Nate + Alex

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We’re husband and wife Houston wedding photographers.  We fell in love while living on separate continents and have since explored fifteen countries together.  And in 2015 we began a new adventure…we became parents!

We love capturing stunning images that tell joyful stories.  Because after the champagne has been toasted and the flowers fade, we want you to be able to relive your wedding day for the rest of your life.

Below you can read a bit about our story and our business, but we would love the chance to learn a bit about you too.  Lets find a time to sit down together and talk more about your wedding…

Our Story

Houston Wedding Photographers - Nate & Alex - Our Love Story


Nate has always loved capturing the silly and inspiring moments of everyday life with a camera.  In 2008 he purchased his first professional camera and began to take the art of photography seriously.  Then one day in 2009, Nate met an amazing woman named Alex that made his heart beat a little faster.  As he got to know her better, he began to dream of the day that he could marry her.  There was only one obstacle–Nate was flat broke and waiting tables. Alex ended up being the motivation that Nate needed to take his fledgling photography business to the next level.

Nate began shooting weddings professionally in January of 2010.  That year Nate’s sister asked him if he could set up a photography studio for her guests to create amazing photos at her wedding reception.  He accepted the challenge and it ended up being a huge hit!  This would eventually evolve into the Photobooth Station.  Now over 15,000 people a year have a blast creating amazing photos in the Photobooth Station.

But Nate just couldn’t wait much longer to make Alex his wife.  In May of 2010 he flew across the world to Turkey (where Alex was living at the time) to surprise her with a ring.  At the end of a scavenger hunt around the city, as the sun set, surrounded by 2000 year old castle ruins, she said yes. It was pretty epic!  Then on Jan 1st, 2011 Nate and Alex got hitched.  Before long, Nate discovered that Alex also had an eye for photography.  And now we pretty much do everything as a team.  For the last four years we’ve been working together to capture joyful wedding stories in stunning images.  It’s a pretty sweet gig and we love it!

Center and Top Right Photos: Natalie Hebert Photography

Facts About Us


Nate loves making homemade salsa and guac, Alex loves eating Nate’s salsa and guac.

Alex has a beautiful voice, Nate wishes he did.

Nate lived in Scotland for a year, Alex lived in Turkey for two years.

We love traveling together.  We come alive exploring other parts of the world.

Alex recently discovered she loves brewing homemade kombucha.

Nate recently discovered he loves bourbon.

Alex is pursuing a Master’s degree in Theology at Fuller Seminary.

Nate holds a Master’s degree in Leadership from Fuller Seminary.

We’re deeply committed to living the way of Jesus in every area of our lives.

In February 2015 we had our first baby.  His name Silas and he’s pretty cute.

Houston Wedding Photographers - Nate & Alex - Our Family

Center photo: Bethany Takes Photos

Why Nate Messarra Photography?


Story Telling
We blend candid and portrait photography to create stunning photos that you’ll treasure forever.

We have photographed over 100 weddings and feel comfortable in the chaos of a wedding day.

Problem Solving
We can guide you through the flow of your wedding day so you don’t have to stress the details.

We love collaborating with you to highlight your personality and make your photo ideas happen.

Image Rights
All our work includes a print release, allowing you to order prints whenever and wherever you like.

Image Enhancement
We spend hours enhancing each image individually so that your photos look their best.

Consistent Quality
Check out all our past work for yourself on our blog where we share 100+ images from every wedding we shoot.

We use professional Nikon cameras and lenses that excel even in the dim lighting of a dance floor.

Image Backup
We make sure to have your images backed up on multiple drives and in the cloud.

All In One
We provide engagement & bridal portrait sessions, wedding photography, Photo Station, and heirloom wedding albums.



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We may be biased, but we believe that photography is one of the most important ways you can invest your wedding budget. We offer wedding photography, portrait sessions, a killer photo booth, heirloom lay-flat albums, and incredible wall art!

Full day wedding day photography coverage begins at $3600 and our most popular package is $6550. And for 2018 we are offering two incredible booking specials.

ONE: Receive a complimentary portrait session when you book wedding photography with Nate & Alex and an heirloom lay-flat album!

TWO: Receive a complimentary extra hour of wedding day coverage when you book a package that includes our amazing Photo Station!

Click below to immediately receive our pricing guide with all the details…


We cannot say enough good things about the two of them and the service we received! During our portrait sessions they were prepared with a ton of ideas and poses; which was great for me because I had no idea what I wanted! During the wedding, the guests were OBSESSED with the photobooth and continued to rave about how fun it was for weeks. Thank you, thank you, thank you Nate and Alex!


