Nicole started working life as a engineer in the hot dusty Pilbara region of North West Western Australia. She spent her spare time painting and photographing the landscape. Being an area that attracted many artists, she was given opportunity to mentor with several highly talented and respected photographers and artists such as Christian Fletcher, Peter Eastway, Tony Hewitt, and Helen Ansell. After the birth of her first child in 2011, she took up photography more seriously as a way of documenting family life and it quickly grew into a busy part time business. She has a natural eye for composition and tone; and a flare for capturing candid moments. Upon moving back to Queensland and the beautiful Sunshine Coast area with her family, Nicole set about creating a space of her own to create, grow, teach and shoot. The Living Studio was born.