About

About Nicola J. Bloedel, photographer and portraitist
Now you’re here, you’d like reassurance that you’re dealing with a talented, passionate and skilled professional.

I have more than 25 years of experience in creating portraits that reflect my clients’ individuality.

I’ve been interested in photography since I received a Kodak Instamatic for my 9th birthday, after pestering my parents continually. My newfound passion was encouraged further when photos I had taken on a school excursion appeared in the local paper.

In 1993 I started my own full-service portrait photography studio near Seattle, Washington USA. This successful business catered for clients who wanted outstanding records of milestones such as weddings, family events, children’s progress and achievements — especially high school senior yearbook photos.

Our family moved to Brisbane, Queensland, in 1997 and I continued with my love for portrait photography.

I specialise mainly in on-location portraiture. This means I’ll go where you’re most comfortable, in your own environment.

My love of photography remains strong. I look forward to meeting you and helping you create lasting memories that reflect your individuality.

— Nicola J Bloedel

Past achievements
  • Member of PPA, the Professional Photographers of America Inc. (1994–1997)
  • Member of the PPW, the Professional Photographers of Washington Inc. (1993–1997)
  • Recipient of numerous awards at the PPW’s annual conventions
  • 1997 winner of PPW’s ‘Portrait Division — Best Woman’s Portrait’
  • 1997 exhibited in PPA’s international convention held in Las Vegas, Nevada
Some of my satisfied clients in Brisbane
  • University of Queensland’s Semester Abroad Office
  • Talbot Press, Brisbane
  • Shed Art, Brisbane
  • Opera Queensland singer Rosina Waugh
  • Real estate agent Stephen Dangerfield, Harcourts Ashgrove
  • Real estate agent Peter D’Arcy, Professionals D’Arcy Real Estate, Ashgrove
  • Ashgrove State School
  • West Ashgrove Kindy
  • Red Hill Kindy
  • Queensland Youth Orchestra
  • Lovelock & Associates Financial Services, New Farm
  • The Tatty Tenors, Ashgrove
  • Elders Ltd, Brisbane
  • University of Tasmania’s Faculty of Education
  • Spence & Turner Travel Associates, Brisbane
  • Bikram Yoga, Bardon
  • All That Dance Studio, The Gap
  • Botanique Wearable Art Fashion Show, Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens