Drea Nicole is a cutting edge businesswoman and photographic artist. An Atlanta based creative, her photography career started to take off after a mentorship program. In just a few short years, Drea has made an indelible impact in the industry with her distinctive approach to capturing photos that masterfully tell stories.
Drea’s career consists of a wide range of clientele and projects—all of which reflect the depth of her talent and prowess. Her roster of clients include the likes of Tyra Banks, Fantasia, Michelle Williams, Sarah Jakes-Roberts, and Chandler Moore of Maverick City Music. In 2022, Drea shot the cover of the prestigious magazines, Essence and Jet. Her photography has also been featured in People, Hollywood Reporter, Steve Madden, Hype Hair, Forbes, Upscale, Pepsi, Coca Cola, Google, TVOne, BounceTV, Soul Train Music Awards, BET, BETher, WeTV, Bravo, VH1, Africa’s Best, Crème’ of Nature, Mielle Organics, and numerous TV shows and films.
Drea Nicole is originally from Newport News, Virginia. She currently resides in Atlanta and is the proud parent of two children.
Creator of Rebel Home
More than a photographer, Drea is also the creator and owner of Rebel Home—a collection of luxury essential home goods. The collection includes candles, room sprays, body butter and more. Rebel Home represents a fresh take on luxury. Our candles are more than just beautifully scented; they are bold statements of style, with vessels that merge elegant sophistication and edgy rebellion. Each piece is a work of art, meticulously designed to be a conversation starter in your home.
She is also the creator of two digital magazines, Rebel Lifestyle and Rebel Teens. The entire Rebel brand is an ode to culture disruptors and trendsetters. Additionally, Drea is a dedicated mentor to other aspiring photographers and creatives.
Creator of My Brand Is Black
Created by black people for black people, My Brand is Black is a movement and marketplace that exists to uplift black owned businesses by providing opportunities and empowerment that lead to ascension. Drea Nicole was inspired to start MBIB after realizing there was a dire need to create something that not only dignified black businesses and their owners but also put them in position to be patronized and valued by the community.
What started as an Instagram account to promote black brands has morphed into local popup shops that attract hundreds of people and generate thousands of dollars across a multitude of vendors. Plans to host popups nationwide and offer new services - such as vendor matchmaking and vendor management for event- are underway. Although things are only just getting started, the brand is quickly growing while making exponential impact. My Brand is Black isn't a trend, it's Black excellence personified!
Drea Nicole is an internationally acclaimed photographer and captivating speaker whose journey from a single mother of two working in the IT field to becoming a sought-after photographer and shooting the cover of Essence magazine has inspired audiences worldwide. Her compelling story is a testament to resilience, determination, and the transformative power of pursuing one's passion against all odds. Drea is sought after for interviews on podcasts, news channels, workshops, and panel discussions. Her talks cover a broad spectrum, delving into the nuances of the photography business, technical aspects of the craft, entrepreneurship, motherhood, and the challenges and triumphs of building a successful business.
Drea Nicole is not just a photographer; she is a beacon of inspiration whose journey resonates with individuals from all walks of life. As she seeks to share her story on a global stage, Drea continues to motivate and empower others to pursue their passions and overcome obstacles, proving that with resilience and dedication, dreams are within reach.
Please email all speaking engagement inquires to Drea@Dreanicole.com