We are so excited to share the gorgeous photography and inspiring words of the two women behind Dimples & Daisies Photography! As Central Florida lifestyle photographers, both Nicole and Katie specialize in capturing the sweetest moments of newborns, children and families. Get to know them – we certainly are happy we did!
Name: Nicole Hensley & Katie Hensley… and, no, ironically we are not related!
Occupation: Owners “Dimples & Daisies Photography”
What inspired you to be a photographer?
Nicole: When I welcomed my first baby, I was inspired to capture him in all the moments that were passing by too quickly… the littlest things from being curled up on Daddy’s chest like a tree frog, or how tiny he looked swaddled up in his crib – everything! Every day he changed, and I realized the popular phrase “time flies” was no cliche at all! I felt inspired to capture all of those tiny moments for other parents too. So many times I have heard older generations tell of their early days as parents and how it was the best time of their lives… I want my images to capture those days and have them feel, even just a moment, that they are actually taken back there.
What is your favorite part of your daily work?
Nicole: Oh goodness, I guess my very favorite part is the element of surprise! I just love surprises!!! Being a lifestyle photographer, I am trying to capture every newborn, each child, a family in their real-life moments – to capture their personalities, their spaces, their little-bitty faces with genuine expressions! We really never know what we are going to capture, but it makes it so much fun to get to know these families and find ways to bring individualized sentiment to their sessions.
When you reflect on the day, what is most rewarding?
Katie: With each session, I am giving a mother something she will cherish forever. I just love that!
Katie: There will never be enough hours in the day, so make sure to use your time wisely – make your time together with your kiddos count. Put down the camera, the cell phones and spend some time every day uninterrupted with your children. Even if all you have is 45 minutes, make it a special time for both of you.
Katie: I honestly just love photographing any brand-new baby… I love knowing that I’m the first one photographing this tiny little person who will go on and have a life full of snapshots. And, who knows, I’d like to believe maybe one day of the thousands I photograph, one of these babies just might go on to be our future President!
What thing/place/event were you most recently inspired by?
Nicole & Katie: Within the past year the small town we both grew up in hit the headlines on multiple occasions for instances of severe child abuse cases. This did more than just tug at our heart-strings – it made us realize we need to do more for the children in our community. We were inspired to act on behalf of the victims of child abuse. We launched a mini-session promotion in which all proceeds supported The Children’s Home Society organization, and we intend to make this an annual event. We both agree that giving back is essential to good business.
What is your most memorable photo session?
Katie: There is nothing more special than a birth-photography session! There are no words to describe witnessing a life coming into the world – the mother’s pain, the father’s anticipation, the brand new little person appearing for the very first time! To capture those types of moments are so unforgettable for me.
Katie: Colorado – The serenity of the entire state was captivating!
Where in the world are you dying to go next?
Nicole: Fiji – I just celebrated my 10-year anniversary with dreams of spending it there. Maybe the 11th year (*hint*hint*, hubby!).
Katie: Wait… there’s options beyond Disney?
What is your favorite Rosenberry Rooms product(s)?
Our very favorite question yet! Our top Rosenberry Rooms products (it’s nearly impossible to name just one) are:
1) Beaded Garland Personalized Fabric Placement
Nicole: I’m a sucker for polka dots (and it’s personalized!). LOVE IT!
2) White Heart Vintage Framed Little Art Print
Katie: A sweet reminder that you are loved – a perfect gift for those big or small!
3) Remember When You Go Into The World Rectangle Picture Frame
Nicole: I have this hung above my daughters bed with her first photo inside. I like to think that she will treasure this gift long after I’m gone.
4) Harrington Personalized Self-Inking Stamp
Nicole & Katie: Have it. Love it. Every mama needs it!
Do you have any news that you would like to share, perhaps about upcoming events or projects?
Yes, we have been invited to showcase our images in another Central Florida Hospital – Dimples & Daisies Photography’s images will fill the halls of Shands Lake Shore Hospital’s Labor & Delivery wing in the New Year!
Nicole: Burritos (breakfast, lunch and dinner… yes, please!)
Favorite TV Show:
Katie: wait… there’s channels other than Disney, too?!
Nicole: Bridges of Madison County.
Favorite Weekend Activity:
Nicole: Beaching it with the family.
Katie: Dave Matthews. No question.
These ladies are so fun! They even gave us a reason to celebrate Throwback Thursday! Can you say best friends forever?!