Megan + Micah | Las Vegas, NV

posted in Casual Sessions
March 1, 2011

Written by Davina Palik. Photographed by Davina Palik and Daniel Kudish.

We have a special soft spot for Vegas, having eloped there two years ago for our civil wedding ceremony. We take the opportunity to travel back there every year for WPPI, a huge trade show for wedding and portrait photographers. It’s one of my favorite times of year, as we get to catch up with our colleagues from all over the world, and meet new friends.

We first heard of Micah and Megan when they emailed us a few months ago saying, “We seem to have a lot in common. We think we should be friends!” And just like that, we were! Sure enough, when we finally met face to face last week, we completely hit it off.

We are thrilled to have met them and to have had the opportunity to photograph them in the “old strip” in Vegas. There’s something really special about these two. Watching them interact with one another during our shoot actually brought tears to my eyes. It was a beautiful reminder of why we love doing what we do.

Check out our favorites from this session below:

  • Steve Gerrard: That "Freemont East" shot just hurt my brain, it's so good! Stop it with the being so good all the time. You're making the rest of us feel bad! ;) (03.01.2011 07:33pm)
  • Derren & Lisa: We LOVE Micah & Megan! Such a beautiful and creative shoot! You guys really captured their great energy and personality. So great :-). (03.01.2011 07:42pm)
  • Micah: Tough to pick a favorite! The first one is far better than it was in my head and that is saying something! Love the one crossing the street. What an experience it was being photographed by you two and what a joy it is to have such incredible new friends! We feel blessed to have had the opportunity to spend time with you and can't wait for the next time. We just love you guys! (03.01.2011 07:46pm)
  • Megan: You two are incredible, as photographers and as people! These shots are awesome and we had such a blast hanging with you two! Can't wait till next time! (03.01.2011 07:47pm)
  • Sarah: LOVE ALL of them! Such expression and OH! the colors! (03.01.2011 09:55pm)
  • Richard from Purplest: AMAZING! Gotta love all the lighting from Vegas! (03.02.2011 02:32am)
  • luis mateus: Nice colours! great job (03.02.2011 10:40am)
  • Olivia Brown: These are lovely guys! Congrats on a killer set of pics. So lovely to (finally) meet you in Vegas. take care! (03.05.2011 01:21am)
  • daniel stark: dude, you guys seriously rock! love this set! (03.10.2011 06:29pm)
  • Todd Laffler: Great stuff guys! But I'm sure you already knew that! ;) (03.13.2011 01:00am)
  • fer juaristi: love this pic guys, canĀ“t wait to see the rest! (03.16.2011 10:43am)


Montreal Children’s Hospital Fundraiser

April 21, 2010

Written by Davina Palik

I’m so happy to announce that i’ll be working in collaboration with the montreal children’s hospital foundation to raise funds for the incredible work they do.

This is a cause that we really believe in and we hope you’ll help us spread the word!

  • Sarah Kealing: What a wonderful idea!! and what an ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL! Way to go changing the world for the better... (04.28.2010 07:37pm)


Katrina + Brandon | Santa Monica, CA

posted in Casual Sessions
April 5, 2010

Written by Davina Palik. Photographed by Davina Palik & Daniel Kudish.

Continuing our roadtrip up the California coast, we headed to Orange County where our hosts were photographers Katrina and Brandon. Like Tavia and Ruben, when Brandon saw that we were going to be in his area, he kindly offered to have us stay with them and we were happy to accept. He also mentioned that he and Katrina would love a photo session with us and let’s face it, any excuse to take photos in the delicious California light is a good one!
Katrina and Brandon weren’t particularly excited about our choice of location, the overly photographed Santa Monica beach and pier, but being out-of-towners, this spot was brand new to us and we were excited to do our own thing there.

Here are some of our favorites:

