Nicole "Nico" Henderson is a full time San Francisco-based freelance photographer with a passion for making images. She has a background in corporate event photography, and experience in conferences, environmental, real estate, 

stills for film shoots, headshot, portrait photography and more. 

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I'm in my element when delivering compelling images that help clients tell their stories through the art and documentary of photography.  


I collaborate with production companies and agencies, as well as directly with individuals and businesses. I strive to shoot in a clean and creative style, with an inclination towards a photojournalistic  approach where appropriate. . 

Some of my most exciting personal shoots were found on game drives in Africa, although I adore wandering the streets of San Francisco with my camera. I'm an observer by nature, and enjoy finding the extraordinary in everyday life, as well as the fantastic.  

Thank you for looking at my work!


Contact for inquiries, rates and availability​:  


​Vaccinated & Insured

San Francisco, CA. 94110



I photograph and exist in the 

in-between: those spaces where

unknown worlds, real and

imagined, intersect.


For me, the camera 

is simply an excuse to learn.


I see reality in a different way with a camera.

Looking through the lens, I peer into another world...


Perhaps what I'm looking for

is to enter a world unknown to me.

from Photographic 

The Life of Graciela Iturbide

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Nico has photographed music events and classes at the nonprofit where I work. Her work is always top-notch and highly professional. She has a very artistic eye and is great at capturing light and moods. She is also adept at catching people in candid moments. Though we haven't had her do portraits, I'm sure she'd be great at this as well. Her working style is unintrusive around groups, so she can get those magic moments when people don't know they're being photographed. Nico is punctual and reliable as well. We've always been satisfied working with her. 

-Anne Mitchell, Marketing Manager

I needed some new headshots and found Nico on Craigslist - of course. We arranged an outdoor shoot in the Mission due to COVID. I was a little concerned about the setting - these are business headshots after all. I needn't have worried. Nico knew exactly how to use the location to get better pictures than I would have thought possible. She made me feel very much at ease. I've never been very comfortable having my picture taken. Now I feel like I'm ready for my close up!  All in all, a wonderful experience. And most importantly, the pictures turned out so good!  Rave reviews all round!

-Aidan Collins, Head of Enterprise Business


We really lucked out getting to work with Nico for our event. Nico is not only professional and incredibly talented but also fun and responsive to work with. Nico took wonderful pictures that really caught the moment! 

-Skye Christensen, Director of Communications


Nicole was great, she was on time and did an event for me last minute in San Francisco.  She moved around the party and got some great photos.  She then processed the images the next day.  I look forward to using her again for my next event and I would recommend her to anyone.

- Tom McKnew, Principle