Stunning Photos

that fill your walls and remind you of life’s sweetest seasons? That’s our specialty. 

Close those twenty-six open browser tabs, you've found your photographer. 

alexandria + kevin

every time we get back photos, we know nikki's gone above and beyond. her work speaks for itself.

I believe in real moments and chasing sunsets. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come. 

I began capturing images on film at the age of 22 after running my photography business for 3 years. The limited amount of images on a roll of film forced me to put my camera phone down and really observe the beauty in the world, and the people around me.

Whenever I pick up my camera, I strive to create beautiful and emotional images that tell a story and showcase the beauty of both the people in the images and the world around them. 

Even with it's ups and downs, your life, your story, are beautiful and I can't wait to create images to show that!

head of southern photography co.

I'm Nikki

I was raised in heart of the a small town called Okeechobee, where the slow paced and appreciation for the little things taught me to love every moment. Since then, I've traveled around the country documenting love stories for couples and families. 

My love for photography has brought me everywhere from the beaches of Southern Florida to the mountains in Colorado. But regardless of where I travel, the cobblestone streets and endless hills of Maryland will always be my home. 

I was raised in a coastal small town in South Florida where I live with my husband Johnny, and our children.

Most of the time you'll see this guy along with me when I'm photographing - whether it be assisting at your photo session as the certified bag holder, or doting a camera in hand helping to document your wedding day.

He's been shooting with me for years, and his unique and creative approach brings along some exciting and one of a kind images for your gallery! 

the co owner to this family business 

my other half


If you're looking for images that are beautiful and emotive and a photo experience that is as easy as checking into a five star hotel, you're in the right place.

I value taking the time to get to know each couple and family that I work with so that I can best tell the story of their lives. Get ready to fill your walls with images that make you smile for years to come.


maegan + tim

stuart, florida

She are incredibly kind person as well as extremely talented photographer and we would highly recommend her.

erika + buck

house of refuge, florida

She captured our real, authentic moments and looking back makes me feel like I'm right there again.

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Nothing cools you down faster in a Southern Summer than a tall glass of lemonade on the front porch (with extra honey of course!) Throw in a few friends and you have the ingredients for a perfect night. 

raise a glass


We believe the best way to experience the world is to get out and see new places! We love traveling to different places and countries. A couple of our favorites are Charleston and LA.

let's explore


New isn't always better. We're big fans of spending the afternoon sifting through antique shops and secondhand stores for timeless pieces with secret stories. Our favorite find? A vintage pair of Jimmy's! 

something vintage


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The first time my dad saw my mom, he was so sure she was the one, he walked straight up to her and gave her a kiss. Was it forward? Yes. But it worked. It's been 36 years and they're still going strong. 

My parents have always been a beautiful example of love, intimacy and marriage. And when my mom got sick, it wasn't home decor or baked goods that my dad brought to the hospital, it was photos. Photos remind us of the strength, courage and hope that reside in all of us the way few other things can.

it started with a story. 

the heart

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Whether you're a newly engaged couple looking for a photographer, a mama longing for beautiful images of treasured moments or a photographer looking to grow your business, we have something for you!