Nathaniel West operates West Photography in Mattoon, Illinois, and focuses on authenticity, artistry and storytelling. For more than 14 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 other areas of the country. Most couples say they hire Nathaniel for his style, which blends candid, in-the-moment photography with artistic portraits that capture couples' personalities. Nathaniel is married and has a daughter, both of whom assist in the family photography business.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Nathaniel. 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.
Wedding Photography Packages
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.,,