Nicole traveled with us for our intimate destination wedding in Todos Santos, Mexico. She is an incredible photographer and captured our wedding weekend perfectly — and she also helped with coordinating the day of the wedding ceremony. Nicole made my wedding day better than I could have ever imagined it would be. Everything flowed so well and she never missed a beat. She had great communication throughout the whole process and was always available to answer any questions I had. She goes above and beyond planning and coordinating for her clients and I really can’t say enough great things about her. If you’re looking for an intimate/destination wedding photographer, Nicole is the truly the whole package.
— Marina Goff (Bride)
Nicole had so much passion for keeping our wedding day true to who we are as a couple. The vibe of the entire day would not have been the same without her help and attention to every detail. We knew after she worked with us on our engagement pictures that she was the perfect person to capture our wedding. She was highly focused on telling our story of who we are, and that clearly shows through the photography. Our photos are better than we could have ever expected! If you are looking for not only a photographer, but a friend and guide to help you create something much more on such a special day, Nicole is the person!
— ASHLEY JARAMILLO (BRIDE)
Finding an amazing photographer was #1 on my list when planning my wedding. When I came across Nicole’s work I knew she would be the best photographer for our special day. Her work captures so many beautiful, real, and candid moments which is exactly what I always envisioned for our wedding photos. Not only is Nicole extremely talented in what she does, but she is also kind, organized, and professional. She takes time to get to know you and connect with you. She does a great job at making you feel comfortable when having your pictures taken (which is a huge plus since my husband doesn’t enjoy taking photos). She also took the time to help me make other decisions with my wedding. She truly goes above and beyond for her clients! I would recommend Nicole to anyone! She is an amazing person, friend, and photographer.
— Becky Armijo (Bride)
Nicole helped plan every detail of my son and daughter-in-law’s surprise proposal and wedding! I don’t know where to begin with everything she did to make Michael and Kassidy’s day perfect!

She was great at communicating with Michael throughout while handling everything you could imagine, from permitting and insurance required for the ceremony location, to creating a timeline of when everyone needed to leave the Airbnb and where they could park at the ceremony location. Nicole even helped locate vendors in CA and figured out what colors Kassidy wanted without her knowing!

I met Nicole for the first time the day before the wedding to nail down final details, but due to all the months of planning via email and the phone, it felt like seeing a friend! The day of, Nicole was crucial in making sure everything went smoothly. There were 30 family members that flew in from out of town to participate in the day and she handled all the last minute details so well!

