nicolette bardos photography


Get to know a little bit about me!

Hello :) I'm Nicolette.
Life lover. Plant Lady. Story teller. Friend.

Seeker of everyday magic.


I’m a portrait photographer, an artist. And I thrive on the rushes of living, learning, and human connection.  It doesn’t take much to bring me pure, genuine joy - chats with friends or strangers, the sunshine on my face, an animal to cuddle, a good cup of chai.

Colorado is my home, and California is my current adventure. I basically live part time between the two, and I love it.


When you hire me, it is about more than just the photos you receive -- it's about the experience. You aren’t just my client, you are my friend. I genuinely invest my whole heart in every single person I get to work with, and getting to know them for their true unique self. It’s not just about getting you in + out and filling up my schedule. It’s about connecting with you to create and preserve some of the best dang moments of your life, so that you can cherish and feel them forever.

It’s hard to say when I first really picked up a camera, but I have been doing portrait photography for about 10 years now! (woah) As a recent graduate with degrees in Art & Design and Business Administration, I’m officially committed to my business full time, and I couldn’t be happier. My style has been described as natural, lively, warm and bold. I am all about moments, big and small. Feelings, and honest emotion. The rawness, the realness - that is true beauty to me.

Please don't hesitate to reach out and say hello, as I would love to get to know you!
I am available year-round for nationwide AND international travel!
Thanks for stopping by :)

All the best,


images of myself by crystal rose smith