about - Nicole Harkin Photography



Everyone has a cell phone camera, but not everyone's a professional photographer. I make things easy and uncomplicated. Not only should a good photographer understand the technical aspects of photography, but also know a bit of child psychology. I have two little boys and over the years I have learned how to get all kids to cooperate during a photo session. I'm happy to help and I make things as easy as possible. Book a session, we'll meet, and chat about random topics while I do funny things to make your kids look at me and laugh. In about a week I will send you your digital images.

It couldn't be less complicated.


Nicole Harkin is an award-winning photographer and writer based in Washington, D.C. She has been taking pictures of families since 2009. She has two little boys and lives in NE DC. She loves coffee and is happy to chat about her favorite spots.


Her first book, Tilting, A Memoir was released in 2017 and received a gold in the Wishing Shelf Book Award in 2018. She is currently working on a murder mystery titled Death in Berlin. She is a freelance writer for a variety of different outlets, including Cool Tools, Brevity, Thought Collection, among others.


Nicole received her BA in Political Science with a minor in German and Geology from Purdue University. She received her J.D. from Pace University. As a Fulbright Scholar and then a Robert Bosch Fellow, Nicole lived in Berlin, Germany where she studied German environmentalism and the German Freedom of Information Act. Nicole also co-hosts the podcast, Project Ungoverned. Her writing can be read at: www.nicoleharkinwriting.com. Nicole was raised in Georgia and Montana.

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