Why

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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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Weddings

The Shalom Imaginative
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Life

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  • Southern California Family photographer Southern California Newborn photographer
  • Southern California Family photographer Southern California Newborn photographer

Adventure

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  • Destination wedding photographer Destination wedding filmmaker
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  • Destination wedding photographer Destination wedding filmmaker
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Films

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