Our Story

About Nicole and Paul

We are a husband and wife wedding photography team with over a decade of experience based in Oakland, California.  The inspiration for our photos pulls from a wide range of our experiences in fine art, theater, and journalism.  We fell in love while shooting together and even took as many of our own wedding photos as we could!

Our styles are a blend of modern editorial looks with a photojournalistic eye and striking fine art compositions.  We shoot in the way that seems most appropriate for the moment and for you as a couple.  We love to collaborate with you, talk about and pull inspiration from your love story and your journey as a couple.

It’s not only important to us that our shots are technically superb, but also that we are emotionally invested in the event and the friends and family that makes it unique.  We want to make sure that the first look, your parents’ pride, and that sweet dance move are caught right in the moment.

Ultimately our inspiration is you.  After shooting hundreds of weddings we can say with certainty that every event is a one of a kind experience and that makes every shoot we do a new and beautiful adventure.

Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you!


The Nautilus is a sea creature whose shell symbolizes inspiration, balance, and growth. It is a shape that is used in nature, mathematics, and art that creates images and sequences that are pleasing to the eye. Examples of the nautilus sequence can be found in flowers, the cosmos and even within our own DNA.
When we started Nautilus Lens Photography, we were inspired by the harmonious shape and strive to use the same principles of the nautilus spiral to create strong images and strong composition in all our photographs that will stand the test of time.