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    ... THE PERKES. We still consider ourselves newlyweds [we've been married for almost 5 years]. Our firstborn, Jace, is now 2 years old, and became a big brother when Sofia Rain joined our family in November 2012. We are from the East Coast [Luisa is from MA and Nate is from NH]. We are Bronco's Fans [We've lived in the Boise area for almost 5 years]. We are travelers. We are athletes and we are dancers. We are enthusiastic about food. We are spontaneous. We are addicted to the sun. We are in love.

    Most importantly... we are HAPPY. We are the Perkes.

Category Archives: Animoto Video

End of Year Video 2011…

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Oscar B. Morales - Lusa and Nate; Wow !!! It so good to see the wonderful sites, pictures, and happy, that you were able to have in 2011. Most of all to be able to see Jace through the lens. Mom and I just sat down after putting Cam and Brooke to bed and enjoyed every secong of this video, what a date!!!

Looking forward to the 2012 video;

Love Papadaddy and Nana Morales

Leanne - hey you! i LOVED the video. looks like you guys know how to have a good time!! :) that baby jace is ONE.CUTE.KID!!!!! i’m so glad we were able to see you guys as you passed through st. George. I LOVE YOU woman! hope to see you soon!!


Happy New Year & Good Bye 2010!!

Nate and I have made it a tradition to make a video every year as a summary to our adventures and memories. It has been a blast this past week filtering through our library of photos and videos. We laughed and reminisced, and I couldn’t believe how many times I thought: “I completely forgot about…

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Vanessa Montero Badilla - Hola nate, luisa y jace!!!!!! saludes al baby que acaba de nacer esta bellisimo, me da mucho gusto saludarlos aunque sea de larga distancia aqui en costa rica, estan muy chivas las fotos me encantan los voy a contratar para hacer algo parecido a este video tan lindo jajaja de verdad me alegro un monton de que tengan una familia tan linda y ojala que la disfruten al maximo como lo han hecho hasta ahora, bueno por si no saben quien soy soy vanessa hija de randall montero primo de tu papa de la gran familia de COSTA RICA :D , tengo dos hermanitos pablo de 13 años y mario de 7 años que tambien le mandan saludos, ojala puedan venir a costa rica otra vez para tener el gusto de conocer a nate y jace que solo los e visto por fotos…. perdon ay por escribirles en español pero es que mi ingles no es muy bueno jejejeje XD ;D :* (si se inclinan un poco hacia la izquierda lo que acabo de escribir “XD” es una carita sonriendo)bueno en fin que les vaya bien en todo LOS QUEREMOS MUCHO !!

de: la gran familia que tienen aqui en costa rica

Rice-Ball - I loved watching your adventures and all of the neat places you got to go see. I'm wondering what program you guys used to compile everything and set your music tracks to? I'm really interested in doing one of my own, I'm sure it won't be as picturesque, but I'd love to give it a try :) Thanks for sharing, keep them coming. Lindsay Ball

Anonymous - Hi Luisa,

Very nicely put together, had a good time watching it. You guys look so good and happy together… that's awesome!! Happy New Year 2011!!

Keep in touch,

Anonymous - LUISA!!

It was great to see Nate, even for a short time last week. I can't wait to hear you're parents. Thanks for sending us to your blog!! Its a great reminder how much we love you guys!

All our best from New England!
Ben Della-Piana

Anonymous - I LOVE LOVED LOVED IT!! Thanks for sharing, Luisa! You guys look so happy! I can't believe you got to go to all those places! I can't wait to travel more!

Super congrats on the baby!

Anonymous - La vida es bella pero aun mas a travez de tus ojos, es precioso el video, gracias por compartirlo.



Josh - Wow, that was so fun! I loved watching you both and missing you like crazy. What an amazing year for you two. You guys are the best.



Jackson D's - Wonderful, wonderful 2010! Thank you for sharing your adventures. We are excited for your new little boy on the way. We have a little girl joining our family too! Sending our love,

Deb & Dave

Ken and Jen Perkes - Oh, what a year!!!!!

Fabulously documented! I loved it!!! I had a smile on my face the whole time.

And as good as it was last year . . . 2011 will be even better!!!



Home is Wherever I’m With You…

About six months ago I had entitled one of my posts “The Perks of Being Married to a Photographer“, and I feel like today’s post should just be a repeat; or maybe I should just call it “The Perks of Being Married to a Perkes”, and not just any ‘Perkes’…. NATE Perkes. He has, yet…

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Hector Land - Is there anybody who can advise me a good tour along Silk Road?

Anonymous - Loooooove it!!!!! It was like a tv video journey and soooo special to watch!!! Like you can see your relationship and the partnership, togetherness you both share….and that song fits! Luisa!!! I cried when I read what you wrote xoxoxoxo I miss you both!!!! Love, Nicole! we just loved the video!!!

Pappa Perkes - I agree with Kate! The first part of the video, before you get to Animoto, is the best stuff you have done. YOU ARE A VIDEOGRAPHER!!! And the first time I heard the song choice I thought it was odd, but because I have now watched this fun video several times, I am loving the song . . . and humming it in my mind! Very cool!

And sorry to all the Perkes ladies, the weird face pulling trait may have been a genetic defect passed on from Pops!

Kate Perkes - Guys! LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS VIDEO!! Nate… I am yet to see you take a serious picture.. why does this trait run in the perkes boy family. I swear you all do it!! HAHA… This is my favorite video by far! Love the live and still images combined.. SO MUCH FUN!!.. Makes me want to do more video.

Nate funny funny song choice!! haha… but it actually works!

Love You Two!

Our Family - Amazing! It's no aruba but wish we could have you guys do our family pics here in dallas :)

Kelley - This was so awesome!!!!! Love the video. You two are SO cute!

Music Video of Costa Rica

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Vilma - Amo a mi país, y en ese video se muy lindo,es cierto que es el más lindo del mundo ¡felicidades y gracias por enseñarnos el video!
PURA VIDA…con cariño Vilma

Buckley - You continually amaze me with your talent. I love the multiple pieces where it looks like a picture and than it breaks into a video, and it works so flawlessly with it being HD. Also a great compilation of music. How fun!

Brittany Cooper - WOW it looks like such an incredible amazing time!!!!! I love, LOVE the trees!!

Ken and Jen Perkes - ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!! Seriously, it is my favorite video you have created [a pretty high standard!]. You have so beautifully documented your adventure, the joy, and even the peril. I LOVED it!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us so generously.

You two always make me smile, and frequently laugh! What a delight to know and love you.

Much love,


Bree - WOW!!! What an amazing trip!! I won't even pretend I'm not jealous…cuz I am!!!! ;) Gorgeous pictures!!
p.s. Luisa did you get a new #? I texted you the other day…

The Perkes of 2009…

I know, I know… it’s been forever. In the midst of the crazy post-holiday season, Nate had the biggest photo gig of his life [at which he genuinely excelled], we moved, I finished getting licensed in Life & Disability producer for the state of Idaho, and in general we have been crazy busy with lots…

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austins - You guys TOTALLY get cutest couple award!! – Brittanie

Nathan - I FIXED IT!!! Sorry guys, For some reason I had the video as private. You should be able to see the video now. Thanks!

ericnashlea - Hello my dear friend.I am so excited to see this video but it will not let me for some reason…something about an invite??? I miss you. Hope all is well. Call when you can.

Bree - I couldn't watch the video…and the pics wouldn't load for some reason, but I'm sure both were fabulous! :) Hope you guys are doing great!

Ken and Jen Perkes - What a year! And what a wonderful re-cap. LOVE IT!!!