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A GOOD SNAPSHOT KEEPS A MOMENT THAT IS GONE FROM RUNNING AWAY.

- Eudora Welty

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This is me soaking up the snuggles of my eldest daughter when she was 2 years old, shortly before her little sister was born! My wife snapped this photo of us on a hiking trip, and it captures one of the many sweet moments that I love to look back on. It is having candid, authentic photographs like this that inspire me to do what I do for my clients.

Photography has always been a passion of mine. With my camera, I like to pause the whirlwind of our lives and celebrate the unique, unfiltered moments that I never want to forget. My love for family portrait sessions began when I got married and had our first daughter. The intimacy of these incredible life events has inspired me to pursue this as a full-time career. I count on four decades of photography experience and a consistent editing style.

Absolutely thrilled to be part of capturing your most joyous moments! It's not just a job for me; it's a privilege to freeze those magical vibes, unique styles, and every significant moment in time. My commitment is to weave a visual story that resonates with the essence of your special day. I bring a blend of attentiveness and unobtrusiveness, ensuring you feel at ease and relaxed from dawn to dusk.

Every wedding is a new chapter, and I can't express how grateful I am to turn your love story into timeless art. Ready for more unforgettable celebrations with amazing couples! Let's connect on social media – looking forward to getting to know you better! 

My passion goes beyond just capturing moments; it's about understanding you, your love story, and weaving those personal touches into every frame. I'm dedicated to creating not just photos and videos, but a seamless, stress-free experience from the first consultation to your magical day.

Immersing myself in your journey, I aim to deliver not just images, but a timeless narrative that resonates with generations to come. My commitment is to limit the number of weddings I take on each year, ensuring that every couple receives the time, care, and attention they truly deserve.

Picture this: Clean, vibrant photos that encapsulate your personalities, while I handle all the details, leaving you free to savor each moment of your wedding day. You're not just clients; you're my priority. Any question or concern, a call, text, or email away – because your peace of mind matters as much as your perfect shots.

I'M JOSE,

owner & senior photographer of Jose Nicdao LLC

  • Why should I hire you and not a photography company?
    As a wedding photographer, I understand how important it is to capture every special moment during your big day. Here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring me instead of a photography company: 1. Personal Attention: I am a solo photographer, which means that I will be the one working closely with you before, during, and after your wedding. I will get to know you and your partner, your style, and your preferences, and tailor my approach accordingly. With a photography company, you might not get the same level of personal attention, and you might not even know who your photographer will be until the day of the wedding. 2. Consistent Style: I have a specific style that I have developed over the years, which is a mix of documentary and artistic. My goal is to capture genuine emotions and interactions, while also creating stunning images that you will cherish for a lifetime. With a photography company, you might get a variety of styles depending on the photographer assigned to your wedding. 3. Competitive Pricing: While photography companies might offer packages that seem appealing at first, they often come with hidden fees and add-ons that can quickly add up. I am transparent about my pricing and offer customizable packages that fit your budget and needs. 4. Experience and Expertise: I have been a wedding photographer for over a decade, and I have worked with couples from all walks of life. I know how to handle all kinds of lighting situations, weather conditions, and unexpected challenges that might arise during a wedding. I also have a keen eye for details and composition, which translates into beautiful and timeless images. In short, hiring me as your wedding photographer means that you will get a dedicated, experienced, and talented professional who will go above and beyond to capture the essence of your love story.
  • Why are your wedding packages so expensive?
    No they're not! 😀 We understand that our wedding photography videography packages may seem expensive at first glance, but we assure you that the quality and value we provide justify the cost. Our prices reflect the time, effort, and expertise that we put into capturing your special day. Our wedding photography services involve much more than just showing up on the day of the wedding. We spend time getting to know our clients, understanding their vision, and planning the logistics to ensure everything runs smoothly. Before the wedding, we scout the location, create a shot list, and prepare all the necessary equipment. On the day of the wedding, we work tirelessly to capture every moment, from the bride getting ready to the last dance. After the wedding, we spend hours reviewing and editing the photos to ensure the highest quality. We also offer additional services such as custom albums and prints to provide a complete package. In short, our prices reflect the quality and value we provide, and we believe that investing in high-quality wedding photography is worth it for the memories that will last a lifetime. I offer special pricing and financing for couples who have tight budgets. Just shoot me an email!
  • What are your packages?
    At Jose Nicdao Images, we offer customized wedding photography and videography packages that cater to your specific needs and requirements. Our packages may include pre-wedding shoots, engagement sessions, full-day wedding coverage, multiple photographers, high-resolution digital files, prints, albums, and more. We understand that every couple has a unique vision for their wedding, and we strive to capture their story in a way that is personal, authentic, and timeless. To learn more about our wedding photography services and packages, please contact us to schedule a consultation. We would love to hear from you and discuss how we can make your wedding day unforgettable. We have either photo or video packages. We also have both phot and video, depending on your needs. Prices usually start at $1,999.
  • Why should I hire you and not another photographer?
    You should consider hiring me as your wedding photographer for several compelling reasons that set me apart from other wedding photographers in the San Francisco Bay Area: Passion and Expertise: My genuine passion for photography and videography, especially in the context of weddings, shines through. With my expertise, I can skillfully capture the essence and emotion of each wedding, ensuring a unique and heartfelt representation. Personalized Approach: My commitment to a personalized and relaxed approach to photography guarantees that every photo will authentically reflect the you and your fiance's love story and individuality. You can trust that your wedding memories will be beautifully tailored to your style and preferences. Natural and Candid Moments: My specialization in capturing natural and candid moments is a significant advantage. You can expect authentic, unposed shots that encapsulate the genuine emotions and events of your special day, creating a compelling and sincere narrative. Timeless Storytelling: My documentary-style approach ensures that the final images tell a timeless and beautiful story of the wedding day. You can look back at your wedding album and relive the moments as if they were happening all over again, making for cherished memories. Family Bond Strengthening: By emphasizing the importance of preserving memories to strengthen family bonds, I demonstrate a deeper understanding of the emotional significance of weddings. This perspective will resonate with you who value not only the event but also the memories it creates for future generations. High-Quality Deliverables: My commitment to using the latest technology and techniques ensures that the photos and videos I provide are of the highest quality. You can trust that you will receive exceptional, visually stunning representations of your wedding day. Affordable Packages: Offering a range of packages to fit different budgets makes my services accessible and appealing to a broader audience. You can find a package that suits you financial constraints without compromising on the quality of the captured memories. I also offer special pricing and financing plans for those who truly want me as wedding photographer. Long-Term Value: I emphasize the enduring value of wedding photography by highlighting its role in reaffirming vows and commitment throughout a marriage. You can appreciate that the memories I create will be cherished for a lifetime and beyond, becoming family heirlooms. In summary I am an exceptional wedding photographer who not only captures beautiful moments but also values and understands the profound significance of weddings and the memories they create.
  • Can I book online and save me the hassle of going back and forth?
    Yes, absolutely! You can easily book online through our website. We have a simple and straightforward booking form where you can select your preferred wedding photography package, date, and time. You will also be able to pay a deposit online through our secure payment system. This eliminates the need for back and forth emails and the hassle of passing through us. We understand that planning a wedding can be stressful, and we want to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible for you. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us through our contact page. We are always happy to help. Our package pricings are upfront, no hidden costs, and no junk fees.

