Monthly Archives: November 2012

Adventure is at the house joey grew up in, where his parents measured his height against the wall and where he later married amanda.

amanda and joey are proof that the simple can be divine. the ink stains on his fingers from working long hours on their printing press. the scribbles on the wall at his parents house, marking his height as he and his brothers grew. fresh flowers tied together with twine by your friends. table cloths blowing in the wind. the love of family and friends with hugs and tears flowing all day. a back yard home wedding. canning jar candle holders. cold hands warmed by the fire. it was all so simple, so humble, so honest. it was them. a beautiful reflection of these two fantastic souls we got to learn from for a day.

amanda and joey, you were lovely . . .
we are still remembering it all.
thank you for inviting us to play a part.

Steve Gerrard - 01/24/2013 - 7:36 pm

Beautiful stuff. LOVE the bride & groom portraits.

keri bryant - 12/28/2012 - 7:44 pm

ALWAYS ALWAYS magnificent!!!!!!! thank you! love you guys dearly!

ali - 12/21/2012 - 5:45 am


Roland Hale - 12/09/2012 - 10:52 am

so inspirational. this isn’t just a set of wedding photos, its a story of THEM. beautiful.

Rosina - 12/07/2012 - 9:27 am



love this to pieces.

Penny Blake - 12/05/2012 - 4:02 pm

These are such beautiful pictures of my daughters and my new son-in-laws wedding thank you for capturing who they really are :)

Meredith - 11/30/2012 - 9:46 pm

Wow, so beautiful. What a beautiful couple and wedding. These shots are INCREDIBLE you guys and I love the GIF at the end. xo

Suellen Lee - 11/30/2012 - 4:39 pm

Beautiful and sensitive work

Amanda Gross - 11/30/2012 - 1:34 pm

Parsons, You nailed it. The joy that is shown was the exact mood that night. Amazing.

Brian Furbush - 11/29/2012 - 7:33 pm

These ball so hard. Fantastic work…the bride’s eyes are insanely beautiful too.

Amelia Renee - 11/29/2012 - 1:47 pm

this is simply spectacular. I’m constantly blown away by you guys’ work.

Heather - 11/29/2012 - 9:34 am


sharon - 11/28/2012 - 11:29 pm

looks like such a fun time! adore the one of her and the little boy

julia wade - 11/28/2012 - 8:18 pm

every photograph is a story in itself. absolutely perfect.

Christine - 11/28/2012 - 7:40 pm

perfect. just totally perfect!

Paolo - 11/28/2012 - 5:47 pm

What a series of lovely pics.
There are some many emotions and great moments here!
Hi quality photography

nate - 11/28/2012 - 5:04 pm

amazing friends, ahahahahmazing.

Hannah Nicole - 11/28/2012 - 4:59 pm

really wonderful. happiness. this is something beautiful and important.

Nate & Jaclyn : Joshua Tree National Park

it’s the end of veteran’s day weekend. and it has me thinking about who we are, about us, we are the parsons, and who we want to become. we are 11 1/2 years into the wild wonderful, painful, messy, beautiful adventure called marriage. and I say each of those words very intentionally. our lives together have had moments that felt so close to heaven that it almost feels unfair that we get to experience this life together. and then there have been those other moments. those ones that have us in shambles, in tears, wondering how we are going to keep going together. we haven’t figured out how to avoid the fight. we haven’t managed to escape pain together. but we have progressively been learning, more and more as the years pass and loved ones pass and we fail each other, that it is worth it. the fight is worth it. the pain is worth it. and in the end, we want to be standing together, or in our wheelchairs together, holding hands. veterans. two imperfect people who decided it was a better story to put up a fight and choose our marriage for the long haul than to give up.

I say all of that because anytime we come across others who are fighting for marriage alongside of us, we grow in hope. to be able to share joys and triumphs as well as fears and sorrows with another married couple is a great gift, and one that not everybody has. When we met the kaisers (known to many of you as theimageisfound, the absolutely beyond brilliant husband and wife photography duo) we had no idea that years later we would have the great honor of not only calling them one of those couples we share life with, but also championing their marriage as we photographed their 10 year vow renewal.

it wasn’t flashy. they rented a house in joshua tree, took their children, grace and jasper, the two of us, and went back to the very same rock in joshua tree national park that they had stood on as nate proposed 10 years earlier. they wrote each other vows for the first time, and with complete raw honesty, they committed their lives to each other again.

it was one of those close to heaven moments. and we are so thankful to have been there, to have played a part in celebrating these two and their family legacy.

nate and jaclyn, thank you for bringing us into your world, for reminding us what marriage is all about, and for taking another step to becoming veterans of marriage.
we love you guys.

Monica Calderin - 03/31/2016 - 9:27 am

Goodness that was just awesome. My husband and I are going on 23 years of marriage this July. It’s been the wildest ride of my life.

Thanks for sharing this.

Dan - 05/03/2013 - 8:44 pm


James - 01/03/2013 - 5:04 am

symply beautiful – :)

nirav - 11/30/2012 - 4:42 pm

So flippin’ awesome guys.

Doc Waller (@docwaller) - 11/23/2012 - 4:21 pm

Who’s cutting onions?!

Mats - 11/21/2012 - 3:55 am

Super nice shots! Awesome and real inspiration to me, thanks for sharing!

