"Photography has a small way of stopping these moments and letting us keep them to hold onto."
In 2009, Shana came across Adam's website in a random Google search. At the time, Adam's website was very dark and gritty and Shana was drawn to how opposite it was to everything light and airy she knew her own work to be. Never before or since had she been compelled enough by someone's work to reach out through a website and ask to meet for coffee. We became fast friends, talking shop and dreaming about bigger photography goals for the future. We felt like we had known each other forever. The one thing we had in common from the beginning, we lived and breathed photography. Photography had become a huge piece of who we both were. Inspired by each other, we became set on figuring out how to create a better brand. How to create better client experiences. How to capture images that mattered to people. How to leave the world a better place through our photography.
The idea was simple: together we could accomplish so much more than we could alone. We constantly challenge each other to be better. Not only technically, but at creating these moments in our own families and at documenting these moments during the time we spend with our clients. We have both become parents since we met, and we understand now more than ever the importance of documenting lives and the love people share. Life is a vapor, a moving train with no way to slow it down. Moments fly by with reckless abandon unless they are grabbed with deliberation and held in one's heart. Life is a continuous process of letting go. Photography has a small way of stopping these moments and letting us keep them to hold onto. Our favorite photos are not the technically perfect, or the ones that look like shots from a movie. Our favorite photos are the ones that show connection and warmth, and tell a story between people who love each other.
Catie, Kodi, Karen, and Ashley
Catie is our studio manager, the coordinator of our chaos. She schedules shoots, corresponds about contracts, and does a host of other behind-the-scenes book work that the rest of us don't want touch! When she's not in the studio, she's loving on her son Faron, praising Jesus, concocting essential oil mixtures, avoiding vegetables and looking for her next bag of peanut butter M&Ms.
Kodi is an associate photographer, product adviser and session planner. Her gift of organization keeps us all on track as she plans sessions, guides our social media, and meets with clients after their sessions to help find the best art work to display their images. She loves a good book and an afternoon walk and just moved into her first house with her husband, where she's excited to display her succulent collection and get a puppy.
Karen is involved with all of our charity planning and events. She has a heart for people, especially her husband and adorable daughter Samara, who turns one this year, and enjoys adventure. She is a Crossfit mama who loves music, art and chocolate.
Ashley is an associate photographer, shooting portrait sessions and weddings. Her daughter, Kinley, is the love of her life. She always has a boxer dog at her side, enjoys a campfire with friends and loves a cup of coffee.