There’s a magical place far, far away away from all civilization called “West Seattle.” On a late August evening we braved the expedition to the edge of the earth to hang at Lauren and Bodhi’s gorgeous little space in the woods, a short stroll from the beach (AND they have an outdoor Japanese soaking tub, we call […]

It’s been a week, hasn’t it, bebes? We’re feeling world-weary and protective of our neighbors and pretty damn exhausted. So reliving this shoot with our beloved Katie and Caryn was a little ray of light for me this week. It was my reminder that, in the words of Lin-Manuel Miranda (because we just saw Hamilton and […]

Is it just me, or does everyone have that Instagram couple they totally crush on? I couldn’t help but adore Katy and Devin from a distance (it’s not weird that we’d never met before, this is the 90s you guys): their sweet posts about each other, their gorge DC brick loft that they seem to […]

If you’ve never experienced the unique joy of playing a game of “Perfect Guy BUT” with a car full of hilarious people, here’s how it usually goes down: “He’s the perfect guy, but he has a room in his home fully dedicated to porcelain dolls.” -“Not a dealbreaker, because what if his grandmother’s dying wish was for […]

Over the winter, we did a lot of Skyping new couples while we sweated it out in Thailand. We’d be chatting happily with strangers, meeting for the first time online– and hoping they wouldn’t notice that we were in our underwear from the waist down and that my mascara had long since melted off. It was […]

My best friend Marlo is the girl you can call and say “let’s quit our jobs and buy one-way plane tickets for South America” and the next thing you know, you wake up in Buenos Aires to your besty taking close-up portraits of dead cockroaches. The person who will show up to a stranger’s party with mini-shot bottles […]

Let’s get one thing straight: we love your stories. It’s ridiculously fun for us when people actually pay attention to the “tell us your story!” section on our contact form. Sure, you could just say something like “Inquiring about July 2016 availability,” but where’s the fun in that? If we’re going to shoot your wedding, let’s not waste […]

We’d been working on this little number for weeks: makeup artist scheduled, hotel room booked, outfits assembled. We were meeting Sarah and Rob in Chicago from our respective locations of St. Louis and Tokyo, and we had a killa glam engagement shoot all plotted out. We were giddy to finally meet the incredible couple that we’d been emailing […]

Guys, remember when we said that bringing dogs to photoshoots was ZE BEST? Well check out THIS nugget! Ann and Scott were on a little frolic through Greece when bam– a random Turkish guy was like, “hey you guys, this dog needs a home, for reals,” and because they are completely our kind of people, […]

We met Amanda and Vince on the dance floor at a wedding we shot last month. Amanda apparently caught us being nice to each other behind the scenes (Laura still thinks she caught us mid-wedding-day-bicker, but let’s go with “being nice”), asked for a card, got a high five, and a few weeks later, we […]

I’d always heard that midwest summer storms were a thing, but I didn’t expect that within two weeks of arriving to Chicago, we’d have multiple tornado warnings, consistently vibrant lightning storms, and (the worrrst!) have to cancel shoots due to weather. Real weather is just not one of those things that Pacific Northwesterners know about. […]

There’s nothing quite like summer in a Pacific Northwest rainforest. Have we told you about Eric and Adrienne? We love these two sweeties. Sure, between the two of them they’re running the downtown Purple, opening Barre Bohemian in West Seattle, launching new fitness apps, teaching yoga classes all over the place and running retreats to […]

It doesn’t feel that long ago that Julia showed up at yoga class, glowing about her new boyfriend Hanz. “He’s different. It feels different,” she said quietly, smiling a little about this guy who’d already meshed into her world without fanfare or struggle. We’d see Julia once every few months, and every time she’d beam […]

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