We are a small but mighty team of creatives committed to capturing award-winning imagery that exemplifies the spirit of authenticity and beauty. Our ambitions are deeply rooted in creating art that will stand the test of time. We love being spontaneous but we also believe in being prepared. We respect tradition, but we also thrive on thinking beyond the ordinary and capturing images that are pure and unembellished. Above all, we want you to feel comfortable, have fun, be yourself, and perhaps forget that we’re even there.

We warmly embrace the opportunity to be your photographers!


Monty Soungpradith, Wedding and Portrait Photographer in Columbus, Ohio

Monty Soungpradith
Owner/Photographer + Curator of Smiles

I’m a photographer, dreamer, classically trained pianist, and natural born creative. I’m a recycler and do my best to live within my means. I’m a college graduate who paid way too much for a degree. Dated for 6 months, engaged for 6 more and been married for over 15 years to one of the most compassionate women you’ll ever meet. I’m a father of two incredibly inventive kids who can build you a home out of cardboard or at the very least a kick-ass Ironman suit.

I get genuinely excited about all the possibilities that come from collaborating with my clients. I have a relaxed and easy demeanor and have often been described as an, “Island of calm in sea of chaos.”

I love new technologies, slightly obsessed with spicy foods, and thrive on creativity. More importantly, my most treasured possession is my family.

Favorite Quote:  “We do not remember days, we remember moments” – Cesare Pavese


 

Amanda Dokman Wedding Photographer

Amanda Dokman
Lead Photographer

After nearly a decade in photography, it’s become clear Amanda’s work has begun to reflect her personality. Her outgoing and carefree demeanor often rubs off on clients who are nervous for the big day, making it easier to capture the simple moments that you will cherish. A smile here, a giggle there – or simply the look of being with someone you love.

Finding the right touch when it comes to photography seems to come naturally to Amanda – a fact underscored by the national attention her playful photo sessions with her infant son have received, who Amanda describes as “a tougher subject than any bride.”

Outside of photography, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband Andy and son August, her 300 lbs of dogs (Great Dane & English Mastiff), the outdoors, and traveling.

Favorite Quote:  “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time – Thomas Murton

Emma Kate Low
Photographer + Fashion Stylist

Emma loves working in an environment where she is free to innovate and can build personal relationships with clients.

She’s a creative idea factory with lots of enthusiasm and passion for all things styling and photography!

Outside of work, Emma loves spending time with her fiancé Steve, and son Sawyer. She still enjoys seeing films at the Gateway, exploring Columbus, and keeping up with multiple fashion blogs.

Favorite Quote:  Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

Greg Holston, Lead Photographer of Open Image Studio

Greg Holston
Lead Photographer

Greg thrives on the joys of others and loves having genuine conversations just about anything.

He’s easy going, uncomplicated and simple – yet pure talent when it comes to photography!

Outside of work, Greg enjoys building model airplanes, painting, and playing his guitar. He also teaches film photography at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio.

Favorite Quote:  “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato