Nichole Rose Photography: Blog en-us Nichole Rose Photography [email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Thu, 10 Nov 2022 00:39:00 GMT Thu, 10 Nov 2022 00:39:00 GMT Nichole Rose Photography: Blog 104 120 VIP Santa Night at Nichole Gust Photography It's that time of year again!! Yes.....I'm talking about Santa.
We will be doing two different days and options again this year.

VIP night being offered to all of my returning clients, which will be on November 25th from 5pm-8pm
with 15 minute mini Christmas sessions with a Santa photo and all digital files included for $75.  VIPSanta2016VIPSanta2016

Santa Day will be on December 3rd from 9am-12pm with a photo with Santa starting at $15 per kiddo, with each additional at $5, all digital files included.

Both options require an appointment, so book ASAP!!

This year we are donating 100% of all proceeds, from both days, to benefit Britney Brouillette 
to help her and her family in her fight against breast cancer.

Britney and her husband, Eric, joyfully welcomed a new baby, Ace, into this world August 2016. 
Soon after, Britney was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, a rare and aggressive form of cancer.
Our donations will help with medical bills, daily expenses, and trea
tment options 
that will allow both Britney and Eric to better focus on recovery
and crossing that finish line, united as one amazing family.


Please get your Santa Photos booked ASAP!!!



[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Tue, 01 Nov 2016 03:48:28 GMT
Free Mini Sessions We will be offering free mini sessions for first responders this fall!!

Being an LEO Wife and sister of a firefighter, first responders are in my heart and on my mind daily.
I'd love to do something to give back to the families of these men and women that work so hard to keep us all safe. 

Please email me at [email protected] or call me at 430-7386 to reserve your free mini session for 

September 16th, 2016 from 4pm-7pm.


[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Sat, 13 Aug 2016 15:53:30 GMT
The Triplets Turn One!

What do you do when you have triplets that aren't near as excited
about their cake as their big brother?

Roll with the punches and get their cute little cries!
(These kiddos actually did pretty great until we brought out the cakes)

Kids are's the best thing about them........most of the time!!
Kids aren't always going to do exactly what we want them to do,
especially when you put them in front of a stranger with a camera in front of her face.
I love when I have families that realize that kiddos don't always smile and pose for the camera.
This is raw footage of life in the day of triplets. We had a lot of fun at the park today!
I can't wait to post a preview of their fun smiling pictures we got also, but I couldn't wait to post the cakes!

Aren't the cakes just the cutest things you've ever seen?
Thanks Nicole and Bart for allowing me to capture these three cuties as they grow,
that first year sure went by fast!
[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Sun, 07 Aug 2016 03:58:28 GMT
Kristin & Chase {Due: August 18, 2016} Kristin & Chase 
{August 18, 2016}


I had such a great time with Kristin and Chase for their maternity/family photo shoot.
Their two kiddos are incredibly sweet and fun and I cannot wait to meet number three in August!!
​Baby #3 is a surprise and I cannot wait to find out if Aiden and Ainsley will have a
baby brother or sister!

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[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Thu, 07 Jul 2016 02:46:54 GMT
Owen {June 11, 2016} Welcome Owen Eugene Vinderslev

I absolutely love when I meet people who inspire me!
Cindy and Brent blew me away with all of their ideas in our planning session for Owen's Newborn Shoot.
From hunting, to honoring Cindy's father, to a tribute to Brent's time served in the United States Army, they really helped me make this newborn shoot special to them and their family.
This is something I strive for with every photo shoot,
but I feel like we really captured a very special piece of their world. 

Thank you Brent and Cindy for letting me capture these special memories, 
I cannot wait to watch Owen grow!

[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Sun, 19 Jun 2016 21:24:28 GMT
Elena & Caleb I cannot get enough of these pictures and this amazing couple!

Elena won a free maternity shoot from a Facebook promotion I did a couple of weeks ago.
(She won because her due date is my son's birthday, I thought that was a great reason to choose her as the winner) 
It was a pleasure meeting both of them and
I hope to have the chance to meet their baby boy who is due June 8th!

Elena said to me, when we met up for our planning session, "I've never won anything before!" 
Caleb's response was, "What kind of scam did you get us into now?"
No scam, just a fun photo shoot to document this precious new life and his beautiful parents!

I hope you both enjoy your maternity photos as much as I do!
Thanks for being such a fun couple to photograph!


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[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Sun, 15 May 2016 02:55:43 GMT
Fundraiser For Baby Ari  

Anna and Brandyn are friends of mine, I have known Anna since we were in elementary school.
They had a beautiful baby girl, Ari, last year who was born with a few medical conditions requiring may medical treatments, specialty appointments, therapies, and many missed days of work for mom, dad and even grandparents.
Ari was flown to Sioux Falls on April 19th, 2016, which makes for a second emergent flight that bills out at $60,000
and doesn't accept insurance. 
When I was informed they had medical bills piling up just to get their daughter to and from appointments, and to receive the medical treatment she needed, I knew I had to do more! 

