As long as I could remember, images and sound have been my passion. My childhood dream was having a creative job in a skyscraper, a secretary to say “Mr. Gonzalez you have a call on line 1,” and carry a briefcase. Flash forward 20 years and I work from home with a mountain view, my secretary is my 5 year old son, and about that briefcase… it’s a camera bag with way too many pockets. I never could have imagined ending up where I am without the wisdom of God, family support, my son Jonah, and everyone who believed in me. I thank God everyday for His abundant blessings, trials, and everlasting love and try to live out my faith with sincerity of heart. I am completely self taught in all my creative avenues and strive to learn more as each year goes by.
After becoming a father, it has been my goal to work from home and enjoy the many benefits of being self employed. That glorious moment came early 2016 after 8 years of serving and freelancing on the side. I rely on God’s grace and providence as I pursue being a father and career in cinematography.
My life routine includes thanking God for His blessings and wisdom, strong coffee, building legos with my son, spontaneous walks outside with said son, reading my Bible, food prepping, food shopping, eating food, talking about food, hacking open raw coconuts, and more strong coffee. When I’m not running my business you will find me with my son, bodybuilding, traveling when I can, and visiting with family. Faith and Culture play a huge role in my life. I’m a follower of Jesus Christ and hold fast to my South American heritage.
My style is very clean and moody and or rich with a photo-journalistic approach; meaning I wait for real moments to happen while I use clean editing techniques to enrich color and/or set a mood. I guide and direct clients in flattering poses through the entirety of their shoot. Photography is awkward for everyone and it’s completely normal to feel nervous in front of a camera. My demeanor and character really make people feel at ease during their shoot…so I have been told. Shyness is not in my nature. You can be sure I will lead and take charge during your shoot.
Although I primarily photograph weddings, I’ve had the wonderful experience of photographing scores of families, professional head-shots, venues, real estate, exclusive events, celebrations, musicians and filming music videos. My business outlook is to go outside of comfort zones and experience new opportunities when they present themselves. I also work with several other local photographers and filmers who I can refer if I am already booked. I work closely with my photo, video, and album editors to complete your project. Check me out on instagram for my latest projects: @nicholasgphotography
“He who planted the ear, does he not hear? He who formed the eye, does he not see?” Psalm 94:9