Photographer Spotlight – Nate Kaiser of the Image is Found

June 18, 2010 | christy

Nate and Jaclyn Kaiser of The Image is Found are known for their out-of-the-box, totally fun wedding and portrait photography that has inspired countless other photographers to embrace their lighter side. Today we bring you an interview with Nate about his work and the signature Image Is Found style.

fun wedding party group portrait by The Image Is Found

Junebug: What adjectives best describe your work?

Nate: Fresh, fun and real

Junebug: What kinds of couples are most attracted to your wedding photography style?

Nate: The couples we work with most often are super fun, really madly in love, a little quirky, and full of personal style.

wedding couple portrait by The Image Is Found


wedding photo by The Image Is Found

Junebug: What is your favorite moment to photograph at a wedding?

Nate: My favorite moment is right after the ceremony when the couple exits and gets love-mobbed by their family and friends. Everyone is hugging and kissing and laughing, and full of real emotion. I love those unscripted moments of joy.

Junebug: What gets you up in the morning?

Nate: My two year old son, literally. He usually smacks me in the face asking for cereal.

wedding photo by The Image Is Found


engagement photo by The Image Is Found

Junebug: What makes you give yourself a mental high-five?

Nate: I stop to give myself a mental high-five whenever I take a shot Ive never taken before.

Junebug: Do you shoot film, digital or both?

Nate: Professionally, I shoot digital, but I still use film for some of my personal work.

wedding portrait photo by The Image Is Found

Junebug: Whats your favorite camera and lens?

Nate: My Hassleblad 500 CM and 60 mm hasslebald lens I use with it.

Junebug: Do you travel to shoot destination weddings, and if so, what is your favorite location so far?

Nate: We do travel a lot, and so far our favorite place is the little town of Ravello, Italy on the Amalfi Coast.

fun engagement photo by The Image Is Found


romantic and fun engagement photo by The Image Is Found

Junebug: What advice would you like couples to have during their wedding planning?

Nate: I think every guy should buy a suit instead of renting one, the great fit makes them look and feel comfortable.  I also think couples should set aside plenty of time for portraits, they’re so much fun to take and most couples dont want to stop when its time to move on.

Junebug: Has being a wedding photographer made you a better photographer overall?

Nate: Absolutely, its helped me to think fast, work fast, and feel comfortable with all types of expectations.

engagement photo by The Image Is Found

Junebug: We hear you have a good luck charm you take to weddings? What is it?

Nate: I wear a belt lined with bullets at every wedding, it helps me shoot better. Couples and their guests usually love it, but the TSA always has a few questions for me when I travel to destination weddings, so I make sure to get to the airport early.

Junebug: If you were getting married today, what wedding cake flavor would you choose?

Nate: White cake with confetti candy sprinkles.

engagement photos by The Image Is Found

Thanks Nate! To see more fantastic photography from The Image Is Found, be sure to visit their website, blog and Junebug member brochure.

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  2. I love the Kaisers!

  3. How fun! I love how this photographer shoots so many different angles.

  4. I’ve been following The Image is Found blog for about a year now and I love love love it! Their photos never disappoint and they’re always so creative, which is why I look to the Kaisers for inspiration in my own work. Also, if you follow them on Twitter, you’ll laugh out loud after reading most of their tweets. 🙂

  5. The work being produced @imageisfound is very inspirational to not just wedding photographers, but all photographers

  6. Been following Jac and Nate since their daughter was a toddler and remember when their son was born – so it’s been quite a few years.  I am always totally amazed with their vision.  So many times, too many to count, I’ve seen things I’ve never seen before and most of the time they cannot be replicated.  They truly create works of art!!!!

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