Welcome to Nicole Cranford Photography


Specializing in portrait, equestrian and micro wedding photography in Northern Virginia.

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Northern Virginia Photographer

Hello I’m Nicole

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am a professional photographer based in Northern, VA. I specialize in equestrian, portrait, and micro wedding photography.
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What I Offer

Portrait Photography

Portraits taken in a natural outdoor backdrop to capture Northern Virginia’s beautiful scenery all year around. Studio sessions available as well.

Equestrian Photography

Equestrian events, portraits, or bridle sessions are available at the convenience of your home barn, or mine. Black backgrounds per request.

Micro Wedding Photography

Allow me to photograph your special day in a relaxed setting that suits your intimate wedding style and venue.


Certificates & Memberships

Professional Photographers of America Member Nicole Cranford Photography
Equine Photographers Network Member Nicole Cranford Photography
Equestrians of Color Project Participating Ally Nicole Cranford Photography
Safe Sets International Certified Nicole Cranford Photography

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What People are Saying

“Very professional & responsive”

“Nicole took lovely photos for my daughter’s engagement.”
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Marjorie B.

“Amazing Results!”

“… we used Nicole to capture our Lifestyle Family Portraits and the results were fantastic!”
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Claudette M.

“A step above the rest”

“Nicole flew to Colorado for a family photo of myself and my mother and two brothers.”
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Temeisha W.

“Simply phenomenal”

“What made and made my experience with Nicole is that great personality…”
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Rita R.

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