"I highly recommend using Nicole for child and family photos. She has consistently taken incredible photos of my son since he was a baby. She has the patience and kind demeanor to be able to work with small children. She even manages to take amazing pictures of my nonstop toddler. Her real talent is that she truly captures the personality of the children she photographs. She did a beach photo shoot with my son when he was 6 months old and I will always cherish those photos (which are displayed on large canvas in my living room). I will definitely use her for newborn photos with my next child. I cannot say enough about how talented and wonderful she is."

- Ali, Family Client - 


"I am certain it is not difficult to find a quality, talented photographer in the NYC area. But the thing about Nicole Hawkins is that she doesn't just have the talent - she has a gift. She sees beauty that most of us overlook...until we see her photos. It is remarkable to see how her lens transforms mundane to magnificent. When the subject is already beautiful, her work is breathtaking. Love and joy are evident in every picture she takes."

- Megan, Family Client - 


"I cannot say enough great things about Nicole Hawkins Photography! From first contact until finished product, she was responsive, courteous, and professional. Prior to our newborn/family shoot in her studio, she helped plan color scheme and asked a bit about us so that she could get to know who she was shooting. I already had high hopes about the amazing photos she'd take after looking through her portfolio, but I must say, I was even more impressed the day of. She was very good with our toddler, who wasn't the easiest to warm up to the camera. In addition, I watched as she took some of the newborn photos, and one could just see how engrossed and excited she was about her work. After the shoot, Nicole was so kind as to send us a preview of some of her favorite shots from the day, and then sent along the rest of the edited photos as promised, on schedule. Thank you, Nicole, for the gift of these newborn photos!"  

- Jennifer, Newborn Client - 


"Nicole is a very talented photographer who really knows how to work with young children. We brought our very active and boisterous 8 month old twins to her studio - and after a 45 minute session we thought she would be lucky to get one or two good shots. We were blown away when we saw the results. She managed to capture their personalities both individually and together and we really loved the props and clothing that she provided. Friends and family have commented to us that the images looked like something out of a magazine article. Couldn't recommend her highly enough!"

- Julia, Studio Client - 


"Just days before delivering is not when I felt my most photogenic. But. A spontaneous decision the day before, an hour relaxing in the fresh air with Nicole, and now I have a wonderful momento from pregnancy. And for someone who doesn't feel comfortable getting her photo taken, the photos are lovely and (dare I say it) I look glamourous. At almost 39 weeks. All of this is a credit to Nicole's skill as a photographer but also her warmth and care."

- Shannon, Maternity Client - 


"Nicole was a delight to work with from the start! She made the entire process enjoyable. Her home studio is beautiful and within minutes she had my one year old son comfortable with her and the camera. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome, pictures we will treasure forever. Thank you, Nicole for such a great experience!"

- Terra, Studio Client -