Nikki won a bronze medal in the Portrait category in 2017 representing the Canadian Team. She has been a full time Portrait photographer since 2008, and now has recently retired her studio. She has moved on to another (previous career) in Real Estate and Finance, but continues to create as a passion and to educate other photographers around the world. Nikki specializes in fine art portraiture of women and children, as well as compositing and fantasy photographic digital art.
“Being a part of the Canadian Team is one of the most highest privilege’s a photographer can reach.”
This was a dream image I wanted to do for a long time. My Mermaid image was a long and creative process, we arranged a faux “tail” out of fabric and I did the rest in Photoshop, this edit took upwards of 15 hours to make, but it’s close to my heart because it features my best friend.
This was the bride’s vision, she really wanted something more reminiscent of a painting and she always prefers images where her face is in shadow.
This is a funny image, and it is the one that won the bronze medal, I honestly don’t know why I chose this image, as its not my favorite submission! I wanted a painterly feel, one that you couldn’t tell if it was a painting or a photograph. I’m glad the judges liked it and that Canada won a medal that year!
I really wanted to create a male angel, I used images I shot while in Greece for the composite. Looking back at this image years later I see so much wrong with it, I’m still happy it made it as far as it did, it was fun to make.
We unbuttoned the dress, and the bride flopped down on her couch, exhausted after her session. I looked and said, “Sorry one last one! and this image was born.”