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Nakamura's Photography

San Luis Obispo , CA
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LOCATION

1365 Woodside Dr.
San Luis Obispo, CA US 93401 (map)

PHONE

805-503-9776

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ABOUT US

Mark Nakamura of Nakamura's Photography has been photographing weddings on the Central Coast of California since 1993. He has photographed over 800 weddings, from small backyard weddings... Read more
Mark Nakamura of Nakamura's Photography has been photographing weddings on the Central Coast of California since 1993. He has photographed over 800 weddings, from small backyard weddings to elaborate affairs. With Nakamura's Photography, you get all the digital files. You may view my most recent weddings on my blog. Please call or e-mail me to discuss your wedding plans.

Blessings,

Mark Nakamura

Nakamura's Photography

(805) 503-9776

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Digital Files, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I have special techniques such as painting, black and white, and different effects, which are included in the packages.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I have photographed over 800 weddings in all types of weather and lighting.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I am all digital.
How many photographers do you work with?
My studio is just myself.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes, I guarantee that I will be the actual photographer, unless there is an act of God that prevents my being there. I know over 30 photographers who can fill in for me if there is an emergency.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
If I book you, I do not book another wedding for that day and time.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I am a member of the Central Coast Wedding Professional and I can have one of many professional photographers fill in for me if there is an emergency.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I have backup equipment with me at all times.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I charge hourly or for the full day.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes, I can shoot for extra hours. I charge $325 per hour.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I ask that the client provide a meal (except the 2-hour package.
Do you charge for travel?
If the wedding is over 75 miles away, I do charge for travel.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
I post the photographs and the slideshow within a week for almost all weddings.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
The photographed are presented in jpg format.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The client keeps the digital files.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Clients may make photographs from the digital files.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
I reserve the right to publish the photographs unless agreed upon beforehand.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, the client receives the digital files.
Will images be available for viewing online?
I upload all the digital files for online viewing within a week.
What kind of albums do you offer?
I can provide a wedding album. Please contact me for brands of albums and costs.
When will the client get the final album?
Please contact me for album information.

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Amanda
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Mark was a pleasure to work with and his photos were stunning. He was quick and professional and seemed to capture every moment. He also provided nice video slideshows of the ceremony and reception that we could quickly share with friends and family within a day or two of the wedding!
Mark was a pleasure to work with and his photos were stunning. He was quick and professional and seemed to capture every Read more...
Mark was a pleasure to work with and his photos were stunning. He was quick and professional and seemed to capture every moment. He also provided nice video slideshows of the ceremony and reception that we could quickly share with friends and family within a day or two of the wedding! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Mark did an excellent job photographing our outdoor wedding- he is very easy to work with and has a nice, calming presence. My husband and I both come from divorced families and Mark did a great job shuffling around people and making sure all combinations of family were photographed without making things feel awkward or rushed. Our photos came out wonderfully- Mark seemed to capture every moment throughout the day! He also provided us with a beautiful book of large photos, which was a lovely keepsake.
Mark did an excellent job photographing our outdoor wedding- he is very easy to work with and has a nice, calming Read more...
Mark did an excellent job photographing our outdoor wedding- he is very easy to work with and has a nice, calming presence. My husband and I both come from divorced families and Mark did a great job shuffling around people and making sure all combinations of family were photographed without making things feel awkward or rushed. Our photos came out wonderfully- Mark seemed to capture every moment throughout the day! He also provided us with a beautiful book of large photos, which was a lovely keepsake. Read less
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Sharie
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married July 5th and Mark was our photographer. The absolute best part of hiring him was the quick turn around on receiving our pictures. Both our engagement and wedding pictures were complete within a week of the event.

The quality of the work is absolutely stunning! He edited when needed and offered pictures in black and white as well as color. He took so many pictures I had so many to choose from for both our engagement and wedding pictures. I feel like every part of the wedding day was captured in photographs. There was nothing that was missed.

Mark is so personable, he asked everyone's name in the bridal party and actually remembered them. It was so nice to hear names called out instead of hey you. I was very impressed with his ability to memorize everyone's name. Especially because we had a bridal party of 20.

