THE LOW DOWN
We are Forged in the North, a photo+cinema collective based out of Brooklyn, NY. All our work is a result of places we’ve been and couples we’ve fallen in love with. We may ask you to climb a tree or hike a dirt trail, because we aren’t satisfied until we know something can’t be done any better. But more than anything, we want to tell a story. And you are the story. So come find that perfect light with us and we’ll capture you just as you are.
WHERE WE’RE GOING
We love to travel and we love to shoot weddings. Help us get the best of both and we’ll do whatever it takes to visit your part of the world. We call New York City home, but we may be in your neck of the woods soon. Hit us up if you’re interested in a shoot.
December 2016 | California
January 2017 | Mexico
January 2017 | California
February 2017 | Kenya
April 2017 | Antigua
June 2017 | California
August 2017 | Wisconsin
August 2017 | Newfoundland
September 2017 | France
November 2017 | Portugal
December 2017 | Chicago
January 2018 | Spain
March 2018 | New Zealand
RYAN & HEIDI
[ PHOTOGRAPHY + CINEMATOGRAPHY ]
Finding common ground in their passion for photography, architecture, and travel, Ryan & Heidi pair well with just about anyone. Heidi has the ability to grow a stranger into a friend in mere minutes, while simultaneously Ryan has the ability to grow a beard in mere days. Constantly pushing one another’s work to the next level, these two have created a wealth of love and art to be enjoyed by everyone.
[ PHOTOGRAPHER ]
Hailing from the Southwest, Paul found one of his spontaneous road trips ending permanently in Brooklyn, NY. Shaped by his eastern european upbringing, Paul has a fancy for the finer things in life like art… and whiskey. A former biologist, Paul adapted his fascination for studying life to capturing it with a camera. Calm yet outspoken describes the dichotomy of both Paul’s work, and his commanding presence in life.
[ CINEMATOGRAPHER ]
Born and raised on the East Coast, Ben found his passion for photography when his dad passed down his Nikon F SLR — sheer class. A man about Korean food, good tv shows, snowboarding, and traveling, Ben can be found in the dictionary under the definition of the word ‘debonair’. Ben’s eye for light, color, and story through honest moments, make his cinematic approach desired by all who dare to desire at all.
PRESS + PUBLICATIONS
2015 Rangefinder 30 Rising Star
Teacher at WRKSHP 2016
Together Journal | James+Katy
The Lane | Clay+Natalia
Green Wedding Shoes | Rob+Dianne
100 Layer Cake | Ronan+Nicole
Rock N Roll Bride | Ben+Georgina
White Magazine | Tyler+Alyssa
Together Journal | Chris+Marisa
Be Here Project – Sao Paulo, Brazil
For This Romance | Shawn+Beibei
Junebug Best of Best 2015
100 Layer Cake | Dave+Heather
Truvelle | Rob+Dianne
2016 Way Up North Speaker
Green Wedding Shoes | Si+Sophie
Magnolia Rouge | Gareth+Helen
Rangefinder Photo of the Day
White Magazine | Nick+Alyssa
Best Photographers Top 100
Boston Magazine | Ethan+Hillary
Etsy | Erica+Suttee
The Lane | Daily Inspiration
ChaseWild Hang Out
Elite Daily | Destination Weddings
Borrowed and Blue | Casey+Jacqueline
Carats & Cake | Adam+Courtney
Ruffled | Kayle+Delanie
The Lane Botanical Workshop
Cosmo Bride | Nick+Harriet
Confetti Mag | Tom+Niamh
Les Jolis Mondes | Ronan+Nicole
100 Layer Cake | Jason+Tori
White Magazine | Billy+Jessica
My Wedding Magazine | Favorite NYC Photogs
Together Journal | Bridal Editorial Shoot
Rocky Mountain Bride | Nick+Shannon
Style Me Pretty | John+Neghar
The Lane | Keegan+Tanya
White Magazine | Chad+Stephanie
Grey Likes Weddings | Ben+Candace
Way Up North Podcast Interview
Style Me Pretty | Ben+Leigh
Beyond Beyond | Danny+Loretta
Featured on The Knot Homepage
The Unconventionalist Interview
Love Stories TV | Matt+Jordan
Interview with The Mavens
Pop Photo | Interview & How-To
Carats & Cake | Erik+Maeghan
Design Aglow Interview
For This Romance | Rob+Dianne
Product Peel | Camera Bags
Ever Ours | Confetti Throw Fridays
MyWedding Magazine | Rob+Susy
Red Tree Albums Interview
The Lane | Quiet Focus
Love My Dress | Dave+Marie
BH Brides | Dave+Tahnee
A Conversation Interview
Design Sponge | Jason+Stephanie
100 Layer Cake | Erica+Sutee Married
Style Me Pretty | Roy+Christine
Magnolia Rouge | Nick+Harriet
Style Me Pretty | Shawn+Krista
PDN Magazine Top Knots Winner
100 Layer Cake | Erica+Sutee Engaged
Rosies | Ollie+Gemma
Style Me Pretty | Brett+Sandy
Wedding Chicks | Ryan+Heidi
Ever Ours | Jason+Stephanie
Style Me Pretty | Pranay+Erin
Ruffled | Josh+Joyce
100 Layer Cake | Theo+Jorie
Style Me Pretty | Rahul+Youyou
When its all said and done, what do you end up with? For starters, we put all of your photos and/or videos up on our print shop – a convenient way to share your day with anyone who couldn’t make it, or all those aunts who keep asking to see your wedding photos. All your stuff on the print shop is free for anyone to download and high-quality prints are super affordable. In addition to the print shop, you’ll get a nifty little package from us containing a thumb drive of all the files and blu-ray + dvd if we shot video. Don’t worry, if you want to take the images somewhere to print, that’s totally fine too.
To be completely honest with you, our albums + books are ridiculously good. You don’t have to get one, but you might be missing out. We use the highest quality printer and there are tons of cover materials to choose from. For pricing and more info on these, shoot us an email and we’ll give you the scoop.
Do you travel for weddings?
Yes, all the time.
How many weddings have you shot?
How many photos do we get in the end?
Usually its somewhere around a thousand – edited with our coloring and style one at a time.
And you get all of those in full res on a thumb drive.
Is there an easy way for all the guests to see all the final photos and/or video?
Super easy. You get your own gallery on our print shop that anyone can view, share, download, or order prints.
Can I see some full galleries?
Absolutely. Shoot us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can find you weddings that might be a closer match to yours.
What kind of cameras do you shoot with?
We shoot primarily with Canon DSLR’s. Instant Polaroid and 35mm film available on request.
Do you bring backup gear?
Yes, lots of it.
For video, do we get all the raw footage too?
Definitely. Everything we shoot from both cameras all day.
Do we have rights to print our photos?
For sure. You can use our print shop or you can print them on your own.
How long does it take to get all our photos and/or video?
At most 12 weeks, but usually it’s sooner than that and we try to get you some preview shots right away.
Do you have business insurance?
Yes. Sometimes the venue requires this, so just let us know and we’ll be happy to provide it.
What types of payment do you accept?
Check, wire transfer, chase quickpay, and cash.
What is required to officially book you?
A signed contract and 50% deposit, all of which can be done online.
What’s your pricing and how do we get started?
Best way is to fill out our contact form here.