Nicole delivers amazing work but she is so much more than just a photographer...she is an event planner and a friend for life. When you book Nicole, you’re booking an experience with someone who truly cares about you and your day.
— Melissa Bishop (Mother of Groom)
We were wanting something different for our engagement and wedding photos and just happened to stumble on Map + Compass. We were blown away by the quality of Nicole’s work. It was different than almost all the photographers I had looked at and not just posed photos which was a breath of fresh air. Her adventure shoots are really fun and she makes you so comfortable that by the time the wedding came around, we were so relaxed it felt like we had known her for forever. Nicole is so wonderful and so easy to work with! I am so happy and thankful she was such a huge part of our special day! Don’t think twice about reaching out to her!
— KELLY ANDERS (BRIDE)
After we connected with Nicole via email and FaceTime calls, discussing our elopement in Iceland and the logistics, I was looking forward to meeting her in person but also a bit nervous! When we finally met, it felt like seeing a long time friend! She made a point to meet with us prior to the actual day of our elopement so we could connect in-person and chat through details. On our wedding day, the weather was horrible, but Nicole did everything she could to capture important moments of that day and stayed positive. When we were unable to get married on the famous Black Sand Beach as planned due to the wind, rain and waves, Nicole suggested a portrait session the next day. I was so happy she made the suggestion and was willing to sacrifice a free day to capture our photos! I appreciate very deeply that she cared about us that much to do a free session so we would have beautiful pictures from our elopement. Nicole was so caring and helpful. Nicole is very talented; she has the ability to capture true emotions in a way that is unlike others. I absolutely adore her photos and can’t express enough how much we loved working with her.
— MARTINA BUBENIKOVA (BRIDE)
When I first saw Nicole’s photography I knew immediately that’s who I wanted to capture the special moments of our wedding. Nicole is so wonderful and her talents go way beyond photography; she was extremely helpful with providing advice on wedding details, and she even offered a ton of help on my wedding day making sure everything went smoothly. She made my husband and I feel so comfortable in front of the camera, which is really saying something because we both hate taking pictures. Nicole really is the best, and we’re so thankful that we’ll have these beautiful pictures to show future generations.
— Victoria Oliver (Bride)
If you’re searching for a photographer to capture your special moments, look no further. From timely communication to comfort and ease of photo shoots to final product, Nicole is the best at what she does. From our first meeting she was kind and helpful with all of the details (the things you forget to think about when planning). She made the process easy and gave much needed advice along the way. My husband (who is not fond of being in photos) felt relaxed and admitted to having a lot of fun in our engagement session and we both enjoyed Nicole’s genuine desire to know and be a part of our story. I couldn’t imagine having had anyone else be a part of making our wedding day great. My husband and I searched for many weeks for the perfect photographer to capture it all and we were not disappointed! She works with grace and artistry that is very hard to find — that’s apparent if you’ve seen her photos! I would recommend Nicole to anyone and plan to use her myself for our future photography needs.
— Chelsea Reeh (Bride)
Nicole was a phenomenal photographer!!! I had so many friends talking about how AMAZING the photos were and how easy she was to work with at the wedding. She was reliable, timely, and ended up becoming a good friend! Would HIGHLY recommend her!!!
— Lauren Pavlasek (Bride)
I want to RAVE about Nicole. She is the coolest, sweetest and most creative wedding photographer! We got lucky! We will treasure her creative and romantic photos of our special day for the rest of our lives. Her calm, sweet, fun personality made us feel super comfortable while she helped us put our vision together. She was very professional and put everyone at ease, our photos are so natural. We loved the extra special touch of getting a sleek modern gift box with photos and a USB of the photo portfolio.
— Emilia Rich (Bride)
I cannot put into words how amazing Nicole is as a person and as a photographer. She goes above and beyond for absolutely any couple. She makes you feel extremely comfortable and is down for anything. She’s honestly the VERY best!! My pictures are beyond beautiful because of her. I feel so lucky and blessed we found Nicole!
— Cheyenne Jackson (Bride)
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Nicole! Not only are her photos AMAZING, she makes the process of taking the photos a fun and wonderful experience for you to share with your significant other! Taking photos with her never felt awkward, posed, or uncomfortable. She has so many ideas to be able to capture your true personality!! Also with Nicole, you are getting so much more than just a photographer. You are getting a friend and a guide who has a lot of experience with weddings to help you through questions like outfit choices, day of wedding timeline, floral designs, and more! If you are lucky enough to be able to work with her, know she is worth EVERY single penny!!
— Camille Fredrich (Bride)
I can’t recommend Nicole enough!! She did such an amazing job making us feel comfortable, and getting to know us. My fiancé doesn’t even enjoy getting his photo taken, BUT he actually enjoyed our session...which is huge! Nicole took us to spots in Tulsa that were meaningful to us, and significant in our relationship, and she captured the sweetest of moments. I am blown away by the woman Nicole is, and the pictures she captured for us. She is one of the best.

If you’re looking for a photographer, stop your searching, you have found the one! I am convinced you won’t find a better option. BOOK MAP + COMPASS!
— Bethany Scott
The first time we met Nicole to talk about the possibility of her shooting our wedding, we instantly knew she would be our photographer. Her organization, detail-oriented personality, and kind, warm spirit were just a few of the things that were so appealing to us. Leading up to that day we were in constant communication about scheduling, details, etc. She was incredible at serving as our guide, hashing out the details and timing of the day, and created a minute by minute schedule which was perfect for me because I didn’t have to ask tons of questions the day of! The whole day she was so calm, she took charge to keep things moving. She is such a well-rounded photographer.

I mean, she is INCREDIBLE at photography, but she also built a relationship with me and my husband. I truly consider Nicole as a friend. She made an effort to get to know us leading up to the wedding, which resulted in the most beautiful pictures. She knew exactly what we wanted. And let’s not forget her amazing organizational skills as well as her ability to communicate and plan ahead. I never felt like I didn’t know what was going on or what to expect. Nicole is a guide and photographer that you can count on, and trust me, she will capture your day PERFECTLY. We are forever grateful for her, and have already told her she will be capturing all of our major life events from here on out!
— Dannah Jo Stelting (Bride)
Nicole is the absolute best! She makes you feel extremely comfortable and creates a safe space where you can have real moments captured. I’ve never had such a wonderful experience. And her photography speaks for itself! I’m in awe of her talent and her kind, down to earth spirit. If you are on the fence for photographers or getting pictures at all, take the leap with Nicole!
— Kylene Fountain
If you are considering having Nicole be your photographer for any event, don’t hesitate any longer. Let me tell you, I promise you will have no regrets and won’t find someone who will work with you like her! Grant and I really enjoyed getting to know her in the time we had getting our pictures taken. We felt so relaxed in our session and could really tell Nicole cared about getting to know us and our story. She is amazing and communicates really well!! I couldn’t be happier with the moments she captured so perfectly. Highly recommended!!
— Destinee Davis
Nicole is so kind and creative, and she did a great job of making my husband and me feel at ease during our session! She also knows lots of beautiful and unique locations here in Oklahoma (and beyond, I’m sure!). We really enjoyed our photo shoot with her! Great job, we are so impressed!
— Liz Davidson
I wish I had the right words to describe our incredible experience with Nicole. I can’t imagine anyone photographing our engagement and our wedding photos better than she did. Nicole was always so generous with her time whether it was just words of encouragement, advice, or helping with wedding planning or the flow of our day as our guide. My favorite part of having Nicole as our photographer was how professional she was. She was always punctual, organized, and kept in touch with us often throughout the months up until the day of our wedding.

