MARIA & MATT
So few things in life do we give both to our parents and to our (future) kids. So many major purchases — cars, wedding dresses, snazzy electronics — are in use for somewhere between 3 to 10 years, and then they’re done for. You throw them away. You get a new one. But you can’t get a new life. You only get one. So doesn’t it make sense to invest remembering the best moments in life? To choose not just a photograph, but one that is art? Something worth framing, something worthy of display throughout generations of hallways? That is what Nato Tuke does: she turns your best moments into art. To me, this is the highest purpose of photography. If this is what you’re looking for, Nato is your artist. I think Nato churns out such consistently high-quality work not only due to her high talent, but because she’s so down-to-earth and easy to work with and she knows which mode to switch into to get the right shot: sometimes she must to preserve the moment without injecting herself into it; sometimes she must create the shot. Her portfolio speaks to her judgment in these matters far better than my words could. Nato will always be my family photographer; I encourage you to consider her for yours, as well.