So why not offer photo shoots and donate funds to this amazing family?

I'm asking you to fill up my schedule on May 21st and 22nd from 1-3:30pm. 
I will be doing 10 minute photo sessions at Canyon Lake Park and you will receive the digital files with printing rights
from these shoots for a suggested cash donation of $75.

Please contact me at [email protected] or 605-430-7386 to reserve your 10 minute time slot. 

If you are unable to make it for a photo shoot please consider donating to their Go Fund Me page:

I appreciate all of your help for this family and hope to see you on the 21st and 22nd!







[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Sat, 14 May 2016 02:27:35 GMT
Hallie is THREE! The weather is getting nice! It's time for outdoor summer photo sessions!!

Miss Hallie is helping me kick off the summer right!
Hallie and her family started getting their family photos taken with me
when she was a tiny 8 weeks old. 
In the last three years I've taken yearly birthday and family photos, been a part of the Hayford wedding and welcomed a little brother in 2015! 

It's so much fun having amazing families like hers to watch grow each year!


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[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Mon, 25 Apr 2016 02:54:27 GMT
Carter's Cake Smash It feels like just yesterday I was taking Carter's newborn photos and now he's a year old already!
He made his momma and me work pretty hard to get this shoot done but we ended up with some
pretty sweet pictures of this adorable little man!
Thanks Shanna for the fun afternoon last Saturday and for always making my job so much fun.



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[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Fri, 22 Apr 2016 03:38:29 GMT
Isaac's Cake Smash This handsome little fella turned one in the blink of an eye!
We had so much fun in the studio for his one year Cake Smash shoot. (I'm pretty sure the cake was his favorite part)

Thanks so much Lisa for letting me take these special pictures for such a special boy!!


[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Sun, 17 Apr 2016 13:22:19 GMT
Stanton Family  

In 2009,  I photographed this couple's wedding day,
hard to believe it's 6 years later and they've got a beautiful 3 year old,
Lexi and another baby girl on the way!! How time flies!!

Summer photo sessions are still available for July and August for family, senior photos and kiddos!
Get your appointment time reserved today!

[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Sun, 10 May 2015 00:16:46 GMT
Prom 2015 Here's another group of prom goers from this afternoon, they were a fun and sweet group of kiddos!
They were staying clear of the rain downtown at the Alex Johnson and it cleared up just long enough
to step out front and get some fun shots!
Ashley Hahn was part of this group, she had her senior photos taken with me last fall at the park in Spearfish,
she is such a beautiful girl and will be graduating next month!
To the parents of this lovely group of kiddos, I will have the full set of photos edited and ready to order soon.
I will post the link as soon as it is available. Thanks for letting me be a part of such a fun and special day!


Senior photo sessions usually take place between junior and senior year and just for my fun I will come and shoot photos
of you and your friends on your prom day!! Call 605-430-7386 or email [email protected] to book your
Class Of 2016 Senior Photo Session for this summer!



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[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Sun, 19 Apr 2015 01:05:45 GMT
Justynne Prom This lovely girl in the pink dress was striking a pose for her senior photos just a couple of short months ago,
and now her and her friends were posing for prom pics!!
Despite the rainy day we got a few good shots of them before they headed off for their prom.
What a great looking group of kids, we had a blast, and now I want to get all pretty and go to prom again!!

Senior photo sessions usually take place between junior and senior year and just for my fun I will come and shoot photos
of you and your friends on your prom day!! Call 605-430-7386 or email [email protected] to book your
Class Of 2016 Senior Photo Session for this summer!


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[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:04:16 GMT
Carter Lawrence This handsome little man, Carter Lawrence, was born on April 3, 2015 and
I had the pleasure of meeting him a week later.
He is as sweet at the day is long. It's hard to believe that almost 2 years ago I was taking his big sister's newborn photos. It's so much fun getting to see families grow and being able to capture all of the special moments that come with it, especially when it means I get to hold babies!!

Newborn shoots are always available, the best time to have these shoots done are within the first 2 weeks of baby's life. After this shoot the baby's 3, 6, 9 and 12 month photo shoots
are FREE with special disk prices.


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[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Sun, 12 Apr 2015 15:51:37 GMT
TyLee I've had the pleasure of photographing this blue eyed beauty over the last several years. I cannot believe that she is almost 6 years old already!! A few years ago, she was the first client to give me my very own nickname. She has an Aunt Nicole, and having two Nicole's around was very confusing so she started calling me Ni-Gust-Cole so she knew the difference between the two of us. The nickname has stuck with me and now most of the ladies I work with call me Ni-Gust for short.
I can't lie, it's pretty sweet, and I kinda like having a nickname from such a little sweetie!
She is turning into a beautiful young lady, both inside and out, and she LOVES to pose for the camera.

