We got married last March at Las Caletas, Mexico. Like everyone else having a destination wedding, the first thing we did was search the internet to get a better idea what the venue looked like and to find creative ideas that we could possibly incorporate into our ceremony.
As we sifted through thousands of pictures from previous weddings at Las Caletas, we came across one album in particular that simply stood out. The pictures were creative, unique, had amazing composition, and most importantly they captured real and happy “moments” that really caught our eye (rather than face, tacky poses). A few days later, we found another album that gave us the same feeling, and then another…we dug a little deeper and were surprised to find out that all of them were from the same photographer…Nate! As an avid photographer and web/graphic designer myself, I have extremely high standards, therefore for me to be impressed by pretty much every picture that Nate took was very unexpected, so we absolutely had to contact him to see what he was all about.
After a short email exchange and Skype call, we knew Nate was the right guy to shoot our wedding. he was fun, friendly, professional and courteous. He asked about us, about how we met, about our families, and was genuinely interested in getting to know us and what we were looking for to ensure he did a good job. We worked out a plan and timeline to ensure we had enough time to fit in all of the pictures we wanted (we had 75 guests attend).
For the months leading up to the wedding we had a lot of questions because getting married at Las Caletas isn’t as simple as getting married at your resort (bride goes to the island early, guests have to bus to the marina, everyone takes a boat to and from, you can only bus to certain places…). On multiple occasions we emailed Nate asking if he could help us figure things out as he has been there many times before. Each and every inquiry was answered fully and promptly. And he never once made us feel like we were bothering him or like he was annoyed with all of our questions. He even took the time to Skype with us again to answer questions that weren’t even photography related!
Nate happened to be in Mexico for a couple days prior to our wedding and again took the time to come to our resort to meet us and our family, it was nice to meet him in person. A few days later it was our wedding day. Nate was on time and ready to get to work. From the second he showed up, till the end of the night, and every moment in-between, Nate was there ensuring he didn’t miss a single shot. He seemed to be everywhere at all times and yet was never in the way. More than once our guests commented on how much fun he was and how they couldn’t believe the crazy spots he crawled under to get the perfect shot. He fits in great and was everything we expected from our photographer, plus much more.
We got the pictures on time and as promised. He didn’t just get a few good ones, they are all amazing and we continue to get compliments from everyone who sees them. There isn’t much more that I can say about the quality of photos you will get with Nate, just look at them and you’ll see But I can say that Nate was so much more than just a photographer to us, he made our whole experience virtually stress-free and played a big part in helping us have our perfect day. It honestly would not have been the same without his help.
If you want a fun, professional photographer who is going to do the job right and provide amazing photos, Nate is your man!
- Stefan & Shauna
Our wedding album and wall art has left us speechless……they are so much more than what we expected. Going through the album has not only put us back on that beach in Mexico multiple times over as woe go through them with our family and friends but realizing that you were right! This album is something that will be in our families for generations to come. We cannot thank you enough for your talent, your eye, your passion, excitement and dedication……this is definitely what you were meant to be doing. I’m so thankful that we found you and our family still comments on how great you were not only with your managing the photo shots but also in joining our family and friends to celebrate our day and enjoy the night as if you had known us for years. So….how do we “thank you” enough….
- Charlene & Benjamin