About Nicole

Metro Detroit area portrait photographer, Nicole Mehelich is known for creating a relaxed and fun atmosphere for her clients. While much of her business is focused on family and child portraiture, she also photographs headshots, glam/boudoir, seniors, events and couples.

Nicole has a studio available (sometimes a must in the cold Michigan winters), but loves to go on-location in a client’s home or a unique outdoor setting. She enjoys discovering new places, especially those that are unexpected. She has shot at a variety of parks, backyards, downtown locations, and hidden gems off the beaten path. If you have an interesting idea for a location, just say so!

Nicole has had a passion for photography since the age of 13. Her father, a photographer himself, gave her a vintage Ciro-flex camera and taught her how to process film and make prints in his home darkroom. By high school, she had a reputation for having a camera with her at all times.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you only shoot on-location?
I often shoot on-location. At a park, in your home, at a museum... anywhere. For those who would rather come to a studio, I do also have an in-home studio space. For newborns, I'll usually have you come to the studio, but if I can, I'll use natural light in the studio so that I don't startle them. Order sessions are at my home studio.
How much does it cost?
To reserve a one-hour photo session, there is a non-refundable $250 retainer, due within five days of booking your session to hold the date. This can be applied to your order*. We offer 8×10″ gift prints starting at $15 and portrait collections beginning at $380. The average Nicole Mehelich Photography client invests $500-$2,500 on their photography. Most sessions produce 30-40 finished images from which to choose. The 30-image digital collection is $1200 and includes a photobook with all of the images. *$250 print/product/digital credit is included in the retainer.
How do I book a shoot?
Fill out a contact form by clicking the "Connect Now" button at the bottom of this page.

What do past clients have to say?

“Just wanted to let you know that my parents and other extended family are positively ape over the photo book. The pictures really are spectacular; there were literally gasps of delight as they paged through.”

Rick B

"Nicole spent a considerable amount of time with my precocious and preoccupied 3-year old daughter to capture very beautiful poses. Her photographs represented my daughter's unique personality - they weren't cookie-cutter poses at all. I was very pleased with Nicole's work, and I hope to work with her again in the near future!"


“Nicole has the innate ability to catch people in the tiniest of moments and to put her customers at ease. Her work with both children and adults is captivating. Her images pull you in and, more often than not, fill you with joy.”

Let's Connect

Do you have a question? Want to set up a session? Fill out the contact form and let's get started!

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