"We had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two."
We are a husband and wife wedding photography duo that fell, largely by accident, into the industry. We got married back in 2010 and decided we liked spending time together so we set out to make a living working side-by-side. We toyed with the prospect of an online second-hand vintage clothing store because we both love rifling through undiscovered thrift stores in small New Zealand towns. All the while we documented the simplicity of our life via our photography blog (instagram wasn't a thing yet!). Soon enough friends and strangers started asking if we'd photograph their wedding. We had never photographed a wedding. Yet we booked five before we shot our first.
Couples saw something in our photography that resonated with them and they trusted us to faithfully document their adventure of love. They still do to this day. We are grateful for our exceptional couples that open up their lives and bless us with the privilege of capturing their most treasured moments.
We've been around the world, seen a lot of beautiful places and met a bunch of incredible people - many of them becoming enduring friendships along the way. We now have two daughters and nearly a decade of our own love story written. It's fair to say we like the simple things in life such as walks through nature, making and baking nourishing food, and spending time as a family.
Relationship and connection is what matters, ultimately. Everything else passes and fades away.
Benjamin + Elise