Oh hi there! I am Chad Hansen, and I run First Mate! That means I am the principal photographer, editor, customer service, and technical support for all things techy and nerdy, all while raising a family with my wife Rebecca. We are parents, adventure companions, best friends, and we are each others first mate. It's a lot, but I feel incredibly fortunate for the life that I have, the family that I have, and the job that allows me to get to know so many lovely people.
I understand what an important task I have--to tell YOUR story in a way that is sincere, genuine, and authentic. I have to create work with meaning behind it, not just pretty pictures. If I 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.