We had the good fortune of connecting with Nomad Photo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nomad, what do you think makes you most happy? Why?
So many things make us happy in life, like the outdoors, holidays, and thrifting. What makes us happiest is photographing couples in love on their wedding day.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Please tell us more about your art.
We bring a timeless, editorial, fashion flare to portrait photography. But we do it with a modern twist. Couples call us for their engagement and wedding photos. They want style, intrigue and amazing settings. They want editorial shoots and we deliver.
We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about?
Early on we started shooing in Joshua Tree. The desert has the most amazing lighting and the Yucca trees are so distinct. Over the year, the more we shot in the desert, the more a distinct style ensued. We know all the landmarks, the rocks, the way the light hits a certain area. And the styling tends to be more Boho Chic. It’s a it’s a look that’s in demand.
We shoot everywhere but our style is consistent through our craft.
How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy?
Early on, I was a painter and got introduced to photography by my high school art teacher. I started assisting wedding photographers in New York during the time when film switched to digital. After working with them for a year, I became a second shooter. I learned from several people in the New York wedding scene about the business and art of wedding photography.
What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way.
Be patient, it’s everyone’s first day.
What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
Another thing that sets us apart is that we look at every shoot like it’s the couples special day . We give advice on location, wardrobe, make-up, time of day to shoot, props and more. We set up our couples to look their best. We also are very engaging during the session. We don’t just shoot – we help with posing and make our couples feel relaxed so they can be authentic. We bring organic moments to life.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’d start our day with coffee from Joshua Tree Coffee Company, followed by a scenic hike of the National Park. After our morning exploring nature we’d pop over to Red Dog Salon in Pioneer Town (their tacos are next level) Then we’ll stop at one of the many fabulous thrift stores to outfit us for a night out at the Awe Bar.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to say Thank You to the New York wedding photographers who taught me the trade. I still use various techniques I learned while working with them that are essential to the craft. I also want to thank my parents for always encouraging me to follow the path of becoming a photographer and my business partner Holly for helping build this amazing company.