Nickola Balsdon Photography

Lifestyle Photographer based in Durban - KZN


Entire SA + Internationally


Hello and welcome to Nickola Balsdon Photography.

Maternity | Birth | Newborn | Baby | Family | Contemporary Portraiture for Women.

I am a natural light photographer based in the leafy-green suburb of Kloof, Durban in KZN.
I specialise in photographing bellies, babies and beyond, as well as creating beautiful fine art prints and works of art. Newborn safety is never compromised and my experience as a newborn photographer is coupled with my love for continued education in my field – allowing me to guaratee my clients beautiful images, every time.

Most of my clients choose me because they love the feeling they get from looking at beautiful, timeless images and they want to exist in photos. Many love to decorate their homes with the images they love most.

The lady behind the lens…
I absolutely love creating portraits of people. Whether you are a glowing, pregnant mommy-to-be, a teeny, tiny newborn, a cooing baby, family of three, four or five or even just celebrating yourself on this beautiful journey called ‘life’… your age does not matter!

I promise you that my photo shoots are easy and fun, and an experience that you will never forget. Each session is tailored to your needs – whether it be a day of glitz and glam in front of the camera or just an extrordinary ordinary day, spent with those you love most, while I capture every emotion and tiny detail.

Professional hair & makeup is available if you fancy a bit of pampering and I will help you decide what to wear based on your personal style. I want being photographed by me to be a wonderful experience for you!

On a personal note…
My favourite things in life are my husband, my two precious children, my workhorse (Canon 5D Mark IV camera) and her counterpart (my Sigma Art 50mm f/1.4 lens) and my three fur-babies!
I’m a total night owl and love iced coffees. I can be bossy (because I’m a Leo and love directing people to create ‘the perfect shot’) but I’m also extremely loyal. I am a bit of a perfectionist (but you will thank me for that when creating your images), I love to laugh and have fun, and I hate confrontation.
The best day of the year for me is my birthday!
I love paint toes and flip-flops and nearly always wear my hair in a high ponytail or messy bun. I have hundreds of photo’s of my children… and I would be lost without my iPhone. I live for weekends and chill-time with my family and friends and I believe that life is fragile and precious and was given to us to embrace with both hands and live to the fullest!