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A Photography Company Dedicated to Customer Satisfaction

Deserteyes Photography in Hamden, Connecticut is the company to call when you want quality images for your wedding, private party, and other events. Count on us to make sure that we capture those special moments that you would love to look back on again and again.  We are also readily available in Newport News, Virginia.

About Our Owner

As of this writing, our company has just opened. Our owner, Nikki Sutton, however, has been in the industry for more than 2 years now. She has been doing photography work on a part-time basis.

Nikki’s Background

My name is Nichelle, “Nikki” for short, and I love taking pictures!


I am a Connecticut and Virginia based photographer who enjoys traveling especially back home to my southern roots in Newport News/Hampton, Virginia with a camera in tow to capture family and memories. My love for taking pictures began in high school with my Polaroid camera and then using 35mm film (make sure you roll it right in the camera lol).


I never considered photography as a career because my dream job was to become a social worker. Photography, however, always remained my first love and over time, my passion for photography blossomed into a second career.


God has blessed me with eyes that bear the color of a desert and the ability to capture beauty in everything.

10 Fun Facts About Me:

  • I always travel with gum, ChapStick, a book, my iPod (classic iPod with 20k songs) and, of course, a camera.
  • My eyes are the color of a desert, hence the name Deserteyes Photography.
  • I was named after Nichelle Nichols from the original Star Trek. Yep, I’m an old-school Trekkie
  • Sweet tea, homemade lemonade, or Hendricks Gin flows through my veins.
  • I’m a leftie.
  • Minnie Ripperton’s Back Down Memory Lane is my all-time favorite song.
  • I gifted my 21-year-old nieces and daughter with their own flasks. Their choice to fill with libations, water, or Kool-Aid.
  • I married my high school sweetheart.
  • I LOVE high heels and own over 60 pairs!
  • I believe every adult should read The Tempest Tales by Walter Mosely.

Our Mission

Our photographers' mission is to give you infinite creativity and capture our subjects' inner and outer beauty.

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