I would 100% hire him again if I had to do it all over again. He was remarkable! Thank you Mark for a spectacular job!!!!
My husband and I were married July 5th and Mark was our photographer. The absolute best part of hiring him was the quick Read more...
My husband and I were married July 5th and Mark was our photographer. The absolute best part of hiring him was the quick turn around on receiving our pictures. Both our engagement and wedding pictures were complete within a week of the event.

The quality of the work is absolutely stunning! He edited when needed and offered pictures in black and white as well as color. He took so many pictures I had so many to choose from for both our engagement and wedding pictures. I feel like every part of the wedding day was captured in photographs. There was nothing that was missed.

Mark is so personable, he asked everyone's name in the bridal party and actually remembered them. It was so nice to hear names called out instead of hey you. I was very impressed with his ability to memorize everyone's name. Especially because we had a bridal party of 20.

I would 100% hire him again if I had to do it all over again. He was remarkable! Thank you Mark for a spectacular job!!!! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
We picked Mark Nakamura to photograph our wedding because our venue, Avila Beach Golf Resort, recommended him and he did many of the photographs there. We are so happy we went with Mark. He was great the day of our wedding, getting all the shots we wanted. When my husband and I took our photos after the ceremony he was very quick and efficient so we could get to the party! He gave direction well and was very easy to talk to. He was also very unobtrusive. He got a ton of great shots but you didn't feel like a photographer was breathing down your neck. Before our photos were ready he sent us a video of some of the shots and it was a great little added bonus to tide us over. When I told people we got our pictures less than two weeks after our wedding they were shocked, so quick! Highly recommend Mark, great photos and a great value!
We picked Mark Nakamura to photograph our wedding because our venue, Avila Beach Golf Resort, recommended him and he did Read more...
We picked Mark Nakamura to photograph our wedding because our venue, Avila Beach Golf Resort, recommended him and he did many of the photographs there. We are so happy we went with Mark. He was great the day of our wedding, getting all the shots we wanted. When my husband and I took our photos after the ceremony he was very quick and efficient so we could get to the party! He gave direction well and was very easy to talk to. He was also very unobtrusive. He got a ton of great shots but you didn't feel like a photographer was breathing down your neck. Before our photos were ready he sent us a video of some of the shots and it was a great little added bonus to tide us over. When I told people we got our pictures less than two weeks after our wedding they were shocked, so quick! Highly recommend Mark, great photos and a great value! Read less
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Eric
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Mark did a great job with our wedding pictures. He was very knowledge of the location and knew how to group us when taking group pictures. He was very friendly with us, wedding party, and our friends and family. He was very patient and was not too assertive. I would highly recommend Mark for any event. His pictures were crisp and clean with vivid colors. My wife and I was very pleased with work.
Mark did a great job with our wedding pictures. He was very knowledge of the location and knew how to group us when taking Read more...
Mark did a great job with our wedding pictures. He was very knowledge of the location and knew how to group us when taking group pictures. He was very friendly with us, wedding party, and our friends and family. He was very patient and was not too assertive. I would highly recommend Mark for any event. His pictures were crisp and clean with vivid colors. My wife and I was very pleased with work. Read less
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Jeffrey
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Mark did such a great job for us. He worked with us to get the type of pictures we wanted! It seemed like he was everywhere that night, capturing all our special moments.

Thanks Mark!
Mark did such a great job for us. He worked with us to get the type of pictures we wanted! It seemed like he was Read more...
Mark did such a great job for us. He worked with us to get the type of pictures we wanted! It seemed like he was everywhere that night, capturing all our special moments.

