My name is Nicole De Anda, i’m 27 years old & born and raised in Whittier, CA!

Former emo/scene kid, dog lover, and horror enthusiast. I follow more dogs than people on IG and i’m apart of way too many dog FB groups. ((Dogspotting is life)) October is my favorite month with Halloween being my favorite holiday. I usually try to watch a new scary movie every night for the month of October. Iced coffee is my JAM. Cute, Instagram-y, foodie breakfast or dessert places are also my fav!!! When i’m not taking pictures you can find me chillin’ on my couch binge-watching my favorite shows Netflix, playing Animal Crossing, listening to True Crime podcasts, or watching some of my favorite bands at a show (pre-rona)!
“WHAT” I love most about photography is being able to create long standing friendships with my clients. A majority of my clients continue to use me after their first session with me and I love watching their families grow. 
“WHY” I love photography is because I believe everyone should have tangible, long-lasting memories of the most cherished moments in their lives. I’m also a firm believer in loving yourself, and I strive to make sure all of my couples/clients feel as beautiful as I see them through my camera. 
It would be an honor to be your third wheel on any and all adventures planned with you and your partner. My goal is to make you both feel super comfortable and make sure you’re both stress-free. I am here to capture the love you guys have for each other and preserve it for eternity! Let’s make some memories!!!! 

this is my fiance, david.

We will have been together for 6 years on November 9th. We met on Tumblr, and had our first in person meet up at Amoeba in Hollywood (RIP). He hasn’t left me alone since! We have 2 fur babies and are coming in on our 3rd anniversary as home owners. Our favorite thing to do together is play with our pups and eat at new foodie spots. We constantly quote TikToks and bring out the weirdos in each other. 10/10 recommend. 
*BREAKING NEWS* As of 11/11/20 we are now engaged!!! Set to be married 10/21/22!

I also really really really love...

iced coffee, always


my two fluffy babies

"I cannot say enough great things about Nicole. I was in need of an updated family portrait. I came across Nicole’s page on Instagram. I instantly fell in love. Her work is absolutely breathtaking. I was so excited the day of our shoot. She made my husband + I feel so comfortable, she went above + beyond to get great shots. She truly captured us as a family and I couldn’t be more happy with our investment. I wish there were more ways to say thank you, thank you for your time + work. We are obsessed with our photos!"

"She truly captured us as a family." 

"My fiancé and I hired Nicole to take our engagement photos at the beach in Malibu. Not only did the photos turn out beautifully, but we had the best experience working with Nicole! She was so accommodating and kind, and instantly put us both at ease. Her partner even picked us up and dropped us off at the site, which had no parking, saving us $$ on an Uber. Despite the fact that she had to edit out so many people out of the background of our shots, she got the photos to me in less than 2 weeks. The photos turned out even better than I could have imagined. Would hire her again in a heartbeat!"

"The photos turned out even better than I could have imagined"

"There’s no thoughts! It’s LOVE!! Nicole goes over and beyond to get the perfect shot. I will never use anyone else! She put so much thought and consideration into every detail. My kids are so awkward (well i guess they get it from me) in front of a camera but she makes it feel so natural and brings out the truest emotion and personality out of each and everyone of us. She is a true artist that loves what she does end it very much reflects in her work! The best of the best!"

"I will never use anyone else!" 

"I reached out to Nicole about getting some Engagement photos taken now that we have to send out “Change the Dates” for our wedding due to COVID. She was very responsive to all my inquiries, and was so nice! After booking with her she was great at assisting with my outfit questions, and we were really looking forward to our session! We met her out at Joshua Tree, and had the BEST time with Nicole! Not only was she the absolute sweetest person to work with, but I also appreciated all the different poses she had us in. But I also noticed her taking a lot of candid shots that weren’t posed, which I LOVED! We got sneak peaks just a day or two after our session even though I know she’s been SO busy with other clients. Very impressed, and I will be recommending her to everyone I know! Thank you, Nicole!"

"absolute sweetest person to work with."

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