Me with my newest addition to the family. (August 2016)

Me with my newest addition to the family. (August 2016)

Photographer | Nikki Belyea

I get asked a lot how many photographers there are at Moxie Images, well it is just me, Nikki. I am a mom of 3, wife and photographer. It wasn't always this way though. I started my photography business way before being a mom or even a wife. Starting in my home town of Anchorage, Alaska I took 2 years of photography classes at a career center at age 16-17, while also working at a portrait studio. I loved it and decided to go off to college and ended up here, at Spokane Falls Community College, graduating with an AA Degree in Photography. I started my business that same month... June 2003 at the age of 20. I started with only shooting weddings, which since then have exceeded to be over 250 of them! My work continued to spread to portraits and families when my wedding clients had babies. My work has continued to move forward with referrals ever since, while moving and growing into different studio spaces over the years as well. I married my husband, Jason, in 2008 and we've since had 3 beautiful babies, 1 girl and 2 boys and I have a step daughter in college. With my littles (ages 6 and under) I now work from home and was excited to finally build a studio space here. I love it!

I feel blessed I chose a passion as a career at such a young age and have been able to continue this work through all my seasons of life so far... especially during this journey of marriage and motherhood. I feel honored to be chosen to capture parts of my client's journeys and would love to capture a part of yours too! Whether you have a big event in life coming up like a wedding, graduation, having a baby or you just haven't had family photos taken in a long time (or ever!) I'm here to help you. Blessings ❤️ Nikki

Testimonials:

I don't know what to say. You're purely amazing at what you do! I have never been so touched by photography in my whole life. I am truely blessed to have you as our photographer....FOR LIFE!! .......I hope you're up for it;) Thank you for doing such an awesome job and for putting these up so fast. I just might be your biggest fan! - Jennifer, wedding 12-31-11

I'm not sure where to start... Nikki was with us from the very beginning. With our package, we received a complimentary engagement session. All of our pictures, engagement and wedding, were phenomenal! She really went above and beyond capturing the little moments that we sometimes miss. We wanted our pictures to tell a story rather than the traditional stoic poses. With all the photos she took at the wedding, we definitely got a story!! Through the course of the wedding and the reception, she was ninja like in her skills. Often, we didn't even see her. And didn't realize where she was with the camera until we saw our pictures. We loved working with Nikki and have decided that she will be our family photographer when that time comes! She is truly amazing!! - Tonya, wedding 7-2-11

Nikki was an amazing photographer for our wedding and engagement photos (which was a free session with our package). She really went the extra mile to accomodate all our requests for specific shots for our engagement photos and on the day of the wedding. She was flexible in the timing of taking the photos as we were ruinning a little late getting pictures started. With our package, we were given a copy of all the photos and are now choosing the photos that we want to include with our album that she is designing. Also, about two days after the wedding, she emailed us a slideshow of the entire day, showing us the best shots from start to finish. This was a great way to share our big day with those who were not able to come. Nikki is open to ideas and made both of us just really feel relaxed and at ease. I would highly recommend her for your wedding or other photo shoot. Holly, wedding 9-3-11

Nikki, We can't say enough about your spectaculor photos of our daughters winter wedding. You captured the mood, the joy, the love, our family shared that day. Thanks for the beautiful work, your expertise shows in the creative portraits. Your work was beyond our expectations. We would recommend you in a heartbeat! - Father and Mother of the Bride, Erin, wedding 1-3-09

I just have to tell you that EVERYONE is in love with our pictures!  My mom got all choked up on the phone this morning and my PR friends here in NY who work with photogs every day think you are brilliant!! :-)
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!! - Liz, wedding 9-2-07

Nikki is absolutely amazing! My pictures are fantastic. And she was pure joy to work with. I didn't even see her during the wedding, she just blended in and then all of a sudden I had over 600 perfect pictures. I don't know how she did it! She is a gem and I would love to hire her again. - Danielle, wedding 8-25-07

Nikki, you are amazing. Thank you so much for everything you did for our wedding! You were the highlight of everything we'd arranged. Thank you for being incredible! We absolutely love the pictures! Oh my gosh, I can't believe it. They are so fabulous. It's like reliving our wedding day all over again. Too cool.... thanks again so much! We're telling everyone we know about you, so I hope you like referrals.  - Melissa, wedding 5-27-07

You are an amazing photographer!  We love the wedding pictures!!! You made our church and the little town of Almira look beautiful!......We are grateful that we found you… such a gifted lady! Thanks so much!         P.S. Your website is the most fun place!  - Bonny Mother of the Bride, wedding 4-28-07

Thank you for so beautifully capturing our wedding day. The images far exceeded our expectations, which is saying something since our expectations were quite high......We consider ourselves very lucky to have found you. Should anyone ever request a reference, please send them our way.  - Charlotte, wedding 3-17-07

I can't tell you how thrilled we are with your work. I feel so lucky to have found such a skilled artist.....We're both so happy that our keepsakes will make us proud every time we show them off and that they'll be memories that will stand the test of time.  - Rachel, wedding 7-1-06