Nathaniel West operates West Photography in Mattoon, Illinois, and focuses on authenticity, artistry and storytelling. For more than 12 years, Nathaniel worked as a newspaper photojournalist and writer as well as a professional wedding and portrait photographer, so candid and creative camera work is second nature to him. Nathaniel also has a passion for artistry, which he inherited from his father, Bill West, a photographer, musician and theatre educator. Nathaniel typically covers more than 40 weddings per year, throughout Illinois and sometimes in other areas of the country. Most couples say they hire Nathaniel for his style, which blends candid, capturing-the-moment photography (he often tells brides and grooms he is their "paparazzi for the day") with artistic portraiture. Nathaniel is married and has a daughter, both of whom assist in the family photography business.
|Location||Mattoon in Illinois, United States|
|Starting Rates||$1700+ (USD) View Packages|
|AG|WPJA||Artistic Wedding Photojournalist|
|Photos||3 Contest Winning Photos|
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Nathaniel West. The following awards have been earned by Nathaniel from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
3rd Place - Creative Portrait of Bridal Party
8th Place - Food & Drinks
|2009||Q4||7th Place - Off-Camera Flash / Strobe|
All packages include full-day wedding coverage (no hourly rate, in other words) and computer-edited, high-resolution pictures on a disc, with full copyright release.,,
Nathaniel West offers the following wedding coverage packages.
$1700 - Wedding Photography
I'm there all day of your wedding, from the time you get your hair styled until the reception winds down.
$300 - Engagement Photos
I try to capture who you are as a couple, by traveling to interesting sites, "coaching" you rather than posing you, and then just clicking away as you two act like yourselves.