Erika + Lanny =
ultimate tag team.
We damn near kill ourselves (and each other) at every wedding. But somehow, together, there be magic.
Meet Erika, the most genuine, authentic, feisty little bitch I know. I love her to death (and she’ll almost certainly be the death of me). She lives her life as though she’s permanently connected to a polygraph machine — unable to speak anything but the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help me god (seriously, help me god). Fortunately for me, her truth happens to be the most beautiful thing I’ve ever known. A spirited force to be reckoned with. An unquenchable lust for life and adventure. Sucked me right in. And I’ll never escape.
Meet Lanny. I’ve been married to him for over 15 years now. He’s the most driven, hardworking person I know. When he does something, whether it’s making a pour-over coffee, shooting a wedding, or training for a race, he does it with a standard of excellence and obsessive focus second to none. There is no rushing this Mann. He will never compromise quality for an improvement in efficiency (especially his morning coffee). As his wife, it drives me nuts, but it’s also what I love (just don’t tell him).
Travelling the world with our kids has been one of the greatest gifts of our career. For nearly four years, we travelled as a family through 27 countries, connecting the dots between weddings and workshops around the globe. Photographing our family adventures has helped shape the way we see and photograph the world, and our weddings. Now that our kids are budding teenagers in “real” school, we do most of our family adventures in the summer. This year, we’re sea kayaking in Haida Gwaii, and undertaking a 700 km canoe expedition in the Yukon wilderness.
Gosh darn it,
we’re good at this.
You bet, we’re experienced. In fact, we’ve done this in 47 countries on 6 continents (Antarctica’s next). You bet, we’re “award-winning.” In fact, we’re the “highly esteemed judges.” But you shouldn’t give two shits about any of that. What matters is that we deliver an experience that exceeds all your expectations. Because that’s exactly what we’re going to do.
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