While last week we found ourselves in California, today’s Thursday photo journal strikes a little closer to home: when we moved to the Raleigh-Durham area, we settled in on a rental house in the woods a few miles outside of the small historic town of Hillsborough. The listing called it “Nature Lover’s Retreat,” and we… Read More
We’re kicking off our Instagrams of the Week on the blog today and this one was taken, well, today! We just finished our Valentine’s Day advent where we will get to open a fun gift from each other every day leading up to the Big Red and this is one of Joel’s gifts in… Read More
Today’s photo blog post comes from one of our trips last year to see Joel’s parents in Malibu. Just a short drive from their home on Pepperdine’s campus is Zuma Beach, one of the many public beaches on Southern California’s coastline, and it’s a favorite place for sunsets… and these photos attest to why.
Last weekend we celebrated a milestone for the private side of This Paper Ship, our third wedding anniversary, by driving down to Orlando to go to Universal Studios. We often broadcast the fact that we’re steadfast Harry Potter fans, so we won’t hide the fact that the whole point of our trip—besides getting away together… Read More
We often find that our client work involves events and businesses that we would want to interact with as customers, and we often do after having finished the design, illustration, or photography job. Which, we might add, means that we get to do some really cool stuff. NC Rail-Trails is a Durham-based non-profit that… Read More
Last week we met with a Craigslist seller in Raleigh and joined the happy ranks of farm table owners. It’s a beautiful North Carolina-built pine table, worn smooth on top and lightly painted green on the sides. We unfortunately know little about the table’s origins, including age, but we do know that the top slats… Read More
Since our recent move to the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, we’ve been slowly starting to explore as time has allowed. The past two Saturdays have found us spontaneously driving out to downtown Raleigh to perform some mission—last week it was visiting the NC Museum of Science, this week it was to check out Father & Son… Read More
This month we had the joy of shooting our last wedding of the season for Chris and Suzanne in Leesburg, VA. They were wonderful to work with once again (we shot their engagement photos last year). We appreciate their warmth and we wish them the best!
Today we got to experience the great blessing of driving out to Tennessee for the birth of Jake and Steph’s firstborn son, Jonas. Steph is Ashley’s cousin and they’re two of our best friends, so it was an amazing thing to be able to take part in the build-up including shooting pregnancy portraits and making… Read More