About



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Award winning international photographer Nicole Held Mayo specializes in architecture, commercial, lifestyle, art, on-location portraiture and travel imagery.

Although raised in Europe, Nicole has used Hawaii & California for nearly 12 years as her base for photographic assignments. It is her continuing goal to provide not just good, but outstanding digital photographs for all her clients. To that end she continues to challenge herself, being open to new and imaginative ways to create even more stunning and impactful images.

Photography has been a passion in her life. As a young girl she became addicted to the art and knew the only professional choice for her would be to become a photographer. Nicole studied photography in Germany and graduated from the photography college in Babelsberg/Berlin then continued her creative education at the Media Design Academy in Berlin and San Diego. Her work has been celebrated in art exhibitions, local magazines and nation-wide publications. She is married to “big wave surfer” Eddie Mayo and is blessed with three awesome children, Elijah Maverick, Luke Haleiwa and Samuel Makaiwa. She loves to play her guitar, listening to jazz and brings her island “aloha spirit” wherever she goes!