We love art.

Kari has been a painter for many years and our home has a lot of her work in it. Our kitchen is constantly a painting studio because it has the best light in the house. We’re working toward building a studio so she can really do more amazing things with paint.

I’m a sucker for what’s known as “pop art”. Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol remain at the top of my list. I was very moved when I got to see Warhol’s painting of Marilyn Monroe in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. To be in the presence of a piece of art so internationally known (not to mention fantastically beautiful) was incredible. I also love the Japanese style of watercolor and it’s on our radar to visit Japan. I have a sleeve of tattoos done in this style representing our two boys created by one of America’s top tattoo artists in this style.

Travel is important to us. We stare at our four foot map on the wall and scheme our next journey while we sit at the dinner table. The quote from Mark Twain about travel being fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness is true in our lives as well.

We both grew up in a small midwestern community of farmers and factory workers and met at a local hardware store. We both had several different jobs and never really found our art until we’d been married for a while. Our history together is much more interesting as our lives and art progress.

While it’s true that we love all of our friends and family in the midwest, we belong here in the mountains. We moved here in 2013 and feel at home. The amount of outdoor activities available here are incredible and we are outside every day.

We only photograph people. We try to do it very well. Our free time is taken with learning, growing, and changing as photographers. We love it and we wouldn’t want it any other way, which is why our work looks different, hopefully better, over time.

We are based in Estes Park, but our wedding work has taken us to the Caribbean and Iceland, as well as many of the states. We’re willing to travel almost anywhere, so don’t let distance become a factor.

So…if you’re getting married here, there, or anywhere, with anyone or no-one present, let us know.

We want to photograph it.


JOE PYLE PHOTOGRAPHY | PH. (319) 325-3875