So the "US" in this case is Rebecca and Karl. Our company name comes - quite simply and imaginatively - from our surname. It wasn't a very long brainstorming session that we had 11 years ago when we came up with the company name.
Other candidates thrown up on the board - and quickly erased - were Redmond Street Photography (where the studio is located), The Welsch's (sounds like a horror movie), and Liberation Photographics (sounds like an uprising against the goverment). All three were binned and we got on with building our wedding photography business.
Here's Bec - our Principal Baby Wrangler, Bride Whisperer, Deputy Principal Wedding Photographer, Marketing Specialist, and Studio Manager. She does a lot really - like really a lot.
Our Newborn Photography business grew from the Wedding Photography business. It is always a joy for us to hear from a past wedding couple, contacting us to announce they are welcoming a little bundle into the world - and that they'd like us to photograph them now as a family. It's one of the most satisfying things for us to be a part of.
And then there's Karl, our Principal Wedding Photographer, Family Specialist, Corporate Photographer and Studio All-Rounder.
Our Family Photography business grew pretty much as our own family grew. Constant interaction with Sydney families of all ages serves as either a reminder of what we went through ourselves as a family, or what is yet to come. Fortunately we are reminded of wonderful times with our mob, and the promise of what's to come.
That's our bunch below the video. There's no way everyone was going to be sitting still for a photoshoot for longer than a second.