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Shalom is an ancient Hebrew word meaning peace. Nothing missing. Nothing broken. Wholeness. Beauty. Fullness. Life. Laughter. Rest. Love. Everything as it was intended to be. Everything and everyone in perfect relationship with each other. The stars. The trees. The rich. The poor. Friends. Enemies. You. Me.

There are glimpses of shalom all around, yet life is still full of pain, brokenness, injustice, & death. In our photography, we hope to capture the signs of shalom that are springing up all around us & showing themselves to the world.

We believe it is found in wedding vows, the life of a newborn baby, celebrations with family, exploring new lands, communities of friends, & in the messy, ordinary lives of you & me...

& we plan to fight for it, search for it, & imagine it when it cannot as easily be found.

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Hello
THE HOWARDS

He was born in Colorado. Raised in Guatemala. Lover of the woods, flannel, learning, & nilla wafers.

She was born & raised on a farm in Iowa. With lots of kittens. Lover of the sun, thrifting, the little things in life, & milk.

We are Nate & Amanda. We are married & love each other immensely. We are documentary photographers & filmmakers. We currently call California home. But, more often than not, we find ourselves traveling across states, borders, & seas to tell your story. Lovers of farmers’ markets, traveling, simplicity, sweet potato fries, & front porches.

We are dreamers, adventurers, & explorers. We think that tenacity & laughter go a long way. We believe that life is very fascinating, deeply alive, & insanely beautiful. & best enjoyed with others.

Follow our personal adventures on Beetle&Fig.
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The Shalom Imaginative
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Life

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Travel Map

Travel Dates:

3.18.15 – 3.22.15 || Kansas City, Iowa
3.29.15 – 4.15.15 || San Francisco, Portland, Seattle
4.16.15 – 4.20.15 || Chicago
5.15.15 – 5.23.15 || Minneapolis, Iowa
6.04.15 – 6.08.15 || Chicago, Wisconsin
7.03.15 – 7.07.15 || San Francisco
9.01.15 – 9.10.15 || NYC, New Jersey
9.10.15 – 9.20.15 || Milwaukee, Door County, Kansas City
9.24.15 – 10.5.15 || Northern California
12.1.15 – 1.01.16 || Bali, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong

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Kind Words

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“These are so nostalgic & lovely. Their beauty is their simplicity.”
“Your pictures remind me to breathe.”
“Your work confirmed to me that photography still has the power to tell stories, to capture the imagination, to communicate hope & truth simply, without words, in a single, still frame. Your pictures & videos & writings are beautiful & powerful.”
“Such great photographs… makes me burn for adventure.”
“I like the softer, almost anti-post production feel. It’s fresh. The super cropped & chopped style took me a second to get used to, but I like it. It forces you to focus on other things you normally would ignore. It adds to the intimacy.”
“Your photos always carry such a poetic feeling & a sort of happy melancholia. I love them.”
“Thank you so much for leading us through our wedding day as calming & encouraging friends & as intentional & professional artists.”
“I was immediately intrigued by the lighting in your photos-everything seems to have a dreamy, romantic quality. None of your photos seem too posed, & I love the little moments that you seem to capture with ease, as if the world is filled with beauty if only we stopped for just that small moment to realize it.”
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