Hi, I am Nicole McNally.

Immersed in the equestrian world from a young age, I took to photography to create life-long memories for fellow horse lovers and to share my passions with others.

My photography journey began around 2010 when I began riding at a local eventing barn in New Hampshire. That year, my father had been gifted a Nikon D40 for Christmas which I practically adopted as my own and it traveled with me everywhere.

In 2012, I started my Facebook page, It's a Horse Life Photography, to serve as the platform in which I shared my images with others. Never did I imagine that my hobby would develop into my own business.

In 2020, I moved from Maine to Aiken, South Carolina to pursue my riding and photography year round. My photography services are currently available in the Aiken area as well as limited availability around New England with hopes to expand in the future.


“I have known Nicole for a decade now. I have watched her photography develop and grow into beautiful works of art. Some photographers spend years cultivating their craft, but Nicole was born with it. Her editing and camera skills might have gotten better over the last decade, but here eye for capturing the right moment has always been there. Her best work is some of the moments you never knew existed. A candid or quiet moment of you and a loved one. She doesn’t just capture an image, she captures the soul.”

“Nicole has been my go to photographer for my horses and myself for many, many years. She time and time again has taken the most incredible, breathtaking pictures. Action shots or portraits, they always come out absolutely beautiful. I cannot recommend Nicole enough, not only is she an amazing photographer, but also an all-around amazing person. Her work never ever disappoints and I will continue choosing It’s a Horses Life Photography for many years to come!!!!”

“Nicole came to my farm to do a Christmas photo shoot of me & my 2 horses. I was thrilled at the way the shots came out! She has a great eye for finding the best spot & great lighting to take her photos. Lots of patience with the ponies! I highly recommend Nicole for her excellent photography skills & capturing the special moments in your life.”

“I booked a photo shoot with Nicole for a holiday gift for a client. Not only was the photograph absolutely stunning, she went above and beyond. She worked on a tight schedule as one of the horses was leaving the next day on lease. Plus not only did she take the picture, she also arranged the printing and rushed to get it in so the client could have it for the holidays. I can’t say enough good things about her, the picture and the service. Highly recommend her!”