Hi, I'm Niada Cradle

 I pride in being a non-discriminatory creative photographer who uses shadows with all light types and hand edit images. I love LOVE and there's not a reason I should tell you who to love, nor be bias based on body shape. I am honored to be a member of Professional Photographers of North Carolina, Professional Photographers of America since 2013, Clayton Visual Arts and Wedding and Portrait Society. I find value in continued education and the various associations empower me to bring you an experience with state of the art skills.

 As a lifestyle photojournalist, I mix elements of documentary, editorial, and dramatic lighting to best tell your story. I steer towards the cinematic, film, dark shadows of photography. Although I'm skilled in both cinematic and light & airy. In my down time I'm with my family and searching for thrift shop finds.

Life is meant to be enjoyed and I laugh with you and cry with you. We wipe our tears and then kick butt. Long story short, we document your moment as it unfolds --candid and posed imaging. Your images will not look like everyone else.  We will be best friends by the time I say hello. Just ask my introvert husband. Intimate Weddings are my heart and you may get all the Cradles. As we have a team of photographers to cover your event. My husband and I both are natives of NC and we love a good discussion about what Carolina has to offer for everyday events.


Favorite Color: Orange

Favorite thing to do: Coupon and family time

Favorite Sport: Football ---Keep Pounding





Our experience with Niada Cradle photography was amazing. Niada and Corey photographed our destination wedding in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. She was so pleasant to work with, being patient, answering all our questions, and accommodating our requests while we planned our event from states away. Niada and Corey were calm and professional- taking all of the stress away from my husband and I. At times, Niada was there, helping me laugh when I was feeling stressed the morning our our wedding. At the end of our day, I felt like we had made new friends! Our finished photo albums are so beautiful, beyond anything we could have imagined. Niada and Corey captured our moments artfully with grace. We highly recommend Niada Cradle Photography to capture your special moments - they will exceed your expectations!  

Mike & Lauren Crosby Married April 2019


I was recommended by my mentor to try Niada Cradle photography to take my engagement/maternity pictures. On the day of the shoot me and my now husband were late due to showing up at the wrong location, Niada was very gracious and still took our pictures even though she has a tardiness rule in place. Our pictures came out beautiful!! For our wedding we had gone with another photographer that was booked before taking our engagement pictures but she wasn't able to take pictures for our wedding and Niada(THANK GOD) was available that day to take our wedding pictures. I was panicked and she calmed me down almost immediately! Niada along with her husband Corey stayed all day to take pictures of the wedding party, ceremony, and reception! Our wedding album is amazing and I couldn't be more pleased! ~ Kayla Q.


"Niada Cradle is an incredible photographer and works very hard to make you feel comfortable during your shoot. Niada stresses that she builds relationships with her clients and it is so true! I highly recommend Niada Cradle Photography for your personal and corporate photography needs."



 "Nothing is more remembered than the birth of your child and your wedding day. But because of Niada Cradle Photography my family and I get to relive this moment every day when we take out our photo album. Thank you sooo much for capturing our beautiful day." Janeice S.