We're Amy and Jordan

Husband and wife photographers,
speakers, and educators based
in Scottsdale, Arizona

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One time, a client put an Instagram filter on one of our professional photos. And shared it. On Facebook. You know what we did? We commented. Wanna know what we said? I can’t believe you would destroy and disregard my art in this way! It says explicitly in the contract YOU signed that you do not have the …
You guys. The desert has been in rare form this month. Showing off, really. Strutting around like a proud peacock whose feathers have never been fuller. Seriously, we’ve lived here (almost) our entire life, and we’ve never — ever — seen it this green. Or lush. Or overgrown. And it’s fantastic. We know that the summer sun will scorch what the winter rains produced in just a short …

Our Course Students' Before & After Photos

Makeover Monday | No. 1

One of our favorite parts of every week this year is Monday. Why? In our Shooting & Editing Course private Facebook group, we do a little something called Makeover Monday, where over two thousand of our course students share their favorite before and after photos. It’s so exciting to see how much they’ve grown in such a short period of time. And it’s …

Mike & Michele • Scottsdale, Arizona

Lush Desert Engagement Session

They had us at rescue cats. And dogs. When we met with Michele and Michael for the first time to discuss their wedding next March at the Omni Montelucia in Paradise Valley, Arizona, they told us about their four-legged family members — and we loved every second of it. We rescued our cats, William Wallace and Mr. Carson, a few years ago. Ever since then, it’s …

An Answer to the Question: Should I Watermark?

Why We Don’t Watermark Our Photos

To watermark, or not to watermark photos, that is the question. It’s one that we wrestled with as new photographers and a conversation that we see almost more than any other in our Shooting & Editing Course Facebook group, and in Facebook groups all over the Internet. Today, we’re going to share three commonly believed myths about watermarking and why we don’t watermark photos anymore — and haven’t for years. Myth …

The New Big Change in Our Life

Goodbye, Condo

Dear Little Condo, Amy saw you for the first time. Alone. One of the few things we’d ever done apart in over four years of dating. She later told Jordan that she couldn’t breathe when she drove down your street, because she knew we couldn’t afford you. We were twenty-one, getting married that month and still didn’t have jobs lined up for the fall. It was 2009, and the …