Ben and Courtney Nielsen
Serving couples, small businesses and the planet.
We met in college in 2013 and got married in May 2017. Ben grew up in northern Mexico (so tacos are always welcome) and studied Broadcast Journalism. Courtney grew up all over California and got her degree in Communications and Photography/ Videography.
In case you hadn't read at some other point on our website, we love stories. We love reading them, watching them, listening to them and telling them.
Santa Cruz, California is home base for us. It's where we mountain bike, onewheel, hike, chill at the beach, search for the most delicious taqueria, try and live as waste free as possible and run Sand and Stone Media.
We started Sand and Stone Media because we're storytellers and we know that the best photos and videos are the ones that tell your story. We named it Sand and Stone because Courtney's a beach bum and Ben's a mountain guy.
We know that some of the most important elements of our culture are the stories we share, and we're here to help you share yours. We're always open to meet in person, call, video chat or message if you have any questions or just want to get to know us. We like to think we're laid back and easy going so no pressure though.
We're stoked that you're considering us for whatever idea or shoot you have in mind!
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