Lonny Magazine: Inside Emily Current’s California-Cool Abode

We’re so excited to share this latest story from photographer Nicole LaMotte for Lonny Magazine! Nicole photographed designer and stylist Emily Current. She’s the amazing co-founder of cult-followed label The Great. AND thanks to a little help from Amber Lewis (Amber Interiors), also has a fantastically stylish home to boot. Nicole did a beautiful job photographing the California home–capturing […]

From Bland to Grand

Check out the latest interior work from photographer Nicole LaMotte in the latest issue of Better Homes & Gardens. Nicole photographed the California home of Maribeth Cunningham, showing off the space’s fantastic makeover. BHG breaks down the before & after  makeover into easy to follow steps, helping us readers find simple ways to improve our […]

Lily Stockman

Nicole LaMotte recently photographed esteemed painter Lily Stockman in her studio as part of her artisans series. Lily’s work is vibrant and graphic; she paints clean, abstract shapes in symmetrical patterns. We’re always fascinated to see an artist in her work space. Thanks Nicole for giving us a peek!


We’re thrilled to share this very special documentary project from Big Leo photographer Nicole LaMotte. Nicole recently traveled to beautiful Colombia and closely photographed all that she saw. We caught up with Nicole to find out more about her inspiration for the trip and what it meant to her. What made you decide to take the trip […]

Bedding Made for Dreaming

We’re so excited to share this latest ad campaign for Parachute Home, photographed by the super talented Nicole LaMotte! The cozy ad was featured in the Village Voice, amongst other publications. We’re always impressed by Nicole’s portrait work, and we love the natural quality to this one in particular. Take a look!

Yellow Owl Workshop

Big Leo photographer Nicole LaMotte photographed the founder of  Yellow Owl Workshop for a feature in home decor site One Kings Lane. The Bay area entrepreneur Christine Schmidt’s company specializes in creating unique stamps, greeting cards, pendants, and more. She also has authored two craft books! Nicole photographed Christine in her studio.


Australian designer Florence Broadhurst made quite an impact on Shannon and Thatcher Davis, the husband-and-wife duo behind innovative home design firm Selamat. They worked closely with Signature Design Archive in Sydney to reimagine a number of Florence Broadhurst prints into furniture and accents that go beyond throw pillows and upholstered chairs. Our wonderful photographer Nicole LaMotte, photographed […]

Cassandra Grey’s Redefining Beauty

Cassandra Grey is redefining beauty with her highly curated shop, Violet Grey. The beauty mogul was photographed at her Los Angeles Atelier by Big Leo’s Nicole LaMotte and featured on the interior design and home decor site, One Kings Lane. The store itself is beautiful–filled with antique furniture, beautiful art, and glass shelving filled to the brim with designer […]

Welcome Nicole LaMotte!

We’re thrilled to welcome photographer Nicole LaMotte to the Big Leo Den! Nicole LaMotte is an L.A. based photographer specializing in interiors & travel. An Illinois native, Nicole received her undergraduate degree in photojournalism from Columbia College (Chicago) and later studied commercial photography at The Brooks Institute (Santa Barbara). While Nicole has been a professional […]

Scott Horne for One Kings Lane

We’re thrilled to share some stunning new work for One Kings Lane by prop and interiors stylist, Scott Horne! One Kings Lane is a rapidly growing online retailer for all things home decor. These images by Scott were featured on the site, showcasing their many wonderful decor items. Scott worked with photographer Nicole LaMotte on this project, […]