My Story

Nothing from your wedding can connect people with memories like photography. It gives you a perspective on love and beauty you just can’t find anywhere else. A finely crafted print or album is often one of the few things that a bride will keep from her wedding day. Besides the groom, of course.

People have been getting married for centuries. As style and technology has changed, the way we see our weddings has changed right along with it. Today’s couples are more sophisticated and wedding photography is more exciting, stylish, and romantic than ever before.

Photographer Nathan Larimer

I’m Nathan Larimer and capturing amazing weddings is my life. For years I have photographed them, filmed them, and written about them. Capturing the most unbelievable moments. Connecting people with memories.

As an artist specializing in wedding, portrait, and fine art photography creating compelling imagery is my ultimate passion. I am also the owner of Prince Gallery for emerging and local art. In 2010 I received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design after studying at the Savannah, Georgia and Lacoste, France campuses. In that same year I published Imprint, my first book of photographs, and continue to grow my list of awards and exhibitions. I find infinite support and love in my wife Cara, son Archie, and our two dogs in our humble Petaluma, California home. Going forward I hope to have a fruitful career as an artist, thinker, and visual translator of any glimmer of beauty I am fortunate enough to capture.

Prince Gallery

I’d like to announce that I will be opening a new art gallery in downtown Petaluma. Prince Gallery will be an alternative exhibition space available for rent in downtown Petaluma, California. It will exist only to support the work of the Bay Area’s best emerging and local artists. This gallery will be a side project to my current wedding photography which will still be my primary focus.

This means my office will move into the gallery. So starting in May my studio will be located in Putnam Plaza at 122 American Alley in downtown Petaluma.

Every day there seems to be one less place for local and emerging artists to exhibit a complete body of work in a solo show or a thematic group exhibition. There are a few great local art centers, salon style galleries, and of course, coffee shops and boutiques, but Prince Gallery seeks to be a space where an artist can have an entire gallery to display a body of work the way they want to. It will be a space for not just painters, photographers, and sculptors, but also more experimental media, performance art, installations, film screenings, etc.

Please help me support our local and emerging artists by backing and sharing our Kickstarter project.

Prince Gallery

Goosebumbs And Falling Leaves: Kaila

This styled bridal boudoir shoot was shot in an Aspen grove in the mountains above Lake Tahoe, California. Our models were Kaila Uli and Kirsten Moran. Their hair was styled by Colette Burrows, makeup done by Kat Louis, and wardrobe styled by Jessica Thompson. The vintage wedding gown, antique lingerie, and accessories were provided by Recaptured Design and the freshwater pearl jewelry was provided by Lucia Antonelli.

Kaila, Monitor Pass, Sierra Nevada, 2013I believe one of the strengths of my boudoir photography is the ability to find great locations. In French, “boudoir” refers to a bedroom, but in my work the concept of a bedroom usually gets a little stretched. Oftentimes it becomes scenic. I decided to do this styled shoot in collaboration with some really spectacular stylists, designers, and models in preparation for a new destination boudoir package I will be offering for 2014. We will be going to some really unique locations in the Sierra and wine country.

 

Kaila, Monitor Pass, Sierra Nevada, 2013

 

Ashley’s Sweetlane Gardens Boudoir

This real boudoir shoot was at the scenic Sweetlane Gardens nursery in Cotati, California. My client Ashley is a professional hairstylist herself so she did her own hair and makeup for this shoot. She was also gracious enough to allow me to share her beautiful pictures on my blog. A big thanks goes out to Boudoir International for featuring this shoot.

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