Nathan Ham, a member of the Professional Photographers of America, is based in Historic North Topeka, Kansas. He specializes in family, senior, and children's portraits, as well as commercial, boudoir, modeling, and landscape photography. Nathan is an award-winning photographer and well known in Topeka, Manhattan, Lawrence, across the United States and world-wide. Whether it is for an engagement, welcoming a baby, graduating high school, or a business head shot or group, we take great pride in every picture we take. Nathan has built his business over the last 39 plus years on referrals from happy clients.
A native of Topeka, Kansas, Nathan Ham graduated from Topeka High School in 1978. He went on to play football and study photography at Butler County Community College where he received a full ride scholarship to play for the Lobos at the University of New Mexico. There, Nathan received a bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary curriculum and has since then applied his knowledge and experience in both sports and photography to running a successful photography studio. With over 40 years in the industry, Nathan Ham is recognized as a shining example of quality and service.
Nathan Ham Photography has been a long-term member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and Kansas Professional Photographers Association (KPPA) and has received numerous prestigious awards. The most recent includes KPPA Photographer of the Year (2013, 2017, 2019, 2022), Best of Show (2022), a Top 3 Placement at the first ever World Photographic Cup in 2014 for his portrait “Peek a Boo”. In 2010 and 2011 he was awarded The Silver Award Professional Photographer of the year (Top 125 out of 25,000 members).
Nathan is the proud father of two sons who are the foundation of his creativity and ambition. When not working the studio, you can find him traveling around the world, antiquing, and looking for the next exciting adventure.
Our studio is located in historic North Topeka, housed in a native stone building built for use as a Baptist Church in 1871. Beautifully renovated, the 12,000 square foot, two-story studio contains a variety of interesting architectural elements and antique furnishings, providing a unique setting for photography. Outside the studio, an award-winning garden provides a scenic natural background.
A consultation is required to discuss photographic concepts. This short meeting will make the difference between run-of-the-mill photos and personalized, unique photos for you to cherish forever. We know you have a million questions. Don't worry! We will cover all your questions and more in your free consultation.
Although we are confident in our quality, we want you to be happy. We go to great lengths to ensure that you are. If, after the consultation and shoot, you are not 100% satisfied, Nathan Ham Photography will re-shoot, reprint, or refund any pictures at your request.
“I have worked with Nathan on numerous commercial projects over the years, so when it was time to select a photographer to take our daughter’s senior pictures it was an easy decision. As someone who has worked with professional photographers all over the country, I can say without hesitation that I have found none better than Nathan Ham.
While we expected top-quality photographs from Nathan, what my wife and I couldn’t have expected was the transformation that took place in our daughter as a result of this experience.
Not only did Nathan capture her natural outer beauty, he also encouraged her to let her inner beauty shine through. He didn’t try to change my daughter to fit his photographic style; he adapted to fit her unique style and personality.
The result of Nathan’s efforts was photographs that far exceeded our expectations and a young woman who, perhaps for the first time in her life, believes us now when we tell her how beautiful she is. Our daughter is entering her senior year with a newfound confidence that is a direct result of this incredible experience.
Anyone with a camera or smartphone can snap a few photos, but it takes a real professional to capture the true essence of his subject. Thanks to Nathan Ham, our daughter had an experience she will not soon forget and we have beautiful images of her that we will cherish forever.”
We have so many package options, we don't list all of them on our website. We have packages starting as low as $500 (includes session and prints)! We would love to schedule a FREE consult to meet with you personally to discuss all of our options. This will also serve as the perfect opportunity to tell us all about YOU and what ideas and concepts your personality brings to the table. Above everything else we want you to be able to show off how much you ROCK!