Thanks Mark! Read less
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Judy
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
I didn't have the opportunity to meet Mark until the day of my daughters Wedding. Mark arrived on schedule early in the day to capture the dressing festivities and stayed until the very end of the night. During his many hours with us he was constantly moving capturing all kinds of journalistic natural shots as well as the posed ones. His work exceeded my expectations and he forwarded us over 1000 stunning pictures within a few days of the wedding. I've been in the wedding business for 13 years from a different region and hadn't heard of him but was completely thrilled with the results!
I didn't have the opportunity to meet Mark until the day of my daughters Wedding. Mark arrived on schedule early in the Read more...
I didn't have the opportunity to meet Mark until the day of my daughters Wedding. Mark arrived on schedule early in the day to capture the dressing festivities and stayed until the very end of the night. During his many hours with us he was constantly moving capturing all kinds of journalistic natural shots as well as the posed ones. His work exceeded my expectations and he forwarded us over 1000 stunning pictures within a few days of the wedding. I've been in the wedding business for 13 years from a different region and hadn't heard of him but was completely thrilled with the results! Read less
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Rachael
Wedding:
7/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Mark was an amazing photographer - he was snapping photos constantly, he caught every moment with multiple angles and lighting. e was also super prompt with the digital copies - several days earlier than he had estimated. All our family members and friends were super impressed with his work.
Mark was an amazing photographer - he was snapping photos constantly, he caught every moment with multiple angles and Read more...
Mark was an amazing photographer - he was snapping photos constantly, he caught every moment with multiple angles and lighting. e was also super prompt with the digital copies - several days earlier than he had estimated. All our family members and friends were super impressed with his work. Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
6/9/2013
5.0/5.0
You never know what to expect with photographers because their website may not be representative for the 'regular' or more budget-minded bride. What we got with Mark Nakamura was incredible! He took over 1,200 photos and caught wonderful, candid as well as posed shots. He knew exactly what to shoot, when, and with what camera. He was always watching for opportunities to catch special moments between the bride/groom, family and friends. He had a couple of these huge cameras slung around his shoulder and was snapping like a crazy person. The photes were not even close to what we expected - they far exceeded our expectations. All the shots were large, high quality so we could blow them up really high without loss of definition. He put together a slide show and we got DVDs of all the photos. I cannot recommend him enough. If you want your wedding photographed by an artistic, dedicated and personable photographer - call Mark. He is also quite reasonable in prices.
You never know what to expect with photographers because their website may not be representative for the 'regular' or more Read more...
You never know what to expect with photographers because their website may not be representative for the 'regular' or more budget-minded bride. What we got with Mark Nakamura was incredible! He took over 1,200 photos and caught wonderful, candid as well as posed shots. He knew exactly what to shoot, when, and with what camera. He was always watching for opportunities to catch special moments between the bride/groom, family and friends. He had a couple of these huge cameras slung around his shoulder and was snapping like a crazy person. The photes were not even close to what we expected - they far exceeded our expectations. All the shots were large, high quality so we could blow them up really high without loss of definition. He put together a slide show and we got DVDs of all the photos. I cannot recommend him enough. If you want your wedding photographed by an artistic, dedicated and personable photographer - call Mark. He is also quite reasonable in prices. Read less
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Cherie
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Mark did an excellent job capturing the precious moments of our wedding day! He was willing to travel to the beach to take extra photos aside from the wedding location and reception. He was very professional and kind! I'm glad we chose him as our photographer!
Mark did an excellent job capturing the precious moments of our wedding day! He was willing to travel to the beach to take Read more...
Mark did an excellent job capturing the precious moments of our wedding day! He was willing to travel to the beach to take extra photos aside from the wedding location and reception. He was very professional and kind! I'm glad we chose him as our photographer! Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Mark has been a Family Friend of ours for years, and I was honored to have him be a part of our Wedding Day in Capturing some of those most precious moments in time. I would not have asked for anyone else. He was very professional and caught all the moments that I wanted as well as ones that he thought beautiful too. He also was very calming too...I guess that would be a big plus in a Photographer for the Bride because we all know how hectic planning a Wedding can be, and when you have someone around that can relieve some of your worries on that Big Day is always helpful!! I could not be more happy with my results, and if you want Quality pictures in a Professional, Friendly manner Mark is that Photographer!!
Mark has been a Family Friend of ours for years, and I was honored to have him be a part of our Wedding Day in Capturing Read more...
Mark has been a Family Friend of ours for years, and I was honored to have him be a part of our Wedding Day in Capturing some of those most precious moments in time. I would not have asked for anyone else. He was very professional and caught all the moments that I wanted as well as ones that he thought beautiful too. He also was very calming too...I guess that would be a big plus in a Photographer for the Bride because we all know how hectic planning a Wedding can be, and when you have someone around that can relieve some of your worries on that Big Day is always helpful!! I could not be more happy with my results, and if you want Quality pictures in a Professional, Friendly manner Mark is that Photographer!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Mark is so down to earth and very fun loving. When we booked Mark Nakamura for our wedding, we got a heck of a deal for him to take our engagement pictures. He took us up to Terrace Hill in San Luis Obispo and the engagement pictures came out beautiful! He took amazing pictures and he was willing to take pictures with poses that my husband and I had kind of made up.

