Love Awaiting by Nvision Photography

Name: Nikki Trent
Business Name: Love Awaiting by Nvision Photography
City of Residence: Elkton, VA
Areas of ServiceHarrisonburg, Charlottesville, Winchester, and Fishersville
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Types of Birth Attended: Hospital Births, Birth Center Births, Home Births, Unassisted Home Births

About Me: Hi! I'm Nikki - wife to Chris and mama to my three while and wonderful boys, Carter, Camden, and Caleb. I'm a food and travel junkie who enjoys spending time with the sun in my hair and sand between my toes. As a former elementary school teacher and coach, kids make my heart sing! During my days as a Hokie in Blacksburg I considered midwifery as a career. While I never mustered up the courage to pursue a medical career, I spent hours on end researching pregnancy and birth topics, watching videos of labor and delivery, and falling more in love with the pregnancy and birth process.

About my photography business:  After adding our first child to our lives in 2011, I quickly became discouraged with my point and shoot camera. It was slow and I always seemed to miss capturing the sweetness my tiny one was showing. We decided to upgrade to a DSLR and I instantly fell in love! After scouring the internet for days and learning so much about operating my new gear, I decided to meet up with a local photographer for a mentoring session. After she looked through some of my images she surprisingly mentioned that she'd like to offer me a job. What?!?! I was shocked but so excited! I trained under that business learning to photograph families, events, weddings, use lighting, etc. Our paths diverged in 2014 when they decided to pursue their commercial photography full time and in October 2014, Nvision Photography was born. While my love for all things pregnancy and birth continued, my business was focused on family and wedding photography. I couldn't quite figure out how to make birth photography fit. On a bit of a whim, I photographed my first birth story in January 2016 and quickly learned that I had found my home! After some intense heart searching and business brainstorming, I created a structure that would allow me to pursue birth story photography while still honoring the other services Nvision offered by securing and training three ladies to serve as backup photographers on the Nvision Birth Team. By offering a team of four total skilled and trained photographers, Nvision ensures that each family's birth story receives the care and attention it rightly deserves. I always remain the primary photographer and handle all the ins and outs of birth story services, but my team members are available to step in to photograph labor and delivery should I have a wedding or family matter to attend. Each birth is beautiful and I am so blessed to witness new lives entering the world.