There was a time, years ago, that I stumbled across an old wedding album. It was ragged, the binding was falling apart, and it had that smell that comes only after spending decades forgotten in a closet. That isn’t really surprising given that it was 60+ years old. The photos though – they were perfect. Page after page were full of this young, happy couple, surrounded by their family and friends on the day of their wedding.
All of those photos were from a day in 1946. The happy couple were my grandparents, both of whom were long gone. Yet here they were, in this old, tattered album, looking as happy and hopeful as two people could. Their joy and optimism was forever immortalized in those old pages.
That’s why I do this.
I’ve been told I have an old soul. I like to think that it’s because I appreciate permanence and timelessness. Maybe it’s because, for as long as I could remember, I’d rather have a ’57 Chevy over a shiny new Ferrari.
Weddings for me aren’t about faux-vintage details and mason jars and burlap and reclaimed driftwood centerpieces (though I do love eye candy) – they’re about a young, happy couple, surrounded by their family and friends, full of hopefulness for the future.
My guiding principal is that it’s your wedding, not my photo shoot. You are unique. Your wedding is unique. Your photos should be unique. They should reflect who you are on this special day.
It’s my job to capture that, as it truly happens.
A Little Background
I didn’t materialize as a photographer, but looking back it’s clear that this is what I was meant to do. I have always appreciated things that have balance, especially things that blend art and science. I love people, and I love emotion. I have a deep respect for the ability of a photograph to convey feelings and memories. A photograph’s power is it’s ability to capture a distinct moment in time. Because of that power, photographers are given a tremendous responsibility to capture stories as they unfold. My eye for detail and the moment, and my respect for the permanence of the images is what makes me unique.