Brian and Emily met in 2007, started Landshaw Photography in 2009, got married in 2010, and moved from Colorado to Brooklyn, New York in 2011.
The Muellers like to integrate professionalism with fun! On location, Brian is the shooter and Emily works with poses and details. Behind the scenes, Emily sorts images and Brian edits them to ensure for an efficient workflow of thousands of pictures.
Brian is also a full-time software engineering teacher at a high school in Brooklyn. He is also a Master Teacher in the Math for America fellowship program.
Emily finished her master’s degree in Biology at Brooklyn College, where she is now an adjunct lecturer.
Brian and Emily work well together with their mutual passion for working with people and mixing art with science.
“Brian and Emily know exactly how to capture the essence of a person and really bring forth their true self.”
Fort Collins, CO
“They turned out amazing!! Both Brian and Emily were both very professional, yet made my entire family feel comfortable. Can’t wait to use them again!!!”
“Down-to-earth, very professional, very talented, very flexible and at the same time fun to work with.”
“The affordable rates and creativity is fantastic, and the professional finishing-touches are remarkable.”
“I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Can’t wait to do another photoshoot with Landshaw!”
“They were very receptive to our ideas and visions and had tons of their own. My pictures came out breathtakingly beautiful and everyone loves them. I couldn’t be happier with the way they turned out.”
“High quality, timely, and professional.”
Fort Collins, CO
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Below, you will find a list of common questions we have received, along with their answers. If we left anything unanswered, just email us!
- How do the timing and process of a photoshoot work?
- Is the process different for a wedding?
- I live in Colorado (or another state) and I would like some portraits done, is this possible?
- What kind of equipment do you use?
- What is your favorite kind of ice cream?
After we make contact, we’ll set up a time that bests works for you. We typically like to aim for late afternoons to get the best lighting, but we’re flexible to your schedule. We’ll keep an eye on the weather to make sure it’s not too windy, rainy, cold, etc. If we need to reschedule, no big deal!
When it comes time for the photoshoot, we’re all about being friendly (again, it makes for comfortable, natural pictures). We’ll make some jokes, and most of them will probably be corny (be warned). We’ll try to get to know you throughout the photoshoot – not just to make you feel relaxed, but we also genuinely want to get to know our clients. The most important thing to us is that you love your photos. We’ll do everything it takes to make sure these photos turn out the way you want. If that means climbing trees or laying in dirt to get a good photo, hey – we love adventure!
After the photoshoot, we’ll edit the photos as soon as possible and be in touch with you. We take the time to individually edit each picture, so this process is usually done within a few weeks. We’ll post them online and email you as soon as they’re up. And of course, we’ll put a USB flash drive in the mail of all full-resolution images along with a photo release in case you have any trouble printing them. After that, we only hope that you’ll come back for more, and/or refer your friends and family to us!
The main difference when we shoot a wedding is setting up a meeting prior to the big day to hammer out details. And if we haven’t met yet, it’s a good chance to get to know each other so you don’t have to put faith in total strangers showing up to document your big day.
During the meeting, we’ll go over the shot list, get all of the family names down, and sign the contract. If we’re not able to meet in-person (out-of-state, for example), grab your webcam and we’ll Skype – we prefer some quality face-to-face time for planning your wedding photos. If you don’t have a webcam, a good-ol’-fashion phone call is just fine!
Whatever is comfortable! Honestly, we can work with colors and such, it’s the uncomfortable faces that we can’t tweak in photoshop. So if it’s cold out, dress warm (layers are always good). If it’s hot out, consider bringing some water. If it’s a tad windy, girls – consider bringing any favorite hats or other hair accessories. Scarfs always look cool in the wind too. If you want to bring an extra change of clothes, again – we’re flexible. Keep in mind that it will eat up some time, and as for the location, make sure there’s a public restroom nearby, or an easy way to change that’s comfortable for you. The one article of clothing to stay away from is poofy winter coats.
Absolutely! While it’s hard to justify flying across the country for one hour of portraits, 4 hours makes it worth it. So if you can find three other friends who want an hour of portraits within the same day or two (or you and another person/family each do 2 hours, etc.) – then send us an email and you’ve got yourself some pictures!
We shoot with professional Canon gear. This means full-frame bodies and L-series lenses. Specifically, Brian often wields a 5DmkIII and 5DmkII. We love our prime lenses and low-light zooms. We shoot with a handful of the flagship Canon flash, the 600EX-RT, with a number of off-camera flash strobist techniques to make for creative lighting. Beyond that, our most important pieces of gear are our memory cards and batteries. Even with the best gear, a camera is worthless without storage or power.
Mint chocolate chip, hands down. Or hands up. How about, hands eating mint chocolate chip ice cream.