Nikki Hightree is no stranger to the world of professional photography. She is the daughter of Jim Stucky, M.Photog. Cr., and spent many hours growing up in her parents' studio absorbing the dynamics of professional portraiture and learning an appreciation for the craft. In the summer of 2007, she was handed a friend's DSLR at a baseball game and with the first click of the shutter she was hooked on sports photography. She is now is enjoying a sports and action photography business, as well as a small portrait studio of her own. She is a member of the Kansas Professional Photographers Association and Professional Photographers of America, The Society of Sports & Events Photographers, The International Fire Photographer's Association, and attends the Kansas Professional Photographers School annually.