Let’s Hear It for Pride Month!!


We LOVE love and as Pride Month is coming to a close (come on, though, every month should be Pride Month), we wanted to share that love with our LGBTQ+ friends and family!

We believe that marriage is a basic human right and that forming a family, whatever that looks like, is good for the soul. Commitment is TOUGH, but it’s a beautiful thing that everyone should be able to experience if they so choose.

As a proud baby sister and best friend to the LGBTQ+ community, HELLS TO THE YES I will be your photographer. I’m pretty passionate about these kinds of weddings because my older brother passed away before he could become legally married to his husband. I specifically remember watching the news coverage of the U.S. passing same-sex marriage back in 2015. At the time, I was living in Ireland and it didn’t matter to me who was around—tears started streaming down my face.
— Nicole Mendoza

To those in the LGBTQ+ community:

The last thing you need on one of the most important days of your life is having to stress about whether or not your photographer—the one capturing all those sweet moments between you and the one who you’ve picked to be your forever person—will accept you.

If you want a photographer who will quite literally JUMP FOR JOY at the chance to document your engagement session or wedding, who will passionately STAND UP with and for you, and who will CHALLENGE the haters who are trying to bring you down, we would be honored to work with you. And if there are any other ways this business can better be an ally, let us know! We want to be by your side, through thick and thin.

To everyone else:

Join us as we look at the world through rainbow-colored lenses.

xoxo, the Nicole Midwest team

P.S. Shout out to Delanie + Candace for ROCKIN’ this photo shoot in Malibu, California!!