The day of the wedding, he arrived early to scout out the hotel area. It was great. Additionally, he was very nonintrusive, which made me really happy. I didn’t even know he was there, the majority of the time.

A week after the wedding, my pictures were ready for pick up. This was truly a pleasant surprise, as I thought it was going to take months. The great thing about working with Mark is that he not only takes the pictures, but he edits them as well, and you get to keep all of the pictures, to do with them as you wish. For our engagement pictures, I took our favorite picture and got it put on a canvas at Costco and used it at the wedding. I plan on doing the same thing with my favorite wedding picture.

Mark is great and he is reasonably priced!
Mark is so down to earth and very fun loving. When we booked Mark Nakamura for our wedding, we got a heck of a deal for Read more...
Mark is so down to earth and very fun loving. When we booked Mark Nakamura for our wedding, we got a heck of a deal for him to take our engagement pictures. He took us up to Terrace Hill in San Luis Obispo and the engagement pictures came out beautiful! He took amazing pictures and he was willing to take pictures with poses that my husband and I had kind of made up.

The day of the wedding, he arrived early to scout out the hotel area. It was great. Additionally, he was very nonintrusive, which made me really happy. I didn’t even know he was there, the majority of the time.

A week after the wedding, my pictures were ready for pick up. This was truly a pleasant surprise, as I thought it was going to take months. The great thing about working with Mark is that he not only takes the pictures, but he edits them as well, and you get to keep all of the pictures, to do with them as you wish. For our engagement pictures, I took our favorite picture and got it put on a canvas at Costco and used it at the wedding. I plan on doing the same thing with my favorite wedding picture.

Mark is great and he is reasonably priced! Read less
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John Blattner
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Mark has a kindly and yet unobtrusive presence. We ended up with wonderful photos that exactly captured the spirit of the wedding, allowing us to relive it time and again.
Mark has a kindly and yet unobtrusive presence. We ended up with wonderful photos that exactly captured the spirit of the Read more...
Mark has a kindly and yet unobtrusive presence. We ended up with wonderful photos that exactly captured the spirit of the wedding, allowing us to relive it time and again. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
7/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Mark works with your agenda and has a gentle presence, he captures the essence of the people you love.
Mark works with your agenda and has a gentle presence, he captures the essence of the people you love.
Mark works with your agenda and has a gentle presence, he captures the essence of the people you love. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
4/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Mark was such an awesome photographer, with a great, funny, personality. He seemed very quiet when we talked on the phone prior to the wedding, but I was so comfortable with him as soon as I met him, I recommend him to anyone and everyone!

Mark was so much fun to be around. I we were sad to see him leave when he was done with our photos. He did an amazing job and took so many pictures for us! By the time we got back from our honeymoon, we already had the dvd of photos from him!

Highly, Highly recommend Mark to anyone!
Mark was such an awesome photographer, with a great, funny, personality. He seemed very quiet when we talked on the phone Read more...
Mark was such an awesome photographer, with a great, funny, personality. He seemed very quiet when we talked on the phone prior to the wedding, but I was so comfortable with him as soon as I met him, I recommend him to anyone and everyone!

Mark was so much fun to be around. I we were sad to see him leave when he was done with our photos. He did an amazing job and took so many pictures for us! By the time we got back from our honeymoon, we already had the dvd of photos from him!

