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Hello and thanks for checking out our little business. I'm Carolyn (the one with too much hair) and Brian (the one with no hair) is my husband/photo partner extraordinaire.  I'm actually the worst surfer on earth but this is one of very few photos that we have together, so I give you: example a from posing for photos 101.


We've managed Soil + Sea together for over six years and have been married for almost ten. Our team is comprised of two primary photographers and three associate second shooters. We hold portrait sessions primarily outdoors along the wild Pacific coast or at clients' homes, and shoot weddings and elopements wherever we are needed.


About us personally: we currently split our time between Santa Cruz, CA and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Most of the time, you can find us tinkering away fixing up our home: a 1972 Cal sailboat named Willow. Every time we fix one thing, the good ol' girl tells us we need to fix another, so the majority of our income from the business goes to pursuing the dream of sailing. We live in the Santa Cruz Harbor, (or at anchor off the Santa Cruz Warf and Cowell's Beach) and plan to spend our first winter in Mexico in 2022! Our dream is to sail Willow home for wedding season each year, and back down to Mexico though the cold months. So thank you for considering us and helping make our dream a reality!

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