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.

  • 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 Camera 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

    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 […]

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