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Nikelle Bennett Photography » Gilbert Portrait Photographer, Phoenix Family Photographer, Phoenix Wedding Photographer, Phoenix Portrait Photographer

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  • If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera. ~Lewis Hine

    I’m a Southern California native, currently based in Gilbert, AZ. I can’t remember a time I didn’t LOVE taking photos. As newlyweds my husband quickly learned my passion for photography and surprised me with my first professional camera. Since then my passion has grown into a business by taking classes, reading books and practicing on practically EVERYONE i know :)

    8 years later and I'm still loving photography, meeting new people through photo shoots, and working with such wonderful clients. I am a portrait and wedding photographer and will photograph pretty much anything and anyone in the Phoenix area (and I do travel for wedding photography!) I specialize in family, engagement, wedding, newborn, maternity, events, portraits, and high school senior portrait photography.

    I'm blessed with 2 kids who love to swim, make messes, play at the park, and pretend to be little monsters :) My hubby and I love going on frequent date nights to all the fun restaurants in Gilbert, Arizona.

    I love capturing life’s big and little moments in a very natural, contemporary and fun way. I look forward to capturing memorable moments for you!

    Nikelle
    Gilbert Family and Portrait Photographer
    Nikelle@NikelleBennettPhotography.com

    2016 Overview – Nikelle Bennett Photography

    I can’t believe it’s 2017 and we’re already half way through February! I wish time would slow down just a tad :) 2016 was quite a year with Nikelle Bennett Photography. I am so so thankful for all my clients who chose me to capture their sweet memories. It’s so amazing and sweet to be able to meet so many kind and fun people, spend some time with them, and capture their memories. I didn’t get around to posting all my sessions this past year, so I may (hopefully!!) have some oldies popping on the blog throughout 2017. But seriously, a huge THANK YOU to each and every client who supported me this past year. I’m very thankful for my photography business and all the love and support I receive. You guys are the best!!

     

    Queen Creek Family Photographer

    The Bishop Family!! – Queen Creek Family Photographer

    I loved loved loved this session from this past fall. There are quite a few sessions I haven’t gotten around toView full post »

    Gilbert Temple Wedding Photographer

    Jake + Jayme: Married! – Gilbert Temple Wedding Photographer

    These two tied the knot this past weekend at the Gilbert Arizona Temple! It was threatening to rain all day butView full post »

    Campo Verde Senior Portrait Photographer

    Jack + Sydney – Campo Verdo Seniors!! – Campo Verde Senior Portrait Photographer

    These twins are seniors! They’ll be graduating Campo Verdo High School in just a handful of months. I used toView full post »

    Superstition Mountain Wedding Photography

    Rocky + Michele: Married! – Superstition Mountain Wedding Photography

    SUCH a beautiful wedding between these two! Love the backdrop they chose – the Superstition Mountains, to exchangeView full post »

    Gilbert Arizona Wedding Photographer

    Damien + Mikayla: Married!! – Elegant Barn Gilbert Wedding Photographer

    Damien + Mikayla are such a sweet (and super FUN) couple – who are so loved by their friends and family. It wasView full post »

    Arizona Senior Photographer

    Amber – A High School Senior!! – Arizona Senior Photographer

    Such a fun urban senior session with Amber! We had her session on the windiest day ever – like seriously –View full post »

    Encanterra Countryclub Wedding Photographer

    Spencer + Maggie Tied the Knot!! – Encanterra Country Club Wedding Photographer

    Such a beautiful wedding between Spencer and Maggie last week. They tied the knot at Encanterra Golf and Country ClubView full post »

    Daniela – ASU Graduate! – ASU Senior Portrait Photographer

    This girl is super talented and dedicated. She’s graduating ASU at the top of her class with receiving many awardsView full post »

    Arizona Oak Creek Country Club Wedding Photographer

    Alex + Laura – Married! – Arizona Oak Creek Country Club Wedding Photographer

    These two lovebirds tied the knot this past weekend in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. Oak Creek Country Club was the venueView full post »

    Gilbert Classical Academy Senior Pictures-

    Emily – 2016 Senior!! – Gilbert Classical Academy Senior Pictures

    Emily is entering her senior year at Gilbert Classical Academy! Such a fun time of life, brings back so many goodView full post »

    Phoenix Arizona Senior Portrait Photographer

    Lauren – High School Senior!! – Arizona Senior Portrait Photographer

    Lauren is graduating from high school this year! She’s then panning on heading off to Grand Canyon University toView full post »

    Perry Senior Pictures Photographer

    Lexi – Perry High School Senior – Part 2!

