Nicole Kahn Photography
Based right here in Redlands, Nicole Kahn is a Lifestyle, Maternity, Birth, and Family Photographer. Website
“Once a moment in time has passed it is often forgotten. The small things are forgotten: the way things looked, the way they smelled, how they felt. Photographs are a permanent reminder to us of that lost time."~nk
I specialize in in-home and on location, and in studio photography.
The gift of stopping time to remember where we once were is priceless. Displaying, sharing and archiving moments of our life with others connects us to one another and it is in that connection that we can feel inspiration, love and unity. I believe this to be true and I do what I do to help families capture and feel this for themselves ; it feels good to be a small part of a whole.
Born and raised in Southern California, I am self taught photographer.
I have always loved the art of capturing life’s fleeting moments. My adventure from a hobbyist simply documenting my own families' life, to a business owner where I now have the honor of documenting the lives of my clients has been a fast, humbling and an exciting transition. I truly love what I do!
I think pictures are a very important way for us all to tell our stories… to remind ourselves and one another who we once were and who we are now… to be proud of our own, individual, unique stories. I believe that it is in our own writings and in pictures that we will be remembered; everyone deserves to have images that capture who we are and memorialize that special part of each and every one of us.
My shooting style is laid back and fun. I try very hard to shoot organically and authentically seeking true raw emotion. I often let my clients inspire me and together we create timeless images that honestly reflect who you are. I love the sun and crisp warm luminous images and I think quality images far out weigh quantity. But, more than anything I feel a great sense of commitment and pride in my work. Capturing images for clients and their families, that will leave a legacy and help tell a small part of your story is an honor that I do not accept lightly.
Creative, passionate, deeply loyal, hardworking… I am a wife, mom, fierce friend, dog lover, and volunteer. I am a sun gazer, lover of color and the outdoors, music lover, dreamer, and DIY-selfer, tell-it-like-it-is kind of girl, and I am a story teller.
You matter...I would love to tell part of your story for you.
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” — Aaron Siskind
"Behind every small business, there's a story worth knowing"
Nicole of Nicole Kahn Photography started her business to fulfill a need for creatively, accurately, and emotionally documenting moments in life.
Nicole’s husband was 12 years old when he lost his mother to breast cancer. They have all of six images of him as a child. Nicole never wanted her children to have to struggle to recall memories or not have images to remind them of special people and moments in their lives. Her passion for photography was driven by her desire for families to never feel disconnected or unimportant. “Our stories are important and documenting them with images is part of telling those stories for generations to come.”
Mark, Nicole’s husband, grew up in Orange County and has lived in Redlands for 4 years now. They have three awesome children ages 19, 16, and 5 years old. And, although they have only lived within the city a short time, they have commuted from their previous home in Beaumont for almost 10 years prior to moving. Participating and volunteering with the Redlands AYSO for over 10 years; Nicole serving as a board member for several of those years, along with enjoying various other activities with in the city. They feel very grounded in Redlands and love being a part of the community.
Nicole grew up in Irvine and when she wasn’t at the beach or on her parents boat she spent most of her childhood saving stray kitties and dogs and playing soccer since the age of 5 along with competitively swimming. Because Nicole believes in always doing what you can do to be the best version of yourself, she has recently completed a challenging and rewarding business program through CSUSB's College of business where she finished top of her class.
Nicole personally has many loves. Her deepest loves being her husband and children. “They are my biggest fans and often my source for inspiration.” She loves creating art in motion with her photography, sewing and making cute little girls things, dogs, volunteering, the sun, being outdoors, dreaming and creating. She has a 17 year old cat rescue from Redlands Animal Shelter, she is a vegetarian and two out of three of her children were born at home. Nicole is both a complex and simple gal, and adores the people in her life she is lucky enough to call friends.