Nicole Terpening was born and raised in Rifton, N.Y. in the Heart of the Hudson Valley Music Scene, Nicole started her love for photography with photographing the amazing live music the area had to offer.

By the time she was 30, having already lived in Florida and now in North Carolina, she used her back ground in theater to expand her portfolio and work for 3 different theater companies in Burlington. She was then hired by PBSNET as a content photographer for their online Magizine. Today, Nicole resdides back in that little town of Rifton Freelancing for Ulster Publishing, Metal Riot Magazine and New Noise Magizine. She has become a Movie Still Photographer with 6 feature films under her belt, has photographed 3 film festivals and is currently Stella May Productions Offical Photographer.