  • kirsten lewis: Killer session you guys! Love, love, love the volleyball shot. (04.05.2010 08:49am)
  • Brandon + Katrina: Daniel + Davina, we knew from the start that these were going to blow our minds and be completely original from all of the other photographers that shot there. What is there not to say about these pictures? They are beautiful. Thank you so much for shooting us, we had such a fun time despite freezing our butts off walking along the pier :) P.S. That volleyball shot is my favorite engagement picture I have ever seen. It was definitely worth the wait. (04.05.2010 11:22am)
  • Jan Garcia: KICK ASS!! wow, all so beautiful and brilliant. But my favorite would have to be the silhouette w/ the biker and the ferris wheel in the background. Beautifully executed. (04.05.2010 02:36pm)
  • daniel usenko: that image of them sitting on the grass with the shadows of the palm trees - sooooo tasty (04.05.2010 02:41pm)
  • Olivia Brown: Amazing! Brandon, you must be so thrilled with these. Love the last one of Brandon laughing. Super nice!! (04.05.2010 05:32pm)
  • Steve Young: very inspirational! the biker shot is superb! (04.05.2010 05:39pm)
  • ben chrisman: insanely good. and davina, you get the award of the day for the volleyball shot. that's some vision. (04.05.2010 08:01pm)
  • romin: that seagull shot is out of this world, as is the volleyball shot. i can see why you two were so excited to post this one! :) (04.06.2010 02:10am)
  • Daniel Stark: these are are freaking amazing! nice work! (04.06.2010 12:29pm)
  • ed atrero: these are so killer guys! love the shot with the palms. great success!!! :) (04.06.2010 04:06pm)
  • luis Mateus: Powerful stuff! Great as usual (04.08.2010 08:45am)
  • Michael Movsyesov: Wow! Unbelievable! I have just been hit with a new wave of inspiration. (04.12.2010 01:11pm)
  • paula leme: wow, your work is simply amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (04.12.2010 08:39pm)
  • Ruben Parra: wow thw volleyball frame is sick ! amazing serie (04.13.2010 02:09pm)
  • Nick Everitt: Awesome set of photos, best use of shadow, light and silhouettes I have ever seen in a series of images! (04.13.2010 06:43pm)
  • Samaria: i love these...such a pretty session! (04.15.2010 12:14am)
  • fer juaristi: amazing series, that second shot is a killer! (04.15.2010 09:41pm)
  • Julie Kim: WOWWWEEE! Breathtaking. Love every one of them. (04.18.2010 04:22pm)
  • Will Pateman Photography: Great vision and wonderful light (04.19.2010 08:58am)
  • Kevin Wrenn Photography: Every SINGLE one of these is wall worthy. Amazing work guys! At this point, consider yourselves stalked that is. (04.28.2010 01:22am)
  • Rafa: Wow, great session, congrats! (05.03.2010 05:36pm)
  • Karen Strunks: I can only add to the compliments! The sunset/silhouette images are breathtaking :) (05.04.2010 01:30pm)


Brianna + Ewan | Las Vegas, NV

posted in Casual Sessions
March 15, 2010

Written by Davina Palik. Photographed by Davina Palik & Daniel Kudish

While in Vegas, Daniel and I had a beautiful room in the “west wing” of the MGM (we were upgraded for no reason, but we were happy to take it!). We couldn’t stop seeing potential photos everywhere so we asked Brianna and Ewan (pronounced YOU-WIN, as we discovered!), fellow married photographers, if they would let us “use them” for a mini-session. It was our second shoot in a row where our subjects were fellow wedding photographers and I have to say, it is a little intimidating, but a whole lot of fun!

Here are a few:

  • Daniel Stark: awesome! love all the reflections and lighting---nice work! have fun on your road trip! (03.15.2010 11:24am)
  • Brianna Phelan: I just wanted to say thank you. 1) For being such awesome people. 2) For being so generous. 3) For being so damn talented. We love them and love you two and can't wait to see you again next month. Thank you so much for this beautiful gift. (03.15.2010 12:00pm)
  • romin: so much fun! my room was so ugly i had to take my couple out to the desert to shoot them :) (03.15.2010 04:16pm)
  • ohana photographers: beautifully genuine images of beautifully genuine people. loves bri and ewan we do. (03.15.2010 04:49pm)
  • Ewan Phelan: What an awesome thing to come upon today. Thanks a million guys. They are gorgeous. It was so wonderful to meet you guys and spend time with you in Vegas. Can't wait to see you next month and return the favour. I have some great ideas for the two of you. Be nervous, haha. (03.15.2010 06:52pm)
  • Eileen Broderick: These are beautiful. Love the lighting--so simple yet dramatic. Really nice. And damn--they're cute! (03.15.2010 08:03pm)
  • Luis Mateus: Great as usual. Nice pics (03.16.2010 06:39am)
  • Yair Estrada-Wagner: WOW!!! Great shoot. Ewan and Briana look adorable. Love to see this. (03.16.2010 08:44pm)
  • Cindy: amazing lighting of some of my favorite photographers! these are magical! (03.18.2010 10:48am)
  • Heather Kincaid: You guys totally rocked this session! I love how you captured Ewan and Brianna- so perfect. :) (03.19.2010 10:40pm)