What you'll get when you work with me:

I'm all about the non-traditional. The unplanned. The spontaneous + adventurous. The ‘holy shit, I love you’ feeling. I want to be there for all the big moments, but also all the really subtle + quiet in-between moments—the moments that you forget even happened, because the day went by so fast, and you were caught up in the joy. My hope is that my couples will walk away with memories that will bring them that same joy for years + years to come. Remembering a day where you strolled through the woods, hand-in-hand, laughing because the wind is crazily blowing your hair in your face, and smiling the most genuine smile as you look up at your partner because you know you luhhh them right then and there. Your love isn’t just any ol’ love, it’s completely unique, and I want to capture that.




I'm Nicole Caliva, a photographer and designer with a midwest mind and a heart for adventure. I say midwest, because I grew up in small-town Wisconsin, but was always in search of more—more seeing, more doing, and more living. It didn't take long after graduating college for me to realize that the mountains were calling my name, so we packed up our lives and headed to Colorado, where we lived and called home for almost 5 years.

While there, my inspiration sparked more than ever to bring two of my favorite things together: my love of the great wide open + human connection. Give me a beautiful landscape and a couple who are stupid crazy for each other, and that’s pretty much my jam. (That and all of the 60s + 70s rock, cuz duh.)

Along with capturing moments, I have a major passion for travel. I grew up seeing a lot of amazing places with family, so I guess you could say it’s pretty instilled in me. By car, by plane, by train—I love stepping out of my comfort zone to explore new territories. When I’m not on the road or working from home, you can find me posted up in a coffee shop somewhere (with an almond milk cortado, heyyy), finding an awesome happy hour, visiting my favorite small shops, seeing a local show, or hitting a trail with my guy + dog.

I am married to and in love with my high school sweetheart, Ethan—chances are you’ll meet him if I have a long drive to a session, or if you need someone to chill with your dog while we shoot just the two of you, or he’ll most likely be second shooting your wedding with me! Pinot noir is my love language, I'm super short (5'2" to be exact—you'll see me on my tip toes A LOT while shooting), and I want to travel to all 58 National Parks in my lifetime (*coughcough* elopements in national parks are amazinggg).

So, are we a match made in heaven? OF COURSE NOT, because you and your boo are the true match here. I’m just there to capture the best parts of you two, and just hope to be a fun friend + sidekick while we take an adventure together. If you’re feelin’ it, let’s chat y’all.




Although my home is currently Milwaukee, traveling is part of what sets me free. I’m always looking to expand my travels, so if you need me to come to you, let’s chat about it! Check out where I’m already headed, and where my heart is longing to go. Let’s go places together.




2019 travel dates


october 4th-6th ╳  contact for session availability


october 26th-28th ╳  contact for session availability


november 29th-december 4th ╳  contact for session availability


december 30th-january 1st ╳  contact for session availability


march 20th-30th ╳  contact for session availability


these are places I’m already headed to, meaning no travel fees required!
let’s meet up and get you some rad photos!!

travel wishlist

+ yosemite national park

+ joshua tree national park

+ palm springs

+ banff national park

+ utah

+ idaho

+ hawaiian islands

+ iceland

+ norway

If any of these spots speak to you too—let's. do. it.
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