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established in 2010

There needs to be a connect between someone who captures weddings and the couple. Something more than just a business transaction. Something that causes emotion, excitement and trust. I can’t tell you how many times someone has approached me about pricing before even looking at my work. Those type of clients aren’t for me. I want to work with couples who feel something when they see one of my images. Couples who like the bold, the creative, the anticipation. I am select who I take on as a client just as I trust you will be select with hiring the photographer or filmmaker that is right for you!

To flashback for a moment, I grew up on farm in Missouri. I lived a pretty simple life. As a kid I fondly remember running barefoot across the yard with the smell of fresh cut grass filling the summer air. I remember exploring the winding creeks which usually resulting in being covered in mud. I also remember the numerous fights I got into with my brothers that we still laugh about today. I also remember the hard-work, values, and determination that growing up on a farm instills in you and how those carry over to my business.

In 2005, I moved to Dallas and brought my passion of photography and world-travel with me, but it wasn’t until 2010 that I started doing photography professionally. Honestly, the professional side kind of fell into my lap. A friend asked me to capture her wedding, which lead to another wedding, which lead me to quitting my job and doing wedding photography full time.

It wasn’t long after this, a friend of mine, Frank Darko, starting challenging me about the way I was doing lighting. I was using just natural light because there was a time we were taught that natural lighting was the best lighting. Now, I know that is bulls#%t. A photographer should understand all lighting and know how to make any light source create a beautiful scene. This all lead to the style I developed which is often described as bold, timeless, and moody. A style that of the Renaissance period of art.

I soon learned that wedding photographers and videographers often didn’t, shall we say, play nice together. I still can’t wrap my head around this since we all have the same goal, but it frustrated me enough to learn wedding film-making and add it to my studio. Now I have Frank Dark and Patrick Thompson as apart of my studio. Together we have captured many weddings and always have a blast doing so!

If you are interested in working with us we would love to hear from you!

-Justin

 
To experience a moment in time is a gift for you, to capture a moment in time is a gift to share.
— Justin Yoder