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Learn More about Nikayla ⟶

Owner, Lead Photographer, Florist, Wife & Mom

South Dakota Wedding Photographer

Meet Nikayla

I capture significant moments and intimate interactions to create heirlooms you will share with everyone you love.

In 2017, I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from Minnesota State University Moorhead, MN. My emphasis was in photography, and I have loved implementing what I learned from school into my work. In November of 2017, I got married to the love of my life, whom I met a few years earlier when I was a missionary with NET Ministries.

My passion comes from my own experience as a bride along with the over 200 weddings I have photographed. But about three years ago, I loved the images I created, but I knew there was something missing. Thankfully, my husband nudged me to pray a novena to St. Joseph the Worker. Through that intentional prayer, I realized that what I desired was to serve and showcase the beauty and heavenly reality of marriage and weddings. So I dove in, trusting, waiting, with arms wide, and I found my niche. Now, I ask you to do the same. Breathe easy and have a sense of peace knowing you can trust me to give you an unmatched wedding experience.

On Halloween of 2019, and again in February of 2022, we expanded our little family with our beautiful girls — Avila and Siena! I can not say how blessed I am to have such incredible people in my family and in my life to help me grow.

We have two daughters.

I look back at our wedding all the time! Getting married helped me to realize the importance of wedding photography even more than I could’ve imagined. I am also a geek about printing photos and putting them into albums. I’ve shot well over 130 weddings, and will be beginning a new chapter of my life doing so in Sioux Falls, SD.

My favorite person is my husband.

All my life, I have had pen or paper, paint or ink, camera or notebook attached to me. At 14, I received my first camera & have been hooked ever since! Beginning with self portraits and adventures with friends, my excitement over what I could make with a camera turned into a passion. 


A little more about Nikayla.

The photos of us candidly praying and moving about our ceremony have my whole heart

Favorite detail from our wedding day:

St Charles Borromeo in Minneapolis & Founders Chapel in San Diego

favorite Parish I have photographed is:

Flowers, flowers, flowers!! Plus anything vintage or hand-crafted.

favorite details of a wedding are:

Crumbl cookie has been a favorite since 2021 and I don't see that changing anytime soon.

go-to snack after a wedding is: 

Being outside. Soaking up sunshine and drinking coffee. Cuddles with my family.

ideal Saturday at home looks like:

The groom's face when he sees his bride. The consecration and heavenly ceremonies.

favorite moments on a wedding day are:


A Few FUn Facts

GET TO KNOW Nikayla a little BETTER

- April, Bride

"Nikayla asked what I was wanting for our photographs throughout the day and she nailed it! I like more candid photos and she caught so many special moments! I hardly knew she was there throughout the day so looking through the pictures I am amazed at what she got!" 

- Jordyn, Bride

"Nikayla is awesome! It was so great to work with her. She is very kind, responds quickly, is flexible, and takes great wedding photos! She is also so patient and makes you feel comfortable when getting pictures taken."

- D&R, Couple

"We were looking for a local photographer that understood a Catholic Mass to truly capture the beauty of it. Nikayla is incredible and words cannot describe her talent and eye for capturing beauty. Our friends and family were all in awe of her pictures too."

- Kalei

"Nikayla is wonderful & very professional. She is always willing to go the extra mile for us (we’ve had her shoot multiple events for our family). Not only is she extremely personable, but she also makes it feel easy & fun to shoot photos in front of a professional photographer."

- Audrey, Bride

"I'll start off by saying I would 100% recommend Nikayla & Co. to anyone who is looking for a photographer! She so perfectly captured our day and I can see our personalities in every photo. I love her style and couldn't imagine getting photos of our big day from anyone else." 

Will you accept children lovingly from God, and bring them up according to the law of Christ and his Church
to work with thankfulness and joy, considering it an honor to employ and develop by means of laborite gifts received from God

O Glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work in a spirit of penance for the expiation of many sins; to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my natural inclinations; to work with thankfulness and joy, considering it an honor to employ and develop by means of laborite gifts received from God; to work with order, peace, moderation, and patience; never shrinking from weariness and trials; to work above all with purity of intention and detachment from self; keeping unceasingly before my eyes death and the account that I must give of time lost, talents unused, good committed, and vain complacency in success, so fatal to the work of God.

All for Jesus, all through Mary, all after thy example, O Patriarch, Saint Joseph. Such shall be my watch-word in life and in death. Amen.

Prayer to St. Joseph the Worker by Pope St. Pius X

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