We are a Chicago-based husband & wife photography and videography team that believes wholeheartedly in marriage. We’re best friends, and we love photographing and filming best friends.
Marianne is obsessed with Scrabble, speaks Portuguese, considers herself a master at making acai bowls and blender soups, loves using clean products, and has to shower every night before going to bed (her alone time).
Meal of choice: Grilled salmon
Drink of choice: St. George’s Botanivore Gin on a rock
Favorite USA city (other than Chicago): Mendocino, CA
Andrew loves a simple wardrobe and playing piano, takes his sauna/steam/spa time very seriously, is a social butterfly, studied poetry in college, and would play soccer every day if time (and his body) afforded it.
Meal of choice: Spaghetti pie (mom’s recipe-ask us for it!)
Drink of choice: Old Raj Blue Label Martini with a twist
Favorite USA city (other than Chicago): Portland, OR
The story of "who we are" is a long one, but here's the gist of it: We grew up in the same small suburb of Chicago; met when we were 12 (thank you middle school band); went to prom together when we were 17 (thank you R. Kelly); rekindled our romance on a boat in Brazil when we were 23 (nothing says "you're my better half" like the Amazon jungle); finally decided "hey, we're in love and always will be" and got engaged in France one year later; and on October 5, 2013, the story came full circle and we got hitched just a few miles from the town we grew up in.
Somewhere along the way, we both fell in love with taking pictures and making movies. Whether it was high school darkroom classes, college video projects where we were given the freedom to create just to create, or simply traveling all around this beautiful world of ours and wanting to take every waking second in, we were smitten.
We love giving a voice to good causes. Having worked in over 20 different countries for a number of international non-profits, churches, relief agencies, or other service-oriented organizations, we know the power of media to change lives and communities. The story of one person can stir the hearts of hundreds, if only their story is told.
(Our partners have included: Facebook, International Justice Mission, World Relief, The Justice Conference, International Teams, Moody Bible Institute, Medical Ambassadors International, Forward Edge, and Urbana.)