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      Based in Santa Cruz County CA, I am a fine art portrait photographer who has developed an interest in shooting weddings. My approach is very honest. Aside from a set of posed portraits of the couple, I prefer to let the event unfold as it does around me. This lets me photograph all of the natural moments at the event with a focus on documenting the interactions between the couple and their guests.

A phrase that really resonates with me is that photographs are like bookmarks to memories. My hope is that you can look back at your wedding photos and not only appreciate the beautiful imagery but also have them spark memories of specific conversations, feelings, and moments with the people you care about.

In addition to shooting weddings, photography is a great passion of mine in general and I’ve been doing fine art portraiture for many years. (nickchao.com) That, combined with keeping a job at a photo lab, means that I am deeply immersed in all aspects of photography and have a well rounded pool of experience that I bring with me to events.