There’s a beautiful contrast in weddings, of high paced moments that you’ll forever remember like a tattoo on your forearm, and the quiet ones that hold their power in their intensity. I can’t choose one over the other. The joy and excitement of all your guests holding up their drinks, sweating, and once "Mr. Brightside" starts playing, and everybody jumps up and down while they sing on top of their lungs to one another and everybody belongs and everything makes sense. Or the quiet moments, where you find it hard to breathe because the lump in your throat makes it that much harder and everything shines a little bit more because you’re holding on to your tears so tight.
My photojournalist training helps me chase those bare and fleeting moments that will mean the world to you once everything is over, and you only have those photographs to relive this day. I'm here to help and direct you so that having this experience is fun, collaborative and a creative process, helping you go from feeling awkward in front of the camera to having a blast and ending with epic photographs!
My purpose is for you to feel something when you see your photos that’s why I capture the day in an honest, non-choreographed way, so that your photographs still hold their power in 50+ years.
Photography has always been a love affair I can't live without. Everything started when I was little, and I saw my dad taking photos every time we would go out. When I was 13 I was able to save enough money to get my hands on a camera. That's when I discovered I could express a feeling through a photo. I later discovered I could tell stories through photography, and ever since then my lens became an extension of how I see the world.
One of my favorite things to do is to travel, meet people, and discover the world. I always want to FEEL life and SEE beyond the obvious, and having a camera with me gives me this superpower.
Believe it or not, I’m not the best in front of the camera. I get very anxious and nervous, and I need somebody to help me and direct me so I can be myself. I know more than anyone how vulnerable it is to let someone else capture you and the level of trust that that entails. That’s why my process starts and ends with my clients’ experience. I will be directing you—you will never have to think where to put your hands, or question if you look awkward, because I’ll tell you.
My relationship with my clients, and the level of trust we build is what makes all the difference. That’s what will make the experience and the photographs so meaningful. I got you, you are safe with me, and we’ll make sure you not only have beautiful photographs but an incredible experience along the way.
One of my favorite things to do is to travel, meet people, and discover the world. I usually take my camera with me, and I try to capture the beauty of life as I see it. (To see more of this, check out my travel section.)
I joke around saying I'm a walking contradiction, but I think that I am. I need people as much as I need my alone time, and one of the best things for me to do is to hang out with my friends, go out on trips and adventures, explore the city as much as I can and check out all the coffee shops and vintage bookstores I can find!
When I’m alone, I like to read, go on long walks, and listen to podcasts, or simply be in silence. There’s a power to walking I recently discovered, and I noticed my most creative ideas at this time.
When I'm not working or doing one of the many things I have on my to-do list, I daydream and continue to add to my travel bucket list! In the off season I usually travel and continue to photograph stories but in different places of the world, so I never really take a break from my camera! ;)
For me Life is about Love and Love is about Life. They’re connected and there’s nothing without the other, just like us—Humans. We are all connected, we’re like the ocean and each of us is a wave and love is the current that drives us all. And I’m just mesmerized by all of it, there’s nothing more amazing than meeting human beings and hearing their stories, and better yet document them. I get to see life how they see it, how they’ve experienced it, and that’s an absolute honor I treat with the outmost respect and love.
Photography is how I perceived the world and how I remember things in. My brain works in a very visual way, I remember scenes in everything, I’m not good with technicalities, such as names, addresses but I’ll remember how everything felt to me, and the dialogue.
Writing, on the other hand is how I make sense of all of it. I love to have deep, interesting, and mind-blowing conversations about what matters in life: love, relationships, pain, joy, and all that keeps us up at night. In my experience, those are the conversations that changes out lives and we’ll remember forever.
The big day is finally here, and I will be there 1000%! I’ll be taking photos of those gorgeous moments of you getting ready with your girls, with your mom zipping you up, and those tears rolling down your face when you can’t control the laughter and the mimosas! while your friends talk about that wild time before you met your soon to be hubby, and how different your life was as a single gal.
I’ll be that direct friend that will give you directions for all of those posed photographs you absolutely want to have, and that friend who is almost invisible and wants to blend in and document the most authentic and candid moments of what’s happens at all times!
Let me be clear though, once the reception time hits, OH MY GOD! You will see me in the middle of the dance floor jumping along everybody to get those shots of joy and excitement you won’t want to miss! As well as your aunt Betty getting buzzed on the dance floor!!
Those are epic moments, and I won’t miss a beat!
How ready are YOU?!
Natalia is an incredibly talented and passionate photographer. Her attention is focused on your needs and delicate details. Along with being professional, she has a pleasant personality that makes you feel comfortable during the photo shoot. She is courteous, genuine, kind and helpful. You're going to enjoy every aspect of the experience.
Natalia was so awesome! Her pictures came out incredible. I would work with her again in a heart beat.
We never planned on taking engagement pictures, but were encouraged by Natalia to do so. I’m SO thankful that we did the session. Not only are the pictures beyond amazing! The experience with Natalia was even better. She made us feel comfortable and was awesome to work with! I highly recommend!
Natalia is hands down and amazing photographer. Veronique and I were impressed with how our album turned out. She was extremely creative with the location of our shoot and really making us one with nature which is what we really wanted. Her angles, the shots, and the editing were all top shelf. I would highly recommend her to anyone in the market for a impressive and talented photographer for any occasion. We will cherish these photos for a lifetime!