First and foremost, I am an artist. I approach my subjects with an awareness of composition that is completely embedded in the way I look at and process what I see. Unlike my camera, my mind’s eye has no off button; it is constantly running along perspective lines, evaluating light strength and angles, searching for balance. This innate artistry is tied to my deep interest in the natural world, and is responsible for the unique, yet natural feel of my work.

I received my degree in art from the University of California at Santa Cruz, where I studied photography and printmaking. I am currently based in Novato, CA and open for freelance business!

To my clients I offer photographs that portray the essence of you through my artistic lens. I am available for shoots of all natures, specializing in live band/event photography and portraiture, as well as graphic design for your fliers and album covers. Additionally, I offer editing and restoration services for your photos. For a full list of artistic services provided, please see the “Services” page, and for samples of my works (both print and photo) visit the “Portfolio” section. Thank you for visiting me at K.McNickle Photography. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, and please follow me on Facebook!

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Best, Kelsey McNickle