Name: Nate Torres

Location: Fullerton

Services: Portraits & Headshots

Settings: On-Location or In-Studio

Find Me Online: YouTube Channel

Christopher Dargan
Christopher Dargan
Nate was so easy to work with. I am usually nervous having my picture taken. Not the case working with Nate. He engaged me in light small talk so I could calm down. Pics he took I think are the best ever of me. Highly recommend his srvices.
CC Mitchell
CC Mitchell
Nate was a pleasure to work with. He made me feel comfortable and allowed me to have fun with modeling. He was excellent at guiding me and helping with poses. He was professional from beginning to end. I’d love to work with him again in the future. And my photos? They are gorgeous.
Adrian Andrade
Adrian Andrade
Nate really makes it a point to understand what types of photos you're looking to create so that he can make them a reality. During the shoot he's extremely professional, and also just has good vibes and feels like he's one of your friends. This last part was super important for me because it allowed me to loosen up and get out of my head more. He's always happy to help support with pose ideas and even do some coaching to get the best results. Would highly recommend Nate!
Spencer Chuang
Spencer Chuang
I called up Nate for a photoshoot and he was a complete professional and very courteous. We went over what I was looking for and what type of outfits ill be wearing. His photography skills are top notch and he is real easy to work with. I would defiantly do another photoshoot some time in the future. Highly recommended!
Markian Benhamou
Markian Benhamou
Super happy with Nate’s high quality photos! He has very creative concepts, is a pleasure to shoot with, and I highly recommend to anyone.
Cosette
Cosette
working with Nate has been and is always an absolute pleasure! Professional, very talented and has an amazing vision. Always makes sure a client is happy and has very quick turnaround with editing. Highly recommend!
Yoshio Kawamura
Yoshio Kawamura
A hard-working individual who’s trying to make an imprint on the game. I personally shot with him and felt nothing but good vibes from this dude. He’s always willing to put extra work in, and the quality is 100% guaranteed. I cannot stress enough how important it is to shoot with a photographer who is not only great, but also he/she knows what you want to create because it makes a whole world of difference.
Alan C
Alan C
Nate is a class act. I did a lifestyle photoshoot with Nate and was extremely pleased with how the photos came out. He was very flexible and knowledgable during the shoot. I personally rely on a few specific poses for my shoots, so I was particularly impressed at the numerous additional poses he knew would read well on camera. Highly recommend!
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Fullerton Photographer

Why Shoot Portrait Photography in Fullerton, California?

A lot of Californians might think of citrus when they think of Fullerton, California. The area has long been known for its seemingly endless groves of Valencia oranges. Some even say the whole town smells of it—which I wouldn’t mind at all!

Fullerton is another one of those California cities within Orange County that’s considered fairly suburban. It has its unique charm but, on the surface, can seem a bit sparse when it comes to shooting locations for portrait photography. Fortunately, I’ve had plenty of shoots in and around the area and can say that looks can be deceiving!

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What You Can Wear for Portraits in Fullerton, California?

Wear whatever you want—I’m not one to judge your wardrobe and clothing is very much contingent on your look and what you are trying to achieve. With that said, Huntington Beach, California is very much a surf town. If you want a look that will fit in, choose something fashionable but relaxing. Huntington Beach locals are well with the term “athleisure”. Whether or not you want to embody that look is up to you.

I’ll help you choose a wardrobe or give you some advice if you need it. Sometimes you want to fit in and sometimes you don’t. We’ll discuss your wardrobe and come up with a plan that makes you happy. At the end of the day, you want to be comfortable in your own skin.

Best Spots Near Fullerton, California for Portrait Photography

Fullerton, California is a suburban area that takes some time to fully understand and break into when you’re trying to find great places to shoot photography, be it landscape or portrait. However, I’ve found a few great places that I can share with clients!

Mihaylo’s Orange Groves

While much of the orange industry has moved out of the city, you can find a beautiful orange grove to serve as a backdrop inside of the California State campus. Orange groves can be a fun location to shoot in and there are plenty of private groves still around—try asking the property owner for permission. You may be surprised to hear their approval!

Laguna Lake Park

Sandy shorelines rim Laguna Lake alongside scrubby trees. Laguna Lake Park is full of natural beauty and can be pretty secluded at times. I’ve found it to be a great place to shoot portraits. It’s quiet, peaceful, and beautiful, which are all things that complement a portrait!

Anaheim Coves

The Anaheim Coves are an expanse of wetlands that abut the Santa Ana River. All in all, the coves encompass 14 acres of pure serenity. The long views, the unbridled sunsets, and the rugged wilderness all come together to provide plenty of interesting opportunities during our portrait session.

Cerritos Sculpture Garden

The Cerritos Sculpture Garden is a park full of abstract expressionist sculptures that rise from the ground like obelisks. Surrounding the sculptures is a beautiful English-styled garden that loops and winds around itself. It’s a perfect place to find both an artistic and verdant backdrop or a mixture of both.

Why Choose Me as Your Fullerton Photographer

Suburbia often gets panned in the photography world. It can be seen as bland and sterile. After all, who wants to get their portrait taken in front of a Starbucks? However, I feel that good photographers will find the beauty and the motion in everything, no matter where you are. I’m always on the lookout for it.

In a session, my priority is you but I am also intently aware of how things move around you and where those hidden corners of splendor are.
Not to mention, I have the camera equipment to preserve the moments we make happen. I’ve been in this business a while—I’ve made the investment. You can rest easy knowing that if we catch lightning in a bottle, it’ll stay in that bottle for everyone to see and admire!

Facts About Fullerton, California

What can I tell you about Fullerton? A couple of things—

Fullerton doesn’t forget its pas

Much of Fullerton’s historic downtown has been preserved and restored. They’re especially proud of their theatre district, which looks almost the same as it did at the turn of the century.

Hey teacher, you forgot to assign us homework!

Fullerton is second only to Irvine California when it comes to having the smartest kids. They’re ranked 2nd in the entire state for their academic performance.

Fullerton folk are mustard folk

While this region of California is most known for its citrus groves, Fullerton, California got its start producing vast fields of mustard greens!