We're Amy and Jordan

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

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Five Tips for Breaking in to Weddings and Breaking Out as a Wedding Photographer

How to Start Shooting Weddings

I’ll carry your bags. I’ll get you water. I’ll work for free. Those are the twelve magic words that landed Amy her first wedding and launched our career — all from inside an elementary school. Now, you might start out as elementary school teachers, like we did, but if you wanna start shooting weddings for the first time, this blog post is for you! …

A letter from Paris (and my heart)

To New Photographers

Seven years ago, I (Jordan) dropped out of law school. We were just 22. Newlyweds. It was the middle of the recession, and I’d just lost $10,000 on credits I’d never complete. Toward a degree I’d never earn. For a career I thought was everything. I burned almost our entire savings. My heart was as bitter as the taste in my mouth. I was broken. So sorry. But mostly scared.
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 …