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Out of the Office

And in the Bahamas! I’ll catch up with you next week. Now celebrating the birthday boy on this beautiful island…. that, btw, bottles the best Diet Coke in the world.

While I’m away, don’t forget to enter our Mother’s Day contest and keep up with our blog. We are sharing lots and lots of tips and free tutorials each week.

image from my iphone shared on instagram. follow me: @nicolegerulat


Thank you to everyone for the amazing support with our website launch yesterday! We are thrilled with  its success and are so excited to share all our tips/downloads with you.

Here are a few adorable outtakes from this Kiwi cover. I ended up using the bottom image in my portfolio because I love her little expression.
Food styling by Paul Lowe
Prop styling by Kate Parisian

© 2012 nicole hill gerulat, all rights reserved.

I’m beyond thrilled to announce the brand-new NicolesClasses.com! You’ll find our new site filled with free tutorials, downloads, teacher tips, news and more.
Check out these exciting new things:
- a killer 25% off sale (but wait! are you a newsletter subscriber? check your inbox for an even better deal.)
- a Mother’s Day contest where you can win 2 free classes.
- lots of free tutorials from our teachers (ever wonder how to make a chevron pattern? click here.)
- a newM-F blog featuring teacher tips, free downloads and more! we currently have a really sweet Mother’s Day download.
Can you tell I’m excited? So much hard work from our team has gone into this site. We are hoping you’ll want to come back often to continue learning through our tutorials and have fun with our free downloads at NicolesClasses.com! .

Happy 30th!

A big happy birthday to my hard-working husband, Adam! We are celebrating in the Bahamas next week (can’t come soon enough!) Here is my all-time favorite picture of my gang.

Evie Update: The Zoo!

It has been too long since I’ve posted an Evie update. She’s almost 18 months old now! Her favorite words are Molly, Dada, Mama, hot, eee-you (see you), hi/hey, bye, uv-you (love you), uh-oh, uh-huh, ball, and more. Evie loves singing Ariel, Moves Like Jagger, Priscilla Ahn and the Backyardigans theme song (we keep it versatile over here.)On my most recent job in NY, I decided to take Evie with me and spend a few extra days with my sister. My sister lives in a studio and so our living arrangements were comical with a pack-n-play setup in the kitchen with a sheet dividing us so Evie could sleep. Evie was such a trooper and loved all the lights at Times Square, hanging out with “the girls” (her new Disney princess figures), and spending a day at the Central Park Zoo. Here she is on the zoo day. We had so much fun –thank you for letting us stay with you, Aunt Natalie!

© 2012 nicole hill gerulat, all rights reserved.


I love posting outtakes from shoots because I think these cute kids deserve to be seen! This was a fun shoot because I got to photograph some kiddos who were friends and family (notice my little e-loo?).

©2012 nicole hill gerulat, all rights reserved. styling by mallory ullman

YKL: New Sorbet Projects

Loving the colors, background and projects for a shoot I did for YKL. Mallory did a great job bringing them to life with colorful wardrobe styling. You can find the pattern previews here.

This Week

A last minute shoot booked Monday landed me back in New York this morning and this time, I decided to take Evie because we’ve had too many days apart the last few weeks. (My insane schedule  was this: SF>UT>NY>UT>LA>UT>NY>UT and next week is LA, SF, UT) We are staying a few more days to so we can have fun with my sister Natalie. (Hoping for the zoo!) Follow our daily stops on my Instagram (@nicolegerulat). I’ll also be posting behind-the-scenes on my shoot.
Lots of exciting shoots and new news to announce/post soon! Hang tight!

Two Interns Needed!!!

Social Media / PR at Nicole’s Classes
$8/hr, 8-10 hrs/wk, Springville, UT

Responsibilities include:
creating blog content
managing blog schedule
maintaining social media channels
working with sponsors
help with events and local classes

Skills needed:
wordpress (basic, but can be taught)
colorful writing (not the profanity kind of colorful. :)
familiarity with blogging, facebook, twitter, pinterest, etc.
a great attitude and passion for pr

Perks of the job:
access to all online classes
gain valuable experience in managing social media for a successful company
working alongside the talented Alma Loveland
lots of soda. lots.

Hours & Location:
on-site in Springville, UT
hours are flexible but must commit to a consistent schedule within normal business hrs.

To apply:
Please email info@nicolephoto.com with your resume, available hours
and a sample blog or facebook post.

Photography Assisting with Nicole Hill Gerulat
Unpaid, school credit available, Orem, UT

Responsibilities include:
pre-production (errands, set-building/painting, etc)
production (assisting on set with lighting, grip, talent, wardrobe, etc)
post-production (returns)
basic office management

Skills needed:
must have a car (gas compensated)
studio photography experience is a bonus
a great personality

Perks of the job:
gain valuable experience working with Nicole
production experience
hanging out with a great team!

Hours & Location:
on-site in Orem, UT and other locations depending on shoots
hours change weekly, but mostly Fridays are shoot days.

To apply:
Please email info@nicolephoto.com with your resume,
hours available, education and photo experience.