Get to Know Us
We're Emily + Atlas
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We both grew up in the Northeast, but it's only been a matter of time since we made the Northwest our home. Here's a lil bit about us humans!
Emily: Discovered I have ADHD, as an adult, which was wild. It set me free to love myself and now I just hope to help everyone else find the same self-acceptance. I studied fine art in college, and thus my love of oil painting was born. I once wrote a 12 page research paper about Wes Anderson's films and I recently discovered I like some anime. I'm less than patiently waiting for Animal Crossing to be released on the Switch (of course I preordered it). I would foster/adopt all of the kittens in the world if I could. I will probably forever be hopeless addicted to coffee. In my spare time you probably can't find me because I'm on the side of a mountain somewhere with no cell signal.
Atlas: I'm your resident Ben Wyatt, literally - I do all the numbers for Freehearted. Definitely on that #gymlife but I ain’t That Guy.™ I'll definitely talk your ear off about my favorite places across America though (including my famous 8 week roadtrip). I have a lifelong dream of petting every dog on earth, and have a scale for each one that ranges from Yip to Arf to Boof. Show me your dog - I will pet it and inevitably tell you where it falls on this scale and why. I have a habit of what Emily calls "too many dad jokes," as if that's a thing. One time a car didn't share the road with me and I bombed off my longboard, and now I have a chipped tooth to prove the story.
We fell into portraiture and videography because there is something purely ethereal and magical about the practice of documenting the simple complexity of people. To freeze a moment in time, to capture an emotion, to show a side the world might not otherwise see? This is our Passion, and we're so thrilled to create something with you!