About

There is beauty in every story.

Our job is to find it and point it out.

The photos we make tend to be simple and honest— because an honest story doesn’t need fixing. The stories we capture are what they are because the people in them are who they are. And we believe that they are beautiful.

We are makers, dreamers, and action-oriented risk takers.

HOW WE SHOOT

We have a tendency to fall in love, and that’s important to our work. We want to love you and want to be loved by you in return. We’re not the kind of photographers that show up, do the job, and leave. We’re the kind that want to have a relationship with you— to be a welcomed presence in your home, at your wedding, or wherever our adventures may take us together.

Sure, love is a strong word. But the willingness to get close enough to actually feel something is what makes photography meaningful. We want to be impacted by you. We want to remember the work we do with you, as much as we want you to remember it yourselves.

WHO YOU ARE

Our clients are amazing.

They know a thing or two about who they are and what they love in life (even if they don’t think they do). Our clients value authenticity and honesty over having a polished and shiny veneer.

In other words, they want a true story to be told. They do things a little differently— maybe untraditionally, or maybe just with their own flare.

Our clients are not afraid to be open and honest (though being afraid of the camera is fine. We can work with that.) They’re not afraid to take some risks or feel some real feelings. We like to invite our clients to do both.

Our best photos are made when we can get close— scary close.  We want to see you.  And we want you to help you have the courage to show up.

It’s ok if the camera is intimidating.  We can work with that.  We just need you to be willing.

If you’re willing— we’ll meet you there and make the most amazing images you’ve ever seen.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

As needed.

Here’s the thing about lighting that we wish everyone knew: natural light is great until it’s not. The best “natural light only” photographers are limited in what they can shoot and still deliver a quality product. We’ve mastered lighting (so much so that Dan had taught advanced lighting at a collegiate level) because we want to deliver amazing photos, no matter the situation.

In order to do so we make use of available light and supplement with flashes and light modifiers as needed.

Lighting is one of the many tools we use to make consistently beautiful images. If you’re looking to hire a photographer, we’d recommend you make sure it’s a tool they are comfortable with as well.

It depends on the project and the season. We aim to have family shoots and weddings turned around in four weeks, though the busy season can slow us down a little bit.

Dan’s introduction to photography was in childhood. A neighbor taught the kids in his neighborhood to shoot, develop, and print, and thus began his relationship to photography. We shot our first wedding in 2005, and have been shooting professionally ever since.

We use Canon bodies. Our main cameras are the 5dMIII. We have a selections of prime lenses that we use most of the time, plus a couple “L series” zoom lenses, modified vintage lenses, and a few other fun tricks.

Our lighting kit is a handful of Canon speedlights, an Alien Bee, and light modifiers for the moments when we need a little extra light.