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 2 crazy kids. We are Cape Cod residents, 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. Get started HERE .
Two of the warmest and kindest people we’ve had the pleasure of photographing and becoming friends with. We are so glad we got to be at their windy and beautiful beach wedding at the Wychmere on the Cape. Thanks Jillian and Sam!