Portraits, Headshots, and Branding Images

Welcome! I’m so excited to capture you!


About Me

Most days you can find me jamming out to new tunes in my home office, dancing in my chair, and sitting cross legged with my shoes kicked off. I am a woman who always has her bags packed, a storyteller, a lover of fashion, a wannabee singer, a fruity drink fanatic, and a fan of being bare-foot. We only have one life, I believe in making it count, being true to myself, staying level headed in moments of panic, and always being ready to kick back in the sand. I love dogs, sea turtles, and elephants, eating avocados and mac n cheese, and watching ice hockey and Clemson football.

My photography style is light-filled, joyful, and authentic. I will do anything to make you laugh and I promise to make you feel comfortable. I make it simple for you, keep it light, and focus on the moments that feel most like you!

Arlington VA Wedding Photographer, Nikki Schell Photography


Collection I

2 Hour Session
Web-Res Edited Images in Online Gallery
High-Res Edited Images + Print Release
(Best for extended branding projects featuring different outfits and multiple locations)


Collection II

1 Hour Session
Web-Res Edited Images in Online Gallery
High-Res Edited Images + Print Release
(Best for branding projects and senior portraits)


Collection III

30 Minute Session
Web-Res Edited Images in Online Gallery
High-Res Edited Images + Print Release
(Best for getting that perfect head shot)


Specialized Sessions

Styled – Hair, Make up & Florals (add $400 to any collection)

Half Day – 4 Hours, visit all the spots in DC ($1500)

More Information

Image Delivery

Your images will be sent as downloadable digital files in an online gallery. This gallery will allow you to print, save, and share the images from your session very easily! The images can be downloaded as web sized images or print sized images. The images will not have a watermark or logo on them, however, when posting on social media, I always appreciate receiving credit! It will take on average 3 weeks to receive your gallery! Expect to receive approximately 40 images per hour of coverage. If you are receiving an album or prints, we’ll chat more about that later on!

Every image you receive will be edited in my unique style. This includes color-correction, exposure adjustment, selective black and white processing, clarity adjustments, tone mapping, and other corrections such as removing a pimple or stray hair. Be sure to check out my galleries to get a feel for my editing style. I do not deliver all of the images I shoot; I eliminate duplicate images, test-shots, out-of-focus shots, shots with unflattering expressions, and other images that may dilute the overall product quality.

Print Releases and Professional Products

While a print release is included in all portrait packages, I strongly advise my clients to order products (prints, canvases, and albums) through my professional lab. This ensures top-notch product quality that mainstream printing vendors cannot create. Album design is a specialty of mine! I design my clients' albums to tell the story of their relationship, preserving all the special moments, in what will be an heirloom for many years to come.

If you’re interested in printing and creating your own products, all packages come with a print release. A print release means the named clients have rights to print the images for personal use. They can print the images as many times as they want, post them on social media, and send images to their friends and family. A print release does not give clients rights to alter/edit the images (#nofilter) or use the images for a profit. I do not sell the copyright for my images.

How to Book

All dates are available on a first come, first serve basis. Dates will be reserved by submitting a completed contract and a non-refundable 50% retainer. I am always available to field questions via email, phone, video chat, or in person! I can’t wait to work with you to make your photo session everything you’ve ever imagined!


Thank you!

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