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What do we do? And how do we do it?

We create honest photographs of good people.

That comes in a lot of forms:

First and most importantly

At AKP we believe good humans means all humans, and we do not exclude people or treat them differently for any reason. This means, come as you are, you are welcome here.

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Weddings & Elopements

Honest portraits of beautiful moments

We love shooting weddings of good humans. People who care about other people, and especially each other. Our process is simple, we want to be a fly on the wall and document the day, create rad portraits, and dance with you to probably Prince and David Bowie at your party.

We are not into super posed images, and through getting to know you two, we get that natural sweetness and emotion. Afterward, we want to give you giant hugs, and feel so grateful to have met one another, because we are now definitely friends.


Capture the true essence of your family

When you have the right person, you can just feel it. We are all about spending time with sweet couples and making rad portraits. Whether it’s in your favorite part of the forest with the pup, or laying in bed eating pizza, your love story is sweet and deserves to told.

As always, our superpower is non-awkwardness, so if you feel too inexperienced to get portraits taken, do. not. worry. We got you!

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Family Portraits

Capture the true essence of your family

Families are imperfect, families are messy, but that is where the fun is. We embrace it. We keep it simple with our families, creating images that embody the real moments that your family lives in.

We love to hang out with families at their home with their new babies, out in a forest pretending to be gnomes, or running around at the dunes or beach. For family portraits we focus on vibrant energy, and acceptance. If you want a set of just still posed images, we can recommend a lot of other great photographers. If you want to play, let's do it!

Senior Portraits

Genuine, unique senior portraits

Our goal is just one thing: creation of unique portraits that feel true and authentic. We are not into cheesy poses or props. We are into learning about you, finding unique locations, and bringing out your personality. The best compliment we get is “wow, that was a lot more fun than I had expected”. We want to have fun, create beautiful things, and get to know your spirit.

We have been shooting portraits and seniors for about almost 10 years, and our style has certainly developed, but the goal will always be that same goal.

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Ok, so how does this work?

Our Process

In general, all of our sessions kinda look like this. Things are different based on different types of sessions, but this will get you a rough idea.


We get a sense of your style, your personality, your vibe

We will send over a simple questionnaire that helps us get to know you.

We create a concept

We propose a date, time, and location concept based on your unique self.

We meet up and make beautiful images together

At the time of your shoot we will meet, make a plan together, and create something completely unique to who YOU are.

We edit them into even more beautiful images

We edit every single image you will ever see from us.

Editing your images takes some time, but we promise the end result is completely worth the wait!

By default we will remove basic blemishes without you even asking. Anything beyond the standard blemish removal we would have to have a chat about. For example, we can not remove braces from every image without charging way too much for it, its a TON of work.

You get images

Our delivery timeline is unique. We create a teaser for you that you should get within 2 weeks of your shoot, then our full delivery is due to you 90 days after our shoot together.

We work SUPER hard to get your full set to you faster, but in our busy season that is a good estimate.

If we are getting close to your yearbook deadline, we have plans for that also. Don't worry!

Posts, Prints, Praise

You can post these images anywhere you want, just please do tag us if it makes sense.

Then we can take those photos and make them into unique products for graduation, the home, and gifts for family.

And finally, everyone loves them and we all get excited to see how people react!
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