Mariah is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a professional background in digital content creation and photography. For almost 10 years now, Mariah has been constantly improving her techniques as a photographer. For two years, she shot as lead photographer for a growing startup's creative department, which further shaped her unique shooting style as a blend of artistic and photojournalistic visual storytelling. Her experience in live production and collaborative projects means she knows how to plan and execute the many needs of large events and that communication is always key! She has shot independently for small businesses, national dance competitions, families, couples, and individuals, combining an artistic passion for the details with her understanding of how images should flow together to create a cohesive visual story. Finally, Mariah has had her travel landscapes and artistic photography presented in shows and galleries around Omaha and is currently a semi-finalist to receive a Fulbright National Geographic Digital Storyteller grant to do photojournalistic work on language change in Australia. Combining all this experience, Mariah has an eye for the moment that means nothing will be missed.
Janie is an incredibly talented fashion photographer and videographer who has an eye for detail, composition and beauty . Her candid and documentary style work is rich, colorful and full of life. There's nothing more satisfying to Janie than providing a collection of photographs that can make someone laugh, cry and simply provide memories of loved ones and precious moments for years to come.
We are truly grateful to be able to partner with someone as accomplished, passionate and talented as William. He is one of the most amazing artists in the industry having specialized in graphic communications - he's worked with such a diverse group of clients such as Architectural Digest, Rolling Stone and The New Yorker. It's that simple gesture, facial expression or the way the light dances around a subject that creates the compelling images that William captures. He will give you works of art that transcend wedding photography, with his lens he will capture the essence of who you. He pours his heart and soul into every wedding he shoots. He will deliver awesome images that will live in your family for untold generations. His greatest passions are his beautiful wife, three amazing daughters, and photography!
Kurtis and Danique are an amazingly talented husband and wife duo! Kurtis has over 15 years as a professional Photographer and Videographer. He is also one of our elite licensed drone operators! His extensive background in photojournalism, e-commerce and marketing taught him all about visual storytelling, using the movement to create continuity and choosing the right shot for the right moment. His work a mix of fine art, fashion and documentary style photography. Kurtis and Danique are passionate about documenting weddings and telling your story through their lenses. They love to travel, explore and to capture the light, the laughter and everything else in between. There is something so wonderful about capturing real, authentic photographs that hold true emotion and bring the feeling of a particular memory rushing back. It is such a magic to give one moment in time - a look between lovers or the simplest of moments otherwise unnoticed - the opportunity to live on forever. People and their natural beauty are their first love.
A wedding day is an exciting whirlwind of unpredictable circumstances, personalities and emotions. I love every moment of it. Over the past 5 years, I've had the pleasure to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life and have experienced amazing things that I never would have otherwise. Being a wedding photographer is a backstage pass to life. I feel incredibly lucky to make a living creating art and telling people's stories. My approach is comfortable and relaxed. l like to mingle and chat people up; find out who's who. This gets everyone comfortable with the guy waving the camera around so I can blend in and be forgotten. Of course, I'll coordinate and direct when needed, but always prefer to let things unfold naturally and to be as unobtrusive as possible. Photographically I look for honest and interesting situations, keep compositions simple and and seek out amazing light. Portrait sessions should be short enough to stay fun, and showcase the genuine personality of everyone involved. I LOVE photographing receptions...the crazier the party the better the pictures! I look forward to meeting you! - James
Larry believes that photographs are one of the very best ways to record and retell the stories of important life events. He loves to capture the intimacy, joy, and beauty that are the essence of a wedding. For Larry, it is people that give his photography meaning. Capturing the moments and expressions that will tell and retell people’s stories through time and across generations. He is a visual storyteller, historian, and artist. His work is beautiful, compelling, and joyful. He photographs in artistic, photojournalistic, contemporary and traditional styles. Just as Larry’s pictures tell his clients’ stories, perhaps his clients’ words can best tell his: • "Larry is there...attentive, sensitive, and responsive to what's going on with people. His images capture the moment." • "Larry is one of the most gifted photographers I've ever met. His combination of interpersonal sensitivity and compositional skill is truly amazing." • "Larry is lighthearted, smart, and unusually sensitive to the energy of the moment. Not only will you love your pictures, but you will be left feeling happy that you worked with him." • "He is so personable and upbeat. He blended in and did not get in people’s way, yet he gave direction and had wonderful ideas. By the end of the evening he seemed like family" • "He has just about the best temperament of any person I've met, he communicates very clearly what he wants from you in a shot, and he is non-stop." Larry received the Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award for 2014. He was a OneWed.com Wedding Photographer of the Year – 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2012 and on the IndyChannel A-List Top 5 Best Photographers 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010. He is a member of American Photographic Artists, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International, The Wedding Portrait Society and the Freelancers Union. Exhibitions of his fine art photographs have been shown in the USA, Germany, Brazil, and Mexico and a number of his works are in private collections. Larry grew up in a large, artistic family. His great, great grandfather was a painter who, in the mid-1800’s, co-founded the Indiana School of Art. Larry’s love of photography reflects that of his father and grandfather, both of whom were avid photographers. One of his sisters is a painter and another is a fiber artist and jewelry designer. His children’s careers span the fields of music, film, culinary arts, and language arts. Larry and his wife Carol, a painter, yoga instructor and dancer, live and work primarily in Indianapolis but also in Miami Beach. Together they enjoy international travel to places like Brazil, Chile, and Argentina and especially to Mexico’s Mayan Riviera, where Larry has photographed extensively. Their list of pleasures includes yoga, bicycling, and Latin dance.