A VERY WARM
Maybe it’s ironic but we did actually meet at a wedding… she was there as a +1 with a girlfriend and came up to me, oh so smoothly, and told me that I was photographing her best friend’s wedding and she loved my work. The rest has been an extraordinary life as photographers and parents and business owners.
After 15+ years I can tell you with certainty what we love the most about our career as family historians is the belief that we can make a difference by strengthening the memories of the biggest moments in your life. There is nothing as powerful as an image from which you can tell a story about an important moment because in that retelling you create legacy and bonds with the people you love the most. Keeping memories alive is everything to a family and that is the key part of our 'why'.
Over many hundreds of weddings, we've never tired of jumping into a couples biggest day, getting to know families and bearing witness to great moments. There is nothing better for us than capturing a moment of pure joy whether it's between a father and daughter, a bride and her best friend or a newly minted man and wife.
We pride ourselves on being prepared, discreet and adaptable. You don't hire a great photographer for just the moments where everything is easy, you hire someone great because you trust them to be able to get the split-second that means everything and to create beautiful work consistently even when time is tight and the natural light isn't great.
A little bit about us personally...
She used to be one of those people who would tell you she loved to travel but hadn’t really been anywhere but in the time we’ve been together we’ve covered everywhere from Italy to Hawaii for weddings and true to her word traveling one of her favorite things in life.
We both love food and we’ll eat cheap every meal of a trip just to have one really great dinner. Her favorite restaurant is one we literally stumbled upon while in San Francisco called Citizen Cake… ask her to tell you about that dinner and watch her eyes light up.
I love photojournalism, business, and teaching and I’ll tell you anything you want to know over a scotch and a nice cigar.
She loves all things made with dark chocolate and at Christmas, she turns into a full-fledged candy maker. Her Christmas gift baskets are incredible.
I have wanderlust for all of America’s national parks, I’ve been to dozens and it’s a lifetime project to photograph all of them with my dad. A few years ago we spent a week camping in Arches N.P. and I really fell in love with astrophotography is all about and since then I’ve even found a way to let that seep into my portraits. To tell the truth, though the trips are mostly about disconnecting from the world and spending time with my dad.
We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.
WHAT BEAUTIFUL IMAGES THAT WE WILL CHERISH FOREVER
Amy & Sam