Stunning, award winning photography by two very talented, creative people. Both have degrees in Photography. Marcia in Portraiture and Michael in Photojournalism. We have been in business for over 20 years and photographed over 500 weddings. Destination weddings are some of our favorites, We travel.
Living on the Central Coast allows us wonderful opportunities with beautiful vistas and beaches for photographing family sessions, weddings, parties and graduation portraits.
Hands down the best in the area. I take horrible photos. However, with Marcia behind the lens l, for once in my life I looked like I belong in front of the camera. Marcia brings out the best in people behind and in front of the camera. Thanks for being you!
I should mention right away that I probably invested more time into searching for a wedding photographer than the average person. I'm familiar enough with photography and photo editing software that my fiancé trusted me with narrowing down our choices before asking for her final yay or nay on our list. I noticed that some of the more popular photographers that came up with my initial searches weren't exactly using high quality cameras and lenses and their style was mostly over exposed and "dreamy" looking with excessive bloom. It was important that I find a photographer who wasn't afraid to use a stronger contrast post process with more darks and less over exposed shots even if the latter can be more flattering for certain people. Not only that but it was also critical that they had decent equipment and not a Canon Digital Rebel from 2008.I discovered James Lester's portfolio based on a recommendation from a talented professional photographer named Sarah. After reading reviews and seeing his portfolio combined with the extremely reasonable prices, I reached out to him immediately. When we realized he was still available for our wedding it was a no-brainer to book him. Throughout the entire process James was incredibly friendly, professional and accommodating. He arrived early to our wedding with a smile and left at the end with an even bigger smile. It was easy to tell from the very beginning that he took his work seriously and was highly motivated to provide the best services possible. He even went out of his way to visit our wedding venue location in Topanga Canyon at the Inn of the Seventh Ray a few weeks before the ceremony in order to better prepare for the official day. That wasn't even included in the contract but he cared enough to do that in order to better prepare for how we was going to shoot within our smaller venue space.Several weeks after the wedding and earlier than the delivery date stated in the contract, James sent us a website link containing nearly 500 high resolution jpgs of all of our fully processed photos ( no watermarks! ). This is a nerve-racking moment for any couple I'm sure and thankfully, we were super relieved to see the results and quickly realize how great a of job James did. His sense of composition and style as well as his skill for capturing those beautiful, intimate moments shined through in the final photos. We especially loved how well our bride and groom scenic photos turned out and appreciated James directing us in order to achieve those shots. There were even some really cool more artsy shots where he used a prism to reflect light similar to a kaleidoscope.TLDR - James Lester was awesome and went above and beyond for our wedding! Book him now before he gets too famous and his prices catch up to the quality he's offering :D
I can't say enough about these two! They are absolutely amazing! Their spunky energy, professional demeanor, and dedication to capture our wedding day made working with them an absolute pleasure. They went to 4 different locations to capture ever aspect of our day, and they even stayed an hour past their contracted time just to capture some special moments. My guests loved interacting with them and felt comfortable asking them to take specific pictures, which of course they did! The final product is absolutely STUNNING! Their attention to detail, soft touch, and beautiful manipulations of light made for photos that one would think I spent WAY more than I did. If you have the chance to work with Jason and Laura, please do! THEY ARE INCREDIBLE!
Mark Nakamura is an OUTSTANDING photographer! I highly recommend him. He was observant , personal, tentative , and captured every precious moment at our wedding. He went above and beyond exceeding our expectations of a photographer and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. My family even made remarks about how impressed they were with his talent and demeanor. If you're in the market for a professional photographer who is both extremely talented and thoughtful, then Mark Nakamura is your man!!
Ginici is the BEST on the Central Coast. Her eye to detail and bringing out the best her subject is beyond compare. I've been using her now for 7 years and so have my professional partners, and they've never been dissapointed and always Wowed