We are Paul and Hristina - a husband-and-wife team - for whom photography is much more than just art form, it's the very core of our relationship.  Having met as teenagers while working at a local camera shop, and subsequently going on 'photo shoot' dates early in our relationship, photography is what's always kept us going. Our favorite shoots include ones that challenge our capability. More often than not, our clients become friends and shoots become collaborative projects.

This year we added a third member to our team - baby Josephine.  Her constant curiosity and wild spirit keeps us inspired and pushing for new ideas.


outside the STUDIO

In addition to photography, Paul works with animation, video, screen printing, and collage. His paintings and prints can be seen on his personal site, and his award-winning animation has been shown on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. His most recent efforts have been working on DC Comic's Young Animal series. In his spare time, Paul writes and plays music for Surfer and Feature Films.

Hristina has been photographing since age 14, and experimenting with film and video since 18. Her photography and documentaries have been exhibited in NYC, Columbus, and Los Angeles. In addition to photography, Hristina is also an architect and is creative director of the Illume Collective.

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