Hi, friends

We started TNW in 2011. Over the years we have grown and mastered our craft, but we never stop evolving. We take pride in creating content unique to each couple and genuinely enjoy connecting with our clients and creating friendships beyond getting you married. We aren’t “just another vendor".

We are Tyler & Sam, owners of True Northwest Weddings. We’re a video and photo team based in the PNW. Washington is home but we are available world-wide.

The True Northwest Difference:

I am the lead filmmaker at TNW, a husband, and a father of two beautiful girls. I love spending time with my family, whether it's going to a nearby park or beach, driving into the mountains for the day, or flying to a whole different part of the world. Documenting these adventures through film fills my desire to stay creative but also encapsulates our legacy and tells our family story. I bring this same mentality to work when I am capturing the life events of our clients. Some might say I am kind, chill, thoughtful, and easy-going. You can usually find me at my computer working, getting lost in a Youtube hole, or exploring and playing with my wife and girls.  Cooking a delicious meal gives me personal satisfaction and I strive to improve my culinary skills with each meal. Landscape and nature photography is another passion and something I try and showcase in a photo shoot or wedding/elopement whenever possible. I start my mornings with coffee and cheers the weekend with a juicy IPA. My downtime is for catching up on movies and music or spending time outside. I am an introvert by nature but become more extroverted in the company of others, especially when I am behind a camera. My goal in life is to continue to learn new skills and master old ones.

Tyler Carlson

I'm the lead photographer at TNW. I am husband to my amazing wife, Jess. I first found photography in high school while trying to court said wife. I immediately fell in love with both. Photography has inspired me in so many ways and has opened up countless doors leading to this life that I am lucky enough to live. With every passing day my goal is to become a better person and a better photographer. Finding the best light in any scenario is a must, as well as being creative and stretching my photography knowledge in any circumstance. You will always catch me working in some capacity or another, whether I am snapping photos or editing a video. My passion for this art form will not turn off. If I do have downtime, I enjoy traveling the world and exploring someplace new with my wife (and my camera)! I'm a very driven person and am always chasing dreams and checking goals off my list. Self-discipline is really big for me, in work and in personal life. I strive to eat healthy and to always be learning new things. Photography for me is all about being in the moment with my clients. I love capturing the smiles, sweet looks, laughter, and the love that is shared between two people on their wedding day. Can’t wait to become friends!

Lead Videographer

Hi, I'm Ty.


Lead Photographer

Sam, I Am.

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Our combined passion for travel and storytelling are the catalyst for documenting your love story.