Capturing your next photograph in beautiful Fullerton, California.

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I called up Nate for a photoshoot and he was a complete professional and very courteous. We went over what I was looking for and what type of outfits ill be wearing. His photography skills are top notch and he is real easy to work with. I would defiantly do another photoshoot some time in the future. Highly recommended!”

– Spencer C.

Unique Charm

Why Shoot Portrait Photography In Fullerton, California

A lot of Californians might think of citrus when they think of Fullerton, California. The area has long been known for its seemingly endless groves of Valencia oranges. Some even say the whole town smells of it—which I wouldn’t mind at all!

Fullerton is another one of those California cities within Orange County that’s considered fairly suburban. It has its unique charm but, on the surface, can seem a bit sparse when it comes to shooting locations for portrait photography. Fortunately, I’ve had plenty of shoots in and around the area and can say that looks can be deceiving!

“Working with Nate has been and is always an absolute pleasure! Professional, very talented and has an amazing vision. Always makes sure a client is happy and has very quick turnaround with editing. Highly recommend!”

– Cosette R.

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“Come As You Are”

What You Can Wear For Photoshoots In Fullerton, California

Fullerton California is, at its core, a suburban town. I find that streetwear fits in well but it’s such a neutral location that anything will work. I find that, for the sake of portrait photography, something crisp and clean does the trick.

If you need some help with figuring out a wardrobe just give me a shout. I’ll help you plan something or give you some advice. If you’re super interested in dressing a certain way, I can also suggest a location itinerary that fits that look. At the end of the day, the most important thing to me is that you feel comfortable. As long as you’re comfortable, we’ll take great photos!

Nate is a class act. I did a lifestyle photoshoot with Nate and was extremely pleased with how the photos came out. He was very flexible and knowledgeable during the shoot. I personally rely on a few specific poses for my shoots, so I was particularly impressed at the numerous additional poses he knew would read well on camera. Highly recommend!

– Alan C.

Experience And Intuition

Why Choose Me For Portrait Photography In Fullerton, California

Suburbia often gets panned in the photography world. It can be seen as bland and sterile. After all, who wants to get their portrait taken in front of a Starbucks? However, I feel that good photographers will find the beauty and the motion in everything, no matter where you are. I’m always on the lookout for it. In a session, my priority is you but I am also intently aware of how things move around you and where those hidden corners of splendor are.

Not to mention, I have the camera equipment to preserve the moments we make happen. I’ve been in this business a while—I’ve made the investment. You can rest easy knowing that if we catch lightning in a bottle, it’ll stay in that bottle for everyone to see and admire!

Environmental Portraits

The goal with my environmental portraits is to illuminate you, your life, and your surroundings to capture a special moment.

Instagram Portraits

By standing out among the crowd, your photos can get more likes, better engagement, and ultimately more followers.

Headshot Portraits

You can use the photo as a profile picture, a professional LinkedIn photo, a headshot to submit to agencies, etc.

Graduation Portraits

Graduation is not one or two stand alone photos, but rather a whole story about your memories in school.

Creative Portraits

Photography is also about art. Sometimes you may want a more creative artistic portrait to express your individuality.

Nature Portraits

Shooting in nature has become my favorite type of portrait photography and is a favorite among clients as well.

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Fullerton Portrait Photo Retouching

Each Fullerton portrait photography session includes post-production editing using state of the art photo editing software such as Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.

I offer high-end portrait retouching using professional techniques (dodge and burning, frequency separation, etc.) and other editing services to ensure your photos are of the highest quality. The post-production retouching allows me to removes unwanted marks and blemishes on your face to ensure you receive the best portrait photos possible.

Super happy with Nate’s high quality photos! He has very creative concepts, is a pleasure to shoot with, and I highly recommend to anyone.”

– Markian B.


Guidance on Posing

One of the key elements of a successful photo shoot with people is creating the mood. It is my job to act as the emotional balancer during the shoot. It is understandable to get tense when your face is in front of the camera, however, it will also show in the photograph.

It is my job to make you comfortable and at ease. I like to think of all my clients as friends and while still offering a professional service, I want to be viewed as more than a person holding a camera. During the pre-shoot consultation, I make it a point to understand your vision and interests to ensure we have a relaxed photo shoot that produces great natural light portraits.

Spots Around Fullerton

Locations Around Fullerton, California For Portrait Photography

Fullerton, California is a suburban area that takes some time to fully understand and break into when you’re trying to find great places to shoot photography, be it landscape or portrait. However, I’ve found a few great places that I can share with clients!

Mihaylo’s Orange Groves

While much of the orange industry has moved out of the city, you can find a beautiful orange grove to serve as a backdrop inside of the California State campus.

Orange groves can be a fun location to shoot in and there are plenty of private groves.

Laguna Lake Park

Sandy shorelines rim Laguna Lake alongside scrubby trees. Laguna Lake Park is full of natural beauty and can be pretty secluded at times.

I’ve found it to be a great place to shoot portraits. It’s quiet, peaceful, and beautiful, which are all things that complement a portrait!

Anaheim Coves

The Anaheim Coves are an expanse of wetlands that abut the Santa Ana River. All in all, the coves encompass 14 acres of pure serenity.

The long views, the unbridled sunsets, and the rugged wilderness all come together to provide plenty of interesting opportunities during our portrait session.

Cerritos Sculpture Garden

The Cerritos Sculpture Garden is a park full of abstract expressionist sculptures that rise from the ground like obelisks.

Surrounding the sculptures is a beautiful English-styled garden that loops and winds around itself. It’s a perfect place to find both an artistic and/or verdant backdrop.

Fullerton Trivia

Facts About Fullerton, California

Fullerton Doesn’t Forget Its Past

Much of Fullerton’s historic downtown has been preserved and restored. They’re especially proud of their theatre district, which looks almost the same as it did at the turn of the century.

Hey Teacher, You Forgot To Assign Us Homework!

Fullerton is second only to Irvine California when it comes to having the smartest kids. They’re ranked 2nd in the entire state for their academic performance.

Fullerton Folk Are Mustard Folk

While this region of California is most known for its citrus groves, Fullerton, California got its start producing vast fields of mustard greens!


How Much is a Photoshoot?

Check my pricing page to find my photoshoot packages along with pricing!

How Will I Receive the Files?

I send you all of the photos from our session. You pick the photos that you like (the amount depends on the package you picked), then I edit the ones you picked then send it over to you via WeTransfer., which is an easy + free email service.

What am I Paying for Exactly?

Location scouting, posing tips, professional photo editing/retouching (color correction, tone adjustments, exposure adjustments, blemish/scar removal, teeth whitening, eye redness reduction, wrinkle/fine line removal), camera handling, my witty banter.

Can I Edit the Images?

I spend time ensuring the color balance and tones are correct in each image! If you want a particular edit style please let me know before the shoot and I can accommodate since I have experience editing many different styles. However, at the end of the day, they are your images!

What If I Need to Cancel?

I ask for a $100 electronic non-refundable deposit to secure your session date + time. If you need to cancel you can put your deposit toward a re-schedule or you can have it refunded.

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