I am a designer & a dreamer with a heart for people. I love light & dreamy imagery and I am a believer in the printed photograph. I cherish motherhood completely-the easy and the hard, and I adore my little family of four. I had no idea that I wanted to become a photographer until I actually became one. And it has been my dream job ever since. I truly hope to develop a lasting relationship with you and offer you an experience that is truly enjoyable-not only for you but the entire family. Sit awhile, scroll down, and get to know me a little more. I look forward to meeting you!
Shooting only in BW film! Other jobs included: preschool teaching, nannying and assisting my husband as youth pastors at a local church.
Nicole Rollin Photography was born
Went full time with NRP
Having done over (insert number) sessions over the past 18 years, I am still in love with what I do. I can't wait to photograph more lovely faces!
where i am today
I was able to quit my other jobs to work my photography business full time. A true dream come true. And HELLO working from home!
For many years I operated out of a beautiful studio until 2020 (covid) and I converted a space in my home so I could be be with my family!
OPENED MY STUDIO SPACE
Launched a life giving church in Rochester Hills with my family. We are still going strong today. It is a big part of my life!
city light church
My life is about much more than taking beautiful images. My purpose is to connect with people and walk besides them on this amazing journey called life. And ultimately, to encourage everyone I meet to truly enjoy this one life we are all given…it is such a gift!
I also believe that sharing one’s story & hardships and how God has brought us through them can bring life & healing to another person. It assures us all that we are not alone in these struggles...especially when everything about everyone else seems so perfect on Instagram!!!
So here are a few of my hard times that I have overcome with God's strength...I grew up in a divorced home; I was in a verbally abusive relationship as a young adult for years; I’ve walked through a season when I thought I would lose my husband to a horrible illness; I’ve struggled with infertility; and then struggled with feeling that I "lost" myself after having those very children I prayed so hard for!
It’s only of late, twenty years after graduating High School, (gasp!) that I have started to feel fully confident in myself, my body, my life and my purpose...although I know I have so much more to learn!
My husband and I started City Light in 2015 to offer a life-giving church for real people, with real hardship. We exist to help people know God personally, find freedom from their past through life-giving relationships, discover their God-given purpose & gifts and then walk in them!
So...If I can bless you with cherished photographs of your family that you can enjoy on your walls throughout the every day of life…my job as photographer is complete.
But if I can offer a listening ear to your hardships and assure you that you are not alone...if I can offer you a loving church family and ultimately, lead you to a life-giving relationship with Jesus...then I am truly fulfilling my purpose!
you were made
a few of my
I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin and I love cheese curds.
Kid-free vacations, can I get an AMEN?!
My husband and I made a promise to each other to go on a kid-free vacation every year, and since then we have not missed a single trip! Key philosophy: in order to have a happy marriage, you have to invest in your marriage!
Bucket List of travels
My traveling goal is visiting every island in the Caribbean. Not sure when this dream started, but so far we've made it to: Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Puerto Rico!
My husband and I are pastors!
We started City Light, a fun & life-giving church, in 2015. Our portable church meets in Rochester Hills High School every Sunday and all are welcome.
Future dreams are many!
A dream that is stirring in my heart to have my own “boutique” building with a glam coffee shop (offering gourmet donuts of course), a local artist shop and new home of Nicole Rollin – Portraits & Films.
I have only owned golden retrievers; Peaches-my childhood dog, Lady-our first baby, Sadie-the wild child and Duke-our new puppy!
In my spare time I am an interior designer…well, at least for my own home!
My infertility struggle
My husband and I struggled with infertility for four years prior to being blessed with our son & daughter! And although we were never able to have any more-our children have so much personality, we haven’t even had time to dwell on it!