    Here’s part two of Lexi’s senior pictures sneak peek!! Click here to view part 1 :) Perry Senior PortraitsView full post »

    Scottsdale Senior Pictures Photographer

    Mackenzi – High School Senior! – Scottsdale Senior Pictures Photographer

    This beautiful girl is graduating this spring from high school! Shooting her senior portraits in Scottsdale, Arizona wasView full post »

    Perry High School Senior Pictures Photographer

    Lexi – Perry High School Senior – Part 1

    Narrowing down images for a sneak peek is really hard! Especially when I love who I’m photographing – and IView full post »

    Gilbert AZ High School Senior Photographer

    Michael – High School Senior!! – Gilbert AZ High School Senior Photographer

    Michael is graduating from high school in just about 2 months! He loves to play hockey and is planning on staying inView full post »

    Campo Verde Senior Portraits Photographer

    Jack – Campo Verde Senior! – Campo Verde Senior Portraits Photographer

    Jack is graduating this May from Campo Verde High School in Gilbert Arizona. He’s on the varsity baseball team &#View full post »

    Elegant Barn Wedding Photographer

    Elegant Barn Wedding Photographer – Tihler + Ali: Married!!

    Such a beautiful wedding with Ali and Tihler last weekend! They tied the knot at the Elegant Barn in Gilbert, Arizona.View full post »

    Senior Portrait Photography Tempe AZ

    Savannah – High School Senior! – Senior Portrait Photography Tempe AZ

    Savannah is from California, but while visiting her aunt here in Arizona decided to get her senior pictures done! She isView full post »

    Chandler Senior Portrait Photographer

    Naomi – High School Senior!! – Chandler Senior Portrait Photographer

    Naomi’s senior portrait session in Chandler was so fun! She’s graduating in just a few weeks from highView full post »

    Chandler Senior Portrait Photographer

    Alyssa – Corona Del Sol Senior!! – Chandler Senior Portrait Photographer!

    Such a fun session with this beautiful senior! I photographed her older sister’s senior pictures 3 years ago, it&#View full post »

    Perry High Senior Portrait Photography

    Perry High Senior Portrait Photography – Erin!!

    This girl is graduating Perry High School in just a few short weeks! It was so fun taking her senior portraits with allView full post »

    Gilbert Senior Picture Photographers

    Carolyn – Xavier Prep Senior Pictures! – Gilbert Senior Picture Photographers

    Carolyn is a senior at Xavier Prep in Tempe, Arizona. She’s involved in quite a few clubs and is looking forwardView full post »

    Mesa Senior Portrait Photographer

    Mesa Senior Portrait Photographer – Kili – A High School Senior!!

    Loved getting to know Kili during her senior session! She’s graduating a year early (how cool is that?!). She&#View full post »

    Arizona Cosplay Photographer

    Emily – High School Senior!! – Arizona Cosplay Photographer

    This was SUCH a fun session. Emily is graduating high school in a few short weeks and plans on pursuing costume designView full post »

    Gilbert Senior Portrait Photographer

    Taylor – High School Senior!! – Gilbert Senior Portrait Photographer

    Taylor is one talented high school senior. She has been dancing for 12 years and it was so fun seeing her differentView full post »

    Chandler High Senior Photographer

    Chandler High Senior Photographer – Amber – High School Senior!!

    Amber is graduating from Chandler High in just a few short weeks! Loved her downtown and nature session. Having twoView full post »

    Highland Senior Portrait Photographer

    Highland Senior Portrait Photographer – Sarah – Highland High Senior!!

    Such a fun session with this senior! Sarah is graduating from Highland High in Gilbert in just a few short weeks! She isView full post »

    Arizona Maternity Photography

    Dary Family – Expecting!! – Arizona Maternity Photography

    This sweet family is expecting a new addition to their family in just a few short weeks! Mariah, they’re one yearView full post »

    Basis Senior Portrait Photographer

    Adam – Basis High School Senior!! – Basis Senior Portrait Photographer

    I love this location and Adam was such a fun senior to work with. He has a lot of drive and it was interesting gettingView full post »

    Chaparral High School Senior Portrait Photographer

    Alex – High School Senior! – Chaparral High School Senior Portrait Photographer!

