About Us

3E Travel Photography is the husband and wife photography team Dr. Sabrina Schumann and John Van Den Hende.

John was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, where he was studying English with concentration in literary criticism and rhetoric when he changed his focus to pharmacology.  While working for a national pharmacy chain in 2007, he met the love of his life who was starting an anesthesia residency at Rush University.  Sabrina was born and raised in San Mateo, a nearby suburb of San Francisco, California.  She lived in Los Angeles for five years where she earned her bachelor degree in biology from UCLA.  She moved to Boston to earn her master degree in biology before entering medical school at Boston University.  John and Sabrina married July 14, 2012, near Palo Alto, California, and moved to Peoria, Illinois, upon returning from honeymoon.

From Michigan to Myanmar, we travel first and shoot second. We do not travel for the sake of photography, but we enjoy photographing our adventures.  Our mission is to convey, through images, the way our souls are touched by interactions with people, cultures, and nature all over the world. We strive to make good art in the process and hope to inspire others to do the same.

ELATION—ELEGANCE—EXALTATION—

These are some of the last words from the poem in the liner notes that coincide with the “Psalm” portion of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme.”  3 Es.  “3E” is also a modified mirrored image of the “OM” symbol.  Be happy while staying classy and thankful for the opportunity to do so.

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