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Visual storytellers with a mission to serve, support & help you start your marriage in a way that feels effortlessly true to you.










We’re here to not only document your day in an artistic, authentic way, but also to make your day as blissful as possible.


WE’RE HERE TO NOT ONLY DOCUMENT YOUR DAY IN AN ARTISTIC, AUTHENTIC WAY, BUT ALSO TO MAKE YOUR DAY AS BLISSFUL AS POSSIBLE. YOUR WEDDING DAY SHOULD BE AS UNIQUE AS YOU ARE, AND AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE FOR THE ONES YOU LOVE.

Truth: When we got engaged, we were quickly thrown into the unknowns and chaos of wedding planning, not realizing the extent of decisions to be made. We aim to give our clients the opposite experience and act as a complimentary concierge if you need help with timelines, national park permits, finding local places to eat and stay, reviewing and helping with your mood boards, and beyond. We love helping with anything our couples need along the way, and you can truly come to us for anything.

As a husband-and-wife team, we spend months beforehand storyboarding together, going over B-roll shots, learning about your story via our questionnaires and calls, and taking into account your MVP people of the day to make sure we are totally ready to tell your story together. Capturing the full range of emotions from the day and documenting the important moments, large and small, is our greatest joy.



Meet Jana—

Healthy cookie connoisseur, travel lover, organic gardener, and believer with a heart to serve others.


I got started in photography over a decade ago when my grandpa gave me his film camera. I’d go on long drives and stop to take photos of animals and nature. My grandparents have recently passed, and thinking back on these memories of my earliest “shoots” reminds me of how precious photos really are.



I want every one of our clients to feel like the photos we take of their wedding day celebrate their love and tell the story of their relationship in a way they will remember forever.

I took the step into wedding photography after getting diagnosed with a heart disorder in 2014. I was a teacher at the time, but had to step away to deal with my health issues. I prayed about what was next and felt a tug on my heart to do photography. I went from shooting photos on film in nature, to shooting photos of kids as a teacher, to going for my dream as a photographer in 2015. That dream turned into traveling to multiple different states and countries, and shooting hundreds of weddings and photoshoots in the years that followed. Now, I also offer shooting film for weddings, and although I’m not a hybrid photographer yet, I love to shoot it for weddings to better tell the story from a different perspective. 

I am beyond grateful to not only do what I love, but do it with my husband by my side as my videographer now.

A few more tidbits about me… I have made over 100 batches of the same gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free cookies just to perfect them for myself and others (and love to gift them to clients!). I’m not naturally funny but accidentally make people laugh all the time, which comes in handy as a photographer. I am passionate about local organic good food like my favorites, The Nectary and Sol Food, both here in Sonoma County. I am also in love with Hu Kitchen’s vegan chocolate line and growing my own organic garden. I am married to my other half, Eli, and we have a beautiful little boy named James Wilder. As a follower of Jesus, I love to spread his love and kindness to everyone I meet and give back to our community any chance that I get.

Meet Eli—

Songwriter and musician, supporter of local businesses and community, self-taught cook, and self-proclaimed expert pizza rater.

I have always been a creative person—first as a musician who has written songs and played in bands for the past 15 years, then as a videographer. I picked up videography in my early band years as another creative outlet that I could express myself with, which turned into a passion and career over time.

Many videographers have no sound and audio background, which I believe gives me a different edge and perspective when creating well-produced wedding videos.

I love creating unique wedding films after getting to know each couple and storyboarding their journey. Jana and I work seamlessly together to capture each step of the day. We’ve helped tell a lot of stories and know how to read a room to see where the emotions are—joy, laughter, tears of happiness.


It’s our greatest joy to capture emotion in real time and gift our couples photos and video footage of moments they may not have known happened until they view their gallery.


Fun facts: I am a guy who enjoys the simple things the most. I tend to rate food when we go out to eat and have a serious affinity for good pizza and tacos. My dream day consists of relaxing at our house with my family and ordering food from our favorite local restaurant, Sol Food. I am also passionate about serving our local community, giving back, and supporting local businesses that do the same.

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Throughout the years I have prayed and sought after Jesus more passionately than ever before. I realized we are called to love others no matter what, serve others whole heartedly and live a simple life. In a world where we have to be so much and nothing is enough, I encourage you to take a step back and simplify your life. Slow down, pray, love others, serve those who have less or who are struggling  in life & take time to rest each week. 

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”- Matthew 11: 28-30


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