what makes us tick
OUR VALUES

We’ve had the privilege to be photographers for a few years now; following a wonderful journey that’s brought together our livelihood, our personal life and our own values. From day one, we’ve cared about what we do and why we do it. These values are a part of who we are and there with us, every single time we pick up a camera…

SS Leaf 25 IconHonest & Authentic

We believe in telling the truth and creating pictures that reflect the beautiful, fun and sometimes messy aspects of real life. Come rain, wind or shine, we think every interaction with people you care about is worth remembering. We’re not focused on fussy details, or making things look perfect, but adore capturing the feelings of the breeze in your hair and the mud on your shoes…

 

SS Leaf 28 IconPersonal Storytelling

We’re endlessly fascinated by the stories behind the people we have the opportunity to meet. We’d love to hang out, hear about where you’ve come from, where you’re going…and why you love the people you do. Honestly, it’s not just us being nosey; we genuinely care about getting to know you as a couple, and creating images & films that are a perfect fit for who you really are.

 

SS Leaf 12 IconSentimental & Intimate

We believe in hugging and squeezing like you mean it, crying if you want to and laughing from your belly, just because you can. We pride ourselves on getting close to genuine moments without being obtrusive, and being present without ever taking over. We promise to never take our couples away from experiencing a beautiful moment with the people they love.

 

SS Leaf 21 IconOpen & Fair To All

It goes without saying, but we’ll say it all the same. We’re super LGBTQ friendly. We’ll always work with anyone, regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or anything else. No matter where you come from or what you feel or believe; we promise to treat you and your story with care, respect and empathy at all times.

SS Leaf 06 IconDot The I’s & Cross The T’s,  

Although of course taking pictures is the biggest part of our job and how we spend most of our time, we still make sure to sweat the details and run a professional business. Naturally, we’re fully insured and have backup cameras, computers and hard-drives, just in case. We also have an ace accountant to do our books & tax, and we always take your privacy and data security seriously.

 

SS Leaf 01 IconGreen & Eco Conscious  

We love nothing more than walking and wandering through the great outdoors and believe it’s our responsibility to enjoy and protect the world around us. We run our little business as sustainably and eco-friendly as possible, using 100% recycled wood, paper and materials in our prints and packaging, along with offsetting all of our carbon from travel and heating our home office each year.

 

SS Leaf 02 IconReal Is Beautiful

As photographers, we’re pretty skilled at using Photoshop; but just because we can fix stuff, doesn’t mean we should. The world desperately needs more body positivity, more chances to show how beautiful real life and real people can be. We wouldn’t dream of photoshopping our parents wedding photos, and so we won’t ever use it on yours.

 

SS Leaf 11 IconIntrovert Friendly

Maybe you feel nervous about being in front of the camera, or just don’t like the idea of being the centre of attention. That’s totally ok, we feel that too. Being introverts ourselves, we promise to never ask anything of you that we wouldn’t do ourselves. We promise you’ll never have to do anything posed, cheesy or pretend to be someone you’re not.