Highly, Highly recommend Mark to anyone! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/29/2010
5.0/5.0
We called Mark on a very short notice and he came the next day and met us at our hotel to take pictures of our Grandfather. We got home to look at all of the photos and there was not ONE bad photo in the whole bunch!!!! He was calm, professional and open to suggestions. The slideshow disk was available for us to pick up a few hours after we finished the session as well as some 8X10 prints. We would highly recommend him and plan to use him in the future for any event! Great experience :)
We called Mark on a very short notice and he came the next day and met us at our hotel to take pictures of our Read more...
We called Mark on a very short notice and he came the next day and met us at our hotel to take pictures of our Grandfather. We got home to look at all of the photos and there was not ONE bad photo in the whole bunch!!!! He was calm, professional and open to suggestions. The slideshow disk was available for us to pick up a few hours after we finished the session as well as some 8X10 prints. We would highly recommend him and plan to use him in the future for any event! Great experience :) Read less
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linda
Wedding:
2/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Mark was very professional, and the pictures turned out beautifully! I love how he put together a slide-show to music for us to share with our family and friends.
Mark was very professional, and the pictures turned out beautifully! I love how he put together a slide-show to music for Read more...
Mark was very professional, and the pictures turned out beautifully! I love how he put together a slide-show to music for us to share with our family and friends. Read less
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Jessica/Dave
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
Mark Nakamura made our wedding extra special by capturing the most beautiful photographs. He was so kind, easy to work with, helpful, and professional. He was there throughout the whole planning process and gave helpful tips and guidance along the way. We thank Mark from the bottom of our hearts and would give him our highest recommendation!
Mark Nakamura made our wedding extra special by capturing the most beautiful photographs. He was so kind, easy to work Read more...
Mark Nakamura made our wedding extra special by capturing the most beautiful photographs. He was so kind, easy to work with, helpful, and professional. He was there throughout the whole planning process and gave helpful tips and guidance along the way. We thank Mark from the bottom of our hearts and would give him our highest recommendation! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
9/27/2008
5.0/5.0
Mark Nakamura did a beautiful job photographing our wedding, from the posed family shots to the precious candid moments. He was a calm force in a whirlwind of activity. We loved being able to share the web video of our wedding photos with our friends and family before we even returned from the honeymoon! Mark Nakamura is a master in his craft. Highly recommend him.
Mark Nakamura did a beautiful job photographing our wedding, from the posed family shots to the precious candid moments. Read more...
Mark Nakamura did a beautiful job photographing our wedding, from the posed family shots to the precious candid moments. He was a calm force in a whirlwind of activity. We loved being able to share the web video of our wedding photos with our friends and family before we even returned from the honeymoon! Mark Nakamura is a master in his craft. Highly recommend him. Read less
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Loretta
Wedding:
7/11/2008
5.0/5.0
Mark Nakamura is considered one of the best photographers in our area. He was very helpful in helping us plan engagement and ceremony photos. Our family and friends love our album. Mark also worked with our DJ and location to make our day everything we dreamed of. Now we have the magical pictures to remind us of our special day!
Mark Nakamura is considered one of the best photographers in our area. He was very helpful in helping us plan engagement Read more...
Mark Nakamura is considered one of the best photographers in our area. He was very helpful in helping us plan engagement and ceremony photos. Our family and friends love our album. Mark also worked with our DJ and location to make our day everything we dreamed of. Now we have the magical pictures to remind us of our special day! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
5/9/2008
5.0/5.0
Great photographer, I would recommend him to everyone.
Great photographer, I would recommend him to everyone.
Great photographer, I would recommend him to everyone. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
4/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Mark Nakamura was absolutely wonderful, and the pictures that he took were perfect! He captured the day completely!! We were so pleased with his work!!!
