Joshua Lee and Eastlyn Bright Tolle,
A husband and wife photography team, documenting love, unconventionally.
OUR PHOTOGRAPHY PHILOSOPHY
Almost all wedding days tend to cause us to refocus, and remind us that it’s not about “me,” or impressing the audience. Others matter more anything, and that when someone’s life is changing on their wedding day, we need to be present to the moments in front of us.
With that said, our work is extremely relational. Working with wedding couples as a couple, two-on-two, is the best thing we've ever done for this business. As you're about to get married, let us, a husband and wife, share your joy with you by documenting your story in a way that we believe will be dynamic, unconventional and leave a lasting legacy for your future family.
Our style is unconventional because we're not your parent's photographers. We're not the audience's photographer. We're your photographers. We're not here to please anyone expect you. We don't like staging awkward shots or forcing cheesy expressions. We're not going to drag around huge studio lights for portraits. Sure, we will take your official family photos after the ceremony, we'll get "the shot," but we're not going drag it out with a zillion poses.
Our heartfelt desire is to photograph people and moments as they are. We'll certainly give direction, but we want to capture you naturally and relaxed. We believe when you look at a photograph, you should be able not only to see it but feel its emotions. We want to capture you and your love's connection, we want to photograph you being yourselves. We work with you in a way to get those real emotions and your personalities to come out.
Adventure and Travel Photographers
Experienced and Flexible destination photography for the adventurous couple
Eastlyn likes to describe herself as a strenuous hiker with constant messy hair. Josh likes to describe himself as craving more adventure than if safe for him. So if you're all about that wild wind-blown hair and you're not afraid to get a little dirty from a long hike or wet from waterfall mist, then we know we'd be the perfect match for your love adventure.
To put your mind at ease on our experience level, below is a list of places that we've already been, driven, camped, hiked and photographed (and definitely wouldn't mind exploring again).
PLACES WHERE WE'VE ALREADY EXPLORED | USA: been to every state except Hawaii, Louisiana, North Dakota and Vermont - Canada: British Columbia, Ontario and New Brunswick - The United Kingdom - Ireland (road tripped all the way around the country) - Mexico: Yucatan Peninsula, Cozumel and Jaurez - Puerto Rico - Jamaica - Haiti - Grand Cayman - Bahama Islands - Iceland (road tripped from the west to east coast and in the highlands) - The Faroe Islands, Denmark
U.S. National Parks: Acadia - Arches - Bryce Canyon - Canyonlands - Congaree - Crater Lake - Cuyahoga Valley - Everglades - Glacier Bay - Grand Canyon - Grand Teton - Great Sand Dunes - Great Smoky Mountains - Hot Springs - Joshua Tree - Mammoth Cave - Olympic - Petrified Forest - Redwood - Rocky Mountain - Shenandoah - Yellowstone - Yosemite - Zion
We're here (and would love) to help you plan the perfect adventure, so please let us know if you need anything. If you're planning an intimate destination wedding or elopement, but still can't decide where to go, the list below consists of our dream locations to work with couples:
THE BUCKET LIST | Isle of the Skye, Scotland - Lofoten Islands, Norway - St. Lucia, Caribbean - The Aleutian Islands, Alaska - Bali, Indonesia - Patagonia, Chile - Fishing Villages of New Newfoundland, Canada - Volcano Region of Costa Rica - Thailand - Mount Evans, Colorado - Redwoods National Park, California - Cape Flattery, Washington
The Best of the Best Engagement Photography of the Year, Junebug Weddings, 2016
2016 Artists of the Year, named one of the 2016 Artists of the Year by Looks Like Film
Best of 2016 Golden Dove Photographers, Named one of the Golden Dove Top 10 International Wedding Photographers of the Year
Editor's Choice Award, ViewBug, summer & spring 2016
2015 Artists of the Year, named one of the 2015 Artists of the Year by Looks Like Film
Editor's Winter Selection Award, ViewBug, winter 2016
People's Choice Award, Mindfulness Photo Contest by ViewBug, summer 2015
Editor's Favorite, National Geographic, Your Shot, summer 2015, Spring 2017
Best-of-Show, Montgomery County, Ohio Photography Contest, 2007
PUBLICATIONS & FEATURES
Beyond the Wanderlust, published photographer, fall 2014, fall & winter 2015
Blaze Press, Featured Photographer, summer 2015
BP4U Photographer Resources, published guest author, summer 2015
The Weather Channel, social media, featured photographer, spring 2015
Deeply Rooted Magazine, published in print in three separate issues, fall 2015, spring 2015, fall 2014
Exposure, Editorial Staff Pick Feature, twice in 2014
Lemonade and Lenses, blog, published photographer, 50,000+ readers, winter 2014
The Brookville Star, winter 2014
World Magazine, Daily Dispatches, winter 2013
JuneBug Weddings, Photobug Community, "How to create beautiful double exposure photos," summer 2016; two published weddings, summer 2016; Instagram account to follow of the month, June 2016; Top pick of the week, spring & summer 2016, winter & spring 2017; published engagement session, fall 2015
Bridal Guide Magazine, 35 Beautiful Engagement Photos That'll Blow Your Mind, Spring 2016
The Daily Mail, Best Engagement Photographs from Around the World, Spring 2016
Instagram: Featured Suggested User twice, Fall 2014 & Winter 2016; and featured video on "The Week," Winter 2016
National Geographic, Four Editor's Picks, Daily Dozen of the online Edition of National Geographic Magazine, spring, summer & fall 2015
Ann Voskamp Blog, A Holy Experience, Ann is a New York Time's Best Selling Author, fall 2015 & winter 2016
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, PAST & FUTURE
LooksLikeFilm Choo Choo Camp, Speakers, Seattle, Washington, October 1-5, 2017
The Gathering Workshop, Co-Hosts and Educators, Palm Springs, California, November 6-8, 2017
The Gathering Workshop, Co-Hosts and Educators, Nashville, Tennessee, April 10, 2017
Oh-hi-Oh Photo Walk & Instameet, Hosts, Dayton, Ohio, March 4, 2017 (contact for more details)
Bethel College Student Photo Walk, Advisors and Speakers, Toledo, Ohio, September 2016