Nathaniel West operates West Photography in Mattoon, Illinois, and focuses on authenticity, artistry and storytelling. For more than 20 years, Nathaniel has been a photojournalist 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.
Good creative interpretation of transportation. Perfect timing with the foreground and background.
Excellent reaction caught by photographer.
Use of silhouette in umbrella was a great, creative way to make a memorable portrait of the wedding party. A real eye grabber that works well both technically and functionally.
Strong graphic and a compelling image.,
Dramatically lit, this one leaps out -- really nice.
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.