Rebecca Hansen & Chad Hansen Family


We are Chad & Rebecca Hansen, and we run First Mate! Chad is the principal photographer, editor, and in charge of all things nerdy, while Rebecca works mainly behind the scenes cooking up shoots and projects, networking, and taking care of our 3 crazy kids. We spent the last 8 years photographing weddings and other sessions full-time all around New England and New york, but in 2018, we decided to leave the east coast and landed in Salt Lake City, closer to where Chad grew up. We are parents, adventure companions, best friends, and we are each others first mate. It's a lot, but we feel incredibly fortunate for the life that we have, the family that we have, and the job that allows us to get to know so many lovely people.

We understand what an important task we have--to tell YOUR story in a way that is sincere, genuine, and authentic. We have to create work with meaning behind it, not just pretty pictures. If we fail to do that, what’s the point?

So let's get this conversation going! Let's hear about you. Let's hear what inspires you. Let's hear why you think we'll be a good fit. Let's hear it all, because then we'll get to know each other, and getting to know each other is the start to making great images. Reach out to us HERE . You can also connect with Chad via TWITTER , INSTAGRAM , or FACEBOOK .