Why choose Bear and Dragon?
There are a lot of photographers out there but finding one that echos your values and esthetic is the first step to an amazing session! There is a big range in terms of experience and approach but here are a few words on what sets me apart.
I approach each session with a sense of fun and adventure. Babies and children are marvelous creatures and finding the best way to interact with each one, to make a real connection, is the key to authentic and beautiful images. I honestly believe that you can only work with children if you truly love stepping into their world. They will know instantly if you are not genuine and echoing their love of fun and adventure is the best way to do that.
As a mother of three and having photographed hundreds of families over the years, I can quickly adapt to any situation and know the best way to melt even the toughest toddler or teenager heart. :) With this experience comes both flexibility and efficiency to ensure a beautiful collection, no matter the setting or circumstance.
This is key in family session but also very much in newborn sessions. Extensive experience and training in newborn photography means that not only do to I take beautiful pictures but equally important, that the experience is a peaceful and joyful experience for you and your baby.
At each step of our work together, I have adapted to make the session as easy-going as possible for you! Life can be busy so all the processes from scheduling to proof selection and receiving your images are optimized to make them as smooth as possible for you. This is another reason why I never take a deposit or charge for changes or cancellations. With kids, things happen and being flexible is the only way forward.
Luckily we were recommended Nicole through friends and because the experience was so positive for us we also have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to anyone else that is looking to have family photos done. A really enjoyable experience!” - James
"Could not recommend Bear and Dragon Photography enough. We booked Nicole to take some informal shots of our toddler and our newborn and the outcome was better than we could have hoped!
As well as being very accommodating (we arrived on the wrong day!) Nicole was fantastic with the children instantly putting us all at ease. She made great suggestions for us to get the best out of our time and the resulting pictures we will treasure forever. Prices are also extremely reasonable - we will definitely be returning customers !" - Theresa
"My husband, Jason, and I worked with Nicole for both the maternity and newborn photoshoots. Nicole made me feel beautiful during the maternity shoot even though I felt like a very large pregnant woman - and the photos turned out stunning! During the newborn shoot, she handled our little girl with such care, and people are still constantly telling us how beautiful the photographs are! Nicole made us feel comfortable during the shoots and produced simple, elegant photographs that we absolutely adore - it was such a great experience that we've already booked Bear and Dragon Photography for our daughter's first birthday!" - Stacy and Jason
'We've worked with Nicole twice so far, and we have been extremely satisfied both times. She works in a non-imposing way, gently directing you and giving lots of ideas, is very patient, listens to her clients, and has an excellent eye for detail. The result - beautiful images that capture real, not artificial moments. Her respect for privacy, if requested, should be mentioned too. We certainly recommend her services if you're looking for photos that will bring you tons of compliments and positive emotions.'" - Katja