SLOtography founder & photographer, Blake Andrews, (that’s me! ~ yep, I’m here writing my own bio, sacrilegious, I know). I’m addicted to photography. Ever since I won a camera from the local newspaper at 14 years old, photography has been a means for documenting my life: the people, places & the moments I have been fortunate to experience. Photography has given me an excuse to travel, meet new people, watch the sunset/get up for the sunrise…stop and smell the flowers and in general, take my time to enjoy each moment! Being born and raised in San Luis Obispo is like hitting the lotto, and though I’ve tried, I have yet to find a better place to live, explore and take photos. I began my professional photography career in 2007, and ever since I’ve had the pleasure of capturing over 200 weddings & countless events, portraits, etc. I am passionate about capturing and preserving special occasions in people’s lives on a digital medium that can be enjoyed forever! I define my approach to photography as ‘organic,’ (’cause it’s a hot term right now….) because (truthfully), it’s about comfort and fun: keeping the mood relaxed such that your photos will look like you!
If you’re still reading, I compel you to just simply get in touch: shoot me an email or give me a call ~ it’s an easy and essential first step & regardless of which direction you decide to go in your hunt for a photographer; I’m happy to help 🙂 ~ Blake@SLOtography.com
Dustin Wise ~ the man with the movie camera // Dustin has been filmed surfers from the arctic waters to the remote Indian coastline, climbers who create gourmet meals whilst hanging beneath the peak of El Capitan in Yosemite & even documented creators of artisan tree houses…yet, despite all this, he’s a humble dude in a 6’5″ frame. His resume includes many wild projects, because he’s an adventurer & he likes to follow his video camera wherever it may take him. You’ll find that this guy is an excellent guest to have along your side, capturing whatever your current adventure takes you. Together, we’ve shot around the world, including Maui & New Zealand…though I think we can both agree that the Central Coast has something special as well 😉 ~ Dustin@SLOtography.com
James Lester is a bit of a legend on Instagram, it was this reputation that caught our eye at SLOtography…that, and his incredible photos! After a little time spent with James, you’ll find that this guy’s photos are just a sample of the excellence that is ‘Jlest.’ Coming up on the Central Coast, in the seaside town of Los Osos (still unincorporated), James is no stranger to moody skies & brilliant sunsets ~ you can find him wandering the dunes of Montaña de Oro like the a young Luke Skywalker exploring Tatuin. This skilled photographer has spent the last couple of years honing his craft: gaining the experience of shooting dozens of weddings as part of the team & solo. His talent & passion for photography continue to grow and we like that 🙂
You can get in touch directly with James@SLOtography.com
Zachary Ayers ~ aka ‘Zach’ ~ the inverted videographer (Zach was introduced to Dustin thru the climbing gym ~ catching Dustin’s eye with displays of immense finger strength!) ~ well, it turns out he can also hold a camera… // Zach has been filming everything since he saw a music video filmed, literally, in his backyard. The process intrigued him so that he borrowed a camera & prime lens (35mm ~ the best) and started documenting his world…which, as a 15 year old kid coming up on the Central Coast has taken him to some excellent places. Zach’s passion for climbing offers him ample opportunities for radical photo & video opportunities. Zach will be making his way around Europe this summer before beginning school at Biola university in fall! We’re stoked to see where he goes & even more stoked to hear that he’s happy to cruise along to capture some amazing clips for SLOtography whenever the opportunity arises!