About Tracy and David
We’re Tracy Boulian and David Ahntholz, the Southern California based husband and wife team behind Tracy + David.
People often say to us that they can’t imagine working full time with their spouse, but we can’t imagine this adventure any other way. We are both experienced photographers/directors, who love collaborating on shoots together. Our clients tell us that they love the benefits of working with the two of us as well – we not only bring two collaborators, two sets of eyes, and potentially more image possibilities from a situation, but we also bring consistency of vision across both stills and motion.
As former news photojournalists, we’re passionate about telling stories and creating emotionally authentic images. Our work as photojournalists was a great bootcamp, where we problem-solved all day, every day, often creating many images on a tight deadline. From this, we learned to be extremely flexible, adaptable, and resourceful, and became very adept at creating extensive libraries of images. We also learned how to work with people and quickly build rapport, and are very comfortable casting and directing people from all walks of life – real people, actors, and models. We love to travel and thrive working on a broad range of projects anywhere in the world.
Hailing from Connecticut (Tracy) and Iowa (David), we are happy Southern California transplants. As former athletes, we love the active outdoor lifestyle of the area and can’t get enough of the perfect weather and hiking with our very active Vizsla pup, Finn, in the miles of trails surrounding our home. When we aren’t taking pictures, we’re usually out creating in some way – tackling an endless list of house projects, building custom furniture, or cooking a healthy meal together. We both live for breakfast and rarely go more than a week without pancakes.