    Alex is graduating Chaparral High School this school year! She’s excited to be finishing up and headed off to theView full post »

    Gilbert Senior Picture Photographer

    Shannon – High School Senior!! – Gilbert Senior Picture Photographer

    Such a fun session with this high school senior! Shannon has such a bubbly and fun personality. She recently moved fromView full post »

    In Home Newborn Photographer Gilbert AZ

    Scarlett – Newborn!! – In Home Newborn Photographer Gilbert AZ

    This little cutie is as precious as can be. And she is dearly loved by her family. I captured Caitlyn and Tyler’sView full post »

    Arizona Desert Maternity Photographer

    Amy – Expecting! – Arizona Desert Maternity Photographer

    So excited as this adorable family is expecting a baby boy! I photographed Amy’s sister’s newborn a coupleView full post »

    Chandler Newborn Photographer

    Introducing… Joy Hinata – Newborn! – Chandler Newborn Photographer

    SO much fun being able to photograph this precious little girl. She entered the world less than 2 weeks ago and her twoView full post »

    Phoenix Arizona Newborn Photographer

    Meet this Sweet Baby Boy – Newborn!! – Phoenix Arizona Newborn Photographer

    I shot Amy’s maternity photos less than a month ago (click here to view her desert maternity photos) and then justView full post »

    Gilbert Portrait Photographer

    Mia Turns ONE! – Gilbert Portrait Photographer

    This girl is such a cutie with her big blue eyes and two tooth smile! She was so easy going and content during herView full post »

    Scottsdale Family Portrait Photographer

    Ehlers Twins Turn 2!! – Scottsdale Family Portrait Photographer

    These two just turned TWO! They are full of energy, love to run, and we found out during the session they are not fansView full post »

    Queen Creek Family Photographer

    The Reckers Family!! – Queen Creek Family Photographer

    Loved getting to hang out with and photograph this beautiful family right before Christmas. Some fall leaves hung on forView full post »

    Arizona Desert Family Photographer

    The Ingram Family!! – Arizona Desert Family Photographer

    This beautiful family is all the way from Canada! They are visiting beautiful Arizona and getting out of the snow (it&#View full post »

    ASU Senior Graduate Photographer

    ASU Senior Graduate Photographer – Aaliyah – ASU Senior!!

    This girl is graduating ASU with her bachelors in just a few short weeks. Then she’s planning on starting rightView full post »

    Scottsdale Family Photographer

    Jerz Family!! – Scottsdale Family Photographer

    I’ve become WAY behind on my blogging! I have photographed so many beautiful families, seniors, couples, andView full post »

    Phoenix Family Photography

    The Brockway Family!! – Phoenix Family Photography

    Such a fun family to photograph! Love this location at Tempe Town Lake for this family’s photo session. So manyView full post »

    Gilbert outdoor Newborn Family Photographer

    Judah Orion!! – Newborn (with his adorable family) – Gilbert Newborn Family Photographer

    Prepare yourself for some total cuteness. Meet Judah Orion, the third little cutie to join the family, making them aView full post »

    Rustic Family Photographer

    The Wilson Family!! – Rustic Family Photographer

    Love taking photos of my extended family each year! I just don’t think these kids can get any cuter :) We startedView full post »

    Gilbert AZ child photographer

    Carrington – 6 months old!! – Gilbert AZ child photographer

    This sweet sweet girl is 6 months old!! I got to do her newborn pictures and it’s so crazy how much they grown andView full post »

    Gilbert Family Portrait Photographer

    The Wingate Family! – Gilbert Family Portrait Photographer

    I’ve been friends with Andrea for over 17 years!! That’s a long time of good friendship :) It’s beenView full post »

    Tempe Family Photographer

    The Fallon Family!! – Tempe Family Photographer

    Such a family session with these guys. They all live in different states and decided to get together over spring breakView full post »

    Gilbert Family Photographer

    Gilbert Family Photographer – Cameron turns ONE!

    This cutie is ONE!! Just seemed like just yesterday I photographed his newborn pictures. He’s such a handsomeView full post »

    Fountain Hills Family Photographer

    Kaneuji Family!! – Fountain Hills Family Photographer

    Such a sweet family! This family is moving to Japan later this week. They wanted some family photos in theirView full post »

    Chandler Family Photographer

    The Gilman Family!! – Chandler Family Photographer

    This little guy is turning TWO! It took him a bit to warm up to me and my huge camera wanting to take pictures of him,View full post »

    Arizona Maternity Photography

    Dary Family – Expecting!! – Arizona Maternity Photography

    This sweet family is expecting a new addition to their family in just a few short weeks! Mariah, they’re one yearView full post »

    Gilbert Family Photographer

    Gilbert Family Photographer – Heller Family!

