• W E L C O M E + H E L L O !

    I'm Nate! A husband, proud father, daily dreamer, professional heel clicker, and photographer for people in love. Hope you enjoy the blog. Be sure to check out the website for my portfolio or the Facebook page for the latest updates. Or check out a few of my featured posts below.

Meghan + Andrew | Boise Wedding Photographer

Leave it up to Meghan + Andrew to take me off my blogging hiatus.  Seriously these guys rocked it.  Literally.  As in, we were head banging by the end of the night (see below).  What an awesome couple.  And I’m lucky enough to photograph their wedding soon too. Enjoy. And what better way to end […]


07/10/2014 - 10:18 pm

Sachin Khona - Beautiful session bro!

07/11/2014 - 12:07 am

Ken Perkes - Bring back the blog!!! Well done! Beautiful couple! Beautiful photographs! Love your use of light!

07/11/2014 - 1:50 pm

Joanne Pease - beautiful photos. You have a great talent

07/13/2014 - 5:07 am

Gloria Slagle - This is Andrew’s mom. You have captured their personalities, and the joy of their love. I agree with Ken’s remark about your use of light. Love the natural setting. Exceptional work! Can’t wait to see the wedding pictures!

07/21/2014 - 9:22 pm

Coco Bliss - The photography for the Slagle Albiston wedding is spectacular and you had a perfect couple to work with!

Celeste + Greg | Donnelly Idaho Engagement Session


07/16/2013 - 11:19 am

Meredith Sledge - Oh my word, these are just incredible!!!

07/16/2013 - 6:37 pm

Laken Fulton - These are just lovely!

07/16/2013 - 10:50 pm

Anita Mohan - Wow! you are your ma are just amazingly talented – love this work.

07/17/2013 - 12:33 am

Acacia Falzone - So gorgeous and simple. Lovely

04/30/2014 - 10:59 pm

Ruben Nunez - Beautiful! Love the close ups as well as the cover shot next to the lake!

Cole + Heather | Engagement Session

I’m totally bummed that I’m not available to photograph Cole + Heather’s wedding later this year in Virginia, but I was super pumped that they still chose me to photograph their engagements.  I’m so glad they did.  We had a blast.  Cole and Heather are both incredible people, and make quite an awesome couple.  Hope […]


04/10/2013 - 7:51 pm

Sachin Khona - Another level bro’.. love it!

04/10/2013 - 8:44 pm

Robin Weidner - Wow, these are gorgeous!

04/10/2013 - 9:05 pm

Renie Mullen Sebald - These are amazing! Love them!

04/10/2013 - 9:13 pm

Cresenda Jones - great pics!! congrats!!!

04/10/2013 - 9:18 pm

Ariel Lynne Root - These are so strikingly beautiful! Gorgeous settings and lighting, and of course two incredibly lovely subjects! Cole, I love the one toward the top where you’re hugging her from behind and laughing! Such a Cole expression!

04/10/2013 - 9:28 pm

Kim Curts - WOW – Cole is awesome – Heather must be amazing! I am so happy for you both.

04/10/2013 - 10:34 pm

Raul Enriquez - Wow. Way to go Cole.

04/10/2013 - 11:13 pm

Judy Kane Morrissy - Renie, these are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

04/10/2013 - 11:37 pm

Mary Mullen - Can’t resist, Relief did they make you cry? Awesome pictures, such a nice feel for the both of you.

04/10/2013 - 11:41 pm

Mary Mullen - The pictures are awesome. What a great choice of photographer. Happy, beautiful couple. Renie, did they make you cry like Cole thought they would?

04/11/2013 - 12:45 am

Laurie Cahill Duffy - Beautiful pictures!

04/11/2013 - 1:23 am

Stacey Betts - Love these! Very creative! I loved how you framed Them using the house.

04/11/2013 - 3:08 am

Renie Mullen Sebald - No:)

04/11/2013 - 3:10 am

Renie Mullen Sebald - Thanks so much Judy! Fun time in life!

04/11/2013 - 5:20 am

Angie Pierce - Beautiful pics

04/11/2013 - 12:46 pm

Deb Bettcher - Delightful! Amazing to see Cole as a man. Heather looks like a woman of strong character.

Krista + Eric | A Downtown Boise Engagement Session

Oh the perfect weather and gorgeous light we had.  I seriously loved shooting this session.  Krista + Eric gave me complete creative control, which I always love, and were up for any of my random locations in Downtown Boise.  Hope you enjoy these few.  2 Months till their awesome wedding.  Can’t wait.


04/02/2013 - 1:14 pm

Meredith Sledge - These are fantastic!! Love ‘em!

04/02/2013 - 8:17 pm

Frannie Wilson - gorgeous photos as always Nate! Krista, you look so super hot! LOVE these all <3.

04/02/2013 - 10:53 pm

Jolene Grizzle - You’ve gone and done it again! Gorgeous.

