you’ve got mileage, and you make an effort to unhinge from the masses. you think life is an adventure to be had, that people are more important than things, and that weddings should be like a big party to spend quality time with friends & family, share good food and dance like no one’s watching. chances are you’re head over heels in love, about to tie the knot and you need that whole crazy day to be captured authentically. you won’t settle for anything ‘cheesy’ or ‘standard’, but instead meaningful, imaginative and honest images that will tell your wedding story the way you remember it. photography is one of your top priorities. you are one of mine. let’s have a chat.
i am a sun chaser, a visual adventurer, image-maker, admirer of the dust, lover of simple, beautiful things. i’m inspired by light and fascinated by the invisible pieces of life. my work stems from an appreciation for things superior in quality and experience, a world beyond the mainstream culture, the moments in between. i fall for genuine, down-to-earth people, with good energy. i’m allergic to bullshit. i reduce, reuse & recycle. i have a passion for the humble and the handmade, things that are nostalgic, well-crafted, earthy, and romantic, expansive landscapes, great adventures, a good live band, mellow wines, great food, laying in the grass, sticking my hand out the car window, documenting vanishing life moments.
i grew up in a small town in france with rivers, old castles, and oak tree forests. there i slid down the wooden stairs of our house on mattresses, and built blanket forts on my bunk bed with my sister. we listened to stories from tapes and played with snails and newts. i doodled in my margins, played for hours in suitcases full of costumes, and named a bald black baby doll goldie locks. i went on adventures. i learned to dance, ride horses and play classical piano. i was a quiet observer. i pined magazine perfume ads all over my bedroom walls. i was captivated by images of people before i knew it was called photography.
fast forward a couple of decades, i still go on adventures and now i get to make images of people. i enjoy the creative outpouring and the inspired possibilities. i’m a constant learner and enricher of my craft. though i’m not your traditional photographer, even less a vendor. i try to see my couples not as strangers, but as someone’s daughter, sister, son, best-friend, and that they want to be seen, heard and known, to recognize they’re adored by someone, and that there’s something irrevocably precious about them. my camera is merely a tool that helps me deliver what it is i see, hear and know. i like that.
that’s my story.
i would love to hear yours!
pieces of life.
my heart is big. there are many things in it. these take up the most space.
brandon aka. mon amour is my partner & lifelong heartthrob, loves jammy bluegrass funk, rock music, a frosty amber lagger, and is oddly obsessed with the mysteries of quantum mechanics and theoretical physics. on a typical night he’s either playing blues-y licks on his guitar, antagonizing our cat nala, or working his magic in the kitchen.
we’re tenacious and we work hard, but we love it – the pain and glory, the highs and lows – and let it shape us into what we are. we like to move in the opposite direction of the status quo, to connect with like-mind people, and the privilege of being invited to tell a wedding and make new friends in the process. our vision is based on principles of human connection, authenticity, personal stories, and adventure. we are people-conscious and environmentally-aware. we’re pretty sure our souls have more mileage than our bodies. we like simple pleasures – the understated and unpretentious things in life. the indoors & outdoors, board games with friends, road trips, good tunes, making photographs, natural sciences, documentaries, creating good food from scratch, and then eating it. we try to love wildly, live simply and beautifully. we are supporters of local artists, hole-in-the-wall music venues, mom n’ pop food joints, apple products.
more about us and other personal thoughts here.
“the only people for me are the mad ones,
the ones who are mad to live,
mad to talk,
mad to be saved,
desirous of everything at the same time,
the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing,
but burn, burn, burn,
like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars”
- jack kerouac