The American Portra Experience

Because it's


Than Just Photos

Let's have an incredible time While documenting your most cherished memories

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ack in 2009 I was given a point and shoot camera for graduation and the rest was history. I was fascinated with documenting fleeting moments and looking back on them and sharing them online.... even before Instagram.

My Background

henever I'm at a wedding or engagement shoot, I'll make sure to be as vocal as possible so you're not guessing about posing.

I'll Be Your Guide

'm constantly told my demeanor really makes my couples feel at ease. You should be able to enjoy your event without me interrupting the flow of the day.

My Approach


We now have a successful wedding photography studio in the wedding destination capital of Southern California. Our first wedding was in 2012 with over 150 weddings documented and hundreds of portrait sessions . We use Sony Full Frame Mirrorless cameras that give us the sharpest image possible while keeping true to color and mood. 


During our engagement session, we will go over a variety of poses and movements to see what works for you both. During the wedding day, you can count on me to pose an entire family portrait of 20+ people and catch everyone's eyes open. Having someone nudge you into a natural pose can make all the difference. Hand and foot placement matters to us, so that you have stunning images. 

We believe the best images are captured when we interact with our couple's family and guests. By the end of the night, we are all friends and the photos come out so much better! We want to celebrate with you but at the same time anticipating every moment as it unfolds. We are by your side from start to finish on your wedding day. 


You have an adventurous spirit


You Are Big Into Family Values


You Are Equally Excited About Your Honeymoon


You're Ready To Hit The Dance Floor


You're Okay With Getting Your Dress a Bit Dirty


You Prefer Meetings With Cocktails, wine or coffee


You're Up For Some Amazing Golden Hour Portraits


You're Looking To Have Fun With Your Photographer!


You're Ready to Do The Dang Thing!



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you might be a #americanportra couple if...

Your wedding photographer/filmer should be an expert with their gear, posing, wedding day workflow, and most importantly bond on a personal level. Being a local Temecula photographer and specializing in both wedding photography and videography, my team and I have delivered thousands of beautiful images and dozens of wedding videos to couples just like you. 

 The first step is to reach out and see if I’m available for your date, then exchange a few emails or chat on the phone to see if we’re a great fit. My couples tend to book about 8-12 months prior to their wedding. March- September Dates book up fast! You can place a soft hold on your date by simply filling out the contact form


y goal is to make your wedding planning process a tad bit easier. You’re probably searching Google for a wedding photographer and videographer among dozens of other vendors. It’s hard enough to choose a venue let alone flowers, DJ, food, beverages, dress, tux, favors, and finally, the vendor who is responsible for documenting it all in a beautiful and unique way…. Me.



Deserve The

Because You

Make the first move! Reach out by filling out the contact form to let me know a little more about you both and the vision for your wedding day. Once you submit the form, I will place a soft hold on your wedding date while I send over a proposal for you to look over. 

Being one of the most booked photographers in Temecula, my high season dates book up pretty quickly. Reaching out 8-10 months prior to your wedding is standard when booking a photographer or videographer. It will give us plenty of time to schedule your engagement photos and plan a wedding day timeline. 

1. Say Hello

2. Engagement Session

Engagement sessions are highly recommended if you want to feel super confident in front of the camera on your wedding day. It's okay to feel nervous if you have not been professionally photographed before. My job is to make our sessions fun, informative, and make you both look smokin' hot!

When planning for the engagement session location, think of a place special to you both. If you want some direction, I have plenty of locations to recommend (beach, mountain, desert, urban, open fields). Two wardrobes are also recommended so we have variety in the photos. 

Tip: ask your hair and makeup artist to schedule your makeup trial on the same day as the engagement session!  BOOM!

You'd be surprised at how many questions can be answered over a quick phone call or reading my blog posts. I am here to help and walk you through the wedding planning process and offer any advice.

Leading up to your wedding date, a few questionnaires will sent your way to gather information for the day of schedule,  wedding film edit, and so much more. 

Since I am usually the second vendor to be hired, ask me about other vendor recommendations! 

3. ask me Anything

Most of my couples have us for 6-8 hours of coverage for their wedding day. I recommend we arrive at least two hours prior to your ceremony, which gives us enough time to photograph/film you getting ready with your bridal party and plan a first look (highly recommend). 

We are always looking at the clock to make sure you are on time while covering every important detail. We love to interact with the bridal party and have a good time! Your comfort is always top priority, so we will always ask you if you want to continue with photos or hang out with your guests. 

Wedding day Tip: if you want to enjoy cocktail hour, schedule your family photos after your first look, and your romantic photos at sunset while meals are being served. We will help organize it to make sure you spend as much time enjoying the party. 

4. WEdding day!

Photo Delivery: After your wedding, I personally comb through the thousands of images captured and prepare them for our editor to color correct (with our signature filter) and crop. Typically we deliver 75-100 images per hour of coverage. Most couples get anywhere from 700-900 edited images. All images are then checked for quality and uploaded to our online gallery platform for unlimited download and sharing. Please allow for 4-6 weeks for final gallery delivery. Also ask about our wedding album! Their gorgeous!

Video Delivery: After your wedding, we transfer hundreds of GIGABYTES of footage to multiple hard drives for backup. Our editors then comb through the hundreds of video files to start constructing your wedding films. Editing can only begin once our newlyweds submit the Film Questionnaire. Please allow for 8-10 weeks while we construct your wedding films. All films are delivered and hosted through Vimeo for unlimited download and sharing. We want your films to be perfect. (Revisions must be made within 5 days of receiving weddings films)   

5.  Photo & video delivery



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Build your collection exactly how you want it to be




very wedding is unique, but similar in structure. By popular demand, we have collections already made to make things easier on you. After you've stored your dress, the cake has been eaten, the flowers have wilted, the guests have left, and all that's left are memories -- your photographs and films will forever remain. And it's those memories that will tell your story.


engagement session •  from $700

portraits • INQUIRE

As you decide on what direction you want to go, keep two things in mind: First, payment plans are available. And second, everything else you are planning for your wedding is temporary. Relive your wedding day with beautiful photographs and films that you and the family will love! It truly is an honor to be given the task of preserving your wedding day.

I'm available for weddings all around Southern California. Get in touch to see if we are a great fit!

Destination Weddings • INquire

VIDEO • FROM $3200


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!"