We Put our Couples First
Our style is rooted in creative wedding photojournalism, influenced by art and lighting design to tell compelling stories through imagery. We are committed to keeping it real because we want to document each wedding celebration as it really unfolded and to visually show how it felt to be there. We don’t stage moments or alter our surroundings, everything is real and shot with a keen eye for composition that reveals the essence of the atmosphere or portrays a mood, whether romantic, fun, quirky, or emotional.
Our couples-first approach is integral to our style and overall brand. The strong bond of trust we establish with each of our couples from the start allows them to “Bee Two Sweet”: to be completely authentic in expressing their love and connection. We know we bear an awesome responsibility to thoughtfully and meaningfully represent each couple, as we create what will become a legacy or family heirloom of special memories that are unique to them personally.
We work to establish a comfort level that will allow our couples to share their personalities and quirks, so their images show the full range of their distinctive and extraordinary connection. We are also sensitive to poses that will best complement or enhance the physical attributes of our couples. We are always searching for those moments between moments, and different angles to help us create an artistic and unexpected perspective.
Weddings are celebrations that encompass love in all its forms, including the joining of new families and friends. This is why we also work with our couples to make sure we capture special contemporary portraits, large and small.
The Bee Hive
As a husband and wife team, we know that collaborating goes beyond playing to each other’s strengths and organically maintaining a high level of respect between us, personally and professionally. We believe the love and deep level of trust we share plays a key role in the strength of the images we capture. We love working together and it shows in how we connect with our couples, inspiring confidence and placing them at ease, which translates into truly inspiring moments.
Brittany’s background in lighting design and photography, and Johnny’s background in commercial portraiture has served our couples well: we are both well-versed in creatively thinking on our feet, composing an image, managing a wide variety of expectations and personalities, and keeping to a schedule. We both appreciate how lighting and even the slightest adjustment in perspective can take an image from ordinary to extraordinary. Our experiences have also helped us to excel in curating a gallery for visual storytelling. There is no mistaking that each wedding is unique to each of our couples.
We create what we consider to be “inhabitable memories” through our images, allowing our couples to relive treasured moments that can in turn become a powerful life force. A favorite quote by artist Corita Kent sums up our belief: “Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.”
How we are “Different”
We always strive to learn more about our craft, while checking our egos at the door from the moment we begin working with a couple. Because we put the experience of our couples above all else, we work closely with them from the start to help them develop their timeline, while thinking through how their day will unfold. We find this instills a greater level of confidence and trust, which comes through in our images.
We also emphasize that weddings are about more than the bride and groom alone: they are a celebration of family, however the couple defines “family.” By working closely with our couples, we better assure that we can devote adequate time and attention to family. Our level of familiarity with kith and kin enriches the experience for all.
Our commitment to such a high level of service contributes to a stronger level of trust. This trust grants us access to capture the emotion in special moments. Being granted access into anyone's private space where emotions are unguarded is a real gift -- and we don't take it for granted.