Clayton Austin Photography

Clayton Austin Photography

WHO WE ARE:

Hi! It's nice to meet you. And welcome to our website.

We are Andrew and Marianne, and we're in love (we even got married to prove it). 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.

And 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. 

So in January of 2013 we joined creative forces and started Nicodem Creative! We currently reside on the north side of Chicago (and will talk your ear off about it if given the chance). 

WHAT WE DO:

As you can see on our site, the body of our work and "what we do" is pretty broad. But we think it can be summarized like this:

We are storytellers.

We love telling the story of love. From the engagement until the wedding day finally arrives, we revel in capturing the wild ride and sharing it with those whose ride it is. Love is in the simple details, and how they all add up. We just put them together into the bigger story.

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. 

We love people. From babies, to students, to families, we love being a part of documenting life’s best moments. And they all involve people. Life is meant to be shared; we want to help you remember it all.

 

We are Nicodem Creative. And we'd love to tell your story.

 

(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. Please contact us for a more detailed breakdown of services offered.)


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