Photographing a wedding is one of the most wonderful things a photographer can be a part of. It is the chronicling of a family's history, the union of a couple in love, while they are surrounded by those who love them. Could there be a better working environment? I like to remind people that one of the reasons I love my job is that when I go to work, everyone's happy. Often it's even a family reunion. Can you think of another event where family members and dear friends travel from far and wide to join in the celebration? It's an atmosphere filled with emotion, love and joy and it's an honor to capture it all.
We approach the ceremony with the utmost respect, while unobtrusively capturing all the special moments that you will cherish for years to come, and we never forget that at the end of the day, it really is a religious ceremony.
I'm currently trying to get permission from The City to take pictures of happy couples as they come out of the courthouse, freshly married, maybe once a month or so. Because I love in-love couples that much, and I think everyone should have awesome pictures of their special day. No matter where it is, and how informal. I smile really hard when I see wedding pictures, the older the better. They're such a part of all our histories. I'd love to help you make yours.
I'm 12 flight hours away from my private pilots license.
I love to cook.
My favorite thing is being a dad.
I talk to my dad almost every day.
I can't stand lines. Yes, I know everyone dislikes standing in line, but probably not as badly as I do.
I once ate a hundred oranges. In an hour.
I'm amazing at Wii tennis. I've actually considered giving people a discount if they could beat me. Cocky like that.
I play chess every single day. I don't lose often.
I constantly lose arguments with my daughter. It's so sad. Her logic is impermeable and her memory is absolute. One night, back when she had just turned 8, she was playing a game on her computer and I said -"Alright that's it - time for bed". And she said "Daddy, didn't you tell me to always finish what I start?"
I love movies. I watch lots and lots of movies. I can enjoy almost any movie - I set my expectations accordingly.
The longest I ever went without leaving my house was 13 days straight. It was awesome!
I used to throw up before every wedding. I was nervous. I still get nervous, but I don't throw up any more.
If I didn't have a DVR, I would never ever watch TV.
People who do things with no reason really freak me out. Like random lane changes.
I don't like texting. I have to stop everything else I'm doing to focus on the phone. I prefer phone calls - I can do other things at the same time.
I'm fascinated by people who truly deeply love what they do for a living. They tend to be awesome.
I wish clients would pick the images they love for their album, and not worry about Dear Aunt Mabel not being in the album. Let's tell the story of your day, and we can print a couple of 5 x 7 s of Aunt Mabel. She doesn't have to be in the book. Trust me. (Unless she wrote my check then yeah she can be on the cover even)
I wish guests would respect the ceremony and not run around DURING the ceremony trying to take pictures and ruining the images I've been paid to create.
I wish all wedding clients had coordinators. It's so sad to see a bride all stressed out on the wedding day. It shows in the pictures.
I wish I was always in town when my clients have babies. Photographing their babies at the hospital is one of my favorite things. Unfortunately I can't always be there.
I wish I had my own Cessna. I can fly a plane, and it would be so freaking fantastic!
I wish everyone was on time, all the time.
Even though our contracts include a standard model release, so that we can use the images we create in marketing materials, our blog, web site and Facebook, we strongly believe that you the client should have a say in how images of you and from your event are used.
So, basically, before any of your images are used anywhere, you will be contacted and you get to decide if you're comfortable with the images we have selected. You won't find images of you or your event all tagged on Facebook or featured on our blog unless you've been asked about them first.