It's so nice to meet you!

Since this is my first blog post on my new web site, I thought it would be a great way for you and I to get to know each other a little better!

Nicole Queen

I'm a Texas Girl, through and true!

You may not know this, but I was born in Houston, Texas. Another little known fact, I'm adopted and when my Brother and I were first adopted we moved to the Dallas area. Growing up I knew that my future would be in media, in any way I could possibly make that happen! I worked for years in a photography franchise and then branched off on my own, my first business name was ZAN Photography, that's so weird right? LOL. I became involved in the event photography industry and was the resident photographer for a super exclusive night club and from there I became a celebrity/nightlife photographer. I had the amazing opportunity to cover exclusive restaurant openings and private parties. I photographed celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Timberland, Owen and Luke Wilson, Kate Hudson, Tommy Lee and so many more.

Nicole Queen photographs Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake

Timberland Photographed by Nicole Queen

Owen Wilson photographed by Nicole Queen
Kate Hudson & Owen Wilson

Getting Closer to God...

I really caught up in the nightlife industry and all that is involved with it. I got further and further from the things that really matter in life. I worked super late hours and was surrounded by only "party" people so I didn't have a whole lot of room for anything inspirational or anyone who would help me look for something with a deeper meaning. I started feeling more and more empty and really started to long for purpose. I found that void could never be filled by money, or "things", or having a lot of friends. I had all those things and still felt super lonely and empty. I feel like God really was struggling to reach my heart, because of my own faults of course. God really touched me through a different route than anyone would have ever expected. When I discovered the religion, Islam, I found the exact "Black and White" clarity that I knew I needed to implement into my life. As I learned more and more about the faith, I grew further and further from the nightlife industry and closer and closer to living a "cleaner" life.

After I took the leap and made a complete transition to being a "Muslim", I decided that everything in my life needed to have a cleaner focus and that included my career. I let go of all of my nightlife photography accounts and clients! It was a huge sacrifice and I had to learn a completely new industry of photography but the reasoning behind it gave me such a passion and drive to make it successful. I was going to make this work and I was going to do it in a way I could serve my clients well and also know that what I am doing is something I can feel proud of!

I am so proud to be a wedding photographer and also proud to be a photographer who is also a Muslim. I love shooting ALL weddings and families and beautiful portraits and I am so thankful everyday for the new life that I don't deserve but I'm incredibly grateful for. If your my client, I am grateful for you.

Nicole Queen

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