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    I am Nicole Ratliff, a busy mom to 4 kids, and pastors wife to an amazing husband. I see life in pictures, and there is nothing more wonderful to me than capturing a sweet newborn sleeping, a playful child twirling, or the true love and affection between a family. My goal is to catch the magical everyday moments that are happening all around us, and turn them into a lasting memory.

    I work mostly in the Brookings, Oregon, Gold Beach, Oregon, and Crescent City, California areas. Although I'm happy to make arrangements for on location shoots, and destination weddings!

    I shoot everything from births, newborns, children, families, tweens, seniors, engagement, and weddings, and I love it all. I've spent most of my last 6 years in business shooting children and families, and have more recently branched out into weddings, and found that I truly adore shooting weddings as well.

    I would truly love to work with you to make your memories last forever. Contact me today to book your session. 408-706-8706 or

Relish the charms of the present…

Read this lovely little quote today, and just had to share.

You will never have this day with your children again, for tomorrow they will be a little older than they were today.   This day is a gift, breathe and notice, smell and touch them.  Study their faces, and little feet, and pay attention, RELISH THE CHARMS OF THE PRESENT, enjoy today mama, it will be over before you know it.

-Jen Hatmaker

So go blow some fishy kisses to your kids, dye some eggs, and cherish today <3


More Easter mini session

Just another gorgeous bunch of kids from last weekends Easter Mini Sessions!  Love that the boys were represented just as much as the girls this time.  So many handsome young ones.  This bunch all has such amazing eyes.  The kind that make you want to look again, and just keep staring.


Melanie - April 1, 2013 - 8:23 pm

Love those kiddos! Love the pictures too. Thanks Nicole.

My own sweet kids

Sometimes when I have lot’s of editing to do, and lot’s of house work to do, and lot’s of whining kids…. all I really want to do is get outside and shoot something that inspires me.  That is exactly what I did yesterday.  I had every reason to as well.  I had just purchased both of my sweet girls new outfits, it was a gorgeous day, and it was Monday.  I mean what other excuse do I need!  They were true photographers children, and were happy to drive around until we found just the right spot, and then gladly tromped around in tall grass, and old stuff until I found just the right spot.  They are getting so good at posing and listening to direction, they make it quite easy on me these days.  My younger boys on the other hand… not as much!

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