Client Focused: In each photo-shoot, we aren’t merely documenting a significant moment in your life, we’re capturing and celebrating your relationship. We work hard to ensure you have the best experience from the time you first contact us to the time your custom designed albums rest securely in your hands.
Capturing Connection: Our photography is imaginative, passionate, and distinct. We love to shot from unusual angles, play with light, and evoke the “authentic.” We cultivate a relaxed atmosphere in front of the camera; if you’re relaxed, your interactions are authentic. And it’s in the authentic that we find your spark. We are often asked who of us is the second shooter, Matt or Nat. Truth be told, both of us are primary photographers. As such, having two sets of eyes behind the camera gives us the ability to find that unique connection between you and your fiance.
Doing Things Right: We do the big things right. For the past 5 years we’ve been honored to receive awards from The Knot and Wedding Wire for our photography and for client satisfaction. This means we also do the little things right. You matter to us—not just as clients but as friends.
There’s always been a part of me in love with the arts, but I never thought I’d have this as my job and my life. Growing up in Canada, I had my whole life all planned out. I would graduate high school, go to university, get my degree in architecture, get married, and live “happily ever after” as the saying goes. Yet, after only one year of college, I discovered a whole different side of myself. My life took a wild turn and I landed in Australia. During my 6 years Down Under, I discovered who I actually was and who I wanted to be; I discovered the woman I am today. I met and married my closest friend and started this crazy journey as a wife, a mother, and a photographer.
I LOVE weddings, and love being able to capture this special day for others, especially the details that make each one unique to the couple. I always have new ideas for our ‘second’ wedding (although Matt still needs some convincing that we should “do it all over again”). Matt is my complete opposite; I’m details, he’s dreams. I’m the realist (some might say “pessimist”), and he is the most optimistic person I know! He is the most constant person I know while I, on the other hand, have extremes. When I’m excited, the whole world knows, but when I’m disappointed, I can’t hide it very well. I’ve always been “what you see is what you get” – and I love that Matt loves that about me.
Traveling has always been a part of my life and I’m always looking forward to the next adventure. This is something Matt and I share, and each adventure brings us closer. There’s not a place in the world I don’t want to see. I want to meet the people, eat the food, and learn at least 10 words in every language.
And then there’s the random side of me….I see musicals everywhere in life, I judge wether or not I like a song if I can see myself skating to it (growing up I was a figure skater), and I love to be ridiculous, especially if it will make someone laugh. I used to hate the color pink, but it’s kinda growing on me (especially since our daughter was born!) I love to change my hair color and style, although now it’s a bit limited because I know what my husband loves. :) Shoes are my downfall, and I need to find more events to show them off. I’m from Canada and I hate the cold, which is hilarious to Matt.
I love my people – my family and friends. I’m so thankful for each of them and cherish the time I have with them as so many of them live thousands of miles away from me. I’m often the details half of the relationship, but sometimes, I try to pretend I’m the dreamer – which I guess I am because I still believe that laughter can come through tears, that art brings light to dark places, and that love can change the world.
Music, travel, cooking, God, photography, fast cars, old trucks, Nat, Keziah & Elouise are the loves of my life. Probably not in that order though!
I grew up in a small Pennsylvania town. Farming was my earliest childhood experience: working the land, tending animals, and falling off tractors. Following high school, I spent some time as a mechanic, but kept hearing my dad telling me (even when I was young) that I was “gonna do something big” with my life. So, at 21, I boarded a plane for the first time and moved to Australia. I had such a great time that I stayed there for 6 years. During that time I was chased by a tiger shark, battled a covey of poisonous snakes, learned to play the guitar, discovered a passion for photography, and fell in love with Nat. All in all, it was quite a successful venture in the Outback.
Engineering runs in the family and I have an analytical approach to nearly everything in life, including my art. I love capturing images that tell a story, ones that visually draw you into the emotion of the scene. At weddings, I try to picture what someone not in attendance would need to see in order to feel like they were a part of the day. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, I want my photography to rival the lush verbiage of Tolkien (or even Tolstoy!)
I live in the city now, and I love hanging with friends and family. But I could be just as happy living with Nat and our daughter and our 2 cats in a log cabin on a lake far from everything. (I think Nat is secretly afraid that this will come true one day.) Nat is most certainly the perfect woman for me. I had to travel to the other side of world to find her and there’s no doubt we’re a perfect fit. I can’t think of anything I like more than traveling and exploring the world together. Oh, and did I mention she’s the best homemaker on the planet? (Just sayin.) With her the adventure that began in Australia doesn’t end.
I don’t take myself too seriously, but I take my commitment to my family and to my work seriously. I love to be a part of things that are much bigger than myself. (This is hard at times because I’m a bit of a giant!) Speaking of big, I can’t resist a great sunset. One day, I want to watch from the same lookout spot every day for a month straight. I have many random goals like this. If I had a life motto it would be, “Don’t just talk about your dreams, live them”. From a young age I decided I wanted to be someone who went for it. I guess that makes me a bit of a risk taker, but in my experience regret surfaces more often when I never take a risk or make the leap. When we leap, we find out what we’re really made of…