Two Mann,
Two Sense

Not your average newsletter. Two Mann, Two Sense is a weekly assortment of bite-sized tips, quotes, musings, stories, recommendations, and other spicy rumination about photography, entrepreneurship, creativity, and life.

I am Erika, teacher, writer, and photographer.

If you made it this far you probably already know who we are. But, I’ll introduce myself since I write this newsletter.
I am one-half of the highly dysfunctional Two Mann Studios team. I am also the founder (along with my husband Lanny) of Two Mann U, a 14-week comprehensive online photography course that has changed many lives and careers.

Let me tell you what this is NOT:

It’s not a technical manual on how to get Two Mann shots.

It’s not a place to talk gear, f-stops, and how to make more money.

It’s not a place where Lanny will ever write. (Well, maybe I’ll allow him to someday.) But, I will talk about him!

I’m not nuts or alone!

You were literally right in my head with this one, right down to me fantasizing about moving out (and getting “my own f*cking place wherever I want to live”) and then dying old and alone, because I did nothing but nag.

Thank you so much for sharing this today, I know I’m not nuts or alone!

Teresa Johnson


Amazingly relatable and such a vulnerable share. Thank you <3

Viara Mileva

Nailing it… except one thing

You have hit the head on the nail, again. Succinct, poignant, thoughtful. But, please, rethink the use of profanity. It skews the message and cheapens the takeaway.

Love you.



Oh dang Erika…. you get my heartstrings every time <3

Tyler Adams

have a taste.

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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