Nicole Terpening was born and raised in Rifton NY. She started her love for photography at a very young age, having her first camera at the age of 7. In her teenage years, she started photographing live music in the Hudson Valley. Her photography quickly expanded to traveling outside of the Hudson Valley and she moved onto photographing shows up and down the east coast, photographing dolphins in Florida and photographing theater performances. Moving to both Florida and North Carolina in different parts of her life expanded it even further. While living in North Carolina she worked for three different theater companies, a modeling agency and started photographing weddings. She has since moved back to NY has worked on over 15 Feature Films, 3, TV shows and 2 Documentaries. She has worked for the Kingston Times Newspaper for 6 years and has been featured in various magazines. She continues to Photograph live music, weddings, and events all over the country expanding her portfolio all the time.