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Grace, Dan, and their kansas city wedding

Grace and Dan walked into our living room to meet with us about being their photographers. As is often the case, we immediately had a sense of this being a really remarkable couple. Their story was

New episode of our podcast available! the boredom experiment, episode 2.

Hi friends. We have been so encouraged by the loads of feedback we’ve received about both our 1 year social media hiatus, and our new bi-weekly podcast, the boredom experiment. Thank you all

Scenes from our spring break part 1.

We vacationed in Colorado this year in a town that I am not sure I want to share the name of. It’s a gem. It’s untouched and wild and maintains an innocence that the front range cities

Some really big news!

This is big. or at least it feels big. When the current of the stream is flowing swiftly one way, we feel drawn to swim up it, to swim against. and for no other reason than this: the hope of

Adventure is in hot tea, snowball fights, and time together: the Kaskubar family (Denver, CO)

Meet the Kaskubars. Residents of Denver. Married for a decade. Livers of a good life, cookers of good food, raisers of two little boys. Shooting families is a joy, mostly because we live a

Adventure is in California: where Morgan married Morgan and they left having the same name!

How many couples do you know that each have the same name? Not many? Us either. Meet Morgan – a man. He married Morgan – a woman! Their story is as winsome and wonderful as their

Adventure is in the Tennessee countryside, where it rained and people cried happy tears as Thomas married Kathryn.

we wish we could tell you how much these dear hearts, Thomas and Kathryn, mean to us. we wish we could explain the bonds they have with those around them. we wish you could know personally their

adventure is in the middle of missouri: where guns were blazing, tears fell, and jordan married jessie.

From donuts and coffee lakeside, to shotguns and cigars; from tears of joy to homemade chili in paper bowls; from thin fog to sun to starry skies — it is our honor to share with you the story

adventure is in northern ireland; where amy and david grew up, met, and then got married.

it’s easy to feel honored to be invited to photograph someone’s wedding. but to be invited to photograph someone’s wedding overseas, invited to stay in their home, invited to eat the chicken and

adventure is in the cold missouri winter; where the michaels family made a fire and cooked their supper together

It’s a mere eight days until christmas so it’s only fitting for us to share a few things with you! No, not ten lords a leaping, but it might as well be! First, our online class for

sometimes, the greatest adventure happens when you stay home. jaime + tyler + baby on the way

lately, some of the most meaningful images we have been asked to make have been photographs of people just being themselves, at home. there’s so much propaganda and romance in the air right now

Adventure is in the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe, where the winsome Kaitlin and Mark married each other.

We wound through the eastern Sierras after the sun had set and therefore had little idea of what we were driving in to. The road was black and the night was silent, save the coyote that darted in

adventure is in warm sunlight, open skies, and the excitement of a coming wedding. Diana and Eric are engaged!

Diana and Eric, the plains of Kansas, late summer sunlight, and, penned on their faces, a reminder of what it looks like to anticipate a wedding. We are so excited about these two.

adventure is on a saturday morning at the jones home, brought to you by bedhead + pancakes.

one of the most meaningful photographs any photographer has ever made of us was on a normal saturday morning at home. And although we have made photographs of families in the past, they are typically

Adventure is in New York City and Brooklyn, where Andrea and Daniel got all dressed up, ate ice cream with sprinkles on it, and got married.

In our line of work, we really never know what the day is going to hold when we step off the plane. We can try to picture it in our minds but each time, the picture falls short of the reality we

A Seat At the Table: join us for our online class for photographers!

Hello there, friends! Photographers and those wanting to grow in the craft and the heart of making photographs with heart, this post is for you! We feel so privileged to be asked again by the kind


click here to visit the don’t give up project site, if you want to know more about what it’s all about.

adventure is at jeremy’s family home on the edge of lake ontario, where he grew up and then married katie.

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

Lucy and Steven, married!! (from the DON’T GIVE UP project)

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

Thomas and Kathryn are engaged!!

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

sometimes love looks like glowing orange light. welcome, dean august.

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

The Don’t Give Up couple contest! – UPDATED: and the winner is…

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

Oh joy! It’s time for the Don’t Give Up couple contest!

…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

WATP : now available for summer shenanigans as well as bird funerals.

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?

adventure is at a camp in the country, where Tanner met Taylor and years later, proposed.

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

Adventure is at a wedding in an old manor house near Boston, where Jessie and Trevor committed to mutual weirdness forever.

Nerd love. 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

this is one of my very favorites: welcome, Isaiah.

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. and

The new Don’t Give Up project site and HOORAY! Registration for the next Don’t Give Up project is now open!!!

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

Breadwinners: a transformative experience for image-making couples

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

adventure is in a little english town called matlock, where georgia and ali grew up and then got married.

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

adventure is in the peak district on the day before georgia and ali got married

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

adventure is in the story of how lenora mae got here.

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? me: um..mostly

Adventure is in Belfast, Northern Ireland: Gillian and Tim. (part of the DON’T GIVE UP project)

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

UPDATE!!! A seat at the table : An online class for photographers – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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,