Would you like to get your loved ones in a frame but don’t quite know where to start?

In a perfect world you could just click your fingers and suddenly have amazing images on your wall, right?


A perfect world might be above my pay grade but I can certainly help with your image and art needs. I simplify the process of capturing near perfect moments. I turn them into Essentially Art for your wall - beautifully framed images that makes friends stop and admire; images of your loved ones against the backdrop of our stunning natural scenery. These are essentially pieces of art - something to bring out a smile and make you a little proud.

Of course, we’ll only frame a few. You can keep the rest digitally. We’ll breeze through what style of image you’d like and where to place it in your home. I reckon the hardest part is making a final choice.


Not everyone likes their photo taken, I totally get it! It’s simple to picture the process being a hassle or downright awkward. The thought of wrangling kids and foreseeing tantrums (child or adult), working out what everyone should wear, feeling like a poser in front of the camera, flashbacks of school photo days and forced smiles. Nope, none of that here. At Essentially Art I keep the process simple, the session light-hearted and even guide you on what’s your best angle. In fact, smiling is not even necessary.

Photographing scenic spots around North Auckland, Auckland, North Shore, Hibiscus Coast, Orewa, Silverdale, Matakana, Rodney and surrounding areas

Here are some really kind words from some Essentially Art Clients:


“The girls wanted to come back again tomorrow”

“We were amazed by Nicki’s patience with our girls and our baby. 

The girls loved how their photos turned out and so do we. It was a great experience spending time as family having our photos taken by Nicki. Fun memories to keep for a long time to come.  I totally recommend her work!” 

- Yanina


“Nicki had several creative ideas that made for some great images. We felt relaxed and had so much fun during our shoot.“

- Lauren and Ben


“The design idea totally worked! It’s like a piece of art I have admired for a long time.”

“Not only did she tell me exactly what to do with my head, face and body, where to stand, and what expressions to make, but she was kind and enthusiastic about it. I left feeling confident, "gorgeous" (one of the adjectives she used to describe me in the photos she was taking), energized and my head lifted high. The images turned out amazing, but I totally expected that because of her work I had already seen.”

- Chelsea