Nate did such a fabulous job capturing the beauty and joy of our daughter’s wedding!! He worked with efficiency and professionalism while, at the same time, being extraordinarily personable and caring. He is a true artist with great vision and ability to make the split second decision needed to get the shot.


During the wedding, both Nate and Alex were so were sensitive to my needs and nerves and I doubt it would have gone as smoothly without them! Everything about this photography team is great!


Nate and Alex were so much fun to work with! We had an engagement session, bridal session and wedding photos that were all absolutely amazing! Nate and Alex were so helpful throughout the whole process and always responded to phone calls and emails quickly. They were sure to get all of the pictures we wanted and brought some awesome ideas that we loved! We love remembering our wedding day by looking at the incredible pictures that allow us to relive the entire day over again!


Not only are they incredibly professional, they’re SO much fun to work with! Nothing was cliche or boring, Nate really found a way to communicate our personalities through the images. I loved how he listened to our photo ideas and preferences and didn’t push us to do anything we were uncomfortable with.


My fiancé and I had no idea what we were doing, but thankfully Nate was able to guide us through every step. He had the best ideas for shoot location, poses, lighting, etc, and he even watched our two dogs while we changed outfits! I would recommend Nate Messarra Photography to everyone!


On our wedding day Nate and Alex were able to capture everything we wanted without being intrusive to the flow of the day, which was very important to us. We got all of the standard family and bridal party photos, as well as lots of candid photos that really capture the spirit of the day for us. They were really creative and also let us have as much input as we wanted.


Choosing Nate Messarra Photography was the best decision we could have made. This husband and wife team were absolutely fabulous to work with and took amazing photos for our engagements, bridals, and wedding. We loved the natural feel of their photos and the quality is perfect.


It was impeccable how Nate and Alex captured of all our beautiful wedding day moments and enhanced them in a beautiful way. Everything that was included in our package was worth every cent. I feel so blessed to have had them as our photographers!


Nate and Alex were our wedding photographers and truly were a joy to work with from beginning to end. The pictures were beautiful. A look, a laugh, a tear, a kiss, a private moment, a dance – all of it was there and better than we could’ve imagined.

Also, excellent editing and I love that they provided a black and white copy of each picture along with the color. The teamwork, good humor, and professionalism exhibited throughout the process by this husband and wife photography duo is invaluable.


Nate is really willing to think out of the box which is really important for a photographer. He had great ideas for shooting locations and coached me on how to stand so that our images turned out amazing! And best of all, they made it so much fun!


Nate and Alex are the most fun and wonderful husband and wife team. They have an amazingly artistic eye and were truly a pleasure to work with!  Before the wedding Nate worked with us to design a package that was perfect for our needs, and after the wedding Alex helped us design a gorgeous flushmount album for us. We loved how they responded very promptly to our inquiries and kept us in the loop throughout the process.


We could not have chosen a more professional, kind, talented, and fun photography team for our special day. I also highly suggest using their Photobooth Station! Our guests LOVED this aspect of our reception and I am so glad we chose the package that included it.


Awards & Features

2014 The Knot Best of Weddings Badge
2015 The Knot Best of Weddings Badge
2016 The Knot Best of Weddings Badge
Weddings in Houston Featured Badge
Southern Bride Badge
Carats & Cake Feature badge
Rocky Mountain Bride Badge
Bridal Guide Logo

Photo Station

The Photo Station is not your typical Houston photo booth, it is a professional photography studio that allows all your guests to create fun photos with flattering lighting and fantastic props. So grab up to 12 of your friends and be creative! The best part is that the Photo Station is connected to a projector that instantly displays each picture on a large screen so that everyone can enjoy the Photo Station fun as it happens. Plus, everyone will receive a card with instructions on how to view the pictures, download them for free, and order prints of their favorites. The Photo Station is the best way to create hilarious photos with your friends, gorgeous photos with your family, and the ultimate selfie.  Many of our clients insist that the Photo Station was the highlight of their event! 

  • Sunday – Friday
  • $800
  • Saturday
  • $900

What’s Included?

 What is included?

  • Up to 3 hours of active Photo Station use with unlimited photos.
  • Attendant to set up, assist guests, ensure quality and breakdown.
  • Seamless white backdrop (or contact us about alternate backdrop options)
  • Props including picture frames, chalk boards, lips & mustaches, etc.
  • Online image gallery where guests can view all photos, download them at no cost, and order professional quality prints in whatever size they prefer.
  • Guests can order their first 4×6 print for free using promo code: freeprint
  • Cards given out to all guests with the address to your online image gallery.
  • Additional hours (beyond 3) can be purchased for $95 per hour.


We’d love to hear from you and meet up over coffee or a margarita to customize a photography package that is perfect for you. 

Send us an email by filling out the form below and we will do our best to get back to you within 2 days.

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