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When you're the child of a photographer, you get used to being the test subject… here is my son before a headshot session. #goodsport #progeny #portraitphoto #childportrait #offcameraflash #freckles #frecklesinthesummer #nathanbaerreisphotography #nikon

When you're the child of a photographer, you get used to being the test subject... here is my son before a headshot session. #goodsport #progeny #portraitphoto #childportrait #offcameraflash #freckles #frecklesinthesummer #nathanbaerreisphotography #nikon

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These guys were game for some fun spots- including this burned out farmhouse in Hayesville, NC. We got some great images! Thanks, fellas! #adventurousclients #bandphoto #musicianportrait #builtin1910 #smokemachine #textureeverywhere #offcameraflash #coollocation #nathanbaerreisphotography #nikon

These guys were game for some fun spots- including this burned out farmhouse in Hayesville, NC. We got some great images! Thanks, fellas! #adventurousclients #bandphoto #musicianportrait #builtin1910 #smokemachine #textureeverywhere #offcameraflash #coollocation #nathanbaerreisphotography #nikon

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Morgan waits as the rain falls… plans change in your wedding day- weather, flat tires, the occasional raccoon… just remember the bits that are important don't change at all. If you show up with your spouse, the rest is just icing on a tasty, tasty cake. #rollwiththepunches #lookforthelight #rainydayshavethebestlight #realwedding #quietmoments #indoorwedding #springshowers #allintheshadows

Morgan waits as the rain falls... plans change in your wedding day- weather, flat tires, the occasional raccoon... just remember the bits that are important don't change at all. If you show up with your spouse, the rest is just icing on a tasty, tasty cake. #rollwiththepunches #lookforthelight #rainydayshavethebestlight #realwedding #quietmoments #indoorwedding #springshowers #allintheshadows

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Why I Love Engagement Sessions!

I love a good engagement session. When we meet for the first time in the roles we’ll be playing on your wedding day, we have a good chance to interact more privately- you get to learn a bit about me and vice-versa… more than anything else, we get to learn how to work together.

When I’m photographing couples, I look for buttons to push to get the sort of reactions that inspire me. I may crack jokes, be self-deprecating, or hassle someone about not wanting to get their feet wet, but it’s all good-natured and designed to encourage you to relax with me. I frequently hear that my sessions were not only painless but fun, even from folks who really don’t like having their photos taken.

Josh and Kristen were fun- we started out with the standard shots (“look at each other, stand here, look that way, take her hand, etc) but I…

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Another shot from this past weekend #ihavethebestclients #quickphotos #bluesmusician #musicianportrait #musicianphoto #beautifulandtalented #rockthemic #testshot #nikon #nathanbaerreisphotography Hair by @prettysmartsalon

Another shot from this past weekend #ihavethebestclients #quickphotos #bluesmusician #musicianportrait #musicianphoto #beautifulandtalented #rockthemic #testshot #nikon #nathanbaerreisphotography Hair by @prettysmartsalon

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Heidi came by for a test session before we shoot again- here's a quick snap from the studio! #bluesmusician #musicianportrait #singersongwriter #portraiture #realpeople #mypeople #warmweather #springtimeiscoming #nikon #nathanbaerreisphotography … hair by @prettysmartsalon

Heidi came by for a test session before we shoot again- here's a quick snap from the studio! #bluesmusician #musicianportrait #singersongwriter #portraiture #realpeople #mypeople #warmweather #springtimeiscoming #nikon #nathanbaerreisphotography ... hair by @prettysmartsalon

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I think this is my favorite shot in this alley to date! #oldbrick #greatcouple #blue #eveninglight #sassypants #purplepatterns #stucco #nikon #nathanbaerreisphotography

I think this is my favorite shot in this alley to date! #oldbrick #greatcouple #blue #eveninglight #sassypants #purplepatterns #stucco #nikon #nathanbaerreisphotography

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Arielle & Brian's beautiful wedding took place at a lovely north Georgia vineyard. Here they're on the dock, not long before sunset… just hanging out! #vineyardwedding #romanticwedding #beautifulcouple #northgamountains #mountainwedding #mountainbride #nikon #nathanbaerreisphotography

