"Marriage and fatherhood is an adventure. And I absolutely love everything about it.
Aside from photography, I love the mountains, forests, traveling, camping, good music, the ocean, and Maxfield Parrish clouds.
Marriage is awesome. I think it marks the beginning of one of the greatest adventures of all time. I have the opportunity to document that beginning. That adventure. I get to tell a couple’s story on one of the greatest and happiest days of their lives. I love that responsibility and opportunity.
I see myself as a visual storyteller. Every wedding tells a different story. Every couple has their likes, dislikes, quirks, personalities, nuances and what makes them unique. I’d love to connect, to hear your vision; to hear all about your wedding and what you’re excited for most.
I’d love to tell your story."
We are doing a series this week on photographers. Offering a bit of advice on how to pick them and also letting you get a peek at some of our talented photographers that have partnered with IDoWED.
One thing I love about Nate is his ability to capture light and movement. He is known for his backlit night photos. I can tell you that Nate is incredibly fit and shooting with him at times he moves so fast it is like he is a wood nymph, disappearing and reappearing at the speed of light. Not being a skilled photographer I can only truly speak of the final product and not how he makes this trickery happen nor the magic behind it.
"It's magic ," I tell you. This trickery is pretty awesome. After watching him create one of the above scenes I learned it was not editing in lightroom that created the magic. Nate transformed and ran around creating dust and worked a flash like I have never seen. He was like a wood nymph dancing in the forest. It was amazing to witness. The joy of being a completely unskilled and uneducated at photography brings the complete awe factor when you watch art like above be created.
Oh Happy Engagement...
In our photographer features we have been introducing our favorite photographers and then giving you some quick advice on how to choose the best wedding photographer. Today we are talking engagements.
You should completely take advantage of an engagement session with your wedding photographer and here are 3 reasons why.
1. Allows you the opportunity to get to know how your photographer shoots.
You hired them because you love their work, engagement sessions give you a good glimpse in to how they shoot so that you will be prepared on your wedding day.
2. It allows your photographer to get to know you.
Reality is we all have our good side, that one eye that is slightly lazy, or maybe a crooked smile. Having your wedding photographer capture your engagement allows them the chance to see how you photograph. It also allows the photographer a chance to get to know you on a bit more intimate level. He will be able to better understand your personalities and interests. It gives him a nice chance just to simple get to know you.
3. It opens dialogue for communication.
The time that you get for an engagement session will give you a few moments to talk about items not on your contract that may need to be discussed. What can your photographer post on social media? Which of your images can you post? There may be several items not in the contract that you feel need discussed. Take a bit of time to ask your questions. Remember your photographer is on a tight schedule so go to your session prepared and ready.
Take some time and check out Nate Perkes.