Thanks for stopping by. If you're looking for a photographer, you've come to the right place. There are many different photographers, each with different specialties and techniques, so look around and see if there is something that interests you. No high pressure sales. Just like a plumber or electrician, many can do the job, but it's finding the right one for you that's important. If you're needing portraits, video, candid or even audio recorded, it's likely I can provide what you are wanting. Hopefully we can work together.
I really love to capture expressions. Something as seemingly simple as a headshot session can explore dozens of expressions you may not even realize you have. Your eyes, regardless of who you are or how you feel about yourself, tells a story that leaves the viewer wondering. That's what I like to do. I like to focus on you and who you are. I don't like to tell you how to stand or sit or smile. I like to find that WITH you. This will keep the photo authentic to who you are. Don't be a model. Be yourself. Contact me today and let's get to shooting.
Check out a few sample photos below and be sure to check out some video and non-portrait samples as well with the links below.
I hate talking about myself, so I'll keep this short. I've been doing photography since the days of film. There was something about the anticipation of how photos turned out. 24/36 shots and you had to make them count. It really forced you to know your equipment from cameras to lenses to lighting to light meters, and it required you to work with your subject to make sure they were just as ready as you were. I'm glad I had the chance to start with film, but I really like digital because of the freedom that comes with it. It's also much easier today working with clients.
I wouldn't say I specialize in any particular form of photography. While fully capable of shooting video, I still feel there is some magic that comes with capturing an exact moment in time that can be preserved for a lifetime and beyond. Both types of photography have their purposes, and that's why I've devoted time to both. Whether it's a sunset, building, aerial shot or a person, it doesn't matter--what I gauge the quality of my photography with is the reaction of others. I don't want or need credit. I just want people to have what makes them proud to show to others.
I pride myself in knowing how to get the shots necessary. Whether that is portraits or commercial oriented. There are numerous businesses in Hutchinson that I've done work for, and I cannot deny the joy of getting to interact with those people and help bring their business and visions to reality.
I'm a husband and father of one. Those who know me definitely see more photos of my daughter than of me, and that's how I like it. I like to be behind the camera. It's corny, but I sincerely feel as a photographer I have the luckiest job in the world. Everyone who likes a photo of mine gives me a sense of satisfaction, but one of the greatest truths behind it is they get to see the picture, but I got to see the moment in real time. That's an honor as great as almost any to me. To know that I was part of getting that expression that's preserved in time is one of the greatest feelings I've ever experienced.
If you'd like to see some other shots I've captured in the last few years, check out a few from a more non-portrait portfolio. I am now also selling some of my photos if you are at all interested. Please visit https://prints.nickhemphill.com to see over 100 different images. They are nearly all sized to be printed large and could compliment an office space or restaurant or your home. I supposed I’d sign it if you wanted. ;-) Anyway, just thought I’d offer in case anyone liked something enough.
Reno County & Hutchinson, KS emergency responders performing river rescue in elevated water and high wind conditions. Arkansas River near Hutchinson is normally shallow enough to tough the bottom and still have your head above the water. These conditions were over 10 feet deep.