Nicole Gracen | Studio | Los Angeles Documentary & Portrait Photographer
Documentary & Portrait Photographer

Info & Booking Your Session



You want photos that are full of life and showcase the love and connection between your loved ones. You enjoy spending time with the people you love, doing the things you love to do and you want photos of these moments. You want to cherish the moments of today, 30 years from now and to be able to pass these memories down to your children. For your personal photography, you've been looking for (in your words) "something different." Phrases like "perfectly imperfect" and "a beautiful mess" make you smile.

ABOUT NICOLE (and why she does this)


Nicole is a photographer based in Los Angeles. She has a documentary lifestyle approach to her work and believes in documenting and nourishing the everyday moments in our lives. Whether working in studio or in a client's home, she brings this approach to her work each time she picks up her camera. 

She's a coffee shop rebel, where she'll order anything, but coffee. She's laugh a lot, believes in pursuing what makes your heart sing, and is easily distracted by an old box of photos. 

Why Womanhood and Motherhood:

Nicole chooses this type of photography, focusing on womanhood and motherhood, especially, because she wants to give women a reason to celebrate themselves, their journeys, their stories. Photography like this allows you to, not only, feel beautiful and document your story, but it's also a chance to see how greatly you love and just very much you are loved just as you are.

Photos have been seen

Fearless & Framed // Not So Private Parts // This Day and Every Day // The LB Brand // The Well Studio // Brown Girl with a Camera // Author JJ Keith //

portrait style

We offer portrait photography to honor and celebrate you as a woman, as a mother, as a family, as an entrepreneur, as a creative, right where you are in your journey. Portrait sessions are held in studio or in your office space and provides you with beautiful imagery that honors the essence of you or your brand. 

documentary style

Documentary sessions take place in your home, office space, or studio. We capture the essence of you, your family, or your brand in your element doing your thing. Guidance may be provided, but there's usually little to no posing involved, so it's the perfect session for the family or brand who's looking for a more relaxed, in-the-moment, candid style of imagery. 


The photos make me feel serene and peaceful. I feel love in my heart when I look at them. Nicole makes you feel at ease... She is very professional and passionate about her work.
— // Tiffanny & son
My husband says there is not one photo he doesn’t like!
— // Jamilla & Family
The thoughtfulness of Nicole’s work is so evident...
— // Danielle & Family


Sometimes the most difficult part of planning your photo session is choosing your favorite images to keep. We want your session to be easy from start to finish with digitals and prints you can hold and share. And, we don't want you to have to choose, so, we've carefully designed an all-inclusive collection that allows you to keep all of your favorite images.

Collection includes // Session, digital files, and prints

To book // Only 200 dollar deposit/retainer and signed agreement are required to reserve your session date. Deposit/retainer is applied to your total session fee of 850. Remainder of session fee may be paid in full or broken up into two payments with final payment due at least one week before your session date.

Deposit/retainer is non-refundable. CA sales tax will be added to all payments.
Inquire for custom quotes for Branding, Daytime Events, and Intimate Weddings. 
Pricing is subject to change.


Exist in photos. create heirlooms. preserve your legacy. See yourself. Do it for you. Do it for your loved ones.

We respect your privacy.

"One day, all your children [adding: and loved ones] will have is pictures of you. Make sure you're in them. No matter what your hair looks like, your makeup, or your body, they won't care about any of that, they'll just want to see you."
- Unknown