• Killer Bunnies and Harnessing the Irrational

    Killer Bunnies and Harnessing the Irrational

    Over the years, I’ve had a few scary encounters with birds. Not a lot, and nothing that ever resulted in physical injury, but enough to give me a healthy fear of birds. Actually, who am I kidding? It’s an exceptionally unhealthy fear of birds. Nothing healthy about it. If a small red-winged […]

  • Small Shift, Large Impact

    Small Shift, Large Impact

    At the beginning of my journey as a wedding photographer, I was searching for a formula. A repeatable pattern that I could rely on every weekend to make the best work. I was trying to turn all of my beginner’s uncertainty into certainty. And, although my knowledge of photography grew […]

  • Culling for Gold

    Culling for Gold

    Any student who has ever studied with us has heard us utter this exact phrase (likely multiple times) “culling our work is like sifting for gold through a sea of shit.” “Culling,” for all your non-photographers out there, is the process of narrowing down to only the client-worthy photos. Keeping […]

  • Blood, Sweat, and Beers: Making of Two Mann U

    Blood, Sweat, and Beers: Making of Two Mann U

    Blood, Sweat, and Beers: Making of Two Mann U A Story of Relentless Obsession If you know us, you’ll know we can be relentlessly determined (especially me), brutally honest (especially Erika), and hopelessly ambitious (both of us). When it comes to anything that we care about, we just can’t seem […]


  • Alumni Reunion Retreat in Bali, Indonesia

    Alumni Reunion Retreat in Bali, Indonesia

    Alumni Reunion Retreat in Bali, Indonesia Somehow, over the course of 6 wild years and 30+ workshops on 6 continents, we’ve spawned a community of 433 (and counting) cherished workshop alumni… world class professional photographers from 35 countries on 6 continents… all of whom have trusted and shared in our […]


  • Balls Out in Greece – International Wedding Photography Workshop

    Balls Out in Greece – International Wedding Photography Workshop

    Balls Out in Greece International Wedding Photography Workshop At several points during the last week, we had to pinch ourselves. We literally looked around and thought, “damn!?” There we were, in a mountain-top villa, overlooking the Aegean Sea, teaching, learning, and sharing with photographers from every corner of the globe. […]


  • Give Me a Reason to Care | Lanny’s Foundation Workshop Experience

    Give Me a Reason to Care  |  Lanny’s Foundation Workshop Experience

    Give Me a Reason to Care Lanny’s Foundation Workshop Experience “Good night, sweetheart. I’ll see you in 5 days, okay?” “Where are you going, Daddy?” “Daddy’s gotta go to school tomorrow morning, just like you. Except I have to wake up really early and take a plane to get there. […]