About

We are Paul and Katie McPherson, a husband and wife photography  and videography team. We live in a small town in the four corners, it's a little bit of desert with a view of the Rockies up the road. We thrive on loving our three beautiful children and keeping up with our family. We treasure having access to such diverse terrain and thrive on adventuring throughout it.

We have a love for travel and adventure paired with great food and comfy beds. We enjoy music, Hulu and movies, especially cozied up with a bowl of ice cream on the couch together. We’re goofy and a little cheesy. We love each other deeply and aren’t afraid to show it. You might catch us making out on the sidelines or in passing during a wedding. We’re affectionate and we’re not afraid to show it. I think because we’re so comfortable that way, we have a knack for helping people get affectionately comfortable in front of the camera.

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behind the scenes

We have been photographing weddings together for a little over 14 years now, and are beyond passionate about what we do. With experience we’ve developed a diverse set of skills and resources that help make this process as stress free and enjoyable as possible. It is not uncommon to find Katie with a needle and thread hemming a dress or fixing hair or makeup at the very last second.

We’ve become the best shoulder to cry on in these anxiety filled moments, having the experience to know that everything will work out. We’re that consoling, assuring voice of optimism that calms the soul and keeps things in the proper perspective. 

We’re more than just photographers, we’re a support system that makes sure EVERYTHING runs as smooth as your wedding planning intends it to. Flowers, DJ, catering, venue...we’ve got your back with all of it! We've been a part of weddings so small that we've doubled as witnesses, and weddings so large that we've gotten lost on the dance floor. So no matter your wedding plans, wherever they may be, we would be honored to share those beautiful moments with you. Feel free to look through our blog and portfolio, and if you feel a connection to our work, we'd love to hear from you!

the photogs behind the lens

Katie and Paul

our philosophy...

Our passion is capturing love in all its naturally lit glory. We love totally awesome creative souls who share the same love for life, light and the art of capturing memories. We love explosive laughter. We make people laugh. On purpose. Because we’re funny. Like, really funny! Ok...maybe we’re not that funny BUT WE DO like getting people to laugh! We also like those sexy, sensual, breathy shots too. That’s right. Breathy. 

“Just get out of the camera!” We say that a lot. Most photographers don’t know how to get people “out of the camera” but it’s the key to getting those super natural - lifestyle looks which we live to shoot.

Show us the real uninhibited nature of the relationship you share & we will make those moments last forever.

At the core of every human being is something so incredible beautiful. Part of our gift and what drives us is understanding how to break through the surface layers to get down to the core of a person. To their very soul. Every wedding poses this wonderful challenge for us to crack this code. Part of what drives us to do what we do is our love for revealing the true nature of a persons soul. The result is timeless. The result connects you to memories and experience in ways that will move you emotionally, not just put a smile on your face.

the how and why

our philosophy

Family Adventures

The greatest miracle to transpire in our lives without a doubt has been our children. Their existence influences every aspect of our lives. When we have spare time, they get it. We we need a break, we sit down and figure out what things we can do that will become significant memory making material for them. Don’t get us wrong, WE LOVE having our alone time, going on dates, and being “kid free” from time to time, but at the end of the day, we recognize that our time with them spent this intimately, is limited...so we do our best to take advantage.

Faith

We believe that this life has a purpose. We feel that we were created with specific talents and abilities unique to our personalities that when channeled properly will allow us to add maximum light and beauty to this world. We cannot tell you how many times we’ve watched clouds part at weddings when the weather app on our phone shows nothing but rain. We love relying on faith to insure that as we put forth our very best effort, everything will work out exactly the way it needs to.

Fine dining dates

We're best friends. It sounds so cliche, but we really are. We do everything together. There is a trust, and a bond so indescribably permanent that we would be lost without each other. Consequently, we don’t have to do much to have a good time. Sometimes shooting weddings even feels like a date. But probably our most favorite thing in the word to do is to enjoy a really really good meal together. When we go to New York, we go to eat. When we go to LA, we go to eat. Fine dining + our friendship = pure magic.

The Beach

The one downside of living where we live is NO BEACH! We both have California roots, and the second our feet hit the sand and we can hear the melodic sounds of the waves, we’re in immediate in heaven. Our kids can’t get enough of the ocean. Tide pools, surfing, boogie boarding, digging up sand crabs, we love all of it!

television

One of our favorite addictions is binge watching series on Hulu or Netflix, especially while mass editing photos. The most recycled show we have watched over the years is The Office. Our top favorite shows currently are New Girl, Survivor, Greys, Fallon and Scandal. We appreciate the art of insanely good acting and production with shows like The Queen. At the end of the day it’s always you, me and the TV.

Music

We probably have the most eclectic taste in music ever, gravitating more toward chill, happy, uplifting, upbeat vibe music. We’re hardcore spotifiers and love finding new unpopular gems destined for greatness. There are very few moments when we’re not adding a soundtrack to our real life.

Ice Cream

We’re on a serious ice-cream mashup fix right now. We are generally working with Häagen-Dazs and Ben & Jerrys. Our favorite mashup right now is Häagen-Dazs Chocolate + Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. We don’t just throw scoops in and eat it. We mash it with a fine metal ice-cream blade. Sprinkle a little milk over the top. Push and fold until there’s a chunky, iced, mix. Then add 5 small dabs of whip cream. Every night. Perfection!

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