Life behind the cameras

Lately we feel like we’ve been disconnected from our blog as people.  What I mean is it’s been really businessy lately… and that’s so not us!  So here’s the part of our blog that is really US in our truest form!

So here’s a little bit about us personally (probably more than you ever wanted to know):

When people think Breanna here are a few things that probably come to mind… lots of hair, mentos, singing, extremely passionate, artistic, writing, tons of talking, hanging out with little kids in our apt. complex, over-exaggerations, glitter/sparkly stuff, over-dressing, philosophizing,  over-opinionated (but working on it), honest to a fault, music, music, music, emotional about strange things, coffee, Anthropologie wannabe (too cheap for the real thing), always seeking aesthetic beauty, super organized, thinker, debating, learning…. and hopefully lots of other good stuff!

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This is Breanna on her “Princess Porch” as everyone calls it due to the massive amounts of white lights covering the ceiling, the sheer drapes (covering more white lights of course), and the tons of shiny looking things randomly placed all over the rest of it.

When people think Scottie here are a few things that probably come to mind… super crazy tall, red meat, intelligence, the mullet on his soul, reading, handy man abilities, the funny youtube videos he passes around, The Dallas Cowboys, his ablity to learn about and be interested in EVERYTHING around him, camping, Bill Nye the Science Guy (only in brains, not in looks), love for animals, ultimate trivia champion (he’s even pondered being a contestant on Jeopardy!), car mechanic, helpfulness, NASCAR,  movie and music buff, Landcruisers, documentaries… and so many other things because that’s the thing about Scottie, he’s a man of many many talents and an extreme variety of interests.

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Scottie in our office… where we spend most of our time these days!

And here are a few of our favorite things…

Breanna:

Music: The Smashing Pumpkins, The Cranberries, Muse, Regina Spektor, The Cardigans, Jay-Z & Linkin Park (together), Pearl Jam, Travis, Tori Amos, The Postal Service, Incubus, Lauryn Hill, Frou Frou, etc., etc.

Movies: Little Miss Sunshine, Moulin Rouge, Into the Wild, Gone Baby Gone, Legally Blond, Fight Club, Luther, The Story of Us, In Bruges, Zoolander, The Life of Brian, Mean Girls, The Sixth Sense, Twilight, Napolean Dynamite, Away We Go, etc., etc.

Books: The Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde, The Road Less Traveled- Scott Peck, Grace Based Parenting- Tim Kimmel, 1984- George Orwell, Desiring God- John Piper, Memoirs of a Geisha- Arthur Golden, Blue Like Jazz- Donald Miller, Stargirl- Jerry Spinelli, She’s Come Undone- Wally Lamb, The Twilight Series- Stephenie Meyer, A Voice in the Wind- Francine Rivers, Atlas Shrugged- Ayn Rand, Princess- Jean Sasson, The Joy Luck Club- Amy Tan

Artists: Caia Koopman, Gustav Klimt, Jasmine Star, Vincent LaForet, Sarah Q

TV: The Office, Lost, Chelsea Lately, South Park, The Simpsons, Scrubs, E True Hollywood Story, Friends

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And now Breanna in the office.

Scottie:

Music: Incubus, Pearl Jam, Johnny Cash, Shane and Shane, Muse, Gary Jules, Bright Eyes, Ryan Adams, Pink Floyd,

Movies: Little Miss Sunshine, 28 Days Later, Into the Wild, Fight Club, In Bruges, Austin Powers: Goldmember, The Ringer, Cars, Zoolander, Primer

Books: The Stand- Stephen King, Desiring God- John Piper, Love is the Killer App- Tim Sanders, The Grapes of Wrath- John Steinbeck, Getting Things Done- Gary Allen, anything by Michael Crichton, The Tipping Point- Malcolm Gladwell (and many more he reads a book a week or so).

Artists: Van Gogh, MC Escher, Vincent LaForet

TV: The Office, Lost, South Park, Modern Marvels, Scrubs, After People, Myth Busters

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The rest of our office (minus the other wall that is a closet with mirror doors covered in a beautiful aqua & brown tree decal (with birds) from Dali Decals.  We wanted it to be a creative environment to help inspire us artistically.  It works!

And just a little summary of us…

We met through our mutual friends and we connected as a result of Breanna’s unreliable car and Scottie’s mad mechanical skills (it was worth the trouble to have a nice ’66 Mustang though)! When we met, Breanna was working at Starbucks and Scottie was a pool table mechanic… photography was just a sparkle in our eye at that time. So things happened… life transitioned… rings were exchanged somewhere in there… and pictures were taken… now here we are!

Right now Radiant does consume a good portion of our lives but when it’s not, we spend time working for an organization called Apartment Life that allows us to plan community activities in our complex in exchange for free rent. So we plan a party here, fix a kid’s bike there, and spend a lot of time turning up the grills and hanging out with our neighbors. It’s awesome (but it’s way better when it’s not 120 degrees outside like it is right now)! We don’t have any kids of our own yet, but sometimes it feels like we have 30 because of all the time we spend with the ones who live around us (except since they’re not actually ours, we can just tell them to leave when we get tired of cleaning up the mud chunks they leave on our couch).

So hopefully now you all see that we are in fact real people with normal lives… not just some ambiguous company that exists somewhere out there in the space time continuum that is the internet.  We’re also more than just business, more than just pictures, more than just attempts at clever comments, we are…. well this whole blog is about who we are!

Thanks for reading and if you haven’t already, fan and friend us facebook,  send us an email or something… now that you know a little more about us, we’d love to get to know you too!

July 14, 2009 - 7:47 pm

Becka @Studio222 Photography - I LOVED this! It’s fun getting to peek into who you guys are!

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