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NICO STUDIOS

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NICO STUDIOS

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the wildly
in love
through all of lifes stages

capturing
the wildly
in love
through all of lifes stages

My name is Chris Erica: I am married to the man of my dreams, a mother of 5 ranging in age from 1 to 19 years old. My kids are mix of adopted and biological, which keeps our story always interesting! Two of my children have autism, which is a very important part of our story but never defines us.

I am also a lover of French bulldogs, hairless cats (who I wish to own one day), the curious and odd. I have a strong case of wanderlust, and a passion for music from heavy metal to mindless pop. I am connoisseur of tattoo's having well over 20 pieces. My hair color is permanently unnatural, although I was born a brunette. 

I wanted to be a photographer since I was 13 years old and the photographer James Nachtwey is who drew me to the art. As an adult I still loves his anti war photography and I also love David LaChapelle for his use of color and surrealistic imagery.

As your photographer I want to document the little moments, the kiss before the kiss, the whisper in the ear, the touch on the arm. I want to photograph your love and your passion for one another, for your children, for you life.

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James Nachtwey

David LaChapelle

Art by Amber Olsen

French Bulldogs

Sphynx Cats

Indiana Foster to Adopt

15q Syndrome

Autism

My name is Chris Erica: I am married to the man of my dreams, a mother of 5 ranging in age from 1 to 20 years old. My kids are mix of adopted and biological, which keeps our story always interesting! Three of my children have autism, which is a very important part of our story but never defines us.

I am also a lover of French bulldogs, hairless cats (who I wish to own one day), the curious and odd. I have a strong case of wanderlust, and a passion for music from heavy metal to mindless pop. I am connoisseur of tattoo's having well over 20 pieces. My hair color is permanently unnatural, although I was born a brunette. 

I wanted to be a photographer since I was 13 years old and the photographer James Nachtwey is who drew me to the art. As an adult I still loves his anti war photography and I also love David LaChapelle for his use of color and surrealistic imagery.

As your photographer I want to document the little moments, the kiss before the kiss, the whisper in the ear, the touch on the arm. I want to photograph your love and your passion for one another, for your children, for you life.




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It’s been such a pleasure to work with Chris, from my engagement shoot to my wedding day! She’s professional and her work is absolutely amazing! She made sure to keep my wedding day timeline running as smoothly as possible, and made it a point to get the shots I requested. I’m amazed at how quickly she edited my photos and got them back to me (within 3 days after my wedding)!! The finished product is gorgeous and she made me feel stunning!

It’s been such a pleasure to work with Chris, from my engagement shoot to my wedding day! She’s professional and her work is absolutely amazing! She made sure to keep my wedding day timeline running as smoothly as possible, and made it a point to get the shots I requested. I’m amazed at how quickly she edited my photos and got them back to me (within 3 days after my wedding)!! The finished product is gorgeous and she made me feel stunning!

CHRIS AND NICO STUDIOS ARE FANTASTIC! THE VERY BEST! NOT ONLY IS THE FINAL PRODUCT AMAZING, BUT SHE IS A TRUE PROFESSIONAL FROM START TO FINISH! SHE WAS SO ORGANIZED ON OUR BIG DAY. SHE GOT THROUGH THINGS QUICKLY WHEN NECESSARY, SHE HAD A PLAN AND WAS ABLE TO KEEP EVEN THE MOST UNRULY PEOPLE IN LINE ;)! I WILL USE NICO STUDIOS FOR ALL OF MY FUTURE PHOTOGRAPHY NEEDS AND WOULD RECOMMEND HER TO EVERYONE! THANK YOU CHRIS, YOU WERE OUTSTANDING :)

