Hi, I’m Nick

BELIEVER | FATHER | ADVENTURER

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As long as I could remember…

I’ve pictured myself having a fast paced career and a slick briefcase all while peering out of a skyscraper hearing my secretary say, “Mr. Gonzalez you have a call on line 1.” Flash forward 20 years and I work from home, my secretary is my 6 yr old son and my view is the world. And about that briefcase…its a camera bag that weighs about 40 freaking pounds.

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Being a creative…

was always my dream, I just wasn’t sure how I’d make a living doing it. And here I am, juggling 35+ weddings a year, raising a son, traveling the world and now starting a media branding company. Capturing, sharing and experiencing memories is my greatest passion and so blessed to have a career in photography.

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When I’m not working…

you’ll find me hanging out with my family, traveling somewhere tropical, working out, or having some alone much needed alone time. As much as I love to travel, my favorite place to be is at home playing GI Joes with my son.

I hope to one day experience island life in Hawaii with my son and enjoying the ocean everyday. I find great comfort in taking care of my home and keeping my fridge stocked. Dad life is the best life and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

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Balancing work & family…

is the toughest part of being self employed. I try my best to disconnect from technology and enjoy life.

I love Jesus and si hablo Espanol. My favorite shows are nature documentaries, Youtube podcasts, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Parks and Rec, Seinfeld, and Frasier.

Thai food and Amazon Prime are my guilty pleasures. Fresh coconuts are my drink of choice and I believe pineapple belongs on pizza. I absolutely love what I do and pour my heart out to my clients.

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My style…

is clean and moody with a photo-journalistic approach; meaning I wait for real moments to happen while I gently direct. I edit my images to enhance lighting and/or set a mood while keeping true to the actual scene. I prefer bright and vibrant colors and absolutely love black & white photos. I use Adobe Lightroom to edit and use custom made presets to style each set of photos. I’m a gear hoarder and love staying on top of latest cameras and technologies.

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My approach…

to photography is quite simple: Be natural, and wait for direction. Being photographed can be intimidating and uncomfortable for both of us. It's completely normal to feel nervous or silly when posing for the camera. My demeanor really makes my couples feel at ease. At every step, you can expect me to direct our shoot and give gentle guidance in posing and styling. I’ll go through a series of poses and angles with every subject to see what works and what doesn’t. I use a variety of lenses to get different effects and angles. Your shoot should be fun, informative, and well planned.


 
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“He who planted the ear, does He not hear? He who formed the eye, does He not see?”