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I am a respectful, down to earth guy who loves Jesus, the outdoors, family, dancing, music and getting fancy from time to time. I am excited to celebrate and record your life’s big moments from your senior pictures to your wedding day! 

With 13+ years of formal and informal education, I am prepared to offer my best to you. Just take a look at the 100% 5 star ratings from every client who took the time to offer a review. As you look around the website, you can’t miss my past clients kind words.

Seriously, I want to be your photographer. I often hear at the end of sessions, 'Wow, I actually had a lot of fun with that!' And that my friends is a win in my books. Because when you had a fun time, your pictures show it too! I am super excited to hear from you, so let's get your session or wedding date on my calendar before someone else snags it!

Your Inland Northwest Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Hey, I'm Nate!

Here's a snapshot into my world.

A Little Behind The Scenes Of My Life

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What could be better than getting out and discovering new places, new perspectives, new skills and amazingly fresh air?!  I love to find new hiking trails, hot springs, campgrounds, farmers markets, live entertainment, and any new skill to acquire. Some of my favorite explorations have been to Banff, Canada; the Pacific coast, Priest Lake, Chinook Pass, and Glacier National Park. What were some of your favorite places to discover? I am all ears!!

Glacier National Park, MT

EXPLORING

Family means sooo much to me. This is home, comfort, authenticity at its worst and its finest. Family is my core community for personal growth, deepening my faith, and making life abundantly full. I love time spent with family whether we are renting a beach house together, weeding and planting seeds in the home garden or simply laughing it up with games around the dining table.

Family

My Family

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Fireworks are high energy art in the sky with a side of adrenaline and danger. Pyrotechnics caught my attention early in life and has grown into a professionally licensed hobby. I have been entertaining audiences with fireworks professionally now for 17 years with shows in Pullman, WSU football games, Spokane, St. Maries, Olympia, Lacey, Shelton, Yakima, over the Grand Coulee Dam, and at dozens of Tacoma Rainiers and Spokane Indians baseball games.

The Royal Fireworks with the Spokane symphony

FIREWORKS

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Where is your favorite place to camp?

As long as I can remember, I have been in love with camping and campfires. Growing up, my family instilled the value of being out in nature, sharing life around the crackle of a campfire before a night under the stars. Campfires have become a central point in the deep  friendships I have developed. Now, I am pleased to pass on the values of a campfire  and being outside with my growing family. 

Sunset over Mt rainier, Washington

Camping and campfires

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After graduating from high school, I was introduced to swing dancing. Unlike awkward high school dances, swing dancing had formal steps and moves that actually made sense to me. As a trumpet player I love the  1930's, 40's, 50's music often played at social swing dances and look forward to live bands. If you have been to any swing dance clubs in Spokane, CDA, Pullman/ Moscow, Yakima, or Olympia, chances are, my wife and I were there.

Shim Sham at a swing dance festival

swing Dancing

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My Favorite Things

always improving, here is my Educational Journey with Photography

The Photography Journey

2006 Self taught to use my camera and Photoshop for my architecture courses in college and the beautiful landscapes I saw while hiking around the PNW.
2008 Friends asked me to take their graduation portraits simply because I had a 'nice' camera. I loved it!
2009 Took a photography course at Washington State University, won my first photography competition, began to offer my services and shot my first wedding!
2010-2015 Continued to learn on my own through books, magazines, and online resources. Somewhere in here, I took my first wedding photography course.
2011 Named the WSU Cougar Marching Band Photographer
2015 I acquired my business license.
2016 Got proactive about marketing myself by building my first website, learning SEO and web design.
2018 The breakthrough year when I began to gain visibility online and shot many beautiful weddings and portrait sessions!
2019 Decided I needed help on my website and marketing and signed up for an incredibly deep course on business, SEO, website design and business optimization. Now it is fairly easy for people like yourself to find me :)
2019 Took a posing and client experience class to improve the way I shoot, your experience, and your final images. 
2020 Rolled out a beautiful new website! The new website user experience is soo much better and I am super proud! 
2020 Took a pricing course to help me find the best fees to charge in order to meet my family and business goals without burning out. This allows me to offer better services to every client or potential client that comes my way.
2021 Took a lighting and location course to further dial in my skills. This allows me to be more efficient at taking great pictures in any setting I come into. Better for me, better for you!
2022 Took an off camera lighting course to benefit my late night and indoor wedding clients. Although I don't intend to use this skill for most sessions it is nice to have the skill in my back pocket.

Future:
-I am interested in IPS (In Person Sales) either physically or digitally in order to help my clients take their images from a digital file that could so easily be lost to having tangible art pieces to share and enjoy for years to come. I do offer tangible art now but I would like to see art became a more important value added service.
-Expand my landscape photography skills to get back to my first love in photography.

