• Your life. Your moments. Captured.

    {Nicole Herda - Portrait Photographer, Minot, ND}

    ~ I am currently on hiatus and not accepting new clients. Please continue to check back for here for blog updates! ~

    You know that experience you have when you check into a small boutique hotel? Like you are the only customer they have. Modern and stylish amenities with a quality classic feel. That's me. I am a boutique portrait and lifestyle photographer. I typically take on limited clients per month. This way I can focus on you and your unique vision.

    Contact me for an informational brochure.

2013 Holiday Mini’s Are Here! Minot, ND Family Photographer

$100 will get you some pretty cool stuff!

{Package 1}  5 digitals, online gallery, 45 min session, print release and Facebook timeline cover.


$200 will get you even more cool stuff!

{Package 2} 10 digitals, online gallery, 45 min session, print release, Facebook timeline cover and 25 Christmas cards (with the option to order more at an additional cost)


Book now, spots are limited!

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Take Better Pictures of Your Kids! | Minot, ND Photographer

Today’s Tip:

Remove Distractions.  Or don’t.  But be deliberate.

When looking through the viewfinder of your camera, what do you see?  A garbage can?  The dog – photo bombing your otherwise perfect shot?  The pile of laundry you still need to do tonight? Make note of what you see though the lens of your camera.  Ask yourself: is it part of the story you are trying to tell?  If not, change your angle or quickly remove the distraction.  Sometimes that big pile of laundry WILL be part of the story you are trying to tell.  (Like that crazy day where the kids were home sick, you were trying to get some work done AND the phone kept ringing).  Remember, sometimes the best photographs are the ones with all the clutter!  You want to leave some notable elements in the frame.  When you look at photos from your childhood, aren’t you comforted by the tacky dog painting on the wall in the living room?  So consider occasionally leaving identifying elements in the frame.  So that your kids can be comforted and reminded of their favorite childhood memories.  But either way, make note of what you are trying to say and be deliberate.

Check out my Kids Were Here series for some examples of “not perfect” scenes:)

Take Better Pictures of Your Kids! Minot ND Photographer

Maternity Session with the {Z} Family | Minot ND Maternity and Newborn Photographer

This happy family is expecting again! It was a nice fall evening in Minot, perfect for a mini maternity photo session.:)


Maternity Session, Minot ND, sunset


All smiles with Baby {H} | Minot, ND Child Photographer

This was simply a beautiful family.  And baby H, what can I say?  Is he full of adorable-ness or what?  He was hard to catch up to, but when I did, he welcomed me with a huge grin.  :)

Minot ND Photographer, mini session


Christmas Minis Are Almost Here! | Minot, ND Family Photographer

Stay tuned for my Christmas mini special coming soon!

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