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When the blog first started, artist spotlights were a huge part! For a little while artist spotlights had stopped but now they are back and with a twist! I am bringing artist spotlights back and adding a speed round of “would you rather” questions; because who doesn’t like to have some fun! If you have an artist you are dying to hear from email suggestions to Jessica at !

Salt and Pine Photography

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Who are you and what makes you tick?

We are a wedding photography team from Manhattan, Kansas; soon to be based in Seattle, Washington. Together, we tell love stories of authentic couples with a sense of adventure. We are infatuated with travel, the outdoors, our two dogs, and each other.

When did you get your start in the industry?

In 2008 we both shot our first weddings – Joe’s in Kansas and mine in Maine. Five years later I met Joe through a local photography group in Manhattan, Kansas. He was looking for a second shooter, and I had just moved to town. We talked about everything but wedding photography for three hours that night; and fell in love that summer shooting weddings together. Soon after, we merged our two businesses and became Salt and Pine Photography. This summer, we’re moving to Seattle and starting the next chapter of our lives, and our business together; and we couldn’t be more excited for a new adventure!

What would typically be found with you during a shoot?

For a typical engagement session,  a Nikon D750 and D600, 85mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4, 24mm 1.4, a Sigma 50mm 1.4 ART and our Yongnuo flashes (Joe is a gear head!) We always have a blanket, plastic bags, umbrellas and sparklers in the car – we shoot rain or shine, and often after dusk.


If you could dream a perfect shoot, what would it be?

It would involve an adventurous couple madly in love – and not afraid to show it. A trail through the mountains, a golden sunset, and their 4-legged best friend. Maybe even an encore underneath a starry sky too.


Name one celebrity you would love to photograph.

Pete Nelson from TreeHouse Masters (Animal Planet). If you don’t know about him, you should.


As a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?

Darryl Ann wanted to be a large animal veterinarian and Joe wanted to be an architect.

Here is a quick round of would you rather:

Have a personal chef or a personal chauffeur?

A personal chauffeur, no question. We love road trips but hate driving.

Would you rather discover the entire earth or go to space?

Discover the entire earth.

Would you rather jump off a cliff with a bungee or climb it with equipment?

Climb it with equipment.


Who would you rather thank for their products, Steve Jobs or Bill Gates?

Bill Gates. We’re definitely a PC household.

Thanks to Salt and Pine Photography for coming on and sharing their experiences with us! Be sure to head to their’s social media accounts and check out their amazing work!

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  • Brittany Rae-Lynn Anderson

    Love this article! Amazing photographs.

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