Joshua Lee and Eastlyn Bright Tolle,

A husband and wife photography team, documenting love, unconventionally.

Eastlyn Bright Tolle and Joshua Tolle, by Levi Tijerina at Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Eastlyn Bright Tolle and Joshua Tolle, by Levi Tijerina at Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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.

 

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Adventure and Travel Photographers

Experienced and Flexible destination photography for the adventurous couple

After their session, we had a campfire with this awesome couple

After their session, we had a campfire with this awesome 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

Just before sunrise on Max Patch mountain

Just before sunrise on Max Patch mountain


AWARDS

Range Finder Annual Contest Winner September Cover Shooter

 

First Place, Rangefinder Annual & September Issue Cover

The Best of the Best Destination Photography of the Year, Honorable Mention, Junebug Wedding, 2017

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 Awards, ViewBug, summer, spring, winter 2016

2015 Artists of the Year, named one of the 2015 Artists of the Year by Looks Like Film

Photo of the Day, by National Geographic, January 4, 2016

People's Choice Award, Mindfulness Photo Contest by ViewBug, summer 2015

Editor's Favorite, National Geographic, Your Shot, summer 2015, Spring 2017

Top 10, 20 & 100 Artist, Shoot & Share, International Photo Contest, 2015, 2016 & 2017

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

Leaking Hearts Magazine, published in print, (read the digital issue here), 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

 

 

Design Aglow, Guest Author, "In the Biz" article in the summer issue of the mini magazine, 2017

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

Looks Like Film: "Before and After" artist interview, spring 2016; and individually published photographer twenty-two times, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

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, 2017

Ann Voskamp Blog, A Holy Experience, Ann is a New York Time's Best Selling Author, fall 2015 & winter 2016

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, PAST & FUTURE

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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