Why shoot weddings?

It is not because I want to create beautiful images.  That can be done everytime I take a new client or when I shoot for myself. (Plus, beautiful imagery is in the eye of the viewer or image maker) And I actually love the moments in-between the moments. I love to stop time and allow the bride and groom to see the happiness in all the other faces the they miss in that whirlwind of a day.  

It is not because I love running around for ten to twelve hours on hot and humid days.

And it is not because I have nothing else to do on any given weekend.

It is because of the emotions that run wild during such an event. It is because it is one of the few times that everyone is just present in the moment. I am allowed the unique opportunity to capture a very special moment in their lives. And I am rewarded with knowing that everyone involved within the wedding will be looking back on the images I take five, ten and even thirty plus years down the road.  I love knowing that! 

And lastly, I get to experience these moments with two very good friends who are also very good photographers. I have a pretty great life!


This session with Lexie was taken back in February of 2016. May have been the coldest day I have done a portrait shoot outside. It was around 5 degrees out.  (I digress.)

After looking a the initial edits of the session I decided to go back and do a little better.  The original bits were okay but after learning a little more about my Mamiya 645DF I have picked up a few tweaks to make things look a bit more snappy…or just down right better.  I really enjoyed these and I thought they needed tweaked to give them justice. 

I also originally thought these would be in black&white. I decided that color was the way to finish them. If you know me at all you know I am a total black&white shooter and prefer b&w over color images. In this case, however, color was a must. 

Sometimes.  Sometimes we need to go back to our older sessions and look at them like they are new.  Sometimes you get a whole now outlook. I am glad I did that with this session. 

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