“About Us”: Hi, I’m Johanna. I am a wife, mother, photographer, business owner and lover of baked goods. Together, my husband Andrew and I run A Sophisticated View Photography. We photograph weddings together and occasionally a family or engagement session, but I usually handle the maternity and newborn on my own. We have a beautiful three-year old daughter named Norah, a baby boy named Myles and two dogs who were our “first born” loves. We’ve been married for 7 years and together for 17! Goodness, I can barely handle typing that out. As a family, we spend a lot of our time at the zoo, in the pool and just outdoors in general! We also enjoy cooking, traveling and trying new things. We love to work together and having the opportunity to be creative with one another.
“About Our Business”: Here’s the nitty gritty of the “About Us” and in my opinion the necessary, but not very exciting part. So here it goes… I (Johanna) graduated from NAU in 2005 with my Bachelors of Science in Photography. Andrew graduated in 2004 from the same university with a Dual Bachelors of Science in Finance and Accounting. All of our primary equipment (bodies, lenses, and flash units) are Canon. We’re not big on rivalries, but the Canon brand has treated us well and we are fans! We also use several external flashes, light stands and different types of light/quality of light. We like to experiment and add a little more flavor to our bag(s) every year. Andrew and I both attend the Wedding and Portrait Photography International Convention (affectionately known as WPPI in the industry) every year (since 2009!) and take different classes and learn new techniques or refresh old ones. It’s a great opportunity to see what’s going on in the wedding photography industry throughout the world and network with all the talented photographers out there!