Just bring yourselves. We’ll take care of the rest!
Life took off very quickly for both of us. Within just two years of moving to Nashville together, we had both started our business, quit our day job/dropped out of school, got engaged, continued on to get married and then watched our business rapidly take off before our eyes. We were traveling the world, our business was thriving and we were doing all the things that we thought would bring us happiness but ultimately, we were left in the reality that we just weren’t truly enjoying life and life had simply stopped being fun. It felt like we were chasing success after success and just forgot to actually live. As anyone could imagine, that can take a big toll on your relationship as well.
It was in the midst of this time, we were on a trip to Thailand when something truly incredible happened. We were both wearing rags in the middle of the Thailand jungle, playing with rescued elephants when an elephant wrapped its trunk around Cody and he turned to hug it right back. It’s like the lights turned on inside of him for the first time in several years. It really did for both of us actually.
One of our friends actually managed to snap a photo of each of us in these moments which is one of our favorite set of photos. It was truly just the act of letting ourselves go, ceasing to take everything so seriously for that afternoon and just falling in love with the moment that we were in that really opened our eyes.These photos continue to remind us that there’s nothing in life that should ever stop us from connecting with the big kid that lives in all of us and that life is way too short to not live in every moment with love.
After this season of life, we started to reconstruct our lives in a way that allowed us to simply have more fun and in turn, bring out the best parts of ourselves. The meaning of our lives and marriage has deepened since then and we’ve learned to use photography as a way of helping others experience those very emotions.
We totally understand the insecurities and anxieties that can pop up when you start the search to find your wedding photographer and also understand the stress that planning a wedding can bring. Knowing that, it’s extremely important to us that you feel comfortable through the entire season of working together. Over the last five years, we’ve cultivated a process for our couples that’s truly just meant for us to build a relationship with you and give you both a space to simply have fun and just be yourselves. We truly just want you to both look back at your photos and not only feel connected to the beauty of your images but remember the way you felt in the moment those images were taken. We’re ultimately here to be part of your support system so you can focus on the most important part of your wedding season…FUN!
A bit more about us
Ever since I was a child, I’ve embraced my wild imagination and choose to see the extraordinary in the ordinary, not only in photography but in every day life. I’ve always felt most in my element when creating or getting to share the deeper conversations of life with other people and help them see the extraordinary parts in themselves. Because of that, I’ve found an immense fulfillment in photographing weddings and getting to share such an exciting time with every couple we work with.
I spend a lot of my free time writing/recording/performing music and practicing yoga. Allison and I also carry a deep love for travel that’s brought us to eight countries together in the past three years!
Over the past few years, I’ve discovered that I find the most joy in making others feel valued and taken care of. I find I personally thrive in the details and because of this, I find a lot of fulfillment in seeing a couple every step of the way of this season and giving them the peace of mind that they’ll be taken care of.
I have this really incredible routine of working out or doing yoga, then immediately coming home and eating a lot of chocolate. I believe in balance and that we should all learn to laugh at ourselves more. I also love to spend my free time with Cody & Baxter, our Boston Terrier. Over the past 5 years of us being together, we’ve developed an expansive backstory and persona for Baxter that we frequently narrate at the dog park.
Our Love Language
Starting our day with a homemade Latte
Laying on a blanket outside and reading
Yoga, meditation and massages all day.
Food (healthy veggie food or deep dish pizza. There’s literally no in between)
Drinking butter beer and watching Harry Potter
Music & Concerts
Spending time with our son, Kyler.
Going to dog park and narrating all of the dog’s interactions