Nate Eckler Photography

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6 reviews
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  • Elannah C.

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    Pros: Nate is very kind, personable, and caring and a lovely energy to have around you on your wedding day. Nate is very passionate and takes pride in his work Nate will definitely go the extra mile. Nate works beautifully with lighting. Nate is generous with his time. We have many truly beautiful photos from our wedding day. Cons: - I had to reach out to Nate multiple times after our wedding to get our photos. On several occasions he responded that they were on their way, and then weeks would go by. Nate emailed me several times requesting feedback long before he delivered our completed photos. - On our wedding day, we had to do a lot of the directing in terms of posing, background, angle, adjusting attire etc., whereas it seems Nate's focus was more on the lighting and creative aspects of the photos instead of the subjects of the photos. For example in several posed photos my husband's suit jacket is bunched, the angle of the photo is unflattering, the height order in groomsmen photos doesn't flow, and I had to ask multiple times for my wedding gown to be unbunched for the photos. - A number of things we would have liked to have photographed weren't, like the table settings, decor, escort card table, my bouquet, food displays etc. We did not know that we needed to specify to Nate that we wanted these aspects of our wedding to be captured. - Nate's assistant photographer was his 12 year old daughter, whom though she is very sweet and eager to be helpful, is not trained in how to create more efficiency. She also wore a bright green dress to our wedding, and she sticks out like a sore thumb in a number of our photos. I imagine that is why black is a traditional color to be worn by photography staff. - About a week before our wedding, our videographer dropped out and Nate kindly offered to do B- Role video for us, for an additional fee. He did have his daughter/ assistant follow through on the task, though most of the videos are unusable due to blurriness, bounciness of the camera, and poor shooting angles. We requested the money back for the video portion only, and after several back and forth emails, it is clear that to Nate, having done the work is what is important, as opposed to the quality of the video product he delivered. Based on how kind and likable he is, we are really disappointed that instead of at the least expressing compassion for the fact that we don't have usable video of our wedding, Nate continues to demonstrate a lack of flexibility, let alone the professional courtesy of a refund on an unusable product. Take away... If you are on a limited budget Nate is a good option for a wedding photographer. Just keep in mind that: - His strong suit is not day of organization, coordination and management of photo set up, posing, ideal angles for most flattering subjects, etc. - His photo delivery time with us was and continues to be really slow, so be patient and anticipate it taking a long time for you to get your images. - Do not have expectations of what he will shoot. Rather, you need to tell him what you want captured.

      Jan 4, 2017Verified
    • Matt L.

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      Great photographer. Awesome photos. Great to work with.

      Nov 8, 2016Verified

    About this pro

    We are in the business of capturing the beauty of life. From stunning landscapes to hang on your walls to life milestones such as weddings and engagements, corporate events, or family portraits, we can do it all! We take pride in being a full-service photographer, telling your story the way you want it. Our goal is to be your photographer for all of your life milestones. Beauty doesn't ask for attention!

    Years in business

    6

    Times hired on Thumbtack

    9

    Location

    West Sacramento, CA 95691

    Photos and Videos

    16 photos

      Business hours

      Pacific Time Zone
      Sunday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Monday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Tuesday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Wednesday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Thursday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Friday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Saturday9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Coverage Area for Nate Eckler Photography is about 50+ miles of West Sacramento, CA.