Brandon - CEO and Co-Owner
Brandon was born in Los Angeles, and his love for creation and art started at a young age. What began with Lego sets evolved into oil paintings and eventually turned into a career in wedding photography. His years in wedding photography opened his eyes to different cultures and took him all around the world, to places including Peru, Singapore, India, Australia, Mexico, and more. This led to other passions, especially exploring the world with his tummy. He’s not gifted at sports, but would probably win Gold at the Innovation Olympics. Even though he has come a long way from putting Legos together, he still loves pushing his mind creatively. One day, Brandon hopes to gather all that he has learned through his travels to open up an intimate ten seat restaurant with his wife Katrina.
Katrina - CFO and Co-Owner
Katrina is a born and raised Californian and has been a wedding photographer for the past 7 years with her partner in life, Brandon. Photography has taken them on some amazing adventures and has fueled her goal to visit every famous wine country in the world. Katrina has always been organized, and she played the piano for six years. Before starting this business, she worked in education as a preschool teacher. She loves to be outdoors hiking, especially when ocean views are involved. Her favorite part of the day is winding down and cooking meals with Brandon. She is a terrible singer, but loves to visit karaoke bars wherever she goes!
Joe - photobooth specialist
Joe was born and raised on Long Island (pronounced “Lawng Guylan”). He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and partner, the wonderful photographer Britney Gardner. They have a son, Finn Danger (yes, his middle name is really Danger, ask Joe's wife). They are a bit granola, and love their local everything--beer, wine, and coffee. He tends to talk fast, that’s the NYer in him. He became a TV Broadcast Technician after University and worked as a videotape editor and sound engineer for major networks and an NYC broadcast station. He even won an Emmy Award for his sound work! Photography was a hobby at first, then Joe went “pro” in 2002. He joined Britney in business and opened up their own studio, Turn Loose The Art, where they photographed weddings and portraits for over a decade. His favorite hobby is drinking craft beer and cycling the roads in and around Portland.
CLAY - Marketing director
Clay was born and raised in Southern California, although he has spent considerable time adventuring in Europe. His favorite city is Berlin, and he hopes to go back and finish his novel there one day. He spent three years as an English teacher and feels a sharp pain whenever he sees a typo. His loves are books, cinema, and watches. Clay lives in Orange County with his wife, the speed knitting, Krav Maga practicing, cookie baking, world champion of kindness, Aaren. They have a Standard Poodle named Sherlock and a baby named Oliver.
VINCENT - Creative Director
Vinnie is a product of a wonderful 80s childhood in Long Beach. He was raised on a healthy dosage of Saturday morning cartoons, dusty NES cartridges, and Jim Henson movies. This led him into his professional creative life as a designer, artist, and programmer. These days you will find him stuck in front of his computer coding his next top secret mobile game, speed painting in Photoshop, or creating carefully refined graphics for PBSCO. He thinks waffles are better than pancakes, bodybuilders are just one pump away from exploding (he blames Big Trouble in Little China for this fear), and that Greedo didn't shoot at all. Yeah...he definitely needs to get out more.
MARK - Logistics director
Mark was born and raised in San Bernadino, and never wants to leave Southern California. He grew up playing hockey and actually lost some of his baby teeth in a fight... but now he's one of the nicest and friendliest people you'll ever meet. Mark loves to ride motorcycles and watch comedy movies, but not at the same time. As with all of our employees, he loves pizza dearly. His three kids are his whole life outside of work. He loves coming up with creative birthday party ideas for them. His incredible history (almost 20 years!) of experience in logistics means that your packages will arrive quicker, safer, and prettier than ever before.
Mckenna - Customer success champion
McKenna was born and raised in Huntington Beach. She went to college in San Diego and hopes to move back there one day. As a former middle school science teacher, she redefines the words patience and empathy. McKenna loves organizing things and has the cleanest car of anyone at the company. It usually contains just a yoga mat and that morning's coffee or tea. Despite her natural kindness and nurturing nature, she is not very good at gardening, even though she tries! McKenna is married to a real life fishing boat captain and they live with their Bernese Mountain Dog, Sullivan. She is currently working a limited schedule as she returns from maternity leave, having given birth to a lovely little boy named Michael.
Lauren - Project Manager
Lauren was born and raised in Louisiana. She loved her town of Lafayette, the best kept secret in the south. The place informed her heritage, and she is absolutely a Cajun at heart. Lauren loves crawfish, fishing, and gumbo. During high school, she met a boy and ended up marrying him! That boy grew into a Navy sailor and they've moved many times for his job. They have one baby--a 6 year old American Bulldog named Molly. Lauren has grown to love pizza, especially cold pizza from cheap restaurants. She was voted "most likely to be addicted to caffeine" in high school, and has proved that correct, as she's rarely seen without her coffee.