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Relive the joy of your wedding through stunning images and incredible films

“Nate Messarra Photography was one of the best decisions we made. They were always there to answer any questions we had throughout the planning process and worked with us to ensure that everything went smoothly. They captured our wedding day perfectly and we loved how our pictures and video turned out. We highly recommend them!” 

jane & brad

Hello! We’re Nate & Alex – a husband and wife wedding photography and videography team based in Houston, Texas. We fell in love while living on separate continents and have had the privilege of exploring nineteen countries together. Now our biggest day-to-day adventure is raising our two kids — Silas & Seda. 

We love capturing stunning images that tell joyful love stories. Over the last 12 years we have been entrusted to photograph more than 400 weddings. With our wedding film team, we have a combined experience of over 35 years capturing weddings! We would be honored to also capture your wedding story because after the champagne has been toasted and the honeymoon is over, we want you to be able to relive the joy of your wedding day for the rest of your lives. 

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walk into your wedding day confident you chose the right photo and video team to capture your story in a vibrant and authentic way

Explore The Process





Let’s Chat!

We would love to schedule a time to meet up at our home showroom. We find that meeting in person is the best way to get a sense for how good of a fit we would be for working together. Also you’ll be able to flip through our incredible wedding albums and check out our wall art options. And best of all, Nate will mix you up a tasty cocktail! Of course we can also schedule a phone call or video call if that makes more sense.



We’ll work together to customize a collection of wedding photo and video services that just includes what you are looking for! Once you accept the quote you can easily secure your date in our calendar through on online contract and deposit.


Portrait Sessions

Portrait sessions are a great way to get more comfortable working together before your wedding day. We love the chance to get to know y’all a little better during our engagement session. We’ll work with you to plan the locations of your session and choose the perfect Save the Date images!


Crafting your Wedding Timeline

Before your wedding day we will work with you to solidify a wedding timeline that incorporates your vision and priorities, builds buffer into the right places, and makes sure you have the time you need to create a diverse collection of incredible wedding photos and video.


Getting Hitched

After months of planning and preparing, everything will come together on your wedding day! From the beginning to end we’ll be by your side as a guide — capturing your wedding day in a vibrant and authentic way.


The Big Reveal!

We totally get that waiting isn’t fun which is why we’ll be sending over a collection of sneak peek photos within two weeks of your wedding. Once your full gallery is completed, we’ll host a reveal party at our home showroom and share a slideshow of photos from your wedding day and premier your highlight film. We love creating a space for our couples to relive their wedding day through our photos and films for the first time together!


Wall Art & Albums

We truly believe there is something special about showcasing your favorite wedding images on the walls of your home and in a gorgeous heirloom album. We’ll work with you to design a collection of wall art to make a few of your favorite images a part of your home. And we’ll collaboratively design the layout for your wedding album to feature your favorite images in a stunning wedding album that will still look great in 50 years!


Schedule an in-person meeting, Video, or phone call with us!

Bride and Groom kissing in aisle after wedding ceremony at the Houstonian Hotel

booking specials :

Customize & Save!  

Each of our couples and their weddings are unique! We do not have “packages” but simply let us know which services below you’d like to include in your collection and we’ll send over a quote for a custom collection of services. Everything you want and need, and nothing you don’t! Plus, click below to see how you can save up to $1200 off your collection with our booking specials…

Save $1200 with four 2024 booking specials!

1. Save $300 by completing your Contract and Deposit within a week of receiving your custom quote

2. Save $300 with a collection that includes both wedding photography and wedding films.

3. Save $300 with a collection of services that total at least $15,000.

4. Save $300 by booking with one of our preferred wedding planners.



    From an hour before your step into your dress all the way through to your grand exit, we will be there to photograph all of the important moments of your big day! We’ll work with you to craft an ideal photography timeline so that you’ll feel less stressed and be more present in each moment. After your wedding we will host a wedding reveal party at our showroom featuring a slideshow of photos from your wedding day. We love creating a special space for our couples to relive the highlights of their wedding day for the first time together! Lastly, we think there is something special about making a few of your favorite photos a part of your home and so we include a $100 credit toward purchasing read-to-hang wall art of your favorite images. 


