I'm a wife, an artist, and a lover of dogs, rock music, and abstract art. I'm a Virginia girl with equal love for California sun and New York grunge. 
I see the most beauty in imperfect things. Ripped jeans. Asymmetrical art. Vintage everything. And a photo with a little girt and grain. I love things that are rugged and little bit off the beaten path. 

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NICKI

HEADSHOTS

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ENGAGEMENTS

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WEDDINGS

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Who is this 4’11” girl?

2/08/2016

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Who is Nicki Metcalf Pliodzinskas?? Well I thought it was time to give you a little lowdown on me since I haven’t really introduced myself. First thing is first. Lets talk about the last name thing because it happens far too often.

 

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Sounds like – (PLUH – GIN – SKUS)

BAM! YOU GOT IT!??

Okay moving on. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way – something else that is VERY IMPORTANT is this-  looks can be deceiving. I look taller on Facebook. So when we meet in person and you don’t see me, just look down.  Yes its me. I’m 4’11”. Am I legally a midget? Well HECK I don’t know, I just get that question all the time. I’ll tell you what I am though- BIG THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES LIKE DYNAMITE!  I knew you would like that. So if you think you have a small joke, I have probably heard them all. I haven’t heard anything original but if you think you have something shoot it over!

You can see the height difference in this picture below. HA!

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Im originally from Christiansburg, VA (near Blacksburg) and am a huuuuge (think Donald Trump “HUUUUUGE”) Hokie fan.61951_849819658112_6358852_n

My dog is even named Hokie!! I am the youngest of two older brothers and probably my moms favorite . . . favorite DAUGHTER I meant. Mom’s don’t have favorites right? 😉 I went to James Madison University and switched my major a KAZILLION times. I ended up on, yup you guessed it! Photography.

I currently live in Richmond VA  with my hubby & doggy….RVA! I freaking love this city. It’s really getting its name out there and growing. I met my hubby ( kinda, sorta) at Starbucks and love him to death. We are almost polar opposites but he keeps me on task and I keep him on his toes! He has taken this free spirit and helped to refine it a little. Thats what happens when you marry and engineer! No really, he is an amazing man and I love his love for Christ. That is why I fell in love with him.

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So now that you have a little background on me I think it’s time to get more personal . . . I love pizza. I COULD IT EAT EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE. Especially from Papa Johns. We live next to a Pizza Hut and have ever stepped foot in it! Do you know what a Green Tea Frappachino is? Well you probably better learn because everyone I have introduced this drink to gets addicted. It’s a Starbucks original and one of my FAVORITES.

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I spend most of my days at home or at a coffee shop working on my business, Nicki Metcalf Photography. If you didn’t already know, I’m a wedding photographer.  I adore my job and love being immersed in someones happiest day of their life. I love joy and and am a big advocate of finding joy. Our world can be so negative, so why not strive for joyfulness instead? I think my favorite thing about my job is that I have the ability to stop time and capture a memory forever.

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FUN FACTS ABOUT ME

  • I’m OBSESSED with animals (especially dogs)  and can’t stop myself from snuggling with stranger’s dogs.

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  • I ask a TON of questions.
  • Street photography is my secret love.

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(Pretty funny right?)

  • I’m a thrifter.  – – Always on the hunt for something vintage
  • If someone has Sour Patch Kids in front of me I LITERALLY CAN’T STOP from eating the whole bag.
  • Onions. ONIONS ON EVERYTHING.
  • I love to dance. I use to be in the break dancing club in college but don’t remember a thing from it! -My photographer James and I are busting it out at my wedding.
  • Im huge into ART and my favorite artist is Basquiat. Did I mention I paint?
  • 90’s EVERYTHING. Oh the days of Kurt Cobain and Furbies. Raise your hand if you watched Save By The Bell!??
  • I believe California is my soul state.

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  • I was a server for 12 years and miss it every day.  – No joke.
  • Jump – Van Halen is my ALL TIME FAVORITE SONG.
  • I LOVE meeting strangers ( my family has worried about me for years because of this)
  • I also love traveling and being in a new cities!!!
  • I have this weird fascination with planes and jets.
  • I have been collecting hats all of my life. I love them, far too much!

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So now you have a little taste of who I am, I hope you will stop by more often!!

 

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