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I know there are many Central Minnesota Photographers you could choose from, and I am truly honored you're considering me. Here is a little bit about what we have to offer.

BEAUTIFUL STUDIO: We offer a beautiful, luxurious space in which to capture this special time. This means you do not have to worry about permits or cleaning a space in your home before your session. If an in-home session is your preference, we are happy to accommodate for a fee to cover time and travel.

EXLUSIVE OUTDOOR SETTING: We offer a beautiful country location that is just 15 minutes north of our studio. 80 Acres of privately owned family land that offers a variety of settings to help us capture beautiful and unique portraits.














BUT WHAT WILL I WEAR?!: Another amazing service that we offer is our client closet. The client closet and online-catalog offer a range of beautiful gowns, skirts, accessories, props, outfits and layering pieces that accommodate women, children, toddlers and babies use of which is included at no extra cost. We also offer a unique OUTFIT GUIDE to help you explore looks.

WHAT DO WE DO ONCE WE'VE BOOKED? : Our Client Lounge is a website where I have distilled some of my wisest tips and tricks for creating amazing sessions and have featured them there at your fingertips once you are all booked in. I will help guide you during our session to ensure that we avoid awkward posing and make sure that these portraits are extra special.

WHAT DO YOUR SESSION OFFERINGS LOOK LIKE: You are in the right place. Info is below. If you have any questions about the Collections please reach out or schedule a phone call or consultation below. My packages and offerings do sometimes change so please stop by in the future to see current offerings. I also offer coupons, flash sales, giveaways via my VIP group on FB. Please join us there.

WE HAVE THE PHOTOS, NOW WHAT DO WE DO?: The images that you purchase the print release for will be able to be taken anywhere you like and have them printed. I recommend Mpix for personal use. However, before you settle on a consumer lab please take a moment to consider using my professional labs.

I know there are many photographers you could choose from, and I am truly honored you're considering me. Here is a little bit about what we have to offer.

BEAUTIFUL STUDIO: We offer a beautiful, luxurious space in which to capture this special time. This means you do not have to worry about permits or cleaning a space in your home before your session. If an in-home session is your preference, we are happy to accommodate for a fee to cover time and travel.

EXLUSIVE OUTDOOR SETTING: We offer a beautiful country location that is just 15 minutes north of our studio. This space is 80 acres of privately owned family land that offers a variety of settings to help us capture beautiful and unique portraits.

BUT WHAT WILL I WEAR?!: Another amazing service that we offer is our client closet. The client closet and online catalog offer a range of beautiful gowns, skirts, accessories, props, outfits and layering pieces that accommodate women, children, toddlers and babies use of which is included at no extra cost. We also offer a unique OUTFIT GUIDE to help you explore looks.

WHAT DO WE DO ONCE WE'VE BOOKED?: Our Client Lounge is a website where I have distilled some of my wisest tips and tricks for creating amazing sessions and have featured them there at your finger-tips once you are all booked in. I will help guide you during our session to ensure that we avoid awkward posing and make sure that these portraits are extra special.

WHAT DO YOUR SESSION OFFERINGS LOOK LIKE: You are in the right place. Info is below. If you have any questions about the Collections please reach out or schedule a phone call or consultation below. My packages and offerings do sometimes change so please stop by in the future to see current offerings. I also offer coupons, flash sales, giveaways via my VIP group on FB. Please join us there.

WE HAVE THE PHOTOS, NOW WHAT DO WE DO?: The images that you purchase the print release for will be able to be taken anywhere you like and have them printed. I recommend Mpix for personal use. However, before you settle on a consumer lab please take a moment to consider using my professional labs.

The 2023 portrait pricing guide

One Investment you will never regret!

During the consultation my goal is to craft one-of-a-kind portraits for you with an experience that is relaxed, fun and efficient. We will discuss artwork as well as your goals and vision for each session with our studio. We will discuss details like outfit planning, location choices, timing and more.

step 01:
connect and chat

Session dates will be chosen based on your unique due date. We do require a retainer at booking as well as a signed contract and questionnaire. For newborn sessions we sometimes select a primary and a backup date to ensure there is room in the schedule for unexpectedly early or late babies. Multiple session experiences are available.

step 02:
Booking in

Check out the Online Portrait Lounge, where you will find our outfit inspiration & our online catalog client closet & simple tips that will help us craft a collection of portraits that are timeless and meaningful – so that you can make the most of this experience!
WHAT WILL WE WEAR   |    CLIENT CLOSET    |    LOCATIONS  |  NEWBORN TIPS

step 03:
Taking the pain out of planning

Your special day has arrived!! Whether this is you or your baby's session, there is nothing more exciting that capturing these precious moments. Come in and relax with some refreshments and music while your session begins. Dress your family in your favorite items from our client wardrobe. Often we begin sessions with the family portraits, and after that our main focus will be mom and baby. Whether it be newborn or maternity, the studio will be fully prepped and designed with multiple set ups customized just for your session. If you have something sentimental that you would like included, please let me know. Otherwise, my studio is full of handcrafted props, custom wardrobe/accessories, and so much more so that you can relax and not worry about bringing anything. 

step 04:
your Session

1-2 weeks after your session your proofing gallery will be ready. We will provide for you a beautiful online gallery & shopping cart. Your gallery will help you select your favorites, order any included items as well as print these images so that your family can enjoy them in a tangible way. These portraits deserve to be proudly displayed in your home. Prepare to be blown away!

step 05:
Prepare to fall in love!