Let your love shine

CREATE PHOTOS WITH MORE THAN JUST THE CAMERA

Jose Nicdao Photo and Video is the perfect choice for capturing the breathtaking moments of your special day. With an eye for detail and stunning shots, Jose Nicdao Photo and Video provides an unparalleled wedding photography service to make your wedding day memories last a lifetime.

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I WANT YOU TO BE ABLE TO LOOK BACK ON MEMORIES THROUGH THE PHOTOS WE CAPTURE TOGETHER

feel the love, the joy, and the beauty of those moments

As a family photographer, I aim to capture the unique and personal details of each member of the family - the details that make you who you are at this moment in time!

The missing tooth, the new baby in mom's belly, the teeny tiny hand that grasps your finger...these are the intimate memories that I want you and your family to have to cherish for many years to come.

LET'S PRESERVE YOUR MEMORIES IN BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS

let me help you tell your story through raw, authentic images

I often meet my clients for the first time when they are planning their wedding, but I do hope it doesn’t end there. I have watched my clients and their families grow through the years, and it is such an incredible honor to be a part of this journey as their photographer!

Please look through my galleries and see the culmination of a lot of special moments—from the hundreds of couples I've worked with on their wedding to the families welcoming their first babies, there is so much love in these pages and I am thrilled to share it with you.

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FUN FACTS

get to know me a little more

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WHEN I AM NOT FIDDLING WITH MY CAMERA, I ENJOY PLAYING THE CELLO, PLAYING TENNIS, BAKING, AND LISTENING TO PODCASTS AND AUDIOBOOKS.

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I AM A HUMANITIES NERD!
I majored in Chinese literature and was in the university academe for many years before moving to the US. I speak Tagalog, Mandarin, and a bit of Spanish!

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ONE HOBBY I WOULD LOVE TO REVISIT IS BEEKEEPING.
Back in the Philippines, I did beekeeping and made a small business from selling honey and beeswax.

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I CONSIDER MYSELF SOMEWHAT OF A COFFEE CONNOISSEUR.
There is nothing like that hot cup of coffee in the morning! I am very passionate about coffee and the craft of brewing my own blends.

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ONE OF MY DREAMS IS TO LIVE IN A COTTAGE IN THE WOODS.
After meeting my wife whom I consider an absolute hippie, I have become more enthralled with the idea of living sustainably off grid some day!

Get in Touch

Whether you’re a newly engaged couple looking for a photographer, or a mother longing for beautiful images of treasured moments, I am your guy!

Your story - your love, is unique and beautiful and I can’t wait to capture it in images you will treasure for years to come. I believe in real moments and heartfelt conversations, in the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together.

Schedule a free, no-commitment, consultation so we can chat about your vision!

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