Nicole Howard Photography opens in downtown Wabash

By Joseph Slacian

Nicole Howard Photography officially opened its doors in downtown Wabash on Friday, Oct. 5.

The business, located at 70 W. Market St., had a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by family, friends and representatives of the City of Wabash, Grow Wabash County and other organizations.

“This is an exciting day to do a ribbon cutting for a new business,” Keith Gillenwater, president and CEO of Grow Wabash County said. “I know this has been a dream of yours to get to this point and open up a storefront. There’s no better place to do it than in downtown Wabash.

“An arts-based business is a great fit. It fits with everything else we’ve got going on.”

Mayor Scott Long also welcomed her to the downtown.

“It’s been a long time coming for Nicole,” he said. “It’s a great business to have downtown. It’s not often I get to photobomb senior pictures, but she allows me to do that, too.”

Howard thanked God, as well as family and friends for supporting her in her efforts.

“Like they said, this is a long time coming,” she said. “I’ve taken baby steps. My husband (Caton) has been behind me 100 percent.”

Howard began her professional photography career in July 2000 working for local photographers. In 2002 she decided to venture out on her own and became Nicole A. Howard Photography.

For the last 15 years she has been working out of a small studio in her home where storage of props and backgrounds was minimal. In search of a larger space, she decided she wanted to keep the heart and soul of her business in Wabash.

When 70 and 74 W. Market St. became available, everything fell into place. She purchased the building in December 2017 and since then she and family members have been working to restore the building and make necessary updates.

Although her main photography focuses on senior portraits, newborns, children, weddings and business professionals, she also works with local businesses to provide social media images.

Posted on 2018 Oct 09