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MEET NATE & ALEX!

Houston Wedding Photographers

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We’re a husband and wife wedding photography team based in Houston.  We capture stunning images that tell love stories.  Decades from now, we want you to be able to relive the joy of your wedding day through our images. Below you can learn about us, but we would love the chance to learn more about you too.  Lets find a time to sit down together and talk more about your wedding!

Why Nate Messarra Photography?

Your wedding day is one of the most monumental events in your life.  We get sad every time we hear wedding photographer horror stories, so we go out of our way to surprise and delight our brides and grooms with an an amazing photography experience from start to finish. 

Story Telling

We blend candid and portrait photography to create a stunning collection of photos that you’ll treasure forever.

Experience
Over the last 8 years we have photographed more than 200 weddings at more than 50 venues all across America.

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

Collaboration
We love collaborating with our brides and grooms to highlight their creativity and personality.

Digital Files
Everything we do includes the ability to download images at full resolution.

Image Enhancement

We spend many hours processing each individual image so that all your photos look vibrant, bright and clean.

Consistent Quality

Check out our past work on our blog where we share tons of images from each wedding and portrait session.

Gear
We use professional Nikon cameras, lenses, and flashes that excel even in the dim light of a dance floor.

Image Security
Because your images are priceless, 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 day photography, the Photo Station, heirloom wedding albums, stunning wall art, and wedding videography service.

About Us

Nate has always loved capturing the energy and joy of life with a camera. In fact, Nate’s first job was selling digital cameras at Best Buy.  In 2008 Nate began to cultivate the art of portrait photography. Later that year he met Alex, and she made his heart beat a little faster. Alex encouraged Nate to take his fledgling professional photography business to the next level.  After getting married on January 1st, 2011, Nate and Alex have become a nationally published husband & wife wedding photography team that’s captured the stories of over 200 incredible wedding days!

FACTS ABOUT NATE & ALEX

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

Alex has a beautiful singing voice, Nate wishes he did.

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

We fell in love while living on separate continents and have since explored fifteen countries together.

We have two incredible kids: Silas (4) is kind & curious, and Seda (2) is fearless & joyful.

We love inviting friends and clients into our home. Alex likes to bake cookies. Nate likes to mix cocktails.

We both have Masters degrees at Fuller Seminary. Nate in Leadership and Alex in Theology.

We aspire to live the way of Jesus in every area of our lives.

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What’s Next?

Cocktail Meeting Nate Messarra Photography IconLet’s Meet Up!

We find that meeting in person is the best way to get a sense if we would be a good fit for working together.  We’d love to invite you to our home showroom where you can view our incredible wedding albums and wall art.  And best of all, Nate will mix you up a tasty cocktail!

Contract Nate Messarra Photography IconCustomize Your Package

We’ll work together to customize a wedding package that’s perfect for you!  Secure your date in our calendar with a deposit and contract.

Nate Messarra Photography Wall Art IconEngagement & Bridal Portraits

We’ll collaborate together to plan an amazing portrait session and promise to give you plenty of guidance during the session.

Nate Messarra Photography Wall Art Icon Wall Art

We include a $100 wall art credit with each portrait session and wedding day because there is something really special about making your favorite images a part of your home through wall art.  We’ll help you figure out the perfect size and style so that your favorite portraits display perfectly on the walls of your home.

Wedding Timeline Planning Nate Messarra PhotographyWedding Timeline Planning
Having captured over 200 weddings we’ve learned a lot about how to craft a wedding timeline that allows you to be more present in each moment and allows us to create stunning images from dress to exit!
Nate Messarra Photography IconWedding Day

We capture the life and energy of your wedding day into a collection of images so you can remember the joy of your wedding day forever.  We’re pros at creating stunning images in any environment–no matter the light or weather.

Houston Wedding Reveal Party Nate Messarra PhotographyWedding Reveal Party

We’ll host a reveal party at our home showroom for you and your family where we’ll share a slideshow of photos from your wedding day.  We love creating a special moment, with some sweet treats and drinks, for you to relive your wedding for the first time together!

Nate Messarra Photography Album IconWedding Album

Our grand finale is crafting an heirloom lay-flat album. Each handcrafted album beautifully tells the story of your wedding day unfolding from one page to the next. These lifetime-quality albums provide a lasting keepsake that allows even your children and grandchildren to experience the highlights of your wedding day in vibrant detail.

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Pricing

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

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Raves

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!

Hailey & Jeff

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.

Ashley

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!

Katie

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!

Jessica

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.

Nicole

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.

Natalie

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!

Megan

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.

Ginny

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!

Lauren

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.

Sara

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.

Natalie

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
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Rocky Mountain Bride Badge
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Photo Station

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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
  • $950

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.

Contact

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.

You can also contact us directly at nate@natemessarra.com.

Thanks!