Documenting the perfectly imperfect stories of family's
who just want to keep things real.


What is family documentary?


To put it plainly, family documentary photography is capturing life as it happens. Taking what would be your every day "ordinary" moments, and unmasking their true and unique beauty. As your photographer, I will be that fly on the wall, quietly observing and documenting your family's truest and most genuine interactions. In lieu of posing and telling you to"say cheese" I will let you do YOU. Snuggle, play, giggle, be still and quiet, and get loud and crazy with the ones you love. All the while giving me the opportunity to piece together your story, and reveal your family's fantastically genuine, quirky personality. In the end, providing you with beautifully preserved family memories in photographs displayed throughout your home, and to be able to pass down from one generation to the next. 


Who is Nikki?


I am a Christian.

I am a wife and mother of 2.

I am a lover of queso and wine.

I am a storyteller.


"I seriously welled up and cried when Nikki came over to show us our fully edited session on our big TV in our playroom. I was just totally taken aback by how beautifully she captured our day as a family. There was no posing, no perfect smiles, messy rooms and faces…but it was our day, and it was beautiful beyond words."

- Veronika Romeis from Veronika's Blushing


"This is the 2nd time we have used Olive Shoot! Love Love Love! She is so thoughtful, and brings things for the girls to do during the photo shoot. She makes them laugh, and they have such a good time. We now have perfect candid shots that show all three of our crazy little girls personalities."  

-Julie Needham


"Can Nikki just follow us around every weekend?!?! I'm in a picture with my kids that isn't a selfie!!!! ❤❤"

- Becky Banda


Nikki on Instagram

Come on over to my Instagram and learn some tips, get a glimpse into my world, and see some behind the scenes.