I’m seriously obsessed with my wedding pictures!

Nate did our wedding photos and they turned out amazing! He even knows how to photograph fireworks in such a brilliant way! I recommend him!! We got so many beautiful pictures with both our families and our bridesmaids/ groomsmen! Such great memories all captured for us to enjoy and remember.

I’ll remember this day forever!

Caitlin-

Wedding | Lake Chelan, washington

Caitlin & damon

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Nate did an amazing job taking our engagements!! My fiancé and I are still obsessing over our pictures!!! Our families love them as well! There was never a dull moment working with him and he kept us laughing the entire time! Very professional and easy to work with! Would recommend to anyone!!!

Finch arboretum| Spokane, washington

Kaitlyn & Joe

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Nate was wonderful to work with! After researching photographers based on online reviews and photo quality, we contacted him about taking our engagement photos. He was able to fit us into his schedule on short notice and even drove 45 minutes to our location. He was very professional and made our photo shoot a lot of fun. We were amazed with the quality of photos we received! We highly recommend Nate!

Fairfield | Spokane, washington

rebekah & devin

3 / 13

Thank you SO much!! These pictures look amazing!

Nate was amazing to work with! The photos turned out more beautiful than I could have imagined. I was really nervous about taking the pictures, but Nate made the whole experience comfortable and relaxed. I would highly recommend him for your photos!

riverside state park | Spokane, washington

rebecca & Rainer

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Thank you so much for photographing our wedding and being willing to start at 5::30am and work with us through all the Covid stuff. We're so thankful we'll have pictures of our wedding to look back on and share with the people we love who couldn't come today. Thank you for blessing us with your talents!

Green Bluff wedding | spokane, Washington

laura & ben

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If I could rate Nate more than 5 stars I would. Nate captured our whole wedding day perfectly. The pictures were amazing and came back in a timely manner. He was very easy to communicate and work with. My husband and I will have memories to last a lifetime because of him.

The barn at wild rose prairie | spokane, Washington

Brena & Danny

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You did such a wonderful job with our wedding! We have a bunch of your pictures hanging in the house and we get so many compliments! Thank you so much!!

Wedding on WSU Campus | pullman, Washington

Danica & Adam

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I recently had my grad pictures done with Nate, and it was such an amazing experience to end the year with. I had full trust in him to guide me through the session and he didn’t disappoint. He was so welcoming and made me feel proud of my accomplishments at WSU! Nate worked so hard to make sure my pictures were both memorable and of the best quality. I love my photos and look forward to cherishing them for a life time!

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY GRADUATION PICTURES PULLMAN PHOTOGRAPHER

emily

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Nate is a very skilled and professional photographer! I had a lot of fun taking my college graduation pictures with him. He had great ideas on how to pose to make the photos turn out good and I'm very pleased with the result!

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY GRADUATION PICTURES PULLMAN PHOTOGRAPHER

cAssie

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Nate did such a great job taking my college graduation photos! He was so easy to with and made my experience so memorable! He was so professional and knowledgeable which help to create the most beautiful pictures! I highly recommend using Nate for any photography needs!

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY GRADUATION PICTURES PULLMAN PHOTOGRAPHER

ashtyn

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I never really had a clear idea on who I wanted as my photographer for my grad photo shoot. After some Google searching, I found Nate and looked over his work. Holy dang, his college grad photos are great!

I was sold, emailed him, and booked a date with him. I am usually an awkward person to interact with but Nate was so great to talk to and so fun to work with! And man, does he know what he's doing!

Whatever magic he did, the pictures came out AMAZING and I didn't realize how great I look at certain poses he had asked me to do! He was patient, easy to talk to, and so knowledgeable at his stuff.. I HIGHLY recommend him to capture your grad memories! Thank you so much for being so awesome, Nate! 😊

eastern WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY GRADUATION PICTURES Cheney PHOTOGRAPHER

Katherine

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Nate just took my EWU senior pictures and I absolutely love them! They all turned out great and Nate is a really cool guy to work with. He did a great job of telling me where to stand and how to pose. I would definitely recommend Nate to take any pictures you need !

eastern WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY GRADUATION PICTURES cheney PHOTOGRAPHER

megan

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Nate came out in the pouring rain to give me the BEST senior pictures ever!! It was cold and miserable and a super busy moms weekend, but Nate made the session seamless and fun. My pictures turned out amazing and they really showcased my excitement for graduating. Very lucky to have the opportunity to work with him!

WASHINGTON state UNIVERSITY GRADUATION PICTURES pullman PHOTOGRAPHER

Aryn

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