most wonderful experience as well as nerve racking. The last thing you should have to do is worry about how to pose, what do with your hands and etc. My ultimate goal is to create beautiful images that inspire, empower and celebrate my clients.
Whether it's your birthday, wedding day, business or brand. Know that you are in capable hands and I would be honored to photograph you.