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Nakamura's Photography

San Luis Obispo , CA
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LOCATION

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