A bit about me

Thanks so much for taking the time to see if I might be a good fit to photograph your wedding! I've found that one of the most important factors in a great wedding is enjoying the people you surround yourself with. Since I will basically be your third wheel on one of the best days of your life it's important that we click well!

That said, some things I’m passionate about include photography(obviously), the beach, traveling, the NBA, beer, good lighting, iced coffee, vinyl records, basketball memorabilia, guitars, pretty movies and tv shows with no story, podcasts about any of the above, and a ton of other stuff. I tend to be easily excited so if you think “I wonder if Nate is into…” I likely am.

I went to school for a long time and studied Music(BS) and Counseling(MS). I even had my own counseling private practice for years until I realized that Photography was really what I loved. Some of those counseling skills do end up carrying over into helping manage a wedding day. It's my aim to help you navigate one the best days of your life with joy and excitement.

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What I care about

My number one goal it that you get wedding photos that you love. Magazine features and Instagram likes are fun but what I really care about are the photos that you will hang on your wall, put in albums and live with for the rest of your life. It is important to me that you have beautiful pictures to show your kids and grandkids and it’s a responsibility I don’t take lightly.

I want you to make sure that you feel comfortable with the photographer you choose no matter who it is. Look at lots of photographers, read all about them, look at tons of pictures, find someone who clicks with you. I want couples to be confident in their decision, it is a big one after all! I feel honored when a couple trusts me to capture their big day and I am excited to walk with you through the process.