ANDrEW
& MELANIE

About Us

Our story, what you should know about us, and how we know for sure that opposites attract. 

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ALL IN: OUR STORY

We were a perfect match from the beginning (at least that’s what our dating profiles said). Lucky for Melanie, she was only on the dating site for 5 minutes before we started talking and decided to meet for cocktails that same evening.... 

Imagine a Mid-West, meat-and-potatoes, corporate guy meeting up with a So-Cal, yoga-loving, vegetarian girl for the first time. We learned instantly there’s a lot of truth to the saying “opposites attract.” 

Even though we couldn’t be more different, we realized quickly that when it came down to the stuff that mattered most to us – family, values, commitment, loyalty – we were in complete agreement. And so, all at once, we were all in. 


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AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU 

All in. That’s a pretty accurate way to describe how we approach our life and business together. We like to keep our photography style real, raw, and romantic. We work incredibly hard to make sure your story gets told. We want it to be a story for future generations – your children, grandchildren, and even their children. We show up as friends, ready to be knit into the day and get to know the people you love. We always deliver exactly what we would hope to receive and we both have high expectations (so you can imagine it’s a pretty good standard of excellence).

We promise to hang tight with you through all of it. 
We promise to show up with whatever you need (jokes, glasses of wine, bobby pins, whole bottles of wine, all of the above). 
We promise to be with you on the dance floor. 
We promise to make you feel at home on the most epic day of your life. We’ve got your back- no matter what. 

We go into a wedding knowing that at some point Andrew might be bustling your dress or tying bow ties and Melanie will be working to make sure everyone feels comfortable and at ease in front of the camera. (It’s okay to have those nerves on such a big day, but you have to keep them!) We like being in the little details of the day and getting to know the people you love. We hope it never changes.

Your wedding day is about promises, so we’ve made a few we know we can keep: 

"We show up as friends, ready to be knit into the day and get to know the people you love."

I'm Melanie! I was raised in the big city of Southern California...

Andrew here (but call me Andy unless I’m in trouble, or you’re my mother)...

meet andrew

meet melanie

us, individually

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Andrew here (but call me Andy unless I’m in trouble, or you’re my mother)...

meet andrew

meet Melanie

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I love being behind the camera but I dig the business side of things just as much! I was raised on a deer farm in Michigan and there’s still a lot of of that midwest blood in me-- I love the summer, any chance to be outdoors, and long days that drag out perfectly into nights gathered with friends. I can confidently say I grill the best steak from here to Michigan (ask Melanie why she isn’t a vegetarian anymore) and you’re welcome at my table any time to try it for yourself. I’m a type A personality who sees things as pretty black and white. Ironically, I love to photograph in black and white. I have a slight obsession with glasses, shoes and good leather bags. My theory: buy once, buy right. 




If you met me several years ago, you would have known me as the corporate guy holding a job in sales and marketing. I did love it and thought I would retire in corporate America but then I found photography and something changed inside of me. I’m passionate about teaching people the ins and outs of photography so they can become better at what they love. I come from a lineage that puts a huge emphasis on strong marriages and that really transfers over into my photography. Family (and our Springer Spaniel puppies-- Cooper and Sophie) are everything to me and that will never change. 

"I’m a type A personality who sees things as pretty black and white."

meet melanie

MEET ANDREW

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....and then settled in a tiny town nestled in the Sierra Foothills. I’m torn between loving the slower pace of life here (no traffic!) but missing the culture - and sushi - of the big city. However, I can make anywhere in the world my home as long as I am surrounded by people to love. Whether it’s spending the day canoeing on the lake or exploring a new country, I want adventure on the regular. Yet I’m just as happy to stay home and snuggle up with our puppies, a good movie, and bottle of wine. I’m slightly addicted to gummy vitamins, strong coffee, yoga dresses, and feeling the grass on my bare feet. Oh, and anything from Costco (it's always good). 




I think the best way to find yourself is to get lost in helping others. Looking back on my life, some of the most impactful moments came about through giving back. After starting out on a completely different career path, I decided to go back to school to study fine art film. I could have never imagined it would lead me into a life of capturing people’s biggest moments and most beautiful relationships. I’m incredibly passionate about community-building and helping people develop unshakable confidence through photography. I’ve seen how it can change the way a woman sees herself, preserve the memory of a person after they’ve passed, and make us see the world in a different, more beautiful way.

"I THINK THE BEST WAY TO FIND YOURSELF IS TO GET LOST IN HELPING OTHERS."

I'm Melanie! I was raised in the big city of Southern California...

Andrew here (but call me Andy unless I’m in trouble, or you’re my mother)...

meet andrew

us, individually

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I love being behind the camera but I dig the business side of things just as much! I was raised on a deer farm in Michigan and there’s still a lot of of that midwest blood in me-- I love the summer, any chance to be outdoors, and long days that drag out perfectly into nights gathered with friends. I can confidently say I grill the best steak from here to Michigan (ask Melanie why she isn’t a vegetarian anymore) and you’re welcome at my table any time to try it for yourself. I’m a type A personality who sees things as pretty black and white. Ironically, I love to photograph in black and white. I have a slight obsession with glasses, shoes and good leather bags. My theory: buy once, buy right. 




If you met me several years ago, you would have known me as the corporate guy holding a job in sales and marketing. I did love it and thought I would retire in corporate America but then I found photography and something changed inside of me. I’m passionate about teaching people the ins and outs of photography so they can become better at what they love. I come from a lineage that puts a huge emphasis on strong marriages and that really transfers over into my photography. Family (and our Springer Spaniel puppies-- Cooper and Sophie) are everything to me and that will never change. 

meet Melanie

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"I’m a type A personality who sees things as pretty black and white."

