Instagram Photographer

Capturing your next portrait for your Instagram brand.

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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.

Stand Out Among The Crowd

Instagram Photography

In an overcrowded social media feed, having a great photo or portrait of yourself can make a big difference and allow you to stand out. By standing out among the crowd, your photos can get more likes, better engagement, and ultimately more followers.

This is very important if you are a blogger, social media influencer, and someone who is using Instagram to make a living. You can’t afford to post a low-quality photo using your phone, allow a professional photographer to take your portraits/photos and benefit from the higher-quality of photo.

“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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Become Your Own Brand

Social Media Branding

You become your own brand when you create a social media profile. The photos you post on Instagram and the way your feed is organized and curated will determine your brand. You want to make sure you have a visual brand identity that is consistent.

If you post high-quality photos taken by a professional, your followers will notice. Using high-quality Instagram photos from a Instagram portrait photographer will allow you to gain attention, build loyalty, communication information regarding your brand, and increase overall engagement.

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.

State-Of-The-Art Photo Editing Software

Instagram Photography Editing

Using state-of-the-art photo editing software such as Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, I can optimize the image to be posted to Instagram with the highest of quality. Have you ever seen a photo posted to Instagram by a professional photographer and it is blurry and does not look very sharp? This is because they do not know how to export and compress the image while also retaining image clarity.

Instagram automatically compresses every photo before it is posted to Instagram. Because of this, a photographer can have a high-quality photo that will look sharp on their desktop, however, when posted to Instagram, it will not be as sharp. I can export the photograph specifically for Instagram so it will not lose any image clarity and look very sharp. For examples, take a look on my own Instagram profile.

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.

Professional Advice

Instagram Photography Tips

Having knowledge and starting my career as an Instagram portrait photographer, I can also offer advice on your social media profile if you request. I will let you know everything I have learned over the years regarding Instagram best practices, caption tips, best times to post, what hashtags to use, how to grow organically, and how to create a better brand on Instagram.

You let me know the aesthetic/look you want to go for with your Instagram profile, and I will help edit and shoot those types of photos you are looking for, while also providing my own professional insight.

Location Scouting

Instagram Photography Locations

The background and scenery within an Instagram portrait can make all the difference. Whether you are a blogger who needs photos in a coffee shop or a social media influencer who needs photos on a beach, the location is everything. Once you book a session, the planning will begin before the actual photo shoot in regards to location scouting and the best location to take your Instagram portraits.

You let me know the types of photos you need and I will research the best places to take the photo based on experience and research. Based on the mood you are going for within the Instagram photo, I will also let you know the best time of day in order to capture your vision.


Orange County

Orange County, California is one of those classic Oceanside towns you’ll only find in California.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the land of urban sprawl. The city acts as an almost limitless resource for photography of all varieties.

Huntington Beach

The weather is Huntington Beach, California is perfect for photography, no matter the variety.


Irvine California is a city situated within Orange County and has plenty of other sights to check out as well.

Fountain Valley

Wikipedia calls Fountain Valley a “classic commuter town”, but has offers a lot in the way of portrait photography.

Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa calls itself the “City of the Arts” due to its penchant to bring in entertainment thanks to its expansive theatre district.

Newport Beach

Newport Beach is one of those quickly-fading beach towns that still preserves much of its vintage charm.

Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach has a startling natural beauty, from its craggy beaches and tide pools to its cotton candy sunsets.


The area has long been known for its seemingly endless groves of Valencia oranges. Which I don’t mind at all!

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Instagram Photography Retouching

Each Instagram 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.


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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