Photographers Troy and Aimee Grover often describe their work as being joyful, and we couldn’t agree more. It’s impossible to look through their portfolio of weddings and engagements and not sense the pure happiness of the couples they photograph. Not only are they talented at capturing that joy in the couples they photograph, but they also emanate it themselves: every time we interact with Troy and Aimee, whether it’s in person, in an email or scrolling through their Instagram, we always have a smile on our face. Their images are full of light, playful gestures and loving smiles: perfect representations of this Southern California husband-wife team.
Troy carries the Leather Brixton Messenger Bag in Dark Truffle.
ONA: How did you get into photography?
TG: I got into photography by helping out a friend who had a successful photography business. I loved the idea of owning a business and started mine soon after with my wife Aimee. She is the backbone to our business.
ONA: What camera do you shoot with? What is your “go to” lens of choice?
TG: For film we shoot with Contax 645 80mm 2.0 Zeiss. That Zeiss lens is my favorite by far! For digital we shoot on Canon 5d mark iii. Favorite lens for that right now is 50mm 1.2L
ONA: What sort of project drives your creativity? Follow Up: What is your dream project?
TG: A project without limits. I feel like when we get clients who really trust us and give us complete freedom is when we come up with our best work.
ONA: What is the hardest thing about being a photographer?
TG: The hardest thing is separating work from home life. My wife and I have been more intentional on taking time off to enjoy life. When you own your own business there is ALWAYS something you can do to make your business better! Which makes it super hard to put work away.
ONA: Describe your style of shooting.
TG: I would say our style would be capturing things organically as they happen. It’s important to us that we capture the true moment and not just recreate it.
ONA: What advice would you give to a photographer just starting out?
TG: Serving others goes a long ways for your business! Networking and being generous with sharing your photos to other vendors. I would also say that you need to update your website a lot when you’re starting out. In the beginning stages of photography, you can improve quickly and it’s important to show your potential clients what you can do.
ONA: How did you hear about us?
TG: I found ONA bags a couple years ago when I was looking for a bag to carry my lenses on shoots. There wasn’t many options out there that were stylish, so I was stoked to have found ONA. I get comments on the Leather Brixton all the time 🙂