Our engagement shoot was very laid back and relaxed. Nicole just told us to do our thing while she snapped away. She even brought music to help us not feel so awkward. (It was our first time taking professional photos.) With the help of her amazing skills our photos turned out amazing!!! Still to this day we are getting compliments on our engagement photos. On the day of our wedding Nicole helped it flow perfectly. I cannot imagine what we would have done without her. Needless to say, the photos turned out to be beautiful!

It is very evident that Nicole has a gift for photography. It was such a pleasure to work with her and I can not wait for the next time that we get to have her as our photographer!!!
— Ana Peavy (Bride)
We had such an amazing experience during the entire shoot and we owe it all to Nicole! She didn’t just take our photo, she got to know us, made us feel natural and comfortable, and had such beautiful, effortless ways and techniques to capture those precious little moments. We never felt posed, we never felt awkward — we felt like ourselves, and that was SO important to us. These photos truly capture our relationship and love for each other. Her pre- and post-shoot organization was also exceptional! We are truly speechless, going through these photos...thank you, Nicole!
— STEFANY BANDA
Nicole is so wonderful and so easy to work with! We were wanting something different for our engagement shoot/wedding photos and just happened to stumble on Map + Compass and were blown away by the quality of Nicole’s work. It was different than almost all the photographers I had looked at and not just posed photos, which was a breath of fresh air. Her adventure shoots are really fun and she makes you so comfortable that by the time the wedding came around, it felt like we had known her for forever. We were so relaxed and really enjoyed our experience with Nicole! Don’t think twice about reaching out to her! I am so happy and thankful she was such a huge part of our special day!
— Kelly Husband (Bride)
I want to RAVE about Nicole. She is the coolest, sweetest and most creative photographer! Nicole was our wedding photographer. We got lucky! We will treasure her creative and romantic photos of our special day for the rest of our lives. Her calm, sweet, fun personality made us feel super comfortable while she helped us put our vision together. She was very professional and put everyone at ease, our photos are so natural. We loved the extra special touch of getting a sleek modern gift box with photos and a USB of the photo portfolio.
— Emilia Rich (Bride)
Nicole is truly an amazing photographer. I don’t even know how we got so lucky finding her. Nobody in San Antonio has her style!! Believe me, I searched high and low!! We planned to have Nicole take our engagement photos. Unfortunately, at the time, we had already booked another wedding photographer... So what did we do? :/ We felt bad, but...we decided to let our other photographer go and booked Nicole for our wedding as soon as we could. And let me tell you, I am so so happy we made that decision. With Nicole’s eye and talent, our photos came out simply perfect!

Nicole is a dream to work with!! She is professional, organized, not to mention calm, cool and collected. I love her personality and felt very comfortable working with her the entire time. If there was an award for worst models, I’m pretty positive my husband and I would win. We’re camera shy and totally lens awkward; but Nicole knew exactly how to guide us, giving us direction to capture natural feeling photos.

So far, we have commissioned Nicole as our photographer on 3 different occasions. I especially want to note: The morning of our wedding day...she shot our very intimate Chinese Tea Ceremony, and the photos turned out beautifully. She captured the essence of the ceremony in the photos, and I couldn’t be happier with how she styled everything....And our big day! Nicole was amazing on our wedding day. She showed up early, scouted the venue, and was ready to go in a great mood. She captured so many breathtaking photos that just wowed. She guided us and our wedding party with fun instructions which helped a lot with actually having fun and looking/feeling natural. Nicole also captured some really amazing candid reception photos. Everybody couldn’t stop talking about them. I know I will cherish them all for many many years to come.

I highly recommend Nicole! She is definitely a seasoned photographer with the confidence and know-how to create gorgeous photos for whatever occasion or event. If I need any more photography work, I know Nicole is my gal!
— Mary Jane Lou (bride)