We are a small band of hard-working individuals who feel privileged to tell stories through video and photography about the individuals, organizations and businesses we are fortunate enough to work with. We are travelers. We are adventurers. We are storytellers. We arrive at each new photo and video assignment with a renewed sense of excitement and anticipation. We consider each new project an adventure that magnifies our appreciation of this remarkable place we call home: the American West.
Our combined experience in photography and video, magazine and newspaper journalism, documentary film, commercial production, travel, and backcountry adventure translates into a well-rounded team capable of taking on photo and video assignments ranging from the simple to the complex. While our home base is Boise, Idaho, we happily travel widely on assignments.
Please contact us to learn how we may be of service to you. We are excited to tell your story.
Jason spent more than 10 years working as a full-time staff and freelance newspaper and magazine journalist for various local, regional and national publications. For much of that time, he focused on issues related to endangered species conservation, wildlands protection, outdoor adventure, and natural resource industries.
In 2012, Jason received his master’s degree in environmental science and natural resource journalism from the University of Montana in Missoula. While studying at UM, he focused on issues related wildlife conservation, collaborative models of conservation as well as multimedia storytelling. For his master’s thesis, Jason produced, filmed and edited an hour-long documentary film that explored how some rural communities in the northern Rockies are learning to adapt to the presence of recovering populations of large carnivores. Titled “A Season of Predators,” the film has since led to further work with conservation groups working on similar issues around the Rockies on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border.
Jason’s wife and business partner is photographer Elizabeth Belts-Kauffman. They also co-own Two Bird Studio, an exclusive wedding photo and video company that is also based in Boise. They’re grooming their two-year-old son Bridger to join them on future photo and video assignments.
Elizabeth has worked as a wedding photographer, commercial photographer, and producer. Her introduction to the professional photography world came about while working as a producer, studio manager and photo editor for commercial and fine art photographer and Canon Explorer of Light David Stoecklein. In 2007, Elizabeth founded Two Bird Studio, a boutique wedding photo and film company. To learn more about Two Bird Studio, go to twobirdstudio.com. Together with Jason, she has traveled from Hawaii to Minnesota and many points between telling the stories of a limited number of newlyweds each year.
In between her numerous photo assignments for Alpenglow Press Productions and Two Bird Studio, Elizabeth is the primary wrangler of a sweet and energetic two-year old boy, who also happens to be her number one photo muse. As a more-than-full-time business owner, she somehow finds time to coordinate Bridger’s play dates with friends, outings to the library and music class and daily adventures to neighborhood parks and trails of the nearby Boise Foothills. Elizabeth’s guiding motto is sleep when you’re dead.