We absolutely love, love. That’s what we strive to capture while creating the images we make for our clients. Our style can be described best as non-traditional with an emphasis on moments. We love texture, light, emotion, and movement … we love making fun images! We are constantly learning and brainstorming together, and we’re always up for a new challenge.
We first met in 2005 and we’ve been rocking out together ever since. Our home is in Portland, Oregon. We share it with our two dogs (Ruca + Molly) and our cat (Bill) … you’ll get to know them sooner or later. Both of us have degrees in art related fields (Jim: Architecture + Ravyn: Graphic Arts), which has helped lay the groundwork for the photographic style we consider to be uniquely ours. We love working with each other and we feel blessed that we get to share our love with others that are in love.
Something most people don’t know about me is … I started college as a biology major. Cellular and molecular biology to be exact. About 5 frog dissections into my sophomore year, I decided to take my life down a different path and changed to Graphic Arts. Want to nerd out about endoplasmic reticulum, I’m your girl!
The thing I love most about wedding photography is … LOVE! Duh. Besides that though, I love the first few moments after the ceremony … I give Jim the eye. Ya know … the one that says, “Remember when that was us?” It’s pretty cool to be in the midst of a couple who are just starting their married life together.
My husband is awesome because … he can play air drums like no ones business and he’s tall enough to reach the things I can’t. Seriously though, he’s the hardest working person I’ve ever met. He’s a dreamer, but he always takes the time to enjoy life in the present. He inspires me, and I think that’s as awesome as it gets.
Something random … I don’t have a favorite color. Really. I used to think it was green… then I thought it was black. But I’m sure I just don’t have a favorite.
About Ravyn (by Jim)
I met Ravyn via this crazy contraption called the interweb. We became friends right away and now I can say I married my college sweetheart. I get to spend every day with someone who loves music and art and design as much as I do. I love the fact that she is, by far, more creative than I could ever be. She keeps me on my toes with everything that’s going on and helps me keep cool when life gets too busy. I never, in a million years, thought I’d work with my wife. Now, I can’t think of any place I’d rather be.
Something most people don’t know about me is … I have no idea what’s in store for me next. I have aspirations across the board from being a successful architect, photographer, friend, husband, craftsman, rock climber, etc. You think it, I probably want it. I think it keeps every day interesting. Always gives you something to look forward to.
The thing I love most about wedding photography is … the whole experience. You get to spend the day with people that want nothing more than to laugh and love. It’s really just a great time and I’m glad we get to be a part of it. My job, as a photographer is to save moments of people smiling and laughing and loving. Tough gig, I know.
My wife is awesome because … Phew, where do I start? She’s stubborn! Now, don’t take this the wrong way. She sets out to do something and she does it. Regardless of the circumstances, there is nothing that can stand in her way. It’s an attribute that I love and yet another thing I aspire to be.
Something random … I love tattoos! This might also fall under the “something people don’t know about me” category. You always hear, “What are you going to do when you’re 80?” Well, when I’m 80, and old and wrinkly, I’ll literally have armloads of stories to be able to tell my grandkids. Every bit of ink has a story and meaning behind it, little or great. They are an expression of an important event or thought or wish. I cannot wait to add to my art collection!
About Jim (by Ravyn)
Jim has a kind soul … and a cute face. I was instantly drawn to his charm (yes, he’s charming), and he loved music as much as I do which was an automatic 1,098,545 bonus points for him. He says he’s shy, but really … he’s the opposite. Talk to him about something manly (camping, climbing, eating meat, etc.), and you’ll be his best friend. He’s the metaphorical ketchup to my tater tots of life (aka, wouldn’t be any good without him), and there’s no one I’d rather spend the rest of my life with.