Amii & Andy Kauth

Portrait, Wedding | Last Updated: August 25, 2023

We’re Amii & Andy from Sunshine & Reign Photography. We’re portrait and wedding photographers, currently relocating to the Central Coast of California and planning to surf a heck of a lot at Pismo Beach (if you’re in the neighbourhood).

We photograph about 8-10 weddings per year and photograph family portraits weekly.

What else? We write features for SLR Lounge, host monthly webinars for Fundy Designer, and are brand ambassadors/pro team members for: Tenba, Tether Tools, and Zeus Beard. It’s a ton of fun for sure!

Our 5 kids are our favourite, we love adventuring with them (and that’s definitely one of the reasons we’re moving from the desert of Arizona to the coast of California).

Photography-wise? Our style is to spend a load of time getting to know our clients (and their family and friends), with the intent of photographing who and what is most important to them so that they can have some serious legit wall art in their homes. We like to say we’re ‘America’s Most Rad Photographic Experience’.

We like using prisms, lens flare, and capturing moments that mean everything to our clients. In-camera double exposures are our favourite. We’ve been rocking our Nikon D750s since 2014, with no plans to use anything else.

Other than that? Well, we actually have a long gear list (we like to be thorough), but you can trust us that it all fits nice and neat inside our two Tenba Roadie Air Case Roller 21 bags … With the exception of our trusty Westcott Rapid 26” Octa Softbox (easily our fave and most used modifier), which we attach to our just-as-trusty Impact QuickStik+ Telescopic Handle.

Want to learn more? Hit us up on social media (Instagram preferred – link below), and be sure to check out our reading list below! Stay rad, friends!

Nikon D750
Nikon EN-EL15a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Nikon SB-910 AF speedlight
PocketWizard PlusX Transceiver
Panasonic eneloop AA 2100 Cycle Ni-MH Pre-charged Rechargeable Batteries
Nikon AF NIKKOR 80-200mm f/2.8D (1998)
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
Nikon PC-E Micro-NIKKOR 45mm F/2.8D ED Tilt-Shift
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED
Nikon Optics Maintenance Kit
Giottos Rocket Blaster Dust-Remover Tool
Impact QuickStik+ Telescopic Handle
Westcott Rapid Box 26” Octa Softbox
MagMod MagGrip
MagMod MagGrid
MagMod MagSphere
MagMod MagGels
A&M Film and Photo Photography Prism
Fractal Filters Classic Prismatic Camera Filters, 3-Pack for fractal photography
Polaroid Originals 600 Red Stripe Instant Film Camera
Polaroid Originals 600 Film (Duochrome Edition)
Leatherman – Wave Multitool
Commando Precision Miniature Pocket Screwdriver Set
Vellostar Sewing DIY Starter Kit
Zeus Beard Shampoo (Verbena Lime)
Tenba Roadie Air Case Roller 21
Copper Pipe for Lens Flare (3/4” x 1”)
Custom-made Studio Magazines (Designed w/ Fundy Software, Printed By GraphiStudio)
Avenger Light Stand (12.6’)

Reading List
The Bible (English Standard Version)
101 Crucial Lessons They Don’t Teach You in Business School (Haroun)
The Conversion Code (Smith)
Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World (Starrett)
Extreme Ownership (Willink and Babin)
Parenting with Love and Logic (Cline and Fay)
The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs (Gallo)
Unbeatable Mind (Devine) | @sunshineandreign

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  1. ERIC TALERICO on May 12, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Congrats on the feature guys! Good stuff.

  2. Amii and Andy on May 7, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Thanks for the feature, Shotkit! We’d love to answer any questions about our gear. Yeah!!

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