I had always hoped that I would one day be able to incorporate photography into my career, but I never knew how I would accomplish that until I started second shooting weddings for my friend Aaron. During my first wedding with him he laughed as I cried through the speeches. Later when I got home and started editing the photos I felt incredibly empathetic with the clients --- I felt their love and their joy. I was so moved by all of the emotions of the day, it was amazing. My photographs had never made me feel such strong emotion before, but now I feel it every time I flip through the photographs of a wedding I get to capture. Clients are so much more than customers to me.
I grew up with a camera in my hand. Every Christmas and birthday, my parents gifted me some sort of camera; polaroids, video cameras, disposable cameras, waterproof cameras, film cameras. I was fascinated by photography and "capturing moments" (as cliche as that sounds these days haha). In high school, I used to carry around disposable cameras and document parties, days at school or football games and I remember how rewarding it was to develop them the next day and have my friends ask for copies.
I still get that same feeling every time I deliver a wedding album. I am so thankful that I have a career that not only fulfills me as an artist, but as a human being. The fact that people entrust me to document important moments in their lives is so special to me and I want nothing more than to tell your story in the best way that I can.