Capturing authentic moments, 

 Celebrating the messy 

Southern California photographers specializing in couples, engagement, wedding, and portrait photography

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+ About Us

Hi there -
We are Colby + Valerie!
We are a husband and wife photographer team living the California dream! 

Our story started in Colorado, where we both grew up. We met in elementary school with lots of mutual friends and started dating in high school; no one thought it was serious. So much so that our parents were taking bets on how long it would last. Though we hadn’t intended to, we fell in love rather quickly. Eight years of dating, a move to Nashville, and two dogs later, Colby finally popped the question. We got married in 2017 surrounded by our favorite people and overwhelming love - it felt like pure magic. 

 

When we aren’t behind the camera, you can find us either out adventuring or snuggling on the couch with our pups, Breck and Aspen, watching New Girl. Seriously we’ve watched the entire series at least 6 times... please don’t judge us. We love being outdoors - hiking, scuba diving, camping, rafting, surfing, you name it. We travel as much as we can and have been to 15 countries together so far. We love to eat almost as much as we love to travel and are always searching for new restaurants to try.

Some of Colby’s favorite things: the crunching sound Breck and Aspen make when chomping the occasional potato chip, strong black coffee in the morning (unless it's PSL season, then definitely that), getting out of my comfort zone

 

Some of Valerie’s favorite things: petting all the dogs, staring at the stars, sitting with horses, wandering through new places, the smell of a freshly cut field

 

+ The Experience

We are here to capture the real, raw, unfiltered moments. No fake poses or forced smiles. We aren’t going to have you simply stare at the camera while we click away, nor are we going to precisely pose you. This is not about perfect, it is about capturing the real you and your most special memories - the belly laughs, the soft kisses, the windblown hair, the joyful tears, the squinty eye smiles, the quiet moments in between. 

 

 

Our sessions are focused on capturing genuine connection and emotion, but more importantly, creating a space for it. We strive to create an experience that feels more like a date night than a photo shoot, and by the end, we hope you forget that you are even in front of the camera. It’s a time  to disconnect from the rest of the world and be present with the ones you love. We will have you frolicking around, snuggling up, and hopefully laughing like crazy.

 

We’d love to go on an adventure with you for your session! Want to hike to your location, go chasing waterfalls (don't tell TLC), or travel somewhere cool? We are so down!

We are based out of Los Angeles County and trek all over Southern California. We absolutely LOVE to travel too so let's take a trip somewhere and find some jaw-dropping backdrops!

When you look back at your photos, we want you to remember how you felt.

Sound fun?  Great, we think so too!

 

+ Our Services

Portraits

Seniors, Maternity, Family, Bridal

We are here for all of your portrait photography needs and are happy to work with you to plan the perfect session for any occasion!

Couples + Engagements

Planning to propose? Engaged? Anniversary? Just for fun? Let us freeze these special moments! We love celebrating all love!

Weddings + Elopements

Weddings and elopements are our absolute favorite! We always include complimentary engagement shoots and have options for second shooters. Our wedding pricing is custom, so shoot us an email for a quote!

All of our services are fully customizable, so please reach out with whatever you have in mind, and we can work together to create something that fits your need and budget. We never hold back images or set limitations to how many we will deliver. You will recieve all of the best photos from your session.

+ Gallery

 
 

We are happy to provide you with a few full galleries to review. Just ask!

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