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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

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

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 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

you are invited to go on an adventure with us // the don’t give up project // divide, colorado // july 1-3, 2013

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

adventure is in divide, colorado : the don’t give up project registration is now open!!!!! //UPDATE.SOLD OUT//

we are, once again, finding ourselves with the huge joy of inviting you, dear person, fellow photographer, artist, dreamer of dreams, to one of our most happy of all places – the Don’t

adventure is in the australian wetlands, where caroline and jayden were reminded : Don’t Give Up.

the first day after the new year, we woke up early, traipsed through the snow into the airport and in the persons of jeremy and ashley parsons, the Don’t Give up project traveled all the way to

Adventure is in Brisbane, Australia … where the next DON’T GIVE UP project will be held! registration is now open!

almost one year ago to the date, we got an email from jonas peterson telling us he was planning on proposing to his lovely Jacqui sometime around the holidays, that they would be getting married on



this is the story of how the welsteads became a family : a don’t give up story

it’s difficult to know how to fill this blank blog page space with words that adequately describe the welsteads. we have had the privilege of photographing ben and renee before, sharing the

Tim Tab married bethany, and this is only a tiny taste of what it was like that day.

We met Tim Tabailloux at our very first Don’t Give Up Project. First impressions: this guy (raised in France) is hilarious….and wildly talented….and we want to be friends. Never

MOMMY, WHAT WILL I LOOK LIKE?? The DON’T GIVE UP project model contest

Well, here it is! We need 2 models for the upcoming DON’T GIVE UP project and we have 4 amazing couples in the running. We love ALL four of these entries and have laughed – hard –

Mommy, what will I look like?? (the don’t give up project 3 model contest)

We are over the moon STOKED for the 3rd DON’T GIVE UP project – coming August 1-3!!!!! We are having another contest to choose the models for this August’s DGUP – and we are


for those of you who have ever wondered “what the heck is the don’t give up project??!”, this video is for you. for those of you who have ever wanted to come to the don’t give

mary + michael + wedding day = so much love and beauty it’s impossible to contain it in one blog post!

sometimes, fathers and daughters weep because they love each other so much. sometimes, the face you see at the end of the aisle is unlike any you will ever see again. sometimes, true love looks like

The Don’t Give Up Project 2…because we just couldn’t wait to show you!!

you know those moments in your life where you think, “I don’t think it can get any better than this”? Well, we had many of them this past week when we hosted our workshop for the

The DON’T GIVE UP PROJECT….part deux

The DON’T GIVE UP project started yesterday. Oh my goodness it’s good to be back.

it’s gettin’ hot in here! aka, a contest to find our next don’t give up project model couple!

For reals, people??? We had so many frickin’ incredible submissions for this contest, we almost couldn’t choose our favorites. Seriously, thank you to you amazing couples who took the

this is what we look like….in bed.

calling all photographer couples!! calling all photographer couples!! are you a photographer with a significant other or a photography couple? do you like having your picture taken sometimes? do you

The DON’T GIVE UP project : March 14-16, 2011 DIVIDE, CO

Good day, you wonderful people! FRIENDS! it’s only 6 more weeks until the next Don’t give up project!!! yes, that means it’s time to sneak away to the mountains of colorado and

Jenae + Doug + Stella = happy Parsons

Jenae’s a great photographer who came to the first DON’T GIVE UP project and wanted us to do some family pics for her, which is a huge huge honor! Her and Doug are an amazing couple.

photographers, the next don’t give up project is coming!!!…………a trailer

in march. much thanks to our incredibly videographer friend, Jeff Short, who made this insanely wonderful video of our time at the last don’t give up project in August!!

Dave might cut you. (DON’T GIVE UP project)

So don’t mess. Dave makes art with food and he was our chef for the DON’T GIVE UP project in Colorado. We’re getting SO excited to go again.

renee + ben : the don’t give up session

hold on, friends. this is gonna be a long one! forgive us for not being able to adequately describe what we are about to in words. you just had to be there to feel it…but we will try our

sleeping in isn’t as cool as it sounds…

this morning in Colorado, 19 photographers got out of their cozy bunk beds at the don’t give up project, and went outside to watch the sun come up. it was epic. we are overwhelmed. several