It’s not that I’ve been putting off blogging Sonia and Chris’ insane three day Indian wedding in Chicago, I just have SO MUCH TO SAY that I’ve been– ok wait yes I have been putting it off– in favor of trading dog photos with Sonia, texting the bridesmaids about how much I love them, making […]

Ladies. Listen- we need to talk about something I hear in our mentoring sessions all the time: “I want to charge for my work, but I feel like I’m asking too much. Like I’m being too aggressive. Like it’s bitchy to ask for more money.” These are women who are killing their game, have clients, […]

HEY, here’s a good idea: if you just bought a house, and you haaaaappen to be driving by it on your wedding day, why not do your couples’ portraits in your still-unfurnished dining room? All we need is a window– let’s just chill at your house for a second before heading back out. Carissa and […]

What’s it like to put on your favorite sweater? That kind of comfort doesn’t just happen… It takes time. Your brand can feel the same to your customers if you keep it consistent, cohesive, and compelling. The feel of your brand is absolutely pivotal for a trustworthy and sustainable business. But how do you get […]

Lots of weed. Lots of love. A groom whose tattooed skull might intimidate you, until you spent thirty seconds with his sweet soul (and saw him cry in gratitude for his new wife– over and over– their whole wedding day). A tight knit family who pulled us into their bear hug the second we showed […]

You know how we all love Beyonce to an unhealthy degree? (Don’t even try to debate this in the comments, I see you! People who say they don’t like her are fundamentally lying to themselves, I believe this deep in my soul). I think about Beyonce’s customer service a lottttttt: there’s a clear and direct […]

Listen, friends. If real fashion is the ability to combine high/low, and we have no greater examples of this in our modern midst than Barry and Lindsay and we owe them a debt of gratitude. The most stylish duo we know– when they emailed us to come down to our fave venue Prospect House in […]

Durham, North Carolina: Bull City. We broke into an old tobacco factory with the amazing souls Ryan and Cassandra to escape the rain on their wedding day and ended up with some of our favorite images ever, including one of Cassandra that somehow made the cover of Rangefinder Magazine and made our year (was this […]

I got a DM last week from a friend telling me he’s starting a new business and wants to know where to get a logo and some business cards (“and like, probably a cool 30 second video with some drone footage or something”, he added). Let me start by saying: I get it. Visualizing how […]

Bros, listen. If you have a wedding tradition where you and your dudes rip the groom’s tux shirt off, take your own shirts off and scream-sing “Wagon Wheel” in an emotional circle before drinking beers out of your shoes, obviously we’re interested in being there (even though having that much sweat flung onto me is […]

Steph and Seth hopped off a plane from Vegas for their engagement photos– looking like THIS?! Airplanes make me look like a deceased squirrel and somehow Steph serves up some casual Angelina leg like a freaking champ. We met this babe in the sweltering Arizona desert at Ramble, the Wayfarers workshop we taught at in […]

Last New Years Eve, New York City had the second lowest temperature in recorded history: 11 degrees not counting wind chill, and holy shit what even is life. But did that stop Kara and Paul from dashing out to the icy waterfront in Battery Park or braving the wind tunnels of the tip of Manhattan […]

“We had a deal that we’d trade photos for lawn mowing, but he didn’t mow my lawn. How do I tell him nicely that photos are cancelled?” (THIS IS A REAL QUESTION WE HEARD RECENTLY. WHAT. THE. FUCK.)
 Laaaaaadiesssss. Sweet angels. Sit down. We need to talk. Why is it, that whenever we get all […]

Like a freaking Dutch painting, but in upstate New York. Maryssa, getting ready to see her manpiece Adam, in one of the most beautiful hotel rooms I’ve ever laid eyes on. And a first handhold from behind the door before they really saw each other– portrait times like these give me goosebumps.  And to all […]

So here’s how a Serbian wedding works: you start with the Skup Svatova, a huge pre-wedding party where the bride’s family takes shots of plum brandy together (see below for the reason we love non-boring people so much, Lauren’s fam is the real deal babies) and Serbian musicians jam out and everyone has a dance […]

HOW can two people could be so g-d adorable and still so laid-back, Megan and Danny, please riddle me this! These two angels got married in our backyard (ok not literally, they actually got married at the Hall at Fauntleroy, but anyone who gets married in West Seattle means we can basically walk to their […]

When I was little I used to put my long nightgowns over my head and pretend they were my hair. My frizzy little mullet was def NOT the silky blonde Barbie mane of my dreams and whenever I had that nightgown on I would sassily toss it around and pretend it was “in my way” […]

If we’ve met, you might know that the only reason we ever leave the house is on the OFF CHANCE that someone will saber a champagne bottle near us so we can revel in the abundant glory of living in a modern era where champagne is accessible and we can drink it out of sharded […]

Hi. FIRST let me get this straight: you can say “Emily” the good old fashioned American way but you have to pronounce “Martin” the way he does and the way Tim and I do when we’re talking amongst ourselves about how much we love them: THE IRISH WAY, “Mairtin.” Oh aye. Don’t say it like […]

We were calling each other our little darlings after one Skype call. Val and Joe and a bop around Georgetown (drinks at Ciudad Georgetown is my new hot tip, ok boozehounds? Just go) and then a wild hare from Tim to drag them to our studio and get some fashion blogger shots. And then we […]

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