Mark Nakamura was absolutely wonderful, and the pictures that he took were perfect! He captured the day completely!! We Read more...
Mark Nakamura was absolutely wonderful, and the pictures that he took were perfect! He captured the day completely!! We were so pleased with his work!!! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
4/17/2008
5.0/5.0
Mark was great! Thanks to him, I have beautiful wedding photos to cherish for the rest of my life. He was very professional and helped keep everyone relaxed. I would highly recommend him.
Mark was great! Thanks to him, I have beautiful wedding photos to cherish for the rest of my life. He was very Read more...
Mark was great! Thanks to him, I have beautiful wedding photos to cherish for the rest of my life. He was very professional and helped keep everyone relaxed. I would highly recommend him. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
12/15/2007
5.0/5.0
Mr. Nakamura did an excellent job photographing our wedding! He did it for a good price and gave us excellent photographs that we will treasure forever! He was very flexible and wanted to know exactly what we wanted. He was very supportive and a pleasure to have at our wedding. He made the experience stress free and fun.
Mr. Nakamura did an excellent job photographing our wedding! He did it for a good price and gave us excellent photographs Read more...
Mr. Nakamura did an excellent job photographing our wedding! He did it for a good price and gave us excellent photographs that we will treasure forever! He was very flexible and wanted to know exactly what we wanted. He was very supportive and a pleasure to have at our wedding. He made the experience stress free and fun. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/10/2007
5.0/5.0
Mark was wonderful! We love our pictures and everyone we know complimented his professionalism on our wedding day. He caught all of the emotion of our special day. He is amazing!
Mark was wonderful! We love our pictures and everyone we know complimented his professionalism on our wedding day. He Read more...
Mark was wonderful! We love our pictures and everyone we know complimented his professionalism on our wedding day. He caught all of the emotion of our special day. He is amazing! Read less
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mrs. covell
Wedding:
11/3/2007
5.0/5.0
I would and have recommended Nakamura Photography to anyone who is looking for a wedding photographer on the central coast. He was very pleasent and easy to work with, a joy to be around!
I would and have recommended Nakamura Photography to anyone who is looking for a wedding photographer on the central Read more...
I would and have recommended Nakamura Photography to anyone who is looking for a wedding photographer on the central coast. He was very pleasent and easy to work with, a joy to be around! Read less
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Arian
Wedding:
10/22/2007
5.0/5.0
Excellent Job.
Excellent Job.
Excellent Job. Read less
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gnb817
Wedding:
10/6/2007
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Mark Nakamura Photography to anyone! Mark was absolutly fabulous in every aspect. We could not have asked for anything better, we got every shot that we wanted and he was always right there for the candid ones without me ever having to look for him, he was already there. He was such a nice genuine person who from the very first day that we met with him made you feel so comfortable and welcome, it made our decision so easy and obvious righ away. He really added that something special to our wedding day
I would highly recommend Mark Nakamura Photography to anyone! Mark was absolutly fabulous in every aspect. We could not Read more...
I would highly recommend Mark Nakamura Photography to anyone! Mark was absolutly fabulous in every aspect. We could not have asked for anything better, we got every shot that we wanted and he was always right there for the candid ones without me ever having to look for him, he was already there. He was such a nice genuine person who from the very first day that we met with him made you feel so comfortable and welcome, it made our decision so easy and obvious righ away. He really added that something special to our wedding day Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
7/15/2007
5.0/5.0
Great to work with. Very flexible. Blended in really well.
Great to work with. Very flexible. Blended in really well.
Great to work with. Very flexible. Blended in really well. Read less
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charisma
Wedding:
5/5/2007
5.0/5.0
My husband, friends and family were so pleased with our wedding pictures. We were blown away by how fast we received our proofs and keepsake album. The quality was amazing. The photos looked as if they were from a highend fashion magazine. When it came time to have maternity pictures taken two years later, our first instinct was to ask Mark for his services.

