The American Portra Experience

Because it's


Than Just Photos

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

Scroll down

ick has been shooting weddings in Temecula since 2012. When in their dating phase, Rosie always joined Nick to his portrait or engagement shoots around SoCal. Rosie loved the adventures and began to take an interest in photography. Since 2020, Rosie has been Nick's  right hand photographer and now wedding planner and coordinator. 

Our Background

henever we are at a wedding ,  we make sure to be as vocal as possible so you're not guessing about posing and timelines. We keep your day on track.

We'll Be Your Guide

ince we are a husband and wife team, our communication and work chemistry really shine through during our weddings. Rosie is always dealing with behind the scenes issues

Our 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. 
Rosie is incredibly detail oriented and loves taking on tasks that require determination and creativity.


During the wedding day, you can count on us 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. 
Rosie will be with you during the planning phase to help you search for vendors, make hotel arrangements, and even plan your honeymoon. On the wedding day, Rosie will make sure your vision comes to life while dealing with all your vendors and timeline. 
As your planner or photographer, we will make sure your day flows smoothly. We got this!

and Nick is vocal and collected during all of the madness that is a wedding day. We love to interact with our couple's family and guests to make sure your photos and event go as planned. 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 experiencing your wedding day with you. 
After the wedding, we will be in contact with you deliver your photo galleries and discuss album and or print options. Your photographs are best experienced on soft matte lustre paper.  


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!



NEXT > > 

you might be a #americanportra couple if...

Your wedding photographer should be an expert with their gear, posing, wedding day workflow, and most importantly bond on a personal level. Your wedding coordinator should make the process easier and fun!
Being a local Temecula photographer and planner; our team has photographed and planned scores of weddings in the Temecula Valley and Southern California. 

 The first step is to reach out and see if we are available for your date, then exchange a few emails or chat on the phone to see if we’re a great fit. Our 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 below.


ur goal is to make your wedding planning process easier and enjoyable. You’re probably searching Google for wedding planners, photographers, DJs, bakers, etc. We understand that your wedding day is special, and we are the vendors who are responsible for documenting and planning it all in a beautiful and unique way….



Deserve The

Because You

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 will forever remain. And it's those memories that will tell your story.

wedding day  PHOTOGRAPHY • FROM $2400

engagement session •  from $500

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 Wedding
(Photography and planning bundle) starting at $5000

Full Wedding planning • FROM $1800
Wedding day management • from $999


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!"