View Example gallery and design software

Once you make your selections or place an order from your proofing-gallery, we will edit each image that you include in your order. Order Digital images with print release, canvas, framed art, a photo-hook & more.
 Editing to the highest scrutiny can take time but we try to get it done in 2 weeks or less. 

step 06:
EDITING Orders

View Example gallery and design software pricing

Digital images will be available for download as soon as they are ready and printed products, USBs, Albums & wall art will be available 2-6 weeks after ordering. Canvases and Albums take the longest at the lab. Your order will ship directly to you.
We recommend Mpix for personal printing. Please back up your images in at least 3 places to ensure that the files remain protected for posterity.

step 07:
Deliver & cherish

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the portrait experience

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the collections

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1 Custom Session at our PRIVATE COUNTRY LOCATION IN FORESTON or THE BEAUTIFUL PRINCETON STUDIO

Use of our CAREFULLY CURATED COLLECTION OF PROPS, GOWNS AND OUTFITS


PLANNING & PREPARATION
SO WE GET THE MOST OUT OF OUR SESSION
&
OUR SESSION GUIDE
& OUTFIT GUIDE
A BEAUTIFUL ONLINE PROOFING GALLERY FILLED WITH A FULL LINE OF PRODUCTS TO ORDER FROM

RESERVATION or the DATE/TIME FOR OUR 1-1 CUSTOM SESSION at our PRIVATE COUNTRY LOCATION IN FORESTON or THE BEAUTIFUL PRINCETON STUDIO

Use of our CAREFULLY CURATED COLLECTION OF PROPS, GOWNS AND OUTFITS
PLANNING & PREPARATION FOR THE PORTRAITS OF YOUR DREAMS

OUR SESSION GUIDE &
OUTFIT & LOCATION GUIDE
A BEAUTIFUL ONLINE PROOFING GALLERY FILLED WITH A FULL LINE OF PRODUCTS TO ORDER FROM

 The Creation of PRICELESS PORTRAITS OF YOUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY + EVEN THE GRANDPARENTS




Every booking Includes

ALL COLLECTIONS AVAILABLE FOR ALL SESSION TYPES
$200 is due at booking. Inclusive experiences begin at $450
We provide interest free automated payment plans for larger purchases.
The following collections are for sessions held at our Princeton Studio or our Foreston country location.
5 year club = 17 interest free payments of $200

60 minutes appointment
20 photos
session guide
outfit & location guide
digital photo gallery
print release
$150 print or album credit

Keepsake Experience

$200 at booking

30 minute appointment
10 photos
session guide
outfit & location guide
digital photo gallery
print release
$100 print or album credit

Memories Experience

$200 at booking

120 minute appointment
40 photos
session guide
outfit & location guide
digital photo gallery
print release
$150 print or album credit

Ultimate Experience

$200 at booking

15 minute appointment
5 photos
session guide
outfit & location guide
digital photo gallery
print release
Limited dates and times

$175

Limited Events

the collections

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One Investment you will never regret!

digital images a la carte – $30-$75
Photo Book – $250
Create-A-Collection begins at $1275
Digital Only Collection begins at $450

**print and art credits are good toward tangible products via your gallery/shopping cart

add-on items

Book online

It is one thing to see your beautiful images on a computer screen, but it is a whole other experience seeing them displayed in your own home! Be prepared to be amazed as there are so many beautiful options to display your favorite photographs. Here at my studio I work with the finest labs to provide you with the highest quality, everlasting products that will last a lifetime. From ready to hang acrylics to engraved albums, the possibilities are endless! The best part is everything is fully customizable! At your viewing and ordering appointment you will Create-A-Collection of your favorite digitals & products. I will assist you in choosing your products, where to display your products, and what size would best fit your home. These are moments you will want to cherish forever, and what better way than displayed in your beautiful home! 

One of a kind Art & Gift Products

Book online

It is one thing to see your beautiful images on a computer screen, but it is a whole other experience seeing them displayed in your own home! Be prepared to be amazed as there are so many beautiful options to display your favorite photographs. Here at my studio I work with the finest labs to provide you with the highest quality, everlasting products that will last a lifetime. From ready to hang acrylics to engraved albums, the possibilities are endless! The best part is everything is fully customizable! At your viewing and ordering appointment you will Create-A-Collection of your favorite digitals & products. I will assist you in choosing your products, where to display your products, and what size would best fit your home. These are moments you will want to cherish forever, and what better way than displayed in your beautiful home! 

One of a kind Art & Gift Products

Lacy H.

