photos for the authentic + real

Midwest based wedding + portrait photographer

weddings

from maternity to first birthday and beyond

babies

commercial, product, and lifestyle

Branding + identity


Nikki McLeay brings years of experience and an innate ability to sense emotion and joy, to capture photographs that are authentic, honest, and simply natural, while focused on the moments that matter most to you.


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NIKKI MCLEAY HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN VARIOUS NATIONAL PRINT PUBLICATIONS AND POPULAR BLOGS

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capturing peace, light, and joy

newborn photographer in Omaha, photo is simple and minimalistic, light and airy newborn
maternity photos at hitchcock nature center, iowa maternity photographer, gorgeous views, natural light airy maternity
wedding ring detail shot with succulent, gorgeous wedding ring, two carrot ring, light airy wedding photos in nebraska
bride and groom in colorado, aspen wedding photography, estes park wedding photos, light airy wedding photos, colorado
newborn smiling photo, newborn baby girl, light and airy newborn photographer, loveland studios photographer, nikki mcle
bride and groom in downtown omaha, heartland of america park wedding photo, bride groom light airy wedding photograph

In Their Words


"On a scale of 1-10, I would say Nikki is 1000! In all seriousness, she genuinely cared so much about what I envisioned our special day to be like. Even with the "amazing" Nebraska weather that we had (rain, wind, sunshine, & sleet) she made the pictures so fun & brought out our personalities! Nikki has such a real and authentic way of capturing the day, she doesn't over edit pictures. She is one of the most talented photographers I know & I would hands down recommend her to anyone!"

More Kind Words

“The little things?
The little moments?

They aren't little.”


A Bohemian Outdoor Wedding Day


Johnna and Matthew love spending time in nature -camping, hiking, and gardening are favorite pastimes- so an outdoor ceremony was important. Natural greenery and elements were part of incorporated at every level, and the evening ended with dancing under a harvest moon.


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behind the lens

Capturing sparkle in all of life's moments

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capturing sparkle in all of life's moments

I share your beautiful faces, favorite quotes and song lyrics, and snippets of my family in between,