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Dreamtime is run by magazine and newspaper photojournalist Nathan Welton -- that's me in the tree up there.
I wouldn't trade my job for anything. It's a huge honor and privilege to photograph passionate celebrations between families and friends. My clients let me into their personal space and trust me to document with honesty and grace their deepest emotions -- their love, their tears, their laughs, and their fears. For this I am profoundly grateful.
Wedding photography became my life's work when I quit the newspaper industry in 2006. I'd shot weddings on the side before then, but it wasn't until I devoted myself full time to the craft that I felt I took a huge leap forward. It's been a wild ride in the years since. My wedding images have appeared in Brides, Town and Country, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, and many other publications, and have won dozens of awards from the Wedding Photojournalist Association and Fearless Photographers. I've shot weddings throughout the States, the Caribbean, Central America, and Europe. In 2008, I was approached by Sigma Photo, one of the world's largest camera manufacturers, to photograph an advertising campaign for its lenses. These photographs ran across the globe until 2012.
When I'm not shooting weddings, I'm usually playing in the mountains with a camera in hand. A desire to document my weekend adventures originally sparked my interest in photography, and that led to magazine and newspaper opportunities shooting world-class rock climbers, Tour de France bike racers and Olympic-caliber equestrian riders. That was all good preparation for capturing life's most fleeting moments during a wedding day. You can check out my editorial work at www.nathanweltonphoto.com. It has appeared in international advertising campaigns and magazines, including Backpacker, Natural History, Scuba Diving, Practical Horseman and many others. Britain's largest photography magazine, Photography Monthly, featured me in a special "2011 Ultimate Technique" issue, and my work has recently appeared in Germany's largest health and fitness magazine, Fit for Fun.