I thoroughly enjoy my photo shoots with her and her little sister.


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[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Tue, 07 Apr 2015 23:10:51 GMT
Pearl I had a fabulous newborn shoot with this princess and her parents. Such a lovely family!!
She made her entrance in to the world 6 weeks early so our "newborn" shoot was a few weeks late, as she spent her first few weeks in the NICU. It was a blessing meeting her

and seeing her parents again after shooting their wedding last year.
I can't wait to watch this little princess grow!

Newborn shoots are always available, the best time to have these shoots done are within the first 2 weeks of baby's life. After this shoot the baby's 3, 6, 9 and 12 month photo shoots
are FREE with special disk prices.


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[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Fri, 03 Apr 2015 02:34:11 GMT
Neda This beautiful lady decided it was time to do something for herself AND her husband!
He started working outside of their home not long ago and she realized that everyone in his new office had photos of their wives except for him,

she decided to change that!
We got several great shots and her husband LOVED the photos!

Boudoir sessions and sessions like this are always available!

You don't have to be in lingerie to get some GREAT shots for your hubby!! Joyce4Joyce4 Joyce21Joyce21 Joyce19Joyce19

[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:50:53 GMT
Outdoor Family Shoots Summer is quickly approaching, which means.........OUTDOOR PHOTO SESSIONS!
My favorite time of the year for photo shoots.
I I had a blast on Saturday with this lovely family, on an incredible 80 degree day in MARCH.

Ryaleigh is the cutest little girl, we had so much fun hanging out.
Looking forward to more photo shoots and beautiful days like this.

Contact Nichole Gust at [email protected] or on Facebook to get your
summer session scheduled!
Summer appointments are filling quickly!
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[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:35:03 GMT
Emma Had an Easter Mini Session on Saturday with this little beauty of 8 weeks old!!
Emma is as sweet as they day is long, just like her momma!
We decided she only looks like daddy when she is making her angry face!! <3



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[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Mon, 23 Mar 2015 23:04:19 GMT
Lilyahna I had the pleasure of photographing Miss Lilyahna at the studio yesterday for her Easter Mini Session!
She is so adorable and full of big smiles for the camera!
Thanks Kippy forbringing her out to see me, we had so much fun.

Easter Mini Sessions are available throughout the month of March!
These are free 20 minute sessions that come with
one free 5x7 and online gallery!
Contact me at [email protected] or at
Nichole Gust Photography on Facebook to schedule yours today!


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[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Sat, 14 Mar 2015 16:59:27 GMT
Powell Sisters I was lucky enough to spend my Valentine's Day morning with these two beauties! So much fun to watch them grow!!
Milena might be scared of Santa but she was pretty comfortable in the studio when there's no bearded man with a red suit in sight!
I cannot think of a better way I could have spent my Valentine's Day!
Thanks Lauren, for bringing the girls to see me.

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[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Sun, 15 Feb 2015 14:39:00 GMT
Justynne Class Of 2015 I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with Justynne and her mom, yesterday, at a variety of locations for her senior photo shoot.

Justynne is on an incredible journey over the next few months. She went from being a Junior in High School to a Senior overnight to graduate a year early. She has been planning for graduation, senior photo shoot, prom and everything else one needs to get in in the last year of high school,
all so that she can follow her dream of traveling and seeing the world!

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[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Sun, 08 Feb 2015 17:00:10 GMT
Thank You! I just wanted to take a moment today to say thank you to everyone who makes it possible for me to do what I love every single day. The past couple of months have been so amazing taking photos of Momma's to be and new babies and families! It's the most rewarding thing to get to capture moments for people that they will never get back and will hang on their walls an treasure forever. It's an amazing job that I get to do!

I have been trying really hard this year to give back to customers who do so much for me. I gave away $150 in free photos from a January drawing this week to Kelsey Johnson and her wonderful family. What a great photo shoot. Little Maverick didn't want much to do with photos but we were still able to get some great family photos and photos of Mr. Maverick with his grandma, grandpa and auntie.

I am looking forward to the LaFayette family photos in a couple of weeks! They won the February LOVE STORY drawing and will receive free photos as well! Their sister Krista entered them into the drawing by sharing their engagement story, it was very very sweet! Thanks to everyone who shared their stories.

March will bring another chance to win free photos, just share an Easter photo, NON-PROFESSIONAL photo taken with your own camera. Email it to [email protected] for your chance to enter the contest. I will pick my favorite Easter photo before Easter this year so the winner can get Easter photos taken before the big holiday!!

Keep posted to my Facebook page for updates on opportunities to win free photos!

Thanks again and have a fantastic March!

[email protected] (Nichole Rose Photography) Sun, 03 Mar 2013 20:56:10 GMT