We are Ian Young and Desiree Hedberg. Although Ian does most of the photography and lighting direction, Desiree is on-hand to help out holding reflectors, moving lights or being a chaperone for any shoots involving partial clothing.

Ian has been taking pictures ever since his father bought him his first camera at 4 years old, and spent many a hot, Washington D.C. summers-day, in the cool of the darkroom, helping develop film and project enlargements.

Parenthood - and friends suggestions - brought us to the idea that having an at-home photo service would be invaluable for many families, or those too shy to visit a studio by themselves.