CHRIS AND NICO STUDIOS ARE FANTASTIC! THE VERY BEST! NOT ONLY IS THE FINAL PRODUCT AMAZING, BUT SHE IS A TRUE PROFESSIONAL FROM START TO FINISH! SHE WAS SO ORGANIZED ON OUR BIG DAY. SHE GOT THROUGH THINGS QUICKLY WHEN NECESSARY, SHE HAD A PLAN AND WAS ABLE TO KEEP EVEN THE MOST UNRULY PEOPLE IN LINE ;)! I WILL USE NICO STUDIOS FOR ALL OF MY FUTURE PHOTOGRAPHY NEEDS AND WOULD RECOMMEND HER TO EVERYONE! THANK YOU CHRIS, YOU WERE OUTSTANDING :)

CHRIS ERICA PENDEXTER YOUR PHOTOS HAVE TAKEN MY BREATH AWAY AND I EVEN STARTED CRYING. YOU ARE EXTREMELY TALENTED AND EVERYONE NEEDS NICO STUDIOS TO CAPTURE THEIR SPECIAL MOMENTS!!! GO RIGHT NOW.. BOOK HER!!! IT'S A MUST!!!!

Chris Erica Pendexter your photos have taken my breath away and I even started crying. You are extremely talented and everyone needs Nico Studios to capture their special moments!!! Go right now.. book her!!! It's a must!!!!

THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE WAS EMPOWERING AND EVERYONE WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND NICO STUDIOS!

The entire experience was empowering and everyone was very professional. I highly recommend Nico Studios!

Chris took our adoption photos when we adopted our daughter and also did a mommy and me photo shoot with me and my daughter recently! She is so great with kids and takes beautiful photos! She always has them back to me super fast and they always look amazing!:)

Chris took our adoption photos when we adopted our daughter and also did a mommy and me photo shoot with me and my daughter recently! She is so great with kids and takes beautiful photos! She always has them back to me super fast and they always look amazing!:)

CHRIS AT NICO STUDIOS DID AN AMAZING JOB ON "MOMMY AND ME" PHOTOS OF ME AND MY LITTLE GIRLS. I FELT STRESSED THE MORNING OF TRYING TO GET MY GIRLS AND MYSELF DRESSED BUT CHRIS MADE US FEEL RELAXED AND SHE QUICKLY WAS ABLE TO GET MY TODDLER OUT OF HER SHELL IN RECORD TIMING. I WILL MOST DEFINITELY BE RETURNING TO HAVE CHRIS TAKE PHOTOS FOR MY FAMILY AGAIN IN THE FUTURE.

Chris at Nico Studios did an amazing job on "Mommy and Me" photos of me and my little girls. I felt stressed the morning of trying to get my girls and myself dressed but Chris made us feel relaxed and she quickly was able to get my toddler out of her shell in record timing. I will most definitely be returning to have Chris take photos for my family again in the future.

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Please make sure you have read the info section and viewed the pricing. It will help speed things along in our communication!
-Chris Erica

574-952-0233

SERVing NORTHERN INDIANA & SURROUNDING areas. AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE.
NICO STUDIOS SERVES ALL, WE ARE LGBTQIA FRIENDLY & WELCOME ALL RELIGIONS

Thank you! Your message has been sent. i will contact you shortly!

Special Note: My family will be welcoming a new baby pendexter this December. because of this i will be on maternity leave for the month of december. emails will be replied to on a case by case basis, but no sessions will be scheduled until january.

thank you for your understanding!
I look forward to working with you in the new year!
Chris Erica

SenD

Please make sure you have read the info section and viewed the pricing. It will help speed things along in our communication! Talk soon! -Chris Erica

By Appointment Only
Trigon Building Suite 303
224 W Jefferson Blvd
South Bend, IN 46601

nico.studios1@gmail.com
574-952-0233
Mon-Fri: 10AM-6PM 
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Serving NORTHERN INDIANA & SURROUNDING. AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE.

NICO STUDIOS SERVES ALL, WE ARE LGBTQIA FRIENDLY & WELCOME ALL RELIGIONS

Thank you! Your message has been sent. i will contact you shortly!

Special Note: My family will be welcoming a new baby pendexter this December. because of this i will be on maternity leave for the month of december. emails will be replied to on a case by case basis, but no sessions will be scheduled until january.

thank you for your understanding!
I look forward to working with you in the new year!
Chris Erica

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