Charisma and Robert Taylor
My husband, friends and family were so pleased with our wedding pictures. We were blown away by how fast we received our Read more...
My husband, friends and family were so pleased with our wedding pictures. We were blown away by how fast we received our proofs and keepsake album. The quality was amazing. The photos looked as if they were from a highend fashion magazine. When it came time to have maternity pictures taken two years later, our first instinct was to ask Mark for his services.

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Rachel
Wedding:
4/29/2007
5.0/5.0
My cousin used Nakamura's Photography for her wedding and she was so pleased with him that I decided to use him as well. He provided us with so many wonderful photo's that almost every wall in our house has a framed memory! We enjoyed having the duel coverage for the ceremony and the quality and quantity is so amazing for the price.
My cousin used Nakamura's Photography for her wedding and she was so pleased with him that I decided to use him as well. Read more...
My cousin used Nakamura's Photography for her wedding and she was so pleased with him that I decided to use him as well. He provided us with so many wonderful photo's that almost every wall in our house has a framed memory! We enjoyed having the duel coverage for the ceremony and the quality and quantity is so amazing for the price. Read less
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Shelby
Wedding:
9/1/2006
5.0/5.0
Mark & his staff did an amazing job photographing my wedding! I can honestly say that I never felt like there was a camera following me around. Yet, when I got my wedding albums - he captured everything (even a lot of stuff that I missed altogether!). It has been over two years since my wedding and I still look at our photos and find myself smiling. He did an amazing job. I especially appreciated having digital copies of the pictures to keep so that I could share them with friends & family and personalize what I wanted to print. My wedding day was a blur - but I will always have Mark Nakamura's beautiful photographs to remind me of what an amazing day it was.
Mark & his staff did an amazing job photographing my wedding! I can honestly say that I never felt like there was a camera Read more...
Mark & his staff did an amazing job photographing my wedding! I can honestly say that I never felt like there was a camera following me around. Yet, when I got my wedding albums - he captured everything (even a lot of stuff that I missed altogether!). It has been over two years since my wedding and I still look at our photos and find myself smiling. He did an amazing job. I especially appreciated having digital copies of the pictures to keep so that I could share them with friends & family and personalize what I wanted to print. My wedding day was a blur - but I will always have Mark Nakamura's beautiful photographs to remind me of what an amazing day it was. Read less
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Sharla
Wedding:
2/4/2006
5.0/5.0
Nakamura Photography was amazing! He did such an excellent job on shooting our wedding that a bunch of my friends booked him for their weddings, after seeing how wonderful our photos were! We could not have been happier with how our photos turned out and even had our family photos done by him too! He is easy to work with and his photos show how talented he truely is!
Nakamura Photography was amazing! He did such an excellent job on shooting our wedding that a bunch of my friends booked Read more...
Nakamura Photography was amazing! He did such an excellent job on shooting our wedding that a bunch of my friends booked him for their weddings, after seeing how wonderful our photos were! We could not have been happier with how our photos turned out and even had our family photos done by him too! He is easy to work with and his photos show how talented he truely is! Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
8/21/1999
5.0/5.0
We were very pleased with the photos Mark Nakamura took of our wedding. They turned out just beautiful and perfectly captured our special day. Mark was very professional and his years of experience as an event photographer were quite evident. At the same time, he had such a relaxed and friendly manner that it made for a very enjoyable photoshoot. I would highly recommend Mark for your wedding or other special event!
We were very pleased with the photos Mark Nakamura took of our wedding. They turned out just beautiful and perfectly Read more...
We were very pleased with the photos Mark Nakamura took of our wedding. They turned out just beautiful and perfectly captured our special day. Mark was very professional and his years of experience as an event photographer were quite evident. At the same time, he had such a relaxed and friendly manner that it made for a very enjoyable photoshoot. I would highly recommend Mark for your wedding or other special event! Read less
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Hilary
Wedding:
6/10/2014
4.9/5.0
My wedding in Pismo Beach was a destination wedding. I was a bit nervous picking a photographer without meeting face to face but I had nothing to worry about with Mark. He was quick with his responses and very organized. He took every photo we asked for and got us our picture files within a week. He was at the venue early and I believe even stayed late. We instantly loved the photos. The only thing I would have liked more of were the candid photos, but we had him so busy with us that he couldn't be everywhere at once.
My wedding in Pismo Beach was a destination wedding. I was a bit nervous picking a photographer without meeting face to Read more...
My wedding in Pismo Beach was a destination wedding. I was a bit nervous picking a photographer without meeting face to face but I had nothing to worry about with Mark. He was quick with his responses and very organized. He took every photo we asked for and got us our picture files within a week. He was at the venue early and I believe even stayed late. We instantly loved the photos. The only thing I would have liked more of were the candid photos, but we had him so busy with us that he couldn't be everywhere at once. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/16/2011
4.9/5.0
