Hello, my name is Cori Nichols.

It's not your job to know how to be photogenic, it's mine.

I am extremely grateful for being able to do something every day that I can’t begin to imagine a day without. I have loved photography since I was a little girl and through years of dedication and education, I have cultivated my skills as a photographer and business owner. Then, almost two years ago, in the blink of an eye, I unexpectedly lost my father and a friend, which brought me to a halting realization… this passion and talent I have been given is my gift to others.   

Things to know about my business:

Photography is my full-time job. This typically means a faster delivery time, greater availability for sessions and you will continue to get my attention after your session.

I know people are uncomfortable in front of the camera – it’s my job to help you feel relaxed, “young and thin”, and happy with the way you look in front of the camera.

My ideal client is somebody who loves using their portraits as their home or office décor – your family is your most priceless piece of art!

I’m not the right photographer for everybody. But, for those who do become my clients, I make sure I understand what they want and deliver it. If I don’t do my job, I don’t expect clients to make a purchase. That’s how I hold myself accountable.


Things to know about me:

I grew up in Northern California and moved to SoCal to earn a BA in Law at UC Santa Barbara. This is where I met my future husband!

I have lived in San Rafael, Petaluma, Novato, Larkspur, Pacifica, South San Francisco, San Mateo, Los Angeles, Temecula and finally settled in San Diego to raise a family.

I have two sons whom I love to the moon and back.

We have two rescue pets, Jax (unknown canine breed) and Gia (tabby mix).

I am a football mom and a Scout mom.

I founded and participate in a monthly Book Club, volunteer bi-monthly at Ladle Ministry serving our city’s homeless and am a Board member for multiple organizations.

I would divulge what I do in my spare time, except I really don’t have any.


Cori Nichols is the cover and event photographer for Fairbanks Living Magazine and has been featured in other San Diego publications.

why hire cori

what makes me different

Not everybody feels comfortable in front of the camera. That’s my job. I want you to feel beautiful and deliver photos of you that you will love!


Pre-session Consult

During your pre-session consult, we discuss the style and location of your shoot as well as what to wear during your shoot.


Your Experience

Because we have planned out your session, you will know what to expect during your shoot, so you can relax and have fun! Whether the session is just for you, with your family or of a special event, we focus on providing the best experience for you.


Our Products

There’s nothing like seeing and holding your images in your hand. We provide the highest quality products that are meant to last and be seen. You will also receive a digital copy of each image you purchase.

Client satisfaction is 100% guaranteed!

If we don't deliver images you love, you are under no obligation to make a purchase.

our team

Meet our professionals