Meet Nikki

Hello friend!

My name is Nikki Tran and I am the writer behind all of this; a creative old soul who loves the romantic things in life (as well as a recently-retired wedding photographer).

My blog began as just a way to interact with my brides and grooms when I first began my photography business in 2012. I blogged about the weddings I shot, engagement sessions, as well as photography tips and tricks for both photographers and brides. However, as I grow and change, so must my blog. :)

I am no longer booking weddings or any photography sessions. Instead, I’m choosing a different path to follow. I dreamed of learning to watercolor and draw for years, and finally on a rainy spring afternoon in 2014, I bought my first set of watercolors and brushes, painted my first watercolor print (of course I did it entirely wrong), and fell completely in love with watercolors.

Fast forward a couple of years and I am now officially retired from wedding photography (but that does not mean I don’t still love photography). Instead you can find me creating watercolor art for home decor (I just finished my first huge watercolor project, a hand-written and hand-illustrated wall calendar for 2019!! Click here to order!!), Photoshop actions and tutorials for photographers – something I started soon after beginning my wedding photography business – and creating logos for like-minded creative business owners.

In my spare time I’m usually adding another rosebush to the garden, sipping tea with a children’s book in hand, or taking a walk with my darling husband, Paul, and yorkipoo, Rusty.

This blog has gone from being about photography and weddings to also a lifestyle blog, filled with happy thoughts, life’s little romantic moments, watercolors, books…snippets of happiness, really. Each time you read this blog, I hope for you to leave happier, more at peace, with a little inspiration under your belt, and ready to take on the day. Enjoy perusing the blog and feel free to say hi – I love finding new kindred spirits. :) xoxo