What makes a memory? What’s REALLY behind the hazy, subtle lines of a colorful bouquet of fresh wildflowers, or the way a perfectly frosted red-velvet wedding cake tastes? How can you describe your grandfather’s cologne as he embraces you in a hug that demonstrates just how proud he is of you, or the far-away sound of your ringbearer squealing in delight, running down the aisle at warp-speed to safely deliver the rings they think they carry? And will you ever truly remember the tender, joyful feeling of your very first dance with the one who has your heart? Is it even possible to recall those moments that have faded into memory?
We aspire to help our clients rediscover those feelings: with every nostalgic, heartfelt flip through a photobook on a cool winter evening with hot cocoa in hand; with every passing glance at a canvas hung down the hall or above the dining table or prominent in an entryway; and at the end of every anniversary, after a long, tiresome day at work is followed by either an elaborate or sensibly planned dinner, when the house is finally asleep, and your beautiful day (however long ago) can be quietly relived from a lovingly and carefully curated video.
Year after year after year, as you visit these captured moments, we hope that your feelings of joy and exuberance crash back into you like water in a high tide, just cold enough to thrill and take your breath away. We know that the initial, slow euphoria of your happiest, most meaningful moments eventually, effortless, flow into everyday life, moving you farther and farther away from that feeling. To help genuinely preserve your perfect moments, we help you find comfort when you may feel nervous, laughter when you might feel anxious, and structure when you didn’t even know you needed it. And believe us, you do.
What about us? We’re a married photography and videography team that does it all. Our name is unique too, and can easily be confused with other famous likeness such as “Gawne with the Wind”, “Gawne in 60 seconds”, or “Gawne Girl”. And there is really no simpler (or more complex) way to say it: we love LOVE. We love and honor self-expression and truth, and we fight, stand, and are allies for inclusivity and equality. We not only want to know your pronouns, but we’ll use them. We see the different colors and shapes and configurations that love comes in, and we are here to capture every single moment of it. Love really is boundless. It’s beautiful. Ubiquitous. And as you begin this adventure of a lifetime, we will not take lightly that you’ve chosen us to not only capture all the magic of your day, but that you trust us to make you feel accepted and safe, jubilant and in love.
Life is really just a series of love stories. All of our meetings stem from love, and we are no exception. Our story not only brought us together, but it’s shaped and built our lives. It’s given us two of the sweetest, most loving souls in life as our children. It’s given us perspective and insight and experience. We’ve been in the photography business for over a decade, and after shooting over 300 weddings, we know what it takes to make sure your day is one you remember, if only in a series of wistful and dramatic images that ignite all senses at full intensity. We’ll still be here for you (and new clients as well!) as you find yourself embarking on new adventures, too – nothing makes us happier than seeing where your life has taken you, and being able to capture all your new memories: boudoir, maternity, newborn, family, back-to-school, holidays, and more. We hope you’ll grow along with us.
We love traveling, meeting new folks, trying new things, and getting to know our clients. We’re always awestruck watching love stories dance effortlessly in front of our lenses, and we just can’t WAIT to capture yours.
Maria + Brian