1. I am known for giving some of the world's BEST hugs! #justsaynotohalfassedhugs

2. We have 2 dogs (a Saint Bernard named Charlie and a Shih-Tzu named Sammy) and 1 cat who bring our family so much joy and laughter. #weboughtazoo

3. I LOVE music and have a knack for finding songs with lyrics to match my EVERY mood, but my favorite artist is Ani Difranco! #32flavors

4. My favorite foods include tacos, chicken wings, cherries, sushi, and I also LOVE to cook and am pretty good at it! In fact, my 8 year old, Quinn, just recently told me that I should go into a cooking competition against other moms. If that is not a compliment, I don't know what is! #stayathomechef

5. I am also a Group Fitness Instructor! You can catch me at Be Fitness in Delafield, Wisconsin, teaching Les Mills BODYFLOW, CXWORX and SPRINT. I also love CrossFit and love to challenge myself with it a few times each week, at my favorite CrossFit affiliate, CrossFit Waukesha! #crossfitgirls

I am mostly known for my love of tacos and wine, and affinity for road trips with my best friends. I also have had the honor of photographing some of life's most special moments and the people who are part of them! I am lucky to be able to give my clients the gift of beautiful still images that portray a moment in time, preserved indefinitely in my artistic vision. Being a photographer is more than having a nice camera. To me, it's about seeing all of the details and little parts of life that make up the whole story of who we are.
Recently, I was honored to be the runner up for Top Milwaukee Photographer in 2018. My images have been printed in both local and national publications. I am also the proud graduate of several continuing education courses that have completely enhanced my clients' overall experience!

When I am not busy working on my business, you can catch me at the gym working on my fitness or at home with my family catching up on Netflix. I married the love of my life, my husband Nick, in 2008 and together we have two sons, born in 2010 and 2011, and I swear it was only like last year. Time, you thief, slow down! Someday the photographs that we take will be all that we have left of this time in our lives. That is why I find photography SO very important.  

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kind words


"She makes you feel so relaxed; she has the ability to bring out the real you in your photos."

"She truly cares about your family and the memories you are capturing. Her photos are real, raw and in the moment."

"She has the gift of catching moments of pure relaxation and beauty that isn't forced or posed. Her photos are natural and genuine and capture a realness of the people she is working with."

"She knows how to capture EXACTLY what you're feeling every single time!""

She was awesome! We loved all of the pictures she took and are having trouble deciding which ones to print because we love them all! All my friends and family have been commenting on how lovely the pictures are. We highly recommend Nikki!

- z family

She has a big heart and truly cares about people. If she can help someone, she will. She always greets everyone with a big smile and she love to laugh, even if it means at herself!
She is authentic.

"Passionate! That is one word to describe Nikki. When she decides to do something, there is no halfway. She is all in with everything she's got! She has the biggest heart and truly is a sweet soul."

"She is not afraid to show the world her true colors, the dark ones and the bright ones, and she loves to color outside the lines every now and then too. She makes the world a brighter place."

I asked my friends what they think of me

the details


All wedding collections include 8 hours of wedding day coverage with two photographers, a complimentary engagement session, and all fully-edited high resolution images on an heirloom usb housed in a wooden display box. Additional wedding day coverage, additional portrait, bridal or bridal boudoir sessions, prints and albums are available a la carte.

Pricing begins at $3400

I believe that wedding photography is the second most important investment you will make on your wedding day, with the first being the investment you make in each other! I will be there every step of the way during your planning process. I have been called an "extra bridesmaid" by some of my brides, because when you become my client, you also become my friend! My laid back personality and easygoing nature will make the wedding photography the least stressful part of your planning. I will capture your unique day in my true to life, colorful, romantic and joyful style. The images we create of your day will be ones for you to print, frame, post and cherish forever! 


Your family has a unique story to tell and it is my honor to get to know you and help you tell it! I capture the essence of my families using a combo of lifestyle and posed photography at the location of your choice. The love and joy between your family will be photographed using a variety of prompts in order to create unposed, candid images and also traditional sitting and standing poses. Together with your family we will create beautiful artwork that will be revered for generations to come. Make an album, book, or print a canvas - you'll want to show off your gorgeous family!

Boudoir photography is one of my photography passion projects. While I only take on limited clients each year, I always love the outcome of the shoot and the pure shock on my clients' faces when they see their images! The empowerment and self love that my clients feel both during and after their session is the reason why I will never tire of this specialty of photography. You will look and feel amazing during your shoot and have beautiful images to share with your partner, or even keep to yourself! Print an album, or save them for some saucy text messages... your get to choose what you do with your images!

Family sessions are 1 hour in length and include up to 5 immediate family members. Sessions are held within Waukesha or Milwaukee county; further travel will be determined on a case by case basis. Extended family sessions are available; please inquire about your unique family! Family sessions include digital delivery of images via online gallery.

Pricing begins at $350

Boudoir sessions are held on location at my South Milwaukee studio. These sessions are available Sunday through Friday during the daytime hours. Professional hair and makeup, not required but highly recommended, may be added onto your session for $100. All boudoir sessions include digital delivery of images via password protected online gallery. 

Pricing begins at $425

family portrait sessions

boudoir sessions



commercial photo shoots



If you’re interested in working with me, the best way to reach me is by either filling out the form or sending an e-mail to nikkiallenphotography@gmail.com with as much information about your vision as possible. f you’ve filled out the form and haven’t heard from me in a few days, please email me directly.


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