Nataly Lemus Photography
I had been a fan of Nataly's ever since "Miss Mandy" posted about her in January 2008. Her engagement pictures looked amazing and when I found out that she was within our price range, I kept her on my radar and became a blog-stalker of hers. After a few months, my FI gave me the task of compiling a list of photographers to look into so I complied. I didn't even tell him that Nataly was my favorite (so that I didn't sway his decision) and just let him browse the sites on his own so he could compare the photographers himself. He told me who his top photographer choice was and it was Nataly! I then shared that she was my favorite too and we kept comparing everyone else to her. We just loved how fresh, crisp, romantic and colorful her pictures were and could envision our wedding photos being the same.
I began corresponding through e-mail with Nataly just letting her know that we didn't have a wedding date set but that we were huge fans of her work. She was so sweet over e-mail and gave us a list of her prices and packages so we could go over that. As soon as we chose our date, I immediately e-mailed her so that we could meet with her. It was a little tough scheduling our meeting because of all of our other commitments, but since we still had well over a year before our wedding date, I didn't let that phase me because we seriously wanted to work with her. When we were finally able to meet with her and Art (her husband/second shooter) she showed us an entire wedding she had done from beginning to end so that we could make sure that we understood how she shot a wedding. She also showed us a wedding album and answered all of our questions. Throughout the meeting we went on tangents and it actually felt like we were just chatting with long lost friends. Once we realized she was also a Disney fan, we knew she had to be ours! We had such a great time getting to know them and didn't realize that a few hours had passed and that they were going to be late for a shoot! When we got home we knew we had to book them so we came up with a creative way to ask them to be a part of our day. Nataly loved that we "proposed" to them and we enjoyed giving her a laugh.
We ended up meeting up with them a few months later to sign our contracts and give them our deposit. They were just as lovely as they were the first time we met them. Months later we took our engagement pictures on the hottest most humid day in Anaheim and they were just as wonderful as ever. They didn't let the bad weather, sweat and weariness stop them from following us all over to take great pictures and it paid off. We loved our e-pics!
On the wedding day, they were both ready bright and early for our morning shoot and didn't seem too phased by the incredibly early start time. They kept great track of time and made sure to keep us “clean” by constantly checking where we were going to pose to make sure it wasn't dirty. Art lent us his camera pad a few times so that we could sit on it and was so great about carrying my day bag with him. He was also wonderful about helping us weave our family members in and out of pictures for the formal portraits and they were both so efficient that we got through a lot of those formalities way ahead of schedule.
We met up with them four months after our wedding to receive our completed professional wedding pictures CD. Our CD was beautifully packaged in a gift box with ribbon that matched her website colors. (Nice touch Nataly!) When we opened it, we found our finished CD complete with one of our pretty wedding pictures on the face of it and a kind handwritten note from Nataly thanking us for choosing her and for allowing her to witness our beautiful day. She has such a sweet heart and it’s so nice to have found someone as nice as her to chronicle our very intimate wedding day.
The finished wedding pictures were just as crisp and colorful as the ones we fell in love with when we decided to book her and captured all of the various emotional moments we had that day. They capture the spirit of wonder and whimsy that we had going on and it totally solidified our decision to have Nataly and Art shoot our wedding day. They are so great to be around.
We are so happy that we were able to find her and that she was able to add her artistic touch to our most photographed day.
Since I met Nataly and her husband Art they became my favorite photographers!!! Nataly and Art are very professional and fun to work with! My husband and I knew since the first time we met them that we wanted them to photograph our wedding. I was so happy with their work that I even had them do my one year anniversary photo session!!!! I love their work so much that I've recommended Nataly and Art to many of my friends and I was soooo happy that they also photographed one of my best friend's wedding. I would really recommend Nataly and Art to photograph your special day! not only they are fun to work with =) they are very professional and I have no words to describe their creativity!!! and best of all they are not expensive!!
Nataly and Art,
Thank you so much! From the bottom of our hearts, we really love, love your work..I'm so glad we had you photograph our special day!!!
What can I NOT say about Nataly? She's just fantastic! Her and her husband Art are a great team and come up with some of the most amazing pictures. We had two engagement sessions with them and everything was just brilliant. Nataly has a way at making pictures just POP and the colors are so vivid, it's almost like you're there, looking at the scene before it's photographed. She has an amazing ability to make anyone look fantastic and has a real eye for detail and artistic expression.
She arrived at our reception before the ceremony to take some shots before our guests arrived and everything was photographed to magazine quality. Once at the ceremony and afterwards, she snagged a few shots that I wasn't even aware she was taking! Her editing skills provide a professional and signature appearance that makes it look like you spent thousands upon thousands of dollars! She's reasonably priced overall, and we'll definitely be using her services again in the future! Thank you for making me a pretty bride and capturing my handsome husband so wonderfully, Nataly & Art!