Perched on the edge of the ocean, on the rugged coast of Maine, our first studio began in an old abandoned boathouse, and the name remains as a beautiful reminder of where it all began for us.
Drawing from Brian's near obsession with craftsmanship and his experience as a wooden boatbuilder, the original Boathouse Studio was lovingly restored by Brian in the winter of 2006.
Though we now have an additional home base in San Francisco and Hawaii as well, our studios reflect our love of enduring quality and creativity: the structures are all ecofriendly restorations of antique spaces and are incredible locations for clients to get to know us, understand our values and appreciate our work.
Craftsmanship and community is apparent in everything we do. Creating by hand is a passion: whether it be with a brush, a chisel, a low angle block plane or working with a camera. Collaborating with others is really the ultimate for us: whether it happens through the creation of amazing photos with great clients, or steambending oak frames into a wooden boat. The medium is different, but the values are the same, and the people are what matter.
Through the years, we’ve resisted every temptation to grow “bigger” at the expense of getting “better.” We believe quality photography is too important and our connections with clients, just too personal and so we remain small and responsive instead of outsourcing our work.
Our studios remind us that honest craftsmanship, hard work and good cheer can combine to create a truly amazing community. Our clients become our friends and we're grateful for that.
Though we now spend many days traveling the world supporting on-location photo shoots, the Boathouse Studios are still amazing spaces to work from and to share with our clients. If you’re ever in San Francisco, Maine or Hawaii, please let us know. We’d love to see you!