Get to knOw us, your wedding photographer & wedding coordinator

About the Team

               merican Portra Weddings began in 2020 after rebranding my wedding photography business (Nicholas G Photography) of 6 years. I've been photographing weddings since 2013 and have delivered hundreds of wedding galleries to couples just like you! As the business grew, so did the team. Our success is attributed to our amazing team of Photographers, Editors, Videographers, and my lovely wife Rosie. 

Rosie started photographing weddings with me in early 2020 and has grown into an amazing photographer and now wedding coordinator! Starting in 2023, we are going to be offering photo/coordination combos for our couples.

Currently, we shoot 35+ weddings a year and have the tremendous blessing of raising three amazing children. We travel as much as we can but love enjoying our home and time with family. Routines are our comfort zone and we are always trying to make the most of the time with each other; such as cooking together, watching movies with the kids, and training at the gym.


What we love most about our job is the new people we meet and new places we get to visit. We love connecting with the people that have us document/plan their memories. We also take a moment to soak in the view and enjoy the scenery and thank God for what he has blessed us with. We love that our job has no bounds and has given us freedoms we've never thought we'd have. Being able to work with your spouse is a reality that we are so grateful to have and absolutely love what we do. 

Get To Know Us

Because it's


Than Just a day

8+ Years of full-time experience. Check.
World traveler. Check.
Joke maker. Check.
Let's do this!

Favorite hobbies:

lifting | painting

Favorite Team:

Our Family

favorite TV showS: 

Fraiser | Unsolved Mysteries

Guilty pleasure:

long drives and wine date nights

Favorite destination:

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

drink of choice:

Espresso | Proseco

years married:


where we are from:

Temecula | San Jacinto

person we'd love to meet:

Jesus Christ 

Where we spent our childhood :

Wyoming raised! | Baja Ca life




his & hers

Life is too short to be boring and predictable. we are always cracking jokes and lightening the mood. my wife cant take me anywhere

A great time



Let's Make It Awesome

Adventures Together

A huge part of our background is our Hispanic Heritage (Colombia, Mexico, and Peru). Recently, we have visited Peru, Colombia, Hawaii, and Cancun. Rosie's family is from Mexico and my family is from South America. We frequently travel to Baja California throughout the year. We love being immersed in different cultures and experiencing new things. There is no better feeling than standing with your packed bags, smelling jet fuel as you wait in line to board a plane. Travel is a huge part of my photography journey and allows me to share a different side of me. Check out our travels and adventures below, and we look forward to hearing about yours. 

Cora and Carlos

I hired Nick for my engagement photos and my wedding and couldn't have been happier! Nick and Rosie were very professional, calm, and worked well with everyone! We had over 250 guests, so I know that it was sometimes like herding cats getting every body on the same page,  they were able to capture so many special moments that day even with everything going on!

Thank you so much for capturing my special day!!

Condor's nest
Pala, CA

"One of my best friends got engaged a few months before I did, and had her engagement photos done with Nick. the photos were absolutely stunning! So of course I asked who her photographer was!"

Alyssa and Nicolas

We got married September 2021 at South Coast Winery in Temecula. Nick and his team made our day. It rained on our all outdoor wedding which had me as a bride pretty nervous. Nick and his team were so calm and worked with us through all the craziness and made everything work. I cannot thank them enough for making our day so special. We had to push back the wedding and they accommodated us in every way. We are truly so grateful for Nick and his team for making it the best day!

South coast winery
temecula, CA

"Nick and his team were so calm and worked with us through all the craziness and made everything work. I cannot thank them enough for making our day so special."

Angela and John

Nick is an incredible photographer, I would 10/10 recommend him to anyone and everyone! He did both our engagement session and our wedding, and both turned out phenomenal. He drove all the way to Laguna Beach for our engagement session, and was willing to shoot at two different locations. My husband and I are not used to being the center of attention, and he made us feel so comfortable and made the entire session so fun! Come wedding day, he did an incredible job of keeping us organized and on track during all our photos. He was so calm and laid back the entire day and made us feel so relaxed throughout the day. His photos are gorgeous and I cannot wait to frame them in our home! If you are looking in the Temecula area, do yourself a favor and hire Nick!

Leoness Cellars
temecula, CA

"He was so calm and laid back the entire day and made us feel so relaxed throughout the day. His photos are gorgeous and I cannot wait to frame them in our home!"

Megan and Richard

 Nick was a referral from my cousin who got married at a winery in Temecula, we were at the wedding and saw how professional his team was and loved his photos. We appreciated working with Nick because he is so talented and versatile! He came to Laguna Beach for our engagement shoot and then our wedding venue was in downtown San Diego, no matter where he shot the pictures always came out amazing!! The day of our wedding his photography & videography team were such a joy and so professional to work with, it was truly a pleasure to work with Nick and his team!! They captured every moment perfectly and we are so thankful we get to cherish this day forever because of them! Thank you!!

InterContinental Hotel
San Diego, Ca

"We couldn’t have wished for a better photographer during this wedding process!"

Laura and Joe

Nick was amazing to work with and we were completely blown away by the photos! He captured exactly the vibe we wanted. Also huge props to him and his team for how professional they were on the day of and somehow completely unseen. I've been to weddings where photographers could be slightly distracting...but they have this down to a science!

Lorimar winery
Temecula, CA

"The photos were absolutely stunning! We were seriously blown away. So magical"

Andrea and Ryan

He was extremely flexible, and professional throughout the entire experience. He had a great balance of giving us direction in posing, while also giving us some freedom to take a few photos/poses we particularly wanted. Some of our groomsmen had no experience taking photos, and Nick was fantastic about telling them exactly what to do, in a relaxed and 'chill' environment. When I was getting ready in the morning, Nick and his second shooter took the initiative and got photos of my jewelry / shoes / Bible, etc. without me even knowing or asking - it was awesome!  The most talked about part of my wedding among my bridal party was how great my photographer was! Would definitely recommend!

Calvary Church of Santa Ana
Orange county, ca

"I have experienced some good wedding photographers being in other family member's weddings in the past, but I was BLOWN AWAY with Nick!"

Grace & David

We were so shocked to get these so soon! We were laughing, crying, admiring over all of them. You and your team did such an awesome marvelous job of capturing the mood and love of the wedding. We can hardly express our gratitude

Peltzer winery
Temecula, CA

"These are AMAZING!!!!"

Jocelyn and Toby

We finally were able to have our big wedding party celebration in June 2021 and had two photographers (including Nick) and two videographers. Everyone was extremely nice and professional.

Both times we got a highlight reel of photos within just a few days which was awesome! The photos taken both times were gorgeous - I'm so excited to see the video!

If you're considering Nick for your wedding or special event I would not hesitate to recommend!

Flora the Venue
Downtown San diego, CA

"Throughout the entire process Nick was a great communicator which I always appreciate!"

Asia and Trent

 He was super helpful at posing us to make it still feel natural while capturing the whole feel of our wedding and love! We love getting to wake up every day and see our gorgeous pictures hanging on the wall. Thank you again and again! 

Lorimar winery
temecula, CA

"We had the most amazing time working with Nicholas!"