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My name is Nikia Paden, lifestyle photog & nonsense capturer based in Washington, DC.

I  specialize in seizing meaningful moments that will cause major reminiscing. My sessions are meant to extract all the smiles by having families and their children engage in environments that are interactive and unleash authentic emotions. 


My goal when working with small shop brands is to provide them with consciously diverse images to advertise the importance of Representation. These shoots showcase their products in a creative way that is on brand with their aesthetic. 

Take a look around! If you have any further questions, fill out my contact form!

Lifestyle/Portrait Sessions

A Little Non​sense

(Child & Lifestyle Sessions)

A little Nonsense is what I like to call my sessions with small children & my fam​ily lifestyle shoots. This time should be fun, whimsical & filled with tons of infectious smiles. In return I am able to capture candid moments that really show authentic happiness & joy.

What Dreams May come

(Senior Sessions)

These sessions are for the grads who are setting out to celebrate themselves and the wonderful accomplishment that they have worked so hard for . i love to collaborate with them to incorporate any ideas that they have to capture this momentous occasion in a way unique to the individual & their personality. 

Buns, Rings 


(Maternity, First 48, Infant & Engagement Sessions)

This is where I love to take significant moments & capture them in great detail. Since these are not just everyday occurrences they deserve to be uniquely  & EXTRA-ordinarily highlighted in time.

Brand Photography 



This is where I help a bra​nd bring their designs to LIFE. We brainstorm ideas that really capture the true aesthetic & overall vision of the label itself. 

Monthly Content


monthly subscription that provides your brand with consistent & quality media content.



where Fun, colorful & creative  flat lays are utilized to bring your products to life. 

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