Eloping couple at Saguaro National Park in Arizona



Marriah & Shannon

"We worked with both David and Rob for our wedding photography. WOW!!! RUN DONT WALK TO BOOK THESE PHOTOGRAPHERS! I am absolutely in love with these two! We only had a couple of phone calls before the wedding to nail down all of the details, so we didn’t get to meet in person until the day of the wedding. We live out in Nebraska so they drove over from Iowa!

These two have such an incredible talent, and exemplifies the saying “two heads are better than one”. There were moments throughout the night we were able to take a step back and just observe, and in every single one of these moments I saw Rob or David or both of them running over to the dance floor to capture a funny moment over there, then quickly going to the fire pit to capture a beautiful moment over here, they have an obvious passion for photography.

We felt as though throughout the night we were able to be ourselves around them, and that untimely led to some of the most amazing shots we ever could have imagined. Being a queer couple ourselves, we know what it’s like to feel uncomfortable in a photo shoot because your photographer isn’t actually as inclusive as they claim to be. Rob and David both were incredibly easy to be around and be ourselves in our shots. Not only that but it felt so easy to say, yes or no to anything they suggested doing for a photo.

These two will be our go to people for any of our future photography needs hands down. Choose Silk and Thorn!!! You won’t regret booking them!!!"

Yazmin & Memo

“I could not be more happy with the work Rob and David did, not only for my engagement pictures but also my wedding! They do not make you feel pressured in any way and simply makes the photoshoots fun and not awkward or intimidating! They captured true smiles which is what i was most impressed with, being that i was grieving the loss of a loved one and not in the mood to smile and they still managed to capture great pictures including my natural smile! Very professional and friendly!”

Rachel & Zack

“Oh man, where can I start. Everything from the quick response to my web inquiry, to the thorough elopement guide and schedule he sent, to watching David hike with a full kit while holding our random bags – I honestly will never top our elopement experience and we owe that to David’s professionalism, and lovely personality. 15/10, exceeded expectations. David is truly passionate about his craft and is a joy to watch in motion.”

Anh & Richard

“I absolutely love working with David! He was so professional and so understanding because I was literally so nervous that day and I am not typically a picture person but he made me feel so confident that day! My husband is a photographer so he took it alot easier than me! But David was so sweet and so kind and have awesome suggestions on how to pose and where to take pics! The pictures came back so beautiful!! Like I can’t believe how perfect they turn out! My husband and I were so pleased of how professional David was!! My day was absolutely made! After a crazy day, looking at the pictures, it was all worth it! Definitely recommend him to everyone!!! 11/10!!”

Mary & Stacey

“Amazing would be an absolute understatement. David helped us feel comfortable and completely brought our vision to life! The session was fun and relaxed, and the photographs and video he put together for us were beyond anything I could have asked for. Stunning!! Thank you so much for these keepsakes and memories of a lifetime. David is very much an artist, a visionary, and complete professional. Highly recommend!”

Marcela & Gerardo

“They helped make my husband and I feel so comfortable in front of the camera!! I absolutely love that their main focus is capturing more lifestyle, natural pictures instead of just awkward posed pictures. We truly had so much fun and you can see the love we feel by looking at the pictures! Our wedding pictures are absolutely stunning!! Communicating with them is so easy and they are extremely professional. You can see the passion they have with the way they carry themselves. It was such a perk to have two photographers, we have so many different perspectives! I most definitely recommend Silk & Thorn, you will be forever thankful with their beautiful work!!”

Alex & Adrian

“David is an amazing photographer who truly loves what he does. He had great ideas for our elopement day which all fit perfectly into what we were looking for. I love how he was able to incorporate our fur baby into the day and pictures. He even went out of his way to scout the area days before our big day! He’s friendly, relatable and comfortable to be around. We had never had any professional pictures taken before this, and he made it easy and stress free. We laughed and cried and felt all the emotions, and David captured it all so beautifully. I’m so happy we decided to go with David for our big day! I’m so grateful for how it all turned out, from the pictures, to the scenery, to the way we felt, it was all perfect.”

Zaid & Urooj

“Booked my adventure engagement shoot with David in Colorado. Loved both the output/pictures and the experience of working with him. He made the process extremely collaborative and worked with us to find the perfect locations and shots. He did his research to find the perfect viewpoints and angles beforehand so we could maximize our photo session. The end pictures were amazing as well! We love them, and so does all of our family and friends . So many unique photos with different emotions , angles , perspectives , and lighting . I absolutely love them and am super glad we went with Silk & Thorn for this”

Abby & John

“We have had the pleasure of working with David and Rob for multiple photos sessions. They are so easy to work with and have a way of making what can sometimes be a nerve-wracking experience one that is fun and comfortable. David and Rob were very accommodating and flexible when things didn’t quite go to plan and also helped guide us with planning our day and making good suggestions to help us. In addition to being professional, David knew good locations to take photos, was prompt in getting our photos back to us, and took BEAUTIFUL photos to remember our day by. We highly recommend them as they are so great at what they do! We can’t thank them enough and will treasure our photos for years to come.”

Shirley & Kyle

“The pictures we got for are engagement literally made my tear up the moment I opened them up and saw them! They are absolutely beautiful. They captured our love in such a natural way and working with them was so easy. They did not make us feel uncomfortable at all & they are so easy to work with. I highly recommend them and the pictures are just simply beautiful and amazing!”

Bobby & Joel

“David and Rob are simply amazing! We had the pleasure of working with them on our engagement pictures, excursion photo shoot prior to our Mexico wedding and then our actual wedding pictures, each and every experience was professional and well thought out. David and Rob were able to capture more than we could’ve imagined and we are so grateful to have timeless photos and memories to last us a lifetime.”

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