NAMU WILLIAMS

Wasabi, y'all!

Father of Roman Ali. Self-taught. Team Canon. Sushi demon. Tough Mudder. Voracious reader. Bedroom dancer. Shower singer.

If you haven't guessed it by now, my name is Namu (sounds like fondue). Super glad to have you here on my website! I’m a Bay Area-born, West Virginia-raised photographer, and I've lived in California nearly my entire adult life. I've created images for thousands of clients over more than a decade and I still get excited before shoots!

AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, MY MOST IMPORTANT GOAL IS TO RUN A BUSINESS THAT THRIVES BY PROVIDING REAL VALUE TO MY CLIENTS, USING SYSTEMS THAT BENEFIT BOTH ME AND MY COMMUNITY.

To create that, I work extra hard to be authentic in everything I do, to put service over financial success and to make integrity a pillar of my business practices. I still have miles to go to be the best I can be, but my journey continues to make me into a better business person, a better friend and a better citizen of the world.

It may seem like I'm a very serious person, but most of the time I'm very in touch with my inner 12 year old, laughing too much and being excited about everything around me. I'm also nerd-adjacent, a nationally-ranked videogamer and a consummate over-sharer.

In all my years of working, do you know the second-most common compliment I get from brides and grooms? “Our guests loved you!”

Of course, the number one compliment I get is "We loved our photos!"

Makes me happy. :D

Keep scrolling for more photos and some fun facts!

HOW ABOUT SOME MORE THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY?

1. When my son decides he isn’t too embarrassed to hold my hand in public (he’s at that age, lol)
2. The sound of raindrops on a metal roof (hard to find in Cali!)
3. Reading a great book in the shade of an umbrella next to the ocean
4. Looking at color palettes and dreaming about painting walls in funky colors
5. Dancing to hiphop, dancehall and neosoul
6. Wandering aimlessly around cultural festivals
7. Eating a picnic in a field on the top of a mountain with someone saucy

AND HOW ABOUT SOME FUN FACTS?

1. I’m ridiculously in love with sushi. Like, a lot. Too much, probably. OK, I have a problem with sushi.
2. I’m a silver medal winner in the U.S. Academic Decathlon, in the "extemporaneous speaking" category. If you know what extemporaneous speaking means, you'll know why this is funny, lol.
3. I was a nightclub bouncer/head of security for a decade, and discovered my love of photography during that time period.
4. “Namu” is my real name, on my birth certificate and everything. Ask me about how I got the name!
5. I’m pretty good at dodgeball, in spite of being old as dirt.
6. My kiddo is three times as cute as I am, and I’m pretty damned cute.
7. I was a rapper in my twenties and during my rap career I opened up for KRS-One, Lil’ Kim, Salt N’ Pepa, Common and other acts you’ve probably only heard of if you’re really into 90s hip hop.

OK, OK, that's enough about me, let’s talk about you! I’d love to speak with you on the phone, email or through video chat. Let’s get you some gorgeous photos!