Weddings are so unique. As a wedding photographer each day is different, but you are there to capture the moments that will inevitably become treasured family memories. I want to capture the inherent beauty of your wedding day that will live on as family heirlooms.
I photograph straight forward images that are real and organic. I want you to look at your wedding photos in 20 years and hope that they look as timeless as they did the day of the wedding. I want to photograph real emotions of real couples, while using my personal vision to create fine art images of your wedding day. When you grow old, you should be able to run your hands over photographs that are timeless works of art. You should be able to pull your wedding album off of the shelf, still in tact and not outdated to show your grandchildren who you were the day you married the love of your life.
My goal is to create a body of work that is as beautiful as the details that you crafted. I want to end up with images that reveal who you are as a couple and capture the story that make up your wedding day.
In August of 2012, I married the love of my life. April and I were married in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and it was absolutely beautiful. One thing I have learned between photographing countless weddings over the years and getting married myself is this: It does not matter the location, the size of the wedding, or even how much money was spent on the event. I have photographed weddings in barns, the Art Institute in Chicago, and even Sonny and Cher's house in Palm Springs, CA. They all had one thing in common that I found true in April and I's wedding, the love that is evident meant more than anything, especially in the photographs.
Our wedding had 17 people in attendance made up mostly of our immediate families and our closest friends. It was perfect for us. It was small and intimate and we could feel the love from everyone that shared that experience with us. Here is the crazy thing, I feel the same things in ballrooms in downtown Chicago with 300 guest dancing the night away. What I am trying to say is over the past five years, I am amazed at the love that flows through the weddings that I have been blessed to document. I love big events, intimate events, and everything in between.
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