We had the good fortune of connecting with Nicole Slater and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nicole, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
I love this question! I hope that I’ve passed on an entrepreneurial growth mindset. I want my children to know that they can be in charge of their lives…that they can create the life of their wildest dreams. It has been important to show them that growth can be challenging. Often we fall down and mess up, but the most important part is to learn from our mistakes, get back up and keep moving forward.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My art has definitely evolved from when I started 27 years ago. When I started shooting photos professionally I actually started by photographing pets. I eventually moved on to photograph humans and through that journey, I came to realize that everyone has experienced trauma and hardships and that they have an empowering story to tell. This led me to use my photography to help others share their story in a therapeutic and powerful way. Today I feel honored that I get to offer this healing service and I feel that it sets me apart from other photographers.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We’d definitely hit up some of the amazing hiking spots and rivers in the area, visit the Uptown Farmer’s Market and eat at some local farm-to-table restaurants like Herb Box. I’d also take them to SW Herb in Mesa, downtown Cave Creek and make sure that they got to watch a few of our amazing sunsets.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are so many people that have come together to support me and inspire me, but I’d love to acknowledge my husband, Jordan for always being there and for believing in me when I didn’t and also my children who inspire me to always grow and become a better version of myself.