I'm Melanie! I was raised in the big city of Southern California...

meet melanie

read more

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....and then settled in a tiny town nestled in the Sierra Foothills. I’m torn between loving the slower pace of life here (no traffic!) but missing the culture - and sushi - of the big city. However, I can make anywhere in the world my home as long as I am surrounded by people to love. Whether it’s spending the day canoeing on the lake or exploring a new country, I want adventure on the regular. Yet I’m just as happy to stay home and snuggle up with our puppies, a good movie, and bottle of wine. I’m slightly addicted to gummy vitamins, strong coffee, yoga dresses, and feeling the grass on my bare feet. Oh, and anything from Costco (it's always good). 




I think the best way to find yourself is to get lost in helping others. Looking back on my life, some of the most impactful moments came about through giving back. After starting out on a completely different career path, I decided to go back to school to study fine art film. I could have never imagined it would lead me into a life of capturing people’s biggest moments and most beautiful relationships. I’m incredibly passionate about community-building and helping people develop unshakable confidence through photography. I’ve seen how it can change the way a woman sees herself, preserve the memory of a person after they’ve passed, and make us see the world in a different, more beautiful way.

OPPOSITES ATTRACT

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"I THINK THE BEST WAY TO FIND YOURSELF IS TO GET LOST IN HELPING OTHERS."

An excellent driver with a perfect driving record.

Probably shouldn’t have a driver’s license.

On the road

what to wear

a relaxed night-in

DIY projects are

ANDrew

MELANIE

My jam. I can make or build anything with my hands.

Always an epic failure. Don’t even bring up Pinterest…

Love getting dressed up and looking my best.

Normally wearing a yoga dresses in any shade of black.

A Walking Dead or Game of Thrones marathon.

My favorite candle, a bath, and a good book.

 I can make any plant thrive.

What green thumb? I kill everything.

YOUR GREEN THUMB

where to escape

Most likely to shop

NYC. I love the bustling big city and American eats.

Thailand. I crave getting offline in another culture.

Banana Republic & REI

Costco.

My motto is “buy once, buy right.” I splurge for quality.

Save. Save. Save. I hate to see money leaving the bank.

Let’s talk money

on seasons

Crave long summer days and barbeques with friends.

Love cold weather & any excuse to stay inside and cozy.

dream retirement spot

A mountain cabin in Montana.
Crave long summer days and barbeques with friends.

A lush hacienda in South America.

Melanie

Andrew

vs.

We weren't joking about the whole "opposites" thing...

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Always an epic failure. Don’t even bring up Pinterest…

My jam. I can make or build anything with my hands.

DIY PROJECTS ARE

Love getting dressed up and looking my best.

Normally wearing a yoga dresses in any shade of black.

WHAT TO WEAR

A Walking Dead or Game of Thrones marathon.

My favorite candle, a bath, and a good book.

A relaxed night in

An excellent driver with a perfect driving record.

An excellent driver with a perfect driving record.

ON THE ROAD

 I can make any plant thrive.

What green thumb? I kill everything.

YOUR GREEN THUMB

NYC. I love the bustling big city and American eats.

Thailand. I crave getting offline in another culture.

Where to escape

My motto is “buy once, buy right.” I splurge for quality.

Save. Save. Save. I hate to see money leaving the bank.

LET's TALK MONEY

Crave long summer days and barbeques with friends.

Love cold weather & any excuse to stay inside and cozy.

ON SEASONS

A mountain cabin somewhere in Montana.

A lush hacienda in South America.

DREAM RETIREMENT SPOT

Banana Republic & REI

Costco & Costco.com

MOST LIKELY TO SHOP

ANDrew

MELANIE

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We weren't joking about the whole "opposites" thing...

vs.

Andrew

Melanie

WE FIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING

you should know:

EXCEPT THE STUFF THAT REALLY MATTERS.

Dinner with family and friends.

sunday night is reserved for

Nothing makes us more grateful than our loved ones gathered around a table.

Sophie and Cooper are the cutest dogs ever.

Our puppies

we're biased, but it's true.

or disagree, we’re ultimately stronger

No matter how much we fight

and better together.

with friends (and should be shared often)

Wine is always BETTER

"it's wednesday" is a good enough reason.

without getting out in nature

You should never go too long

and breathing in the outdoors.

The perfect mid-day escape

pedicures are a constant.

for both the guys and the girls.

We like to think the more we are blessed

Giving back is essential.

the more we can bless others.

Dave ramsey. Enough said.

on a related note:

the man has changed our lives.

sushi is always a good idea

 not sure what's for dinner?

we'll have the spicy tuna, please.

PRINTED, held, and passed on.

Photographs are meant to be Printed.

Legacy is everything.

TOGETHER

THE GALLERIES

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...now see what we create

We know love has layers and we believe growing older alongside someone-- someone who sees your Instagram feed life plus all the days you want to hide from the world-- is one of the most worthwhile adventures of this lifetime. We think life is happening more and more on a screen, so we place a high value on photography that is tangible.  We believe in preserving legacies because we both know how much it matters to hold onto a photograph when you can no longer hold onto a person.

We always pick “quality” over “quantity.” We opt for experiences over things, but don’t make us choose between an adventure abroad or a night as a family at home with our pups.  We know life can be challenging, but we also believe the fight for the good stuff is incredibly worth it. 


here's what we agree on:

@anDREW_mishler

for more joyful moments, beautiful memories, and our life together behind the lens. 

@melaniesoliel

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