Mark was awesome, he helped make our special day beautiful and relaxing. Not only was it affordable but he was able to capture every moment that we will never forget.
Mark was awesome, he helped make our special day beautiful and relaxing. Not only was it affordable but he was able to Read more...
Mark was awesome, he helped make our special day beautiful and relaxing. Not only was it affordable but he was able to capture every moment that we will never forget. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
8/4/2007
4.9/5.0
Mark was an excellent photographer. He gave us the digital rights to our photos and even orchestrated the cake-cutting. We got our proofs in less than a week, and our album was delivered in less than a month!
Mark was an excellent photographer. He gave us the digital rights to our photos and even orchestrated the cake-cutting. We Read more...
Mark was an excellent photographer. He gave us the digital rights to our photos and even orchestrated the cake-cutting. We got our proofs in less than a week, and our album was delivered in less than a month! Read less
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Mollie
Wedding:
6/27/2008
4.8/5.0
Mark did a wonderful job at our wedding. He was very professional and calm on the big day which is very important, especially to the bride! Thank you for doing such a thorough job. We love our pictures.
Mark did a wonderful job at our wedding. He was very professional and calm on the big day which is very important, Read more...
Mark did a wonderful job at our wedding. He was very professional and calm on the big day which is very important, especially to the bride! Thank you for doing such a thorough job. We love our pictures. Read less
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Jeremy
Wedding:
7/30/2006
4.8/5.0
Mark was extremely accommodating and his quick turnaround for the actual wedding day pictures was amazing.
Mark was extremely accommodating and his quick turnaround for the actual wedding day pictures was amazing.
Mark was extremely accommodating and his quick turnaround for the actual wedding day pictures was amazing. Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
3/12/2011
4.7/5.0
Mark is truly a photographer with a heart. Along with his professionalism and easy-going demeanor, he is the perfect component to a perfect wedding day!
Mark is truly a photographer with a heart. Along with his professionalism and easy-going demeanor, he is the perfect Read more...
Mark is truly a photographer with a heart. Along with his professionalism and easy-going demeanor, he is the perfect component to a perfect wedding day! Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
9/8/2007
4.6/5.0
The photos were great and we received our albums (and digital files on CD) very quickly. Mark is very professional and great to work with.
The photos were great and we received our albums (and digital files on CD) very quickly. Mark is very professional and Read more...
The photos were great and we received our albums (and digital files on CD) very quickly. Mark is very professional and great to work with. Read less
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sts
Wedding:
6/29/2008
4.5/5.0
Mark was overall a great photographer and we were very pleased with him and his work. He was very professional and flexible to our needs. He is very confident in his work and has a very calm demeanor, which is great when everything else around you on your wedding day is crazy! One thing that stood out for us that separated Mark from other photographers is that he actually allowed for my uncle and mother's friend to shoot with him, during some of the more scenic shots, since they both have strong interests in photography. This made my uncle very happy, but also my parents and he overall left a very favorable impression. I would definitely recommend him. His prices are very reasonable too.
Mark was overall a great photographer and we were very pleased with him and his work. He was very professional and Read more...
Mark was overall a great photographer and we were very pleased with him and his work. He was very professional and flexible to our needs. He is very confident in his work and has a very calm demeanor, which is great when everything else around you on your wedding day is crazy! One thing that stood out for us that separated Mark from other photographers is that he actually allowed for my uncle and mother's friend to shoot with him, during some of the more scenic shots, since they both have strong interests in photography. This made my uncle very happy, but also my parents and he overall left a very favorable impression. I would definitely recommend him. His prices are very reasonable too. Read less
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Dukethedog
Wedding:
8/3/2008
4.4/5.0
Photos came back so fast we could not beliieve it and we got to keep them all
Photos came back so fast we could not beliieve it and we got to keep them all
Photos came back so fast we could not beliieve it and we got to keep them all Read less
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Spring Bride
Wedding:
4/12/2008
4.2/5.0
Mark Nakamura is very talented and takes beautiful photographs. I wish I had spent more time with him discussing specific shots, etc.
Mark Nakamura is very talented and takes beautiful photographs. I wish I had spent more time with him discussing specific Read more...
Mark Nakamura is very talented and takes beautiful photographs. I wish I had spent more time with him discussing specific shots, etc. Read less
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iloveahl
Wedding:
6/27/2009
4.1/5.0
Mark was very professional but I wish I sat down with him more before and discussed specific shots. Also there was a lot of pictures that he took that we never recieved. He said they didn't come out but it was upsetting to not have any pictures of the garder toss!
Mark was very professional but I wish I sat down with him more before and discussed specific shots. Also there was a lot Read more...
Mark was very professional but I wish I sat down with him more before and discussed specific shots. Also there was a lot of pictures that he took that we never recieved. He said they didn't come out but it was upsetting to not have any pictures of the garder toss! Read less
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