Brandon is filmmaker at heart. When he’s not daydreaming about a few 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. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Brandon has called Seattle home since 2004. 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 was born and raised in Texas and moved to Vancouver, BC as a teenager. She just celebrated her 10-year anniversary of moving to Seattle. She’s a sucker for sci-fi, sharing meals, and big bags of sour candy.
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 in May 2009. It rained that day, little went according to plan, and we still have folks tell us 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.