04/02/2013 - 11:20 pm

Marcia Lou Baggs - Beautiful

04/04/2013 - 5:34 am

Bobbette Brown - Bravo… great pictures… can’t wait to see the rest of them. You both look awesome.

04/04/2013 - 4:15 pm

Shelbey Cockerill Konzek - Gorgeous couple!!! Amazing pictures @[506808555:2048:Krista Brown]! Love you guys!

04/05/2013 - 4:08 am

Lori Salveson - Wow, is that really our Eric? Amazing.

04/05/2013 - 9:19 pm

Teresa Staab - Really amazing photos –you two look like you were made for each other! Luv U

08/06/2013 - 7:17 am

Joseph Hall - Very sweet – great compositions. Good job!

2012. Awesome Year.


12/31/2012 - 8:51 pm

Dylan Howell - an amazing year Nate! I’m excited to see where you go with 2013 :)

12/31/2012 - 9:09 pm

Kate Watson Perkes - Nate your work amazes me! I think I take your work for granted cause its all so good, but you truly are so talented!! Cheers for 2013!!

12/31/2012 - 9:32 pm

Greg Hoskins - Way to rock it, Nate!

12/31/2012 - 9:36 pm

Ken Perkes - YES, a VERY good year, indeed! BEAUTIFUL!

12/31/2012 - 9:43 pm

Jen Perkes - You have had an AMAZING year! Such great images to document the lives you have intertwined with and then becoming the witness of their love. So PROUD of you!

01/01/2013 - 5:18 pm

Christa - Gosh, so so beautiful. I’m so inspired. I’m so glad you captured our wedding.

01/02/2013 - 11:28 pm

sachin khona - Killin’ it bro! So good!
Each wedding you get better and better.. big things for you guys in 2013!

01/13/2013 - 7:17 pm

Wendy - These are truly beautiful! The emotion you’ve captured is very moving. Well done.

Max + Ashlee | Boise Engagement Photographer

I can’t believe he’s getting married.  Let me back up.  I come from a family of 5 boys.  “Your poor Mother” I hear nearly every time I tell someone this.  I am number 4.  And Max, my younger brother is number 5.  So naturally, we were all very excited (and a bit surprised : ) […]


10/05/2012 - 4:47 pm

Sachin Khona - damn dude.. these are frickin incredible .. the last few frames are too good

straight up money yo

10/05/2012 - 4:48 pm

Ken Perkes - Oh, my goodness! Could these be any more beautiful?! WOW!

Now I know that Ashlee is model-beautiful and Max isn’t totally unattractive, but there is an art brought to their beauty from your photography that is at its best! You’re amazing, Nate! This is some of your best work!

10/05/2012 - 5:55 pm

Meredith Adams - WHAAAAAAAT?! You. rock. so. hard. Love this shot especially: http://nateperkesblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Boise-Idaho-Wedding-Photographer-09.jpg and your free lensing work is bomb.

10/05/2012 - 8:53 pm

Kyle - Those photos in that long line of trees are OFF THE CHAIN!

10/05/2012 - 9:41 pm

Len - Crazy adorable couple, check. Amazeballs location, check. Cramazing photography, double check! These are just freaking amazingly good, I love the shots in the trees in particular, but they’re all so crazy good and they look like a ridonculously adorable couple. So happy for your brother and congrats to the both of them and your family. :)

10/05/2012 - 9:56 pm

Jen Perkes - WOW! What a beautiful way to introduce Max and Anshlee to the world. LOVE THEM! Beautiful kids, beautiful photographs, beautiful settings….LOVE, love, love them (and YOU)!

10/05/2012 - 10:23 pm

Kymberlie Pastic - Wow this is amazing… You need to offer workshops!

10/05/2012 - 10:25 pm

Alysha Kautz - Great Job Nate Perkes, these are amazing! Would love to learn from you!

10/05/2012 - 10:26 pm

Jacquie DeFreze - Ok…..seriously……gorgeous photos but how did Max turn into a man when ken, Jen and I are still 30? Lol love to each and every Perkes!

10/05/2012 - 10:26 pm

Justine Russo - WOW WOW WOW WOW! These are stunnnning Nate! Such gorgeous work! The ones with the trees lining them are just breathtaking!

10/05/2012 - 11:56 pm

Joyce Thomas - Absolutely phenomenal! Every aspect of it–the loving couple, the photography. One more reason to be in awe of the Perkes family.

10/06/2012 - 1:18 am

Deb Klick - Beautiful

10/06/2012 - 9:52 am

Kelsie Taylor - ohh my gosh! what an amazing location and gorgeous couple! seriously awesome work.

10/06/2012 - 12:55 pm

Joanne Pease - Nate, you are so talented. It’s like looking at a romantic movie and cheering for the star crossed lovers to finally fall in love! I’m in awe and of course Max and his fiance are wonderful subjects. So incredibly romantic. How lucky they are to have you for a brother! Great work. You are going to go places with your work. Congratulations

10/06/2012 - 1:28 pm

tobiah - Wow, this is a stunning session! So so good! Love that long line of trees :D

10/06/2012 - 2:22 pm

benj haisch - dang. these are LEGIT.

