Hi, we’re Brad and Renee, the owners and artisans of Two Dusty Bears.
We have been married for 15 years and for the majority of our marriage, we have both been the owners and creators of our wedding photography business. It has been our full time job since 2013. After reaching many professional milestones within photography, and winning over 40 prestigious International Wedding Photography Awards, we have decided to slowly work toward retirement from Photography, to pursue Two Dusty Bears, as our sole business.
Brad is the main Business owner and shop bear. He is the main artisan. Woodworking has been Brad's passion since he was a teenager and he has refined his craft for over 20 years.
Renee is the Business Manager and the creative bear. Renee does all the computer artwork and finishing touches. Renee is the least dusty of the team, but she defiantly wears the most paint colors.
In 2018, our oldest daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor. While the entire ordeal only lasted 3 weeks, it turned our world upside down and gave us a new perspective on family and memories. In addition, our two youngest boys have autism. We invest much of our time in therapy and homeschooling them to help them reach their full potential. We hope that Two Dusty Bears will allow us more time for family. It is a business that all of our kiddos have participated in. And they have their own products and crafts they sell.
We also want you to meet our pups. Oliver is our senior pup. He is 14 years old and is an Australian Shepherd. He is the owner of the household and the sweetest dog in the world. Ellie is the old lady Rottweiler and Lab Mix. She is ten and loves food more than anything else. She is lazy but cuddly. And last but not least is our youngest gigantic puppy at just over a year. He is extremely playful, stubborn, and the best shop dog there is.
We look forward to creating the perfect gift for you.