adventure is out there!
click here to visit the don’t give up project site, if you want to know more about what it’s all about.
It’s hard to explain in words what happens when we walk into these weekends to photograph the story of a wedding. Typically, we have never met these people before apart from a Skype consultation
We recently opened up a contest of sorts on our blog in an effort to find the next model couple for our workshop. The contest was open to married couple photographers who have been embracing the fist
When Tom was a little boy, his sister – my bff, Devon – and I would look for ways to pass the time at his expense. Naturally, the things we came up with involved one of us pinning him down
dear dean august,
I write this to you hoping that you are going to have the opportunity to see these images and these moving pieces of life that I captured the evening you were about to be born and
Dear ones, we were so so overwhelmed by the response to this contest! It was incredible to see the family and friends of these three beloved couples coming out from all over the place to vote and
…and we are really excited to share with you today about our “don’t give up couple contest.”
The Don’t Give Up project is an experiential, all-inclusive workshop for photographers and
Remember childhood at the end of the school year? the closing chapter of spring and its restlessness, the beginning of warm summer nights of playing outside? remember attending funerals for birds?
do you ever have those moments when you look around you and you realize, “this. this is how it is really supposed to be. there is so much that goes so wrong here on this mudball, but this moment is
mutual weirdness forever.
There’s just no one in the world like Jessie and Trevor.
And in a pinterest-y, Facebook selfie-ish world increasingly filled with copycats and wanna be’
This is one of my favorites.
and I don’t just say that for drama’s sake.
I say it because it is true.
I am a firm believer that things happen at exactly the time they are supposed to.
Good morning, friends!
It’s a really good morning around here. The music is playing, the candle is lit, and tiny green buds are starting to appear on the old tree across the street from our
First, watch this. . .
bread winners 2014 from WE ARE THE PARSONS on Vimeo.
Being a couple in this industry can be so much freaking fun. You start out, and every day almost feels like a holiday with
first, the story:
as always goes in a story like this one, we had no idea what to expect as we rode the train from Knutsford, England into the Peak District. we knew that georgia and ali were going to
We would like to introduce you to two of the best people on the planet. And they just happen to live in one of the most stunningly beautiful places on the planet: the peak district in Derbyshire
I had a random conversation recently with a random gentleman.
him: what do you do for a living?
me: I make photos.
him: like a photographer? .. cool. what kind of photos do you make?
The DON’T GIVE UP project has existed now for nearly 4 years. We have had the opportunity to speak to hundreds of people from 5 continents which gives us goosebumps to even think about. What
Hello there, friends!
We are so excited to announce that our online class through the DEFINE school is now open for registration!! Yahoo!!!!!!! We are so excited to be teaching this course again
It’s hard to describe to you what it felt like to be a part of Jessica and Jed’s lives on the day they got married. It’s hard to even describe what it looked like in images. It was
We can’t help but smile and laugh when we think about the story we are about to show you. We smile because Rachel and Garrett are good, good people. They are real, honest, breathtaking, genuine,
We loved these guys. Loved their families. We could not have been more honored to join them as the people who had the chance to make their wedding film (see below) and make their wedding photographs
We were so privileged to be asked by the kind folks at the DEFINE SCHOOL to teach an online course this fall for photographers. And we are so thrilled to announce that today, registration officially
it’s currently 8:45 in the morning in hong kong. I know that because I asked google, and google rarely steers me wrong. so that means miya and johnny have just hopefully had a wonderful night
First off, we have decided to start an “anti procrastination” Christmas Card campaign. :) In other words, we are offering a portrait special through the end of the month of
it was just one of those days. we woke up thinking we knew some of what to expect that day – thinking we knew a bit about rachel and pat and that they would be wonderful. we knew we were in
they lived in austin, a place we have come to know and love. they gardened for fun, something we have enjoyed for the past few years with its steep learning curve. they grew a gigantic rosemary bush
I remember distinctly the first time we saw the car. It was an experience even getting to see it driving down the street. It was 5 years ago in our (beautiful) little neighborhood in Kansas City.
Oh how we love stories like this. We love adoption because it echoes what we have experienced, deeply and firsthand. We love that adoption says really clearly what God says to us, as His kids: “
all of our couples are dear to us. every wedding is incredibly special. but it’s a completely different ballgame when you’re making photographs for someone you watched grow up. when you
when emily and evan first wrote us, they sent a photograph of them photo-bombing bob dole.
… then she talked to us about how he was her favorite part of being alive. and he talked about how
when stevie and tony first contacted us, we knew they were different than all the rest. they were having the most intimate and organically made wedding we had ever heard of, and they were inviting us
oh my goodness, how excited and honored and humbled we are that you are here, and that you have found us!
over the past years, and especially the past few months, we have been so shocked at the
in case you don’t yet know it, we are dreamers. and the fact that, 9 times out of 10, we both go with our guts rather than logically making a plan means that a lot of our most random dreams
we got an email one day from a couple named parker + jess. they were planning a wedding around the theme of restoration and repurpose. yes, this played into wonderful details. like the the fact
the first time we heard from them, we knew whitney and ken were something special. ken wrote us first saying:
I hope this message finds you well. My name is Ken Chang and I’ve
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