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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

WEBSITE

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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 about 750 weddings, from small backyard... Read more
Mark Nakamura of Nakamura's Photography has been photographing weddings on the Central Coast of California since 1993. He has photographed about 750 weddings, from small backyard weddings to elaborate affairs. With Nakamura's Photography, you get all the digital files. Please call (805.503-9776) or e-mail me (Nakamuraphoto@sbcglobal.net) for more details, or visit my website. Thank you. Mark Nakamura Read less
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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?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Prints
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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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!!!!
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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!!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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 :)
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Kristin
Wedding:
5/9/2008
5.0/5.0
Great photographer, I would recommend him to everyone.
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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!!!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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!
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Arian
Wedding:
10/22/2007
5.0/5.0
Excellent Job.
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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
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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.
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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!
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Alicia
Wedding:
7/15/2007
5.0/5.0
Great to work with. Very flexible. Blended in really well.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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