I hired Natalie in hopes to create some beautiful photos that I could use on my website and in my marketing of workshops and events. I had some idea of where I wanted the photos on the website but not exactly the vision of what they should look like.
Natalie helped me create the story I wanted to tell, and determine the right look and feel I was going for. She also helped me with choosing the location, color theme, props, wardrobe, and makeup tips. She not only listened to me but also helped me make decisions based on her professional expertise, which I really appreciated. Before working with Natalie I was feeling lost and wasn’t sure what I wanted. Natalie asked the right questions to help guide me and even took the time to create a vision board for inspiration, based on what I had described I liked.
In general, I do not like my picture taken in a way that is staged but Natalie gave me some good tips on how to pose. She is very detail oriented, looking at everything from what my hand was doing to how my facial expression was. This put me at ease right away.
After the photo shoot was over I was surprised at how quickly Natalie delivered the finished product. The photos were beautiful! I am more than happy with how they turned out. My new photos were so inspirational that it gave me the motivation to complete my website effortlessly. Now I had a look and feel that I loved and everything flowed from there.
I really enjoyed working with Natalie, she is fun, passionate, creative, a good listener and has a great eye for detail. I would recommend her to anyone looking for amazing photos but in particular, those looking to start a business or enhance their business in a visual way.
-Nessia Starr, Wellness and Lifestyle Coach
Our entire shoot was fun! We spent our day in a beautiful Japanese garden and it was a nice relaxing shoot. Nothing was stressful. After shooting with Natalie, I had an amazing selection of edited photos and each and every one I loved! Many times I shoot with photographers I only like a couple of the final shots, but with Natalie I love all of them and she leaves me wanting more! I know with her, each shot will be unique and not all looking the same. She is so easy to work with and her eye for detail makes me feel at ease knowing nothing out of place will work its way into the shot. She was there to help guide me to ensure that our pictures came our magical. Doing a photoshoot with Natalie is worth the money if you want to get the most out of your shoot and ensure that you will love all the photos, not just one or two!
-Ariel Peake, Model @ariel_peake
My experience with Natalie was fantastic. I have extreme social anxiety and have struggled with self-confidence my whole life, but as soon as I met Natalie she was kind, reassuring, patient, and welcoming. Being an artistic teenager she was willing to let my creativity flow along side hers so my ideas could come to life as well. If I was told to choose my favorite part of the day I couldn't decide because the entire experience was fun, peaceful, and made me feel beautiful. I originally contacted Natalie because her point of view and style were so incredibly different than the senior portrait photographers in my area. I had seen all their work over and over again in my yearbooks and I wanted something new and fresh: that is what Natalie gave to me. For anyone that craves someone with a different and beautiful point of view; someone who lets your creativity show through as well; someone who will make you feel beautiful; go to Ms. Natalie Vaughan.
Prior to the photoshoot we were afraid we would look awkward in front of the camera and that our poses wouldn't seem natural to us. Our fears went away during our photoshoot and afterwards when Natalie sent us our beautiful photos and my baby bump and our expressions looked natural as ever. My favorite part about the photoshoot was Natalie's positive energy and complimenting us as we were posing. It made us feel more comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera. Natalie is a multi-talented photographer with a clear passion and vision for telling stories through her lens.
Natalie Vaughan is an artist of her own. She's an independent thinker that carries an extreme passion for her art. She takes her work incredibly seriously, like the amazing photographer she is would. Every shoot we have done together, the photographs are impeccable and carry an astounding aesthetic quality to them. This is true because Natalie connects to all that she does. Her trade has matured; growing steadily alongside her New Age niche. The act and process of shooting with NatVonPhotography is thrilling. Her direction is powerful. Her eye for color and positioning is award winning. Every photograph she designs is, without a doubt, timeless.
-Lanea Ariel Warren
I have been a friend of Natalie and an admirer of her work for many years. We always talked about doing a shoot together but I have never been one to take lots of photos, or love to pose for them. When I graduated from my college, I decided to forge the traditional grad portraits which I later regretted. The following year as my Masters graduation approached, I felt compelled to not let the opportunity pass again, and naturally, I got in touch with my favorite photographer.
Natalie was so kind and enthusiastic; she made me feel really special and actually excited to be in front of a camera. When discussing the vision for my shoot, I was having a hard time describing what I wanted, but with just a few words about texture, lighting, and colors, Natalie was able to pick up on exactly what I was envisioning. She is very intuitive, and a very good listener; the location she chose was stunning and it far exceeded my expectations.
During our shoot, Natalie was wonderful. She has such a great eye for lighting, angles, and finding the most beautiful backdrops. As I mentioned before, this was my first time having professional photos, so I did not really know what I was doing. Natalie gave me guidance throughout the entire process, she suggested poses and made sure I looked great in every shot. She made me feel confident, and beautiful, and she made me laugh a lot, which ended up producing some wonderful candid shots that I love.
Although I was nervous at first, I ended up having so much fun. The photos are amazing and I am so happy that Natalie made this possible. She truly does have the artistic touch that sets her work apart. I never thought I would say this, but I cannot wait to do it again! Thank you so so much Natalie!
Shooting with Nat was incredible! She has a very keen eye for detail, which shows in her work. She took the time to go over the outfit details from the jewelry, clothes, makeup, flash tattoos, and hair to ensure we got the right look and feel of the shoot. I felt like I was in good hands from the start, especially with how professional she was. On top of that, she was cool, extremely nice, and so easy to work with. Sometimes you get a photographer that makes you feel uncomfortable, but she was the complete opposite. I felt right at home and both of our creative energy flowed so naturally. I can't wait to work with her again!
-Model, Toni-Michelle also known as @Smokahont_ass