    unlimited wedding day coverage with Nate & Alex from dress to exit

    1000+ high resolution digital images

    duplicate fine art black & white images

    two week sneak peek of 50+ wedding photos 

    two month wedding slideshow reveal party 

    online gallery + usb drive 

    $100 wall art credit

    custom photography timeline creation


    limited wedding day photography

    With Nate & Alex

    up to 6 hours of wedding day coverage 

    two week sneak peek

    two month wedding slideshow reveal party

    600+ high resolution digital images

    duplicate fine art black & white images

    online gallery + usb drive

    $100 wall art credit

    custom photography timeline creation 

    additional coverage with Nate & Alex – $600 / hr


    With Nate

    up to 5 hours of wedding day coverage 

    two week sneak peek

    two month wedding slideshow reveal party 

    400+ high resolution digital images 

    duplicate fine art black & white images

    online gallery + usb drive

    $100 wall art credit

    custom photography timeline creation 

    additional coverage with Nate – $400 / hr


    engagement session

    We promise to offer plenty of guidance as we work together to create authentic portraits that capture your personality and love story. Also, portrait sessions are a great way for us to become more familiar working together before the wedding day! 

    2 Hour Session

    2 Hours

    2 Locations 

    2 Outfits

    200+ Portraits

    $200 Wall Art Credit 


    1 Hour Session

    1 Hour

    1 Location

    1 Outfit

    100+ Portraits

    $100 Wall Art Credit 


    bridal portrait session

    90 Minute Session

    100+ Portraits

    $100 Wall Art Credit


    Wedding Films

    If you’re on the fence about whether or not to hire a wedding filmmaker, our answer is a resounding YES!  Our team of talented wedding filmmakers blend movement and moments, voices and music, energy and emotion into a cinematic highlight film that allows you to relive the joy of your wedding day over and over!

    Wedding Highlight Film Collection

    2 experienced wedding filmmakers

    unlimited coverage from dress to exit

    1 minute teaser trailer premiered 2 weeks after wedding

    6-8 minute wedding highlight film premiered at wedding reveal party 

    available to stream online 

    delivered on USB drive


    Documentary Films

    Want to relive your wedding ceremony from start to finish? Or hear all of those amazing speeches all over again? Don’t worry, you can add on documentary films! 

    Full Ceremony Documentary Film

    Re-watch your ceremony from processional to recessional from multiple camera perspectives.


    Reception Documentary Film

    Re-watch all featured events from the reception including grand entrance, first dance, parent dances, toasts / speeches, cake cutting, and grand exit.


    Well Wishes Video Booth

    Our Well Wishes Booth allows your family and friends to record heartfelt and hilarious video messages to you!

    Includes the first four consecutive hours of active use

    Film will be edited to only include the messages from your guests

    Available to Stream Online

    Delivered in less than a month


    Heirloom wedding albums

    Our heirloom wedding albums are the Grande Finale! Each handcrafted album beautifully tells the story of your wedding day unfolding from one page to the next. These lifetime-quality albums provide a lasting keepsake that even will allow your future children to expeirence the highlights of your wedding day in vibrant detail. 

    Heirloom Wedding Album 

    Includes a collaborative design process 

    The first 15 spreads

    Leatherette cover with custom embossing

    A protective album case

    Free shipping

    Large 12×12: $1800 

    Medium 10×10: $1500

    Parent Albums

    Duplicate Parent Album

    Includes all spreads in the couple’s album

    Leatherette cover with custom embossing

    A protective album case and free shipping

    Small 8×8 – $900

    Medium 10×10 – $1200

    Our All-in Wedding Album!

    Upgrade your album cover and max out your wedding album with all the spreads possible and save 15%!  Our All-In Wedding Album is perfect those couples who prefer to include all of your wedding album costs up front to account for them in your wedding budget. 


    12×12 Album

    Maximum number of spreads – 50

    Upgraded Leather or Acrylic Photo Cover

    A collaborative design process

    Custom embossing

    A protective album case

    Free shipping


    The Photo Station

    The Photo Station is not your typical photo booth — it is a professional photography studio! We provide a dedicated photographer that helps your guests create epic photos with flattering lighting and fantastic props. Plus, the Photo Station is connected to a projector that instantly displays each picture on a large screen so that everyone can be entertained by the Photo Station fun!