Arielle & Brian's beautiful wedding took place at a lovely north Georgia vineyard. Here they're on the dock, not long before sunset... just hanging out! #vineyardwedding #romanticwedding #beautifulcouple #northgamountains #mountainwedding #mountainbride #nikon #nathanbaerreisphotography

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Really, they're just that good looking. Katie & Jack are getting married this coming Fall, and I can't wait. But I will. Because, you know, the longest perception of time and all that goodness. #whenigettiredigetweirder #beautifulcouple #countingthedays #romanticwedding #bringonthebells #creekside #romanticwedding #engagementsession #nikon #nathanbaerreisphotography

Really, they're just that good looking. Katie & Jack are getting married this coming Fall, and I can't wait. But I will. Because, you know, the longest perception of time and all that goodness. #whenigettiredigetweirder #beautifulcouple #countingthedays #romanticwedding #bringonthebells #creekside #romanticwedding #engagementsession #nikon #nathanbaerreisphotography

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I'm so excited to shoot these guys' wedding! #ihavethebestclients #summerwedding #romanticwedding #beautifulcouple #rusticchicwedding #mountainwedding #appalachianwedding #nikon #nathanbaerreisphotography

I'm so excited to shoot these guys' wedding! #ihavethebestclients #summerwedding #romanticwedding #beautifulcouple #rusticchicwedding #mountainwedding #appalachianwedding #nikon #nathanbaerreisphotography

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Then this happened- Annie & Josh got half a moment to themselves on their beautiful wedding day. #undertheveil #lovewhatyoudo #ihavethebestclients #checkouttheflowers #nikon #nathanbaerreisphotography

Then this happened- Annie & Josh got half a moment to themselves on their beautiful wedding day. #undertheveil #lovewhatyoudo #ihavethebestclients #checkouttheflowers #nikon #nathanbaerreisphotography

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The end of the evening, the beginning of married life together! This shot is one of my favorite departure shots, just because of how Josh went and grabbed the door for Annie… #goodstuff. #gentleman #classiccar #romanticwedding #romanticashevillewedding #mountainwedding #clubhousewedding #nikon #nathanbaerreisphotography

The end of the evening, the beginning of married life together! This shot is one of my favorite departure shots, just because of how Josh went and grabbed the door for Annie... #goodstuff. #gentleman #classiccar #romanticwedding #romanticashevillewedding #mountainwedding #clubhousewedding #nikon #nathanbaerreisphotography

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I'm so excited for Amy & Kaleb's wedding! We got to spend some time together last fall (for an engagement session) and I loved working with them! Here's one of the shots from that session- there were SO many good ones to choose from… #myclientsrock #romanticfarmwedding #mountainwedding #ilovelove #humorrelationshopgoals #seekyourjoy #justhangingoutonthebridge

I'm so excited for Amy & Kaleb's wedding! We got to spend some time together last fall (for an engagement session) and I loved working with them! Here's one of the shots from that session- there were SO many good ones to choose from... #myclientsrock #romanticfarmwedding #mountainwedding #ilovelove #humorrelationshopgoals #seekyourjoy #justhangingoutonthebridge

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A purple flower cascade down a wedding cake! This beautiful #weddingcake at Annie & Josh's wedding made me happy just to look at it! #flowersforhours #deliciousdetails #weddingdetails #beautifulwedding #romanticwedding #ashevillewedding #nikon #nathanbaerreisphotography

A purple flower cascade down a wedding cake! This beautiful #weddingcake at Annie & Josh's wedding made me happy just to look at it! #flowersforhours #deliciousdetails #weddingdetails #beautifulwedding #romanticwedding #ashevillewedding #nikon #nathanbaerreisphotography

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Blues in the graveyard… seems like a natural fit! The ever lovely @heidiholtonmusic posed for some shots and played a bit- up on top of our little #mountaintown. #bluesmusician #musicianportrait #bluesmusic #resonator #slideguitar #appalachianmountains #dowhatyoulove #nikon #nathanbaerreisphotography

Blues in the graveyard... seems like a natural fit! The ever lovely @heidiholtonmusic posed for some shots and played a bit- up on top of our little #mountaintown. #bluesmusician #musicianportrait #bluesmusic #resonator #slideguitar #appalachianmountains #dowhatyoulove #nikon #nathanbaerreisphotography

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