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        To make our stance + values extremely clear

        We will absolutely not tolerate racism, homophobia, sexism, or discrimination of any kind. We are an inclusive wedding vendor and it brings us joy to capture weddings for all of our couples, no matter their religious beliefs, size, sexuality, or skin color. We strive to be actively anti-racist and are dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement. As part of the LGBT+ community and being in an interracial relationship we understand that representation matters. We will always do our best to ensure that our prospective clients feel represented when looking at our body of work. We are definitely not PERFECT, but we are committed to educating ourselves to better bring about positive change in the wedding industry as a whole.

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        Christian

        Oh hi, I’m never one to enjoy making things all about me but I guess you probably want to know who the hell you’re internet stalking right now. On first glance I’m essentially just your standard issue basic iced-coffee drinking sushi loving photographer. Dig a little deeper and there’s oh so much more (… I think?)

        Here’s some general info about me:

        • Born and raised in Clearwater, FL (eww humidity, give me snow pls)
        • Pretty damn tall, I’ll get all those good angles, trust me
        • Every Valentine’s day while Emilio is distracted for any given amount of time I will (somewhat influenced by a bottle of wine) book an entire vacation absolutely spur of the moment without telling him
        • I am not good at keeping secrets. So I’ll tell him within a few hours. 2018 was Israel. 2019 was London. I think you all know what happened with COVID in 2020 … so stay tuned for 2021.
        • Addicted to reading. Seriously. I read 50+ books a year and my guilty pleasure is a good psychological thriller. Ask me for book recommendations 😛

        check out some of my work

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        Emilio

        Hey, I’m Emilio. I’m the other half of Natura Collective and I’m not at mad about the spontaneous trips Christian plans. This is a common thing for us. I love exploring new corners of the world. If by somehow (miraculously) we aren’t busy shooting a wedding or binge editing you might find me:

         

        • Falling down the YouTube rabbit hole
        • Supporting local businesses and artists – whether it be a drag show or small plant shop
        • Attempting to be a food network star in our cute little kitchen – current obsession: pies + pastries
        • Taking our lazy dachshund to the park (stay tuned for Paco’s latest glamour shoot)
        • Making clay vases, dishes, and anything cute to paint and display in our apartment

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        FAQ.

        When did you get into photography?

        Are you guys ... together together?!

        Favorite part about the job?

        Favorite places you've traveled?

        Are there other members of your team?

        Christian: I shot my first wedding while I was still in high school in 2010!! I don't ever want to stop capturing memories. I'm almost up to 250 weddings captured ----------

        Emilio: Christian dragged me into this right after we met and there was no turning back. I picked up a camera and started shooting weddings alongside him and I wouldn't change it for anything. I've photographed over 100 weddings!