Thursday, September 30, 2010

happy holidays

Have I mentioned I think Erika is a neat kid...?

maybe once...or twice...(:


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

random thoughts.

What a gruesome story Little Red Riding Hood is when you really think about it...I mean a wolf swallows a grandmother and then little red whole. I mean he literally swallows them whole. Of course, they are rescued from his belly by the woodsman...blah blah blah....but really, swallowed whole? Did you know this "theme of restoration" is also found in Peter and the Wolf, the life of Saint Margaret, and Jonah and the whale.

now you know....just in case anyone ask you...


btw. I think this card would be simply beautiful on Linen Card Stock.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

mon amie

I love hanging out with Jessica...not only is she is soooo easy to be with...she is a total lady, all grace and graciousness...and has passed this wonderful trait on to Zoe.

cousin wesley & miss zoe.

Ok, true story...Jessica has ONLY positive things to say about Tyler...I mean seriously... I thought really?? but then I met him...and now I understand...they really are both disgustingly wonderful people!!!

However, the most important thing about this image is that my boys will be relieved to see Zoe really does have a daddy...because no matter how many times I tried to explain to them...that Zoe's daddy works during the day like their daddy does....they still ask if Zoe has a daddy... kids.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

meet shelley, joey, and crew.

I feel slightly guilty that I practically forced Shelley to take a family photo this year (instead of just the kiddos). I mean I did wonder...?? Hmmmm, Shelley is soooo polite she probably wouldn't tell me if she didn't want to...

she is truly a beautiful person inside and out.

Now the question I feel guilty enough that I won't have her do it again?
probably not. why?
because I lOVEd it! Love what a family is. LOVE this family! love. love. love.
xoxo Shel & crew!


Sunday, September 19, 2010


I don't know why? because I am obsessed with green in every shade.


b&w modern.

Four FRONT ONLY Designs (backs custom designed to match):
For those of you who like it know who I am talking to...(;

remember, not everything is black and white.



Friday, September 17, 2010

Meet Hailey.

Honestly, it is like Hailey already knows she is surrounded by a loving family. amazing. absolutely amazing.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Polka-dot Holiday

What is one to do while one is working on Wedding photos??? hmmmmm....sneak in a Christmas Card of course!!

5x7 Vertical Flat Card

Monday, September 13, 2010

we wish you...

Sample: 5x7 custom flat card*
front/back design

a merry christmas...

Paper Options:
Art Watercolor
Art Linen
Art Recycled
Satin UV
Pearl UV

i know...i know...where have all the pumpkins and turkeys gone...look on the bright least it is not July...


*custom cards only available with a nikolaidesigns photo session.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

albums la couture*

Sample 10x10 Album

10x10 Inside Spread-2 pages.

Press Printed Albums are flush mount albums with thick lay-flat pages and no middle gutter. Fully Custom Designs.

The inside pages are printed on press paper, either:
Art Watercolor
Art Linen
Art Recycled
Satin UV
Pearl UV

Press paper is then adhered to heavy black cardstock. This allows each spread to lay flat with a thick and rigid look and feel. Pages are printed as full spreads and not cut so imagery and design elements are not lost in the center of the book!

Press Printed Albums are available in fixed lengths of 20, 40, or 60 sides (10, 20 or 30 spreads) and are available in:

Cover materials include:
a full line of fabrics
book fabrics
vintage leather
standard bonded leathers
premium genuine black leather
custom photo covers (Lustre or Metallic paper & Fine Art Canvas or Metallic Canvas)
All cover materials can be padded as an option.

I Love it! Unique and Affordable...this is my kind of Album!


*albums only available with a nikolaidesigns wedding package.

Friday, September 10, 2010

tis' the season

fa la la fa la la fa la la la la

5x7 Flat Card- $1.55* (per card)
25 order minimum
includes envelopes
*cards only available with nikolaidesigns photo session.

Sample: custom Front/back design

Book your Christmas Session- 2010.

I know, no singing...don't quit my day "job"...blah blah blah (:


Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Out of the 'office' today...took a trip to Chaffee Zoo. Myself, the kiddos, Jessica, who is miraculously still my friend after the goose incident, and Channel 30 Action News all made to Chaffee. Apparently, a shooting had taken place last night in the parking lot...honestly, can they really charge you $5 for parking the day after a shooting? deep thoughts.

Here I go on a single word tangent, but in all fairness it does say 'whatever'..."WHATEVER you do...."

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart..."

really? really? I mean there are no specifics or shoulds? I mean I am a girl who feels more comfortable with shoulds and specifics.....I mean really? Whatever? Seems a little loosey-goosey if you ask me....very suspicious.
I was curious..what exactly does 'whatever' mean? I mean does it really mean, whatever? Here's what I got...

Definition of WHATEVER:
or all without specification

deep thought. hmmmmm, whatever I at it with all my heart...


Monday, September 6, 2010

Meet Amy and Josiah.

on the run today...but had to get this short post up...
this is, of course, not actually a red-light district...but hypothetically speaking, if it were....could anyone work it better than these two? (:



Friday, September 3, 2010

meet the "Team"

thanks Ciara for documenting our wondeful time with you! (:
in order: amy/hair. nik/camera. cricket/lights. jj/stylin'. shanna/make-up.

Really, what can I say? I mean if I write one thing about my "team"...I will get all sappy and then people will begin to wonder if
I am accepting an award of some kind...and since I am not...
well I am just going to say I LOVE YOU are THE BEST...
BEST...simply the BEST! I mean it's a superlative for crying out loud...
best! best! best! Ok, I'm done. best.

btw...Disneyland was a blast, the kids looooooved it! Thank you everyone for your patience....more post coming soon...(: