nicolette bardos photography
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Get to know a little bit about me!


Hello :) I'm Nicolette.
Daughter. Sister. Animal lover. 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 or an adrenaline rush. 

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

It’s hard to say when I first really picked up a camera, but I have been doing portrait photography for about 9 years now. As a recent graduate with degrees in Art & Design and Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado, 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.


When you hire me, it is about more than just the photos you receive -- it's about the experience. My clients quickly become my friends, and I dedicate myself to giving everyone the best, most seamless and genuinely fun experience from start to and and beyond — and of course, beautiful images to last a lifetime
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,



"Emerging Vision"

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commercial BRANDS + CLIENTS

Pacsun /Bootaybag / Hemlock Hat co / Darling magazine / Eli & Barry / Be a good person / Goldie & Bob / RED STRIPE / ROSETTA STONE / SWISHER SWEETS/Ora Organics/ NOKA ORGANICS / SKINNY COW / O Models


*Images up top of myself by Crystal Rose Smith*