• 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 […]

  • 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 […]


  • I am back!

    I am back!

    Less than 72 hours ago we got home from our summer adventuring in the Canadian wilderness. There’s so much to say, so much to write. But, also nothing at all. My mind feels completely full, but also blank when trying to write down a single word. I could sequentially write […]


  • My Encounter with a Black Bear

    My Encounter with a Black Bear

    A few years ago I came face-to-face with a large black bear on a run. As I came around a corner, the sight of her made me immediately stop. Then she stopped, turned her head over her right shoulder, and looked at me. She stood tentatively, weight on her back […]


  • Four Broken Cameras and Beautiful Chaos

    Four Broken Cameras and Beautiful Chaos

    We broke four cameras at this wedding. 😱 And it was completely worth it. Words I doubt you’d expect to hear from me. Seriously, by the end of Mariana and Paúl’s ceremony on the beach, only one of our four cameras was still semi-functioning–barely. 😱 The other three were completely […]


  • My Favourite Failures, Lesson Four

    My Favourite Failures, Lesson Four

    I could keep going on and on about my failures. In fact, this entire weekly email subscription you’ve signed up for could be just about failures. Failed photos, failed business decisions. Failed relationships. Failing to be patient with Lanny or our kids. Big failures. Little failures. Failure will inevitably come […]


  • My Favourite Failures, Lesson Three

    My Favourite Failures, Lesson Three

    I’m using the term “failure” pretty loosely with this week’s edition of 2M2S and my ongoing theme of ‘my favourite failures.’ This failure was pretty small in the grand scheme of things. But, as per usual, it does have a very lasting message. And, I guarantee (unlike last week’s) this […]


  • My Favourite Failures, Lesson Two

    My Favourite Failures, Lesson Two

    If I had a little vulnerability hangover, after sharing last week’s failure. I’m not sure what will happen after sharing this week. This week’s failure is of a different nature, as it didn’t just affect my experience, it also affected fellow photographers. I don’t love talking about this failure. This […]


  • My Favourite Failures, Lesson One

    My Favourite Failures, Lesson One

    I love talking about my failures. So much so, I’m going to spend the next few 2M2S talking about some of my favourite failures. And by favourite, I don’t mean failures that I enjoyed in the moment. (Do those actually exist?) Most of these failures were painful to live through, […]