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About Me

About Me


Meet: Nicole

Photographer + Speaker + Content Creator

Most people live their entire lives with their clothes on, and even if they wanted to, couldn’t take them off. Then there are those who cannot put them on. They are the ones who live their lives not just as people but as examples of people. They are destined to expose every part of themselves, so the rest of us can know what it means to be a human.
— Sheila Heti
Justin Hackworth Photography

Justin Hackworth Photography

I am commercial and lifestyle photographer in Toronto, Canada. I was drawn to photography in my youth as a way to immortalize a moment, and now I especially love documenting people and the human experience. The minute I can capture the essence of a person and have them see themselves the way the rest of the world does is pretty special. That, and bringing someone's idea or brand vision to life are up there as my favourite "is-this-really-my-job" moments behind the lens.

I've worn a lot of hats. Photographer. Social Media Consultant. Workshop Facilitator. Speaker. Personal Development Coach. But the thread that ties them all together: my passion for people and the human experience.

I've photographed for some really cool clients in places like Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Nashville. I've created a couple online courses, and I've spoken at (and been the official photographer for) one of North America's largest creative and blogging conferences, Altitude Summit.

My passion for sharing the most vulnerable parts of my life has led me to being featured on some podcasts: The LifeBeats Project with Briana Johnson, and Raise Your Hand Say Yes with Tiffany Han.

Some of the brands I’ve been fortunate enough to work with are:

BMW • lululemon athletica • Le Chateau • Nike • Cadillac Fairview • P&G • Tim Hortons • Parabo Press • Altitude Summit • Fashion Magazine • Sharp Magazine • Design Mom • Bather • Moxies • Sahara Tea • Mai Lin Jewelry • Azuridge Hotel • Purina • Mercedes Benz • Urban Outfitters • Anthropologie • The Good Son Restaurant • Saks Fifth Avenue • 889 Yoga • BYoga • Solei • Jacknife Design • Modcloth • and more….