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#1 YaelM


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    Posted 24 June 2009 - 10:38 PM

    I just got back from my wedding in Santa Barbara CA and I had to post about Nathaniel. He was truly amazing and so wonderful to work with!!!

    So many friends and family came up to DH and I individually telling us how much they enjoyed him and how great he is. From the second he arrived he already knew everyone’s names from the list I had sent and he fit in so well – he was super friendly and made us all feel so comfortable – he also has a GREAT sense of humor.

    He blended in so well that I barely noticed he was there taking pictures the whole time. The best surprise came during the reception when I walked over to our ice cream sunday bar and I saw his lap top on a table. He had already put together an AMAZING slide show in like 20 minutes for us and our guests. The pictures looked so good and all our guests were hovered over the computer commenting on how great his pictures are.

    So he knows how much I love his work (and pictures in general) so within 2 days he sent us some teasers!!!! They are the pictures from the slide show and I’m only *slightly* obsessed- I cant stop looking at them and I still can’t believe that’s me in some of those pictures. (I started a different thread where I posted some of these pictures). He also PERFECTLY captured the one “request” I had from him which was DH seeing me as I walk down the aisle – its one of my favorite pictures and I’m so lucky to have this memory forever.

    We also did a TDD on Sunday (Father’s Day) with him – and it was SO much fun. He had great location ideas I really can’t wait to see those!

    If anyone is getting married in Santa Barbara/Southern CA or thinking of taking a photographer with them I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend Nathaniel. Feel free to PM me with any questions.

    Finally, I just wanted to add that everything really does happen for a reason. I was originally supposed to get married in May in Mexico but we had to cancel last minute due to the swine flu. I began talking to Nathaniel when we had decided to change our location to Santa Barbara (since that’s where he is located) and was SOOOO excited when he had our date available (even before we booked him he was so helpful on answering my questions). He was even nice enough to offer us a “swine flu special” So if it wasn’t for swine flu we would have never had him 

    I am now going to obsessively check his blog!

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    #2 dinogomez.com

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      Posted 24 June 2009 - 10:46 PM

      Good to hear you had a great experience. Congrats!!

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        Posted 25 June 2009 - 12:15 AM

        Yael - I am so happy it turned out well and your pics are fantastic!!

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          Posted 25 June 2009 - 12:45 AM

          I love hearing how much people enjoy their pictures. Aren't wedding pictures wonderful? I saw my first teasers one night while in Mexico. I kept waking up that night because I was so excited & dreaming about the pictures. I just started thinking about that last weekend while flipping through my album.

          The great thing is you just keep enjoying the pictures more & more after the wedding.

          #5 TammyWright


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          Posted 25 June 2009 - 12:57 AM

          well nathaniel seems like such a nice guy on the forum i am not surprised that everyone loved him. i tried to refer him to my sister but they already had someone

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          #6 tvt

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            Posted 25 June 2009 - 09:50 AM

            i love his pictures! now i have to go find the thread where you posted them!

            #7 YaelM


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              Posted 25 June 2009 - 11:42 AM

              Morgan - you are so right!! Im so happy that i have these great pictures capturing all the little moments forever!!

              #8 Jess

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                Posted 25 June 2009 - 12:06 PM

                Yael I'm so glad everything worked out...I can't wait to see the rest of your pictures, the ones you have so far are incredible!

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                Posted 25 June 2009 - 12:57 PM

                I love to hear reviews like this!! Your photos were gorgeous and I'm looking forward to seeing more. Nathaniel captured your day perfectly!

                #10 nathanielthompsonphoto

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                  Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:06 PM

                  I'm speechless after reading this review. All I can say is how wonderful Yael and John are, and how amazing they were to work with. I'm so fortunate to have been their photographer.

                  So to Yael:

                  THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

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