We held hands on the first night we met when we were twelve. Ashley taught Graham that, when you really like someone, you intertwine your fingers. We’ve been holding hands that way ever since. Between then and now, we have dreamed our way from Los Angeles to Connecticut to Atlanta to Colorado. We’ve had the opportunity to work on Oscar nominated films, we’ve had the privilege of building an internationally recognized photography studio, and we have been honored by being named one the 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography by Rangefinder Magazine. We have shot weddings all over the world, we have a crazy passion for people and photojournalism and stupid big dreams, and our work has received awards such as Junebug’s Best of the Best, PDN Top Knots, and Showit’s Image of the Year.
More importantly, though, we are in constant search of ridiculous places to have dance parties and tickle fights with our two kids. Because, for us, our success will always be measured by the joy we exhibit and how well we love others. We are adventurers at heart. We come alive in nature, and we have a passion for intimate celebrations of love. We find a deep sense of purpose in photographing elopements and intimate weddings because they sit at the intersection of two of the things we value the most: love and adventure.
It started with a kiss…
Just kidding—it started with a night of photo editing until 1:00 a.m. while eating Papa John’s pizza and watching Breaking Bad. Cut to the start of the semester—we were both visual journalism students at WVU and for the first time since we enrolled, we had a class together. We were paired up to practice our interviewing skills with a Zoom audio recorder, and although it was a little awkward at first, that recording is something we’ll cherish forever. After school we moved to Washington D.C. where we got jobs, commuted, and eventually became restless.
After three years of the wash, rinse, and repeat lifestyle, we decided to ditch our 9-5 jobs, and move to Denver, Colorado where we rediscovered our love for being outside, creating variety in our routine, and taking adventures that push us to be better humans.
And for the past six years we’ve had the pleasure of documenting the love stories of couples that feel the same.