Our Philosophy

Hello there! We are a friendly team of Los Angeles wedding photographers. Our goal is to deliver candid, authentic storytelling of your wedding day. We document the openness you have with each other, your family and friends, and convey a visual message that resonates in your heart. As 'cinematic wedding photojournalists' we anticipate, seek out, and search for the stories that make up the sum of your day...your love story.

We will direct you through the portrait session in a way that draws out your unique personality while also conveying an artful aesthetic. We travel as far North to Santa Barbara, South to San Diego and East to Palm Springs. 

Our Wedding Style

Our wedding photography straddles the cinematic and photojournalism genre. We frame you in light and shadow. It creates mood, depth, nuance, passion, mystery, contrast and harmony - just as in real life. Our portfolio is incredibly consistent - what you see stylistically, compositionally, the colors, or the rich tones in our black and white photos, this is exactly what you are going to get! We do not work off of 'shot lists', our approach is to keep our eyes and ears up to the story around us and preserve those moments on film, forever. This is an immersive technique that keeps us from staring down at a shot list and missing  important moments.  We are immersive storytellers.

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Fitz has worked as a Los Angeles wedding photographer for over 8 years. As the owner of Two Penguins Studio, Fitz runs the business, manages all client relations, photo processing & retouching, album designand manages the professional mentorship program for his team.

Fitz retains all creative control over the content produced at Two Penguins Studio, personally editing all weddings. He uses the same rich colors and eye-popping editing techniques to the Penguin brand. Fitz was named 'One of the best wedding photographers in LA' four years in a row by Zankyou Weddings, and 'Best Wedding Photographer in 2018' by the LooksLikeFilm photo community.

He launched Two Penguins Studio in 2017 as a sister company to his boutique brand, Fitz Carlile Weddingswhere we invite you to visit if interested in having him shoot your wedding, engagement or proposal.

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Will fell into weddings by accident. He shot a friend of a friend's wedding and immediately fell in love with  it.  A wedding photographer for about 7 years now, Will loves the raw emotions of the day, photographing the anxiety and anticipation during the bridal and groom prep, the overwhelming excitement  during the ceremony, to the often hilarious and heartfelt speeches and toasts, and wrapping it up with dance floor celebration. It's an exciting day!

Will acknowledges and is honored by the great responsibility in capturing the authenticity of his client's wedding day.  While not behind the camera lens, Will loves his coffee and anything comic book related.

View Will's portfolio

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Alex started taking pictures with a film camera she found at an antique store about 8 years ago. Her focus is wedding and lifestyle portraits of happy couples in natural light with a candid, organic vibe.

When she's not busy behind the camera, Alex pursues her PhD in geochemistry at Caltech. She's been shooting for 8 years and has a growing antique film camera collection in her home in Pasadena.

View Alex's portfolio here

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SEIICHI (Pronunced 'Say-eee-chi')

Seiichi has been shooting weddings professionally since 2013. "It's a challenge to tell a clear, concise, layered story in one frame and that is constantly pushing me to grow, and what better story to get to tell than that of someone’s wedding day. I love what I do.”

Seiichi has been with Two Penguins since its inception. He has worked as a Second Shooter under the Fitz Carlile Studio brand for 2 years, learning our method, best practices and techniques, and now shoots as a lead wedding  Photographer with Two Penguins. 

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