Oh, hey there.
We're Brandon and Amanda Roth of ARBR Pictures.
(We prounounce it "AR-ber", by the way!)
We met in college through mutual friends, spent our first date at Pike Place Market two weeks before Christmas, and made it "official" a few weeks later during the Great Snowpocalypse of 2007. We got married on a rainy day in May 2009. Little went according to plan, but we still have folks tell us that ours was the most heartfelt ceremony they'd ever witnessed. We believe that our wedding was just one day in our many days together. We believe that marriage is the hardest and most meaningful thing we'll ever do. We believe that we are far from perfect, but that the other brings out the best in us.
Brandon is filmmaker at heart. When he’s not daydreaming about short- and feature-length film ideas, he’s collecting Criterion films or diving into a black and white foreign film. His favorite movies include Sunset Boulevard, It’s a Wonderful Life, Blade Runner, and The Royal Tenenbaums. He has a weakness for Ben & Jerry’s, loves collecting cigars, and is frequently told by strangers that he has an awesome beard (which is totally true).
Amanda has been flirting with photography for most of her life. As a child, she would try to sneak into her grandfather’s bathroom darkroom or spend hours sifting through her grandmother’s stacks of family photo albums. Even at a young age, she was drawn to the stories in those images and the magic of documenting memories. She’s inspired by community, is a sucker for sci-fi, and adores sharing meals with friends and strangers.