10/07/2012 - 11:12 am

Andre Blais - These are awesome, I love the fourth portrait, you have a great style I really enjoy looking at your images :)

10/07/2012 - 12:00 pm

Heather K - Speechless. Just… wow. Each and every shot is incredible, Nate. Gorgeous, gorgeous work.

10/07/2012 - 6:54 pm

Jessica Vogelsang - Holy crap! Yeah, ummm, I’m actually speechless!

10/07/2012 - 8:54 pm

Sara - amazing work Nate! I love the intimate sunset photos! I’m sure your brother loves these.

10/08/2012 - 2:31 am

Nora - I have no words other than wow, wow, wow!

10/08/2012 - 1:30 pm

Kate Perkes - Nate!!! Just when I think they couldn’t get any better they DID! So awesome, so perfect, the whole package just could not have been captured more beautifully! YAY for Max and Ash!!

10/09/2012 - 5:20 am

Jack Chauvel - Those locations are great Nate. Love the whole set.

10/10/2012 - 5:32 pm

Christa Taylor Gutschenritter - Oh Nate- these are incredibly gorgeous. Makes me want to get engaged all-over again.
You are a huge inspiration to me!

10/11/2012 - 2:37 am

Olivia Fletcher - These are amazing.

10/13/2012 - 1:34 am

Bridget Hughes - I just looked at this….I can’t believe that Max is old enough to get married…and talk about beautiful pics, that girl should be a model!

10/17/2012 - 12:17 am

Miles - Oh I love everything on this set of photos! The trees and the moon are so beautiful! :)

10/24/2012 - 2:38 am

Alyssa Schroeder - Dude. These are freakin’ awesome. Mind blown. What a series.

Idaho Botanical Gardens Wedding | Jennifer + Jonny

In my opinion, Jennifer should host a seminar on how to correctly plan and execute the perfect wedding day. Her organization was immaculate, and she won her way into our hearts by scheduling more than enough time for portraits.The bride and groom were even able to enjoy their day with golfing for the guys and […]


08/23/2012 - 1:33 pm

Barrosinc - They look like a gorgeous couple!
I love the first dance in B+W!

08/23/2012 - 2:36 pm

Chris - I love the way you have lit these shots so perfectly! Some of the best wedding photos I have ever seen!

08/23/2012 - 4:26 pm

Kelsie Taylor - gorgeous light and colors! love them all!

08/23/2012 - 5:21 pm

Mercedes - Your portraits of the two of them are so sweet. And of her and her mom? Love them.

08/23/2012 - 9:02 pm

Mariana Maya - gorgeous B&W images!

08/24/2012 - 12:13 am

David - Great job, man. Way to find the nice light.

08/24/2012 - 12:35 am

Alex Miller - Super photos! Wonderful light under the pergoda (if that’s what it’s called!!?). I love the flared shot as the bride gets out of the Limo!

08/24/2012 - 6:09 am

Jim Murphy - Gorgeous couple wonderfully captured! Amazing job!

08/24/2012 - 6:27 am

JEK - You are worth your weight in gold, Nate!!! We are SO thankful to have had you to capture our most special day! Can’t wait to see the rest!

08/24/2012 - 7:36 am

Heather - WOW they look like models. I adore the shot of him picking her up!

08/24/2012 - 4:49 pm

Alison Evans - LOVE!

08/24/2012 - 5:55 pm

Laura Birdsall Mundy - Absolutely Beautiful!

08/24/2012 - 6:48 pm

Jonny Knopp - These are the best photos ever! I have the most beautiful bride in the world!

08/25/2012 - 5:23 pm

Marilee - They are everything I was hoping for! WOW! All of them capture the moment of emotion and the delight of this wonderful day!

08/26/2012 - 3:46 am

Dennis Pike - Such beautiful use of light throughout the whole wedding. Top notch

08/26/2012 - 9:02 am

Justin - Great job, the jump picture is amazing! :)

08/26/2012 - 1:55 pm

Bridget Francis - The light is wonderful in these – really vibrant. Adore the bride lying on the bench – inspired!

08/27/2012 - 1:56 pm

Mary Ann Pappani - Beautiful photos, beautiful bride!

08/27/2012 - 4:47 pm

Wanda Knopp - I love all of them!

08/27/2012 - 8:51 pm

Renee Knopp Smith - oh my – they are beautiful – i cannot believe some of the shots. Perfect remembrance of a perfect day. So glad we could be part of it!

09/14/2012 - 1:15 pm

Christina Hastings - Man, she’s gorgeous! The one of her lying down on the bench, and him bending over to kiss her is one of those pictures that makes you stop and do a double take. Great job!

04/09/2013 - 12:46 pm

Rob Dodsworth - Stunning stuff! Fab portrait work.