Nicole is the owner, operator and mastermind of The Venue and The Venue Studios. Originally from Boise, Idaho, she grew up in a creative and cultured household as the middle of three children. Both of her parents are artists, and from a young age they encouraged her to pursue her love of the arts; specifically dance. She started dancing when she was just three years old. From there she traveled abroad with her dance company, danced back-up for Weird Al, and later started her own non-profit Dance company, TDC (The Dance Collaborative).
Growing up Nicole dreamed of marrying a Native American man after falling in love with the movie 'The Last Of The Mohicans'. She met her husband, Kade in college and sadly, he is NOT Native American, but she was smitten anyway. They've been happily married for fourteen years. And she's since forgiven him for not fitting the bill. Together they have four BEAUTIFUL children; Payton, Owen, Nya and Ava. They are a busy family, always on the go. You can find them at football practice, dance lessons, church and outside enjoying the Idaho air. Family is her number one and she makes sure that her busy life accommodates her insane love for her husband and little munchkins. They are her "WHY."
She has been a professional photographer for nine years, specializing in dance portraits, weddings and editorial/ commercial work. She loves reading, naps, dance (obviously), positive vibes, yoga, HGTV, nature, hiking, unscheduled days, essential oils, peppermint chapstick, & chocolate. ALL the chocolate. She's not a huge fan of doing dishes or losing sleep.
Nicole is a risk-taker, list-maker, adventure-seeker, and natural beauty. Her kindness wraps you up like a warm blanket and her God-given talents will blow your mind. She's a humble creative. She gives you her whole heart and asks for nothing in return.
If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting our wonderful, awesome, oh-so-adorable CEO & Mom-boss, Nicole ... you need to!