Our Top 100 Photos of 2016

2016 was quite a year for us. We sold our condo, moved into a camper, traveled all the way across the country and back (a few times) and finally made a trip to Iceland (it’s been on our bucket list for quite a while). We’re also so very grateful to have received the 2016 Rangefinder 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography award. This year will certainly be hard to beat.

We made some major changes to our business this year, cancelling all of our paid advertising and cutting any outsourcing to keep all work between the two of us. We’ve noticed that these things have only helped us in the long run. When we moved into the camper, our goal was to keep things simple- in both our business and our personal lives. We even paid off all of our debt! Woot woot! Achieving this has been refreshing. This year was full of positive changes.

This year we also made a point to document our lives on a regular basis. Whether traveling, or just walking with Migo though our old stomping grounds, we really enjoyed capturing the fleeting moments of every day life. We’ve also enjoyed sharing our lives online through our blog and social media. We’ve had a year full of awesome weddings and adventure engagements. We are always amazed at how incredibly fun and sweet our couples are. We are so thankful for the trust they put in us, and the good times we’ve been able to to share. As we write this, our 2017 is already over two thirds booked and we’ve got some pretty epic destination weddings in the plans.

As our editor in chief, Josh estimates that he’s culled three quarters of a million photos in 2016. Here’s a little highlight reel of our favorite images, both from our personal lives and the memories we’ve shared with our couples.

We wish all of you a very happy new year!

Shelley  + Josh

Best Selfie Intimate Couple Edisto South Carolina HikeAsheville Elopement Shoot Bisti Badlands New Mexico Bisti Badlands New Mexico Landscape Sunset Florida Keys Camper Boondocking Nude Camper Shot NakedNaked Engagement Session Jumping Water Holes ArizonaMax Patch Views Couples SessionPictured Rocks KayakingSkogafoss Wedding Ceremony WaterfallJokulsarlon Birds Migrating NestingSkogafoss Waterfall IcelandPortland Biking DowntownArt Loeb Trail Engagement Session North Carolina Pelicans Fighting over Fish Sedona at Sunset Landscape Hermit Crab MishapJokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon Point Reyes ShipGrayson Highlands Ponies Engagement Session VirginiaRedwoods National Park EngagementCascades Washington Hike Wedding Key Deer Photography Engagement session Cascades Snow Skiing Engagement Session Cliffside Engagement Proposal North Carolina Asheville Asheville Boondocking Camping Elopement on Max Patch Max Patch Engagement ShootRedwoods National Park Biking Dungeness Spit WashingtonHot Springs North Carolina Couples ShootOru Kayak Aerial ViewWaterfall Iceland Engagement Wedding ShootMount Rogers Ponies Virginia HikingFine Art Nude Naked Outdoor PhotographerBoondocking New Mexico Bisti Badlands Max Patch Sunset Engagement Session Hoh Rainforest Engagement Session Washington OlympicIntimate Engagement Shoot Olympic National Park WashingtonMax Patch North Carolina ElopementPoint Reyes Tree in Fog Outdoor Nudist Festival Naturist Naked People Iceland Wedding Hotel Budir Cascades National Washington North Carolina Intimate Engagement SessionBoot Key MangrovesDog in Desert PhotographerMax Patch PicnicIceland Jokulsarlon Sunset Engagement South Mountain State Park North Carolina Engagement Oru Kayak Jordan Lake Raleigh Hiking Engagement Shoot Fall North Carolina Sunset North Carolina Mountains Discovery Trail Olympic National ParkDog Photographer DesertWild Ponies Engagement Session Virginia Wedding Iceland Vik Cliffside Natural Hot Tub IcelandMax Patch Engagement Session Iceland Bride Portraits Pictured Rocks Michigan Grandfather Mountain Backcountry Backpacking Wild Horses Iceland Hotel Budir Pictured Rocks Kayaking MichiganEngagement Session Camper Washington Lake Lure Cabin Engagement Grandfather Mountain Backpacking with DogKayaking at Sunset Fall Cliffside Rough Ridge Fall North Carolina Pictured Rocks Kayaking Michigan Upper Peninsula Grandfather Mountain Snowy WinterGrayson Highlands Virginia Spring North Carolina Mountains Engagement Sunset Mountain Lodge Wedding Sleeping Bear Dunes Engagement Session Portland Biking Dog Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Engagement SessionBisti Badlands Middle of NowhereCascades Engagement Session Fall Michigan Engagement Sunset Skogafoss Falls Iceland Wisconsin Fields Engagement SessionFlorida Camping BoondockingWild Horses Grayson Engagement Session Biking Lake Michigan Alcona Oregon Proposal Camping Hammock North CarolinaCascades Washington Wedding West Coast Engagement Session CaliforniaSleeping Bear Dunes Hike Wedding Lakeside Shoot Sleeping Bear Dunes Michigan Hike Campfire Boondocking Tiny HouseNaked Outdoor Photographers