Hannah Suh - 11/20/2012 - 3:00 pm

So amazing and deeply moving. Not to mention spectacularly beautiful.

Maggie - 11/18/2012 - 5:16 pm

Oh my goodness, there are no words. This is truly amazing. Ash and Jer, you two have such an amazing gift!!!

What is the song playing??

sandra - 11/18/2012 - 2:34 pm

no words….too amazing!

Faith Bowyer - 11/18/2012 - 3:22 am

This is amazing. So, so, so, amazing.

Meredith Adams - 11/17/2012 - 6:59 pm

that was incredibly beautiful.

sharon - 11/17/2012 - 4:22 pm

Just so incredibly beautiful! I have been so excited to see this, and it was so amazing, – powerful and inspiring. Kaisers and Parsons you never cease to blow me away!!!

mercedes - 11/15/2012 - 3:07 pm

So. Much. Love.

Christina Hastings - 11/14/2012 - 10:42 pm

Not married yet. But if I ever am someday, I want it to grow just like the Kaisers into a beautiful, time-tested marriage. Thank you incredibly for sharing their story.

becca spears - 11/14/2012 - 3:03 pm

oh parsons. oh jaclyn and nate. this is possibly one of the most beautiful storytelling portraits I have ever seen. Ash and Jer- you have this hard-to-grasp ability to tap into the supernatural- that quality of life at it’s richest. Those most transcendent moments. You actually somehow can convey the depth and passion of that. It is very rare to see art imitate life that well. Thank you for sharing this. You made me fall in love with this family. You made me fall more in love with marriage and life.

julia wade - 11/14/2012 - 12:24 am

my heart is so full watching this. thank you.

molly - 11/13/2012 - 10:45 pm

ash, love what you wrote.
parsons, love what you captured.
kaisers, way to make me cry my friggin eyes out.

love you all.

Caroline Fontenot - 11/13/2012 - 4:05 pm

You’re just so damn inspiring. Thank you for making me want to tell better stories.

Angie - 11/13/2012 - 3:33 pm

Nate and Jac! This was so precious. Love the love that you have for one another. Awesome awesome job Parsons.

Steph S. - 11/13/2012 - 1:57 pm

I was in tears before the imagery even started. I love you guys. And congrats to Nate and Jaclyn. You all are so beautiful.

celanie - 11/13/2012 - 12:07 pm

this is really what it’s all about. we love nate + jaclyn’s story and are encouraged by their honesty, strength, and vulnerability. thank you for showing us what’s real.

Michelle Ruetschle - 11/13/2012 - 3:56 am

You two are so much more than photographers, you are lovers of life, lovers of love and lovers of beauty, and it all comes through so beautifully in your photographs. I loved this. Thanks for bringing hope and encouragement to all married couples with your stories! PS it brought back some wonderful memories too! :-)

Alyda - 11/13/2012 - 2:43 am

This is what makes life worth living. Real, honest, crazy love worth fighting for. You guys capture it like no one I know. Thank you for sharing. Love you Ash & Jer x

todd hunter mcgaw - 11/13/2012 - 12:58 am

woh.. beautiful people.. beautiful story… beautifully captured!

Tim Tab - 11/12/2012 - 10:30 pm

wow. #impressed

Anna Roberts - 11/12/2012 - 10:18 pm


Denise Heffner - 11/12/2012 - 8:57 pm

Breathtaking! Jaclyn & Nate–love you more than I could possibly express! Parsons–thank you for this incredible look into love–so real, so raw, so amazing!

amelialyon - 11/12/2012 - 8:13 pm

This is so so SO sweet! I loved every second of it. Way to pull on the old heart strings! Beauty in all ways.

DC Chavez - 11/12/2012 - 8:10 pm

LIKE! Great images and story of two great people.

Mikhail Glabets - 11/12/2012 - 8:08 pm

That was amazing. Beautiful.

Jenny - 11/12/2012 - 8:02 pm

Of course I’m once again crying after watching your work. So so beautiful. It’s hard to find words.

Megan Gielow - 11/12/2012 - 7:55 pm

Wow. What a powerful story. Y’all inspire me not only visually, but also in love. Thanks for sharing.

Keaton - 11/12/2012 - 7:36 pm

I can never put into words the amazing work you two conjure. You guys are the reason I started photography and you’re the reason I stay passionate. Love you two. Love the Kaisers. Love this video. Love love love. :)

damara - 11/12/2012 - 7:27 pm

thank you so much for this.

Hannah Nicole - 11/12/2012 - 7:06 pm

this is wonderful. absolutely beautiful and touching and heartfelt..

ellie be - 11/12/2012 - 6:47 pm

wow. blown away. so moving and beautiful and wonderfully authentic.

caz lee of k90x - 11/12/2012 - 6:24 pm

oh guys. bless.

Jaquilyn Shumate - 11/12/2012 - 6:19 pm

Oh my! This is so incredibly touching. What you guys do has true and real lasting meaning. Jac & Nate (and you guys) are wonderful examples of what marriage is meant to be and encouraging the rest of us. Thank you (Kaisers & Parsons) for sharing your beauty with us all. PS. Jac, you are so so beautiful.

ray + kelly - 11/12/2012 - 6:05 pm


James Moes - 11/12/2012 - 6:03 pm

Thank you. All of you.