Nathaniel Davauer, raised on a dairy farm, earned his art degree in Photography at nearby University of Wisconsin - Madison. Just before the millennium's end, he took his camera to Asia where he honed his skills as a photojournalist working in Beijing. He has since photographed nomads in Tibet, fishermen in Siberia and monks in Cambodia. After returning, he spent time working in the studio creating several images that have earned national awards. 

The photojournalist experience combined with the classic art training have made him uniquely suited to deliver beautiful yet meaningful images for lifestyle editorial, on location portraits and weddings. 


On Weddings...

 Nathaniel feels privileged to be a part of someone's wedding, "You can’t beat the atmosphere of a good wedding. The whole day is filled with friends, family, love and excitement. What an amazing place to work! Being chosen and trusted to tell the visual story of someone's wedding to future generations is an honor and I never forget that. I love travel photography and have always felt weddings were very similar photographically. You have to transport yourself into a unique environment with people who are doing something very special. We don’t get married every day and that makes every wedding a cultural landmark in each person’s life. Documenting this story is a challenge that many photographers fear: A long day filled with different locations and different light, no opportunities for retakes all to be captured while being social. For me though, this is the most rewarding environment to make great photos. When I leave the house on the wedding day, I imagine myself about to shoot the most important story on Earth that day. 'There are a lot of things happening in the world today, but this wedding, with these two people is the story I have to tell to the future. This wedding is the most important story in the world for the next 12 hours'."

Client letters:

"Nat’s pictures were amazing, every picture I saw was better than the last. It was like opening a present with every shot. I had every shot I asked for, but his creativity produced most of my favorites!" 
-Heather

"I just wanted to tell you that we received the wedding pictures and we couldn't be more happy with them. You surpassed our expectations and really did an exceptional job capturing the true moments of the day. It's amazing how looking at some of those candid shots really takes you back to the day. Our parents are also thrilled with how they turned out, so thank you again for everything." 
-Erin 

"We are VERY pleased with our photos! Our expectations were very high, and you delivered stunning photos that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Your ability to artistically compose images that capture the emotion and story of the event is unparalleled."
-Tom

"Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Your artistic eye caught so many precious moments that I couldn't help but to shed some happy tears as we watched our DVD. The hours I spent looking on-line to find the perfect photographer was well worth the effort. I couldn't be happier with the effort you put into making these photos amazing. The added book you gave us is so special, and unexpected." 
-Natasha

"Nat is a wonderful photographer! He was really in tune with what we wanted and was also able to suggest ideas that we may not have thought of. He takes his job seriously and was also able to have fun and be playful on our joyous day! He made us feel comfortable and he was willing to be spontaneous and go with the flow of our day. The finishing touches were very creative and captured our day as the perfect fairy tale wedding!" 
-Kristin