    This is such a sweet, FUN, and large family!! And how cute are all their kids?! These grandparents are so blessed and itView full post »

    Gilbert Arizona Family Photographer

    Gilbert Arizona Family Photographer – Jeffreys Family!!

    Such a fun session with this adorable family. Dane was just all smiles from the second he got out of the car. He wouldView full post »

    Scottsdale Playground Family Portraits

    Van Cader Family!! – Scottsdale Playground Family Portraits

    This session was so fun and different for me! We shot at this family’s favorite playground where they have createdView full post »

    Scottsdale Family Portrait Photographer

    Ehlers Twins Turn 2!! – Scottsdale Family Portrait Photographer

    These two just turned TWO! They are full of energy, love to run, and we found out during the session they are not fansView full post »

    Chandler Family Portrait Photographer

    The Kubricky Family! – Chandler Family Portrait Photographer

    Such a fun family session in Chandler. I photographed this family last year so it was fun catching up with them againView full post »

    Gilbert Child Photographer

    Carrington Turns ONE! – Gilbert Child Photographer

    Carrington turns ONE! I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this little cutie from when she was still in herView full post »

    Gilbert Family Photographers

    The Brant Family! – Gilbert Family Photographers – Nikelle Bennett Photography

    I had so much fun with this family of three! I photographed them last year when Leigh was just a baby, so it was so funView full post »

    Scottsdale Arizona Family Photographer

    The Blake Family! – Scottsdale Arizona Family Photographer

    Jackson just turned ONE and is as cute as can be! This little guy is an excellent walker, and as soon as his feet touchView full post »

    In Home Newborn Photographer Gilbert AZ

    Scarlett – Newborn!! – In Home Newborn Photographer Gilbert AZ

    This little cutie is as precious as can be. And she is dearly loved by her family. I captured Caitlyn and Tyler’sView full post »

    Phoenix Engagement Photographer

    Phoenix Engagement Photographer – Tyler + Caitlyn: Engaged!!

    I had so much fun with this sweet couple photographing their engagement photos in the Arizona desert. They are gettingView full post »

    East Valley Family Portrait Photographer

    Tidwell Family! – East Valley Family Portrait Photographer

    I photographed this family 3 years ago (click here to view) – so it was so fun to see them again. Their kids haveView full post »

    Family Photographer Gilbert AZ

    The Harlow Family!! – Family Photographer Gilbert AZ

    Such a fun session with the Harlow family. Click here to view their photos from last year and see how much their littleView full post »

    Campo Verde Senior Portrait Photographer

    Jack + Sydney – Campo Verdo Seniors!! – Campo Verde Senior Portrait Photographer

    These twins are seniors! They’ll be graduating Campo Verdo High School in just a handful of months. I used toView full post »

    Arizona Family Portrait Photographer

    The Ahee Family!! – Arizona Family Portrait Photographer

    Such a fun session with this beautiful family. I got to capture this family last year as well so it was fun seeing themView full post »

    Richard + Becky: Engaged!!

    These two love birds just got engaged!! Becky is my cousin, so it was a blast getting to photograph her engagementView full post »

    Tempe Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

    Meet Baby Isaiah – Newborn! – Tempe Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

    This sweet little newborn is SO loved. He has three older siblings who just adore him and all his cuteness. He arrivedView full post »

    Meet sweet little Schaefer – Newborn! – Gilbert Arizona Newborn Photographer

    Loved meeting the sweet little addition to this family!! Schaefer decided to come about 2 weeks past his due date, so his family was extra excited to meet him :) I photographed older brother’s newborn pictures (click here to view). So it was a treat being able to see him again and how much he’s grown!! Such a fun session in their beautiful home and yard. Congratulations!

    Gilbert Arizona Newborn Photographer
    Gilbert Arizona Newborn Photographer
    Gilbert Arizona Newborn Photographer
    Gilbert Arizona Newborn Photographer
    Gilbert Arizona Newborn Photographer
    Gilbert Arizona Newborn Photographer
    Gilbert Arizona Newborn Photographer
    Gilbert Arizona Newborn Photographer

    Arturo wouldn’t join in on the family picture, he was way more interested in playing with the dirt! Isn’t that so true of little boys?!?

    Gilbert Arizona Newborn Photographer
    Gilbert Arizona Newborn Photographer
    Gilbert Arizona Newborn Photographer
    Gilbert Arizona Newborn Photographer
    Gilbert Arizona Newborn Photographer
    Gilbert Arizona Newborn Photographer
    Gilbert Arizona Newborn Photographer
    Gilbert Arizona Newborn Photographer
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    Gilbert Arizona Newborn Photographer

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