Hello there, we are Nat & Bryan,
If you found your way to this page you are now probably thinking about how you want to remember the beginning of your story.
This is how ours began.
11 years ago we were not wedding photographers. 11 years ago, we were in your shoes. (well not in your actual shoes that would be weird and also you may actually be wedding photographers) anyway, we were busy planning our own wedding. Counting down the days until January 19th, 2008 — The day we started our new life together as a married couple and as a new family.
As the year leading up to our wedding date quickly passed by, the stress began to build. Like you, we researched, we planned, and we hoped that everything would come together. More than anything, we didn’t want to spend our day worrying... wondering whether or not those fleeting, once in a lifetime moments would be documented — documented well, in a way that felt like “us." Suddenly, wedding photography, which we’d never thought that much about, emerged as a priority above everything else.
The problem was that by that time we had already spent so much time and resources into every other part of our wedding that we completely neglected to properly budget for just how expensive good wedding photography was and ended up settling for what turned out to be the most affordable option to us at the time. It wasn't until the wedding day that we sadly realized we had made a huge mistake. Our photographer took off after our ceremony and left us with his assistant, whom we had never met before, since he was double booked on our wedding date. Of course he failed to mention any of this and simply deferred to his contracts' fine print which stated he had "the choice to send anyone to shoot our actual wedding day in case of a double booking". (see how hard that is to read) #contractfineprintfail
We always enjoyed photography but never in our wildest dreams did we think about shooting weddings. Then as fate would have it, two weeks before our own wedding, we were asked to photograph our first official wedding for friends who were in a similar predicament as us, budget wise, and basically told us that if we couldn't do it that they pretty much had no hopes of having any professional photography at their wedding. We were kind of freaking out but their day and pictures actually turned out to be absolutely perfect, with the exception of a minor incident with a bee on the beach. #wehatebees
Nat also has a fun story about that brides wedding dress. But that is a story for another day. Needless to say we immediately fell in love with shooting weddings and found our calling in life. After our personal wedding photography disaster, we decided that we had to do things the right way for our own clients and committed to always provide beautiful photography and to treat our clients like family no matter what. Life brought us together not just as husband and wife but as business partners. It was the beginning of NB.
We hope you like what you have seen so far and we want to thank you so much for being here and for your consideration in having us be a part of your wedding journey.
We believe that you are not on this planet by chance and that you did not meet your best friend who you are about to embark on a lifelong journey with by coincidence. You are both completely worth everything to each other and to at least someone else on this planet. You are completely loved by your family and friends. They want to celebrate your love and your union with you. We want you to enjoy your wedding journey from the very start so that you can focus on each other wholly and genuinely.
So you got engaged to the love of your life, your best friend, the one person on this planet who you can't picture yourself without for the rest of your life. First of all "Congratulations!" From the bottom of our hearts we couldn't be happier for you and your fiancé. The next few months will be one the most exciting times of your lives as a couple.
By now you may have settled on the perfect venues for your ceremony where you will say your vows to each other in front of your family and your closest friends and the spot where you will celebrate that love and union of your two families by hosting the most amazing party of your lives.
We are all in on the belief that weddings are a really big deal. The following are three core values that define our approach to each wedding that we are entrusted to document.
For the past ten years we have been incredibly honored by hundreds of couples who have trusted onto us the privilege of documenting their weddings. To be allowed to enter into their inner circle of family and most trusted friends to do what we were put on this planet to do is our absolute greatest joy in life. Photography is one of the more important decisions to consider when starting the wedding planning process. It truly is the only aspect of the wedding that is an investment. We strongly believe that your memories and photos are all that you will have many years after your wedding to remember how your family began, memories can fade but photos are forever with us to remind us of the past.
Your wedding album will be passed on to your families future generations to enjoy, and reminisce on the day you celebrated your love and commitment to each other. Finding a photographer is about finding art work you feel connected to but more importantly, finding someone whose personality and core values align with yours. For us, weddings are an opportunity to visually document memories and to ultimately tell a story that is truly unique to you as individuals. Real connection to our couples inspires our style and the relationships built between our couples and us are directly reflected in our photographs. Photography and relationships with genuine people are our passion and being able to combine the two makes us love what we do more and more everyday.
Relationships and trust are what has helped us capture the images you see throughout our site. We photograph wedding days as they unfold naturally, without being intrusive as we want your images to be representative of what happened on your wedding day not what we wanted to recreate for our own artistic reasons. Our approach is very personal, photo-journalistic and discreet. Our goal with every wedding is to not only capture beautiful artistic portraits of you, but mostly to photograph the real moments you share with each other, your family, and friends. To document what the world looked like on your wedding day as your two families come together to celebrate you.
We begin every relationship with a meeting, preferably in person at our Miami office, or through a Skype or Facetime video conference to talk about your vision for your wedding day and to get to know each other better. We want you to be confident that we are the right photographers for you. In our meeting, we will share our price guide with you and we will walk you through all of the details together to make sure any and all of your questions are answered thoroughly. If you value, trust, invest and believe in our relationship, we promise we will create something extraordinary together that you will cherish for a lifetime.
We are forever grateful and humbled by the hundreds of amazing couples who have trusted and invited us to tell the story of how their two families became one. We would definitely not be here without each and every one of them. In February of 2010 our family grew by two feet as we welcomed our son Ethan to the world. He would become our greatest accomplishment and source of joy in our lives.
We can't wait to continue on our journey with you and your family.
-Nat & Bryan