    What's Included?

    First 4 Consecutive Hours of Active Use 

    Seamless clean white backdrop or glam gold sequin backdrop

    Props include picture frames, chalk board, lips & mustaches, hats

    Online image gallery available the next day where guests can view all photos, download them at no cost, and order professional quality prints in whatever size they prefer.

    Guests can order their first 4×6 print for free using promo code: freeprint

    Wedding weekend additions…

    Rehearsal dinner coverage

    up to 3 hours of coverage with one photographer

    100+ high resolution digital images

    delivered via online gallery & usb drive


    Third Photographer

    Highly recommended for weddings with more than 250 guests and weddings with multiple locations.

    Includes up to 6 hours of coverage, typically getting ready through first dance.

    Especially helpful for capturing reception space before it’s full of guests and cocktail hour festivities. 


    Can't Wait, Won't Wait Photo Delivery

    Your wedding becomes our highest photo processing priority.

    2 day 50+ wedding photo sneak peek (12 days earlier delivery)

    2 week wedding slideshow reveal party (6 weeks earlier delivery)


    The next step is to schedule an in-person meeting, video, or phone call with us! 

    Bride with Grooms tie in her mouth on dance floor of Colorado wedding

    “Nate Messarra Photography will help you remember the magic of your wedding day with the most breathtaking photos and films you could ever have!”

    Peter & Matt

    Awards & Features

    Best of Zola 2023

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Will you travel to capture our wedding?

    Yes, please! While the majority of the weddings we capture each year are within a two hour drive of Houston, each year we look forward to capturing a handful of weddings in other wonderful places. We’ve had the pleasure of traveling to more than 25 countries and have captured weddings on the white sand beaches of Key West, high up in the Rocky Mountains mountains, on the coast of Greece’s Aegean Sea and many places in between.

    When will my wedding photos and films be delivered? And in what format?

    Nate typically spends 30-40 hours individually processing each image from a wedding day. Wedding galleries are typically delivered within 2-3 months of your wedding day. All galleries will contain high-resolution jpeg images that can be downloaded from your gallery and delivered on a USB drive.

    How long have you been capturing weddings?

    Wedding photography has been our full time career since 2012.

    What’s your favorite part of a wedding day?

    This is a difficult question… but our favorite part of a wedding day is capturing a diverse collection of couples portraits. We aim to deliver at least 100 couples portraits captured at different times and places throughout the day (indoors, outdoors, sunset portraits, etc). It makes us sad to think that some couples might only receive a handful of photos of just the two of them together.

    Why should I hire your team for photo and video?

    When you hire our photography and videography team to capture your wedding we are able to provide a seamless, high-quality experience. With years of capturing weddings as a team, we are able to communicate effectively throughout the planning and wedding day. And perhaps most importantly, we are able to provide each other with fresh ideas and creative collaboration for images and films you will treasure for decades to come.

    Can you help create a great wedding timeline?

    Absolutely! The last thing we want is for our couples to feel stressed about the timeline on their wedding day and not have the proper time allotment for capturing great photos. We will work with you to craft a stress-free timeline that builds in buffer in the right places.

    What happens if….?

    Planning for “worst-case” scenarios is part of our job. What if we get sick? What if our house burns down? What if? What if? We have a lot back up plans and “worst-case” scenarios for any given situation. Plus, creative problem-solving is one of our favorite parts of any wedding.

    Can you provide my venue with a Certificate of Insurance?


    Can I see your wedding work from a wedding day that has a similar venue or lighting environment to mine?

    When choosing a wedding photographer, we highly recommend viewing a wedding day that has a similar venue or lighting condition to the day that you are planning. A church ceremony will look different than an outdoor ceremony. During our initial consultation we’ll aim to understand the overall vision of your wedding day and send you some of our work that has a similar lighting and spaces to the wedding that you are planning.

    Are there any additional fees we should know about?

    We are required to charge an additional Texas Sales Tax rate of 8.25% on all services and products. We absolutely hate extra invoicing and try to be as all-inclusive and transparent as possible. Common additional add-on items are wall art, additional album pages, and travel fees outside of the greater Houston area.