We’re what happens when two strangers //a Pacific Northwesterner with rainclouds in her curls and a Chicagoan with Great Lakes water in his veins// strike up a multi-continental conversation about photography. Many moons ago, Tim was planted in Paris, drinking too much champagne, being dramatic and dark because WWH(emingway)D… and translating Garance Doré into English in his spare time. Meanwhile, Laura was hitching rides on barely functional buses through South America, drinking too much cheap local beer, surfing and laughing with her best friend… and obsessing over Garance’s blog in whatever dirty hostels had an internet connection. Online messages about photography turned into emails about travel turned into snail mail (on our 1940s typewriters) about life. 

And then somehow it happened that we fell in love, stopped dating long distance, and got married in a tiny hacienda in Mexico. We owe our relationship to photography, and we’ve been dreaming of ways to tell the world’s great stories together ever since. 

Yeah, yours is definitely one of the great ones. We can’t wait to meet you.

01

how
it 
all
started.

hola.
soy
laura.

02

(pleased to meet you)

Buys antique photos of people she doesn't even know.

Still thinks Boyz II Men is the greatest group of all time.

Prefers one-way plane tickets.

Grew up with a mullet on a tiny island near Seattle.

Waiting for the day that red wine and popcorn are a socially acceptable adult dinner. 

bonjour.
c'est
tim.

03

(you seem fun)

First AOL screen name was XxSnooPTimxX.

Laura's best friend's favorite bartender.

Learned French just to talk to dead poets.

Grew up with a bleach blond bowl-cut on the streets of Chicago.

Knows more sports trivia than a guy with a liberal arts degree should.

When it comes to new ideas, some people say “no thanks.” Some say “maybe later.” And some people’s eyes light up and they say, “Yes… AND how about this? Or this?” And next thing you know… these new ideas have a life of their own and you’ve created something amazing together.
 
The ampersand doesn’t just connect us to each other, it’s the foundation of our entire approach to life. If you’re a “yes, and” kind of person, we’re pretty sure we’re gonna get along just fine.

04

what's
with 
the
ampersand?

December 2016: CHICAGO, IL 
January 2017: PACIFIC NORTHWEST 
February 2017: AUSTIN, TX - PANAMA 
March 2017: PACIFIC NORTHWEST - SAN DIEGO
April - August 2017: PACIFIC NORTHWEST
September 2017: MIDWEST - PACIFIC NORTHWEST
October 2017: YUCATAN - MEXICO


here's
where
we'll 
be
and 
when.

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Are you gonna be where we are? Have somewhere else we should be adding to the list? Drop us a line! We’ve got an itchy trigger finger on the “Buy Tickets” button.