Origins


When Holli with an i was first launched, I was focused on sharing and selling art photography at art walks and craft fairs back in 2013.


As my work has evolved, I took a break to focus on my business photography side at NativeLightPhoto.com - and it's exciting to bring that experience back to this space. I've opened my own studio in West Seattle and am happy to work with clients both in studio and outside.

The Why


Family and the legacy that photographs provide are foundation to why I continue to create.


The year 2021 really sparked that deep well of gratitude for family and legacy type photographs I have and treasure.


My family helps support my passion by dreaming big with me, and being willing to jump into an array of ideas I envision like this family portrait, a composite image. This was created with each portrait put together in Photoshop. It really took the whole family to get each cat to look the right way toward the light!

More about Holli...


Holli with an i is the creative way I grew up introducing myself to new teachers! 


Born and raised in West Seattle, I have always had a keen eye for photography and found inspiration in both nature and art from museum galleries to street art to the fine art my mother or other relatives have created.


Family history has been a hobby of mine for quite some time. I remember being mesmerized by family stories shared by my Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents. Part of my role in my extended family has been the archivist of very old family photographs. It's through these photographs of my Great Grandfather and family, my Native American branch of the family, that I have see just how much a photograph adds to our histories. My Grandpa Nichols was a photographer himself, and it is his camera, one of them, that I used started my journey using 35mm film. I still have it and sometimes use it for special projects. The camera strap was his, and wearing it now, brings back so many memories, and feels like an honor.


Through Holli with an i, I strive to create images you will be love and want to print large, and use to adorn your walls! The kind of photographs that will help your family legacy live on!


How do you wish to be photographed?