Welcome to The Real Life

ADVENTURERS capturing the wildly in love

Hi there, welcome to our web site!  Fresh and new for 2020 I hope you love it.  You'll find all good things here and love is everywhere!  From the amazing couples we've worked with on their engagement and wedding days

 to Senior boys and girls moving out into the world ready for adventure. Sarah and I are so excited for you to see and feel all the love captured on these pages!

Let's create something beautiful!

We're David & Sarah

Adventure following artists & loving life

They are Artists; adventurers and storytellers, whether with a couple, capturing a senior portrait or hanging out with their kids. This is the lifestyle they live and how they see the world. Sarah and David have been capturing weddings and portraits together for over 10 years and loving every moment! 

"Each wedding is a bit like an epic date-night where we get to hang out with people on one of the most important days of their lives. On our days off Sarah, and I love long walks on uncharted forest trails, doing anything with our kids or out on the lake sailing our catamaran. "

"We are all on an amazing journey and we are here to tell your story."


From the mountains

to the beaches, we love it all.

A little more about us? Check out this photo of our family - what a bunch of goofballs! 

David Says: "Family is number one for me and I try each day to be a little bit better of a Dad, husband and photographer. Some days I feel I'm slipping, but, I know if I keep working to move that bar just a little it will all work out for the better."

Sarah Says: "I wear so many hats that sometimes I feel I'm toppling over. But that's where the good stuff of life is. Love is an action of hard work, and making love known in all that I do is the art of my life."


We believe in the

The biggest day of your life marks the beginning of a crazy adventure.


"David and Sarah were our amazing photographers for our engagement photos and wedding. Their friendly and loving demeanor made us so comfortable and thus made the shots from our wedding incredible."

"We would have paid double for what they did for us. They seemed to be everywhere on the day of the wedding and got shots of details that I never would have seen otherwise. I really feel like our wedding would not have been the same with out them. They are THE BEST!"

- Amy & Eric 2018


We aim to give you more than you thought possible. After all, you deserve it.

"David and Sarah have such an amazing vibe- they work so well together, and they are super friendly, funny, creative, and low-key. I don’t love having photos taken of myself and was nervous for the engagement photo shoot, but David totally allayed all my nerves by throwing some goofy ideas in with the serious ones, which was perfect for me. It really put me at ease, and the photos turned out beautiful and natural."

"I couldn’t recommend Realife highly enough. They were such a joy to have with us on our wedding day, David has been and continues to be so responsive and accommodating, and the photos are such a treasure. " - Abby & James 2016

delivering the


invest in the moment

You can never put a price on an image, each moment only happens once. 

"David did an amazing job photographing our wedding. He is very professional but has a fun personality that is so easy to get along with! He always listened to my husband and I (and our families) if we had input and he made sure we got all the shots we wanted! Highly recommended!" - Becky & Tyler

"David and his partner were the photographers our wedding at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. They were very professional and thorough in their picture-taking and the results were incredible. We currently have pictures scattered throughout my house of the beautiful work they did on our wedding day. " - Matt & Jill

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