Awwww how precious 🥰🥰 thank you so much for taking your time and going above and beyond for our little love bug!! The session was amazing and I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos from today!!! The horse means a lot to us because my horse Romeo passed away earlier this year when he was struck by lightning so he sadly never got to meet his little human sister Meilani 😢 he was a white horse also so this meant a lot to us and I’m very grateful you made this!!!

Awwww how precious 🥰🥰 thank you so much for taking your time and going above and beyond for our little love bug!! The session was amazing and I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos from today!!! 

"this session was amazing"

Amy S.

WE JUST HAD OUR NEWBORN PHOTOS DONE WITH NICOLE HOLLENKAMP AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND! I AM HAVING A HARD TIME NARROWING DOWN THE PRINTS WE WANT TO ORDER BECAUSE SHE CAPTURED SO MANY AMAZING ONES!!

"she captured so many amazing ones!!"

– Lindsay & Mike

They all turned out so well we where having a hard time narrowing our options down. Thank you for all your hard work! You really have a knack for these shots. It is amazing how easy you made it look.

"It is amazing how easy you made it look."

--Ashley T.

Thank you Nicole! This image you have captured is incredible! You have no idea how much this means to me

"This image... is incredible!"

– Cassidy

Nicole was absolutely wonderful! she was so generous, kind, and paid so much attention to detail. She even offered some kind words of advice the day of and the day before my wedding. I am so thankful to have used her for our August wedding! If I'm honest, I think I may have a photographer for life!

"I think I may have a photographer for life!"

Gin

The super talented Nicole Hollenkamp made my little peanut look even more amazing than I could have imagined! I can't get over how great this whole experience was! If you're looking for a photographer for maternity/birth/newborn/milestone/milkbath photos - check her out! I know Neva will be back to see her! 😀😀😀

"I can't get over how great this whole experience was!"

Israel

So her name is Nicole Hollenkamp, ... in Princeton, MN, and she is a miracle worker. This lady was able to turn this hideous ex-military dude into a GQ wannabe. Talking about Jesus turning water into wine. She even got me smiling, which I had not done in a while. What an outstanding job, Nic! Bravo.

"She is a miracle worker."

Krystal S

Our perfect little peanut. Thank you Nicole Hollenkamp Photography - Mom's VIP Lounge for the amazing session!

"Thank you nicole.. for the amazing session!."

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frequently asked questions

If you want sleepy photos of your baby it is best to give baby at least an hour or so of awake time before leaving for their session. Play with baby.

Feed, burp and change baby into something that you would like them to be photographed in before leaving. If you have a drive that is an hour or more then you may need to feed baby again before we begin or at some point during your session.

Allow baby to fall into a deep sleep in the car. I can get baby out of the car seat without waking them when you arrive and we can jump right into taking photos.

If you are doing a wrapped baby session I will wrap baby if needed at the beginning of your session.


We ask that you bring a pacifier. Even if you do not use one at home. During your session we will follow baby's lead. Pacifiers can help soothe baby faster so we can accomplish more. Beyond this, you do not have to bring any special items.
If you are having a session that is 30 minutes or less or if you would rather not use the studio's outfits. props,  bonnets, headbands, lovies etc... then you may want to bring your own. Please discuss any items you wish to bring with your photographer before your session day so that I can prepare and ensure baby's safety.
Outfits - must fit snug to look its best.
Supplies - Diapers, wipes, comb, brush for baby
Special Lovies, Blankets and sentimental objects.
Snacks - Especially for mom and for toddlers! 2 Hours can seem like a long time and snacks go a long way to help an unhappy toddler cooperate. Eat before you come as well!

These sessions are designed for immediate family members. Grandparents are welcome.
Bringing a family helper that the kids love is recommended for younger children. They can help get them feeling acclimated to the new environment and get them looking and smiling faster.
Bring those furry family members with for extra special portraits.
Remember to bring a kennel/carrier for those furry loves while they are not being photographed.

A teaser usually gets posted in that first week after your session while you await your proofing gallery.

Most proofing galleries are back to you within 7 days. Occasionally life gets in the way and the gallery may be delayed by a few days. 

The proofing gallery with be adjusted for exposure and color only to help you get a good idea of what the final images will look like. Once you place an order we will edit those images. Editing can take up to 2 weeks.


We offer a growing client closet complete with a wide array of beautiful gowns.

If you are booking the micro session it is recommended that you arrive in what you would like to be photographed in. Outfit suggestions can be found in our outfit planning guide.

There is no strict timeline for documenting life's moments. I do have guideline to help get the best results, however, if you fall outside these guidelines that is ok. Please document this time anyway.

Newborn: We try to photograph babies in the first 2 weeks of life with a few exceptions. Premature babies we aim for their due date. Usually they have been released from any hospital stays while still being newborn size. 

Maternity: Because I want you to enjoy the session I typically aim for the 30th week. By this time you should have a nice round belly while feeling relatively comfortable and still having energy for the session. Sessions are still possible after this time, however you may develop the discomforts of pregnancy and begin to be fatigued easily. 

CONTACT

To move forward with next steps, please reach out via email: nicole@bynicoleann.com to begin your unique Portrait Experience. I can't wait to work with you and capture this beautiful season of life you are in! Or fill out the contact form.

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