Monday, January 30, 2012

I Heart Faces Challenge

Here is my submission for the Oh So Silly photo challenge over at I Heart Faces. My girl Kelsey Anderson from evoking you and Kelsey Anderson Photography is guest judging it!

(EDIT: needed to resize this so it looks better. Played around with it a bit too.)

Photo Challenge Submission

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Evoking You 52 Weeks

week four: hands

Here is this weeks photo. Lias, my almost two year old loves playing with bubbles! Sometimes he even tries to eat them. yuck. I have also posted a few archived photos of hands that I really like.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Madtown Topper Photo Contest Winner!

I totally forgot about picking a winner for this ongoing contest yesterday! So, I picked two! I know, you're welcome :)

First winner is Amy Cook from Amy Cook Photography with photo #53!

Winner number two is Danielle Bradley from First Moments Photography with comment #41!

Congrats to both of my winners! You each won a $30 store credit to my shop (which is currently closed, but email me and we can set up a custom order.

Do NOT stress if you didn't win! I am keeping this album up and will continue to add new photos to it and in two months will pick another winner, or two!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Thanks everyone for participating in my giveaway! Todays winner is Jamie Hibbard with comment number 16 (also my favorite number).
jamie.hibbard said...

I wanted this hat the other day when you had you OOAK sale, and I STILL want to get my hands on it today!! Love your work nikki!!

Monday, January 23, 2012


Today I'm giving away this beautiful hat made by yours truly. Size is 0-3 months, flower is removable. Leave a comment below and tomorrow I will announce the winner in the morning. Feel free to like my facebook pages (although not necessary to enter), Madtown Topper and Nicole Hansen Photography. Also, if you feel up to it, share this blog post on your page and then comment below saying you have done so to earn one extra entry.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Evoking You 52 weeks

Week Three: imagine

With three boys I can't help but be envious of all you other 'mom'tographers with little girls. You get to take pretty pictures at the drop of a dime. The going rate at my house has gone up to $10 a picture and I am in debt to my sons quite a bit. Here is my youngest, modeling one of my handmade hats. He is obviously not liking this too much.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Betsy and Dennis Engaged!

Seriously loved photographing this hot couple! I know Besty through my childhood friends. In fact, my first "session" was of her cousins, my friend, Alisha. I was excited to meet up with Betsy and her fiance Dennis for some sunset photos. We met in downtown Elkhorn (Wisconsin). They drove up from Chicago and I drove down from Madison. I think overall we did a good job capturing their relationship.

Alisha's ring shot from 15 months ago

Women's hat giveaway WINNER!

Drum Roll Please..... And the winner is Jennifer with comment #17

Jennifer said...
My favorite childhood memory was when I would stay with my grandparents on their farm when I was younger. I would take long walks with my grandma and pick raspberries and help my grandpa milk the cows. I even thought sweeping up cow poop in my knee high rubber boots was fun!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Madtown Topper *** Nicole Hansen Photography giveaway

First and foremost, I want to thank each and everyone of my fans from both my Madtown Topper and my photography page. I appreciate the business all of my customers have given me this past year and a half. I started Madtown Topper as a way to express my creative energy and also help support my family while staying home with my exclusively breastfed baby. It's truly been a pleasure serving all of you. As far as Madtown Topper's future, things are going to be slow. My dental hygiene job search is now in full swing. I am excited to (finally) start this newish venture in my life. I will continue to make my 'One Of A Kind' hats when time allows, but am going to stay closed for the time being. I hope that you all can understand. On to the giveaway details.

I am giving away one adult hat to a lucky giveaway participant. The only requirement I have for entry is to comment below with your favorite childhood memory. That's all! No sharing, no liking my pages (although I won't complain if you like my pages or share my giveaway on your pages), no tweeting, nada! Giveaway ends on Thursday, January 19th at 10pm CST. I will post the winner on Friday. Winner chooses which style and color hat they want.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Evoking You 52 Weeks

Week Two: Belly Laughs

I know I could have totally gone with a silly one of my kiddos, but when I was editing some engagement photos last night, this one really stuck out to me. I love the little ackward burst of laughter midsession.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Whitney Mann - Musician

Madison is full of talented young artist, which is one of the reasons why I love living here so much. My neighbor, Whitney Mann, just so happens to be one of those people. She is a singer/songer writer who plays all over Wisconsin, pleasing fans. I encourage you to watch the video I posted below. Or check her out on facebook. And, if you like what you hear, you could even purchase her cd, Western Sky.  I had the chance to take some photos of Whitney and her husband, Kyle, who is also part of the band. The weather was beautiful and I think we had a pretty fun time taking them. Enjoy :)