I’m not going to lie, I was exhausted. I had just finished a 16 hour day shooting video for a Southeast Asian wedding with the awesome Jamie Howell when I got home and crashed at 2 AM Sunday morning. In 6 hours, I would be up again to charge batteries, shower, eat breakfast, brew some English Breakfast tea, reconfigure my gear bag for stills, and hit the road for a 2-hour drive into the mountains for another wedding. I sat on the phone with my parents and friends and drank my tea to counteract the soothing, twisting mountainous roads attempting to pull me back to sleep. When I finally parked at the ceremony site for Amy and Erica’s wedding, I felt my energy restored as I saw the gorgeous scene. Little did I know that the scenery would be the least beautiful thing that day.
November 7, 2017
I did something crazy, something inconceivable, something AWESOME – I gave away free engagement sessions. Why!?!?! Because I wanted the freedom to experiment and do crazy things without the fear of disappointing my clients. Turns out, you can accomplish both.
October 4, 2017
Sometimes, I can’t believe how lucky I get. Gorgeous venue, wonderful people, and hilarious speeches. Give me those three things, and I’ll have a blast at any wedding. Alana and Steven’s was brilliant for so many reasons.
September 8, 2017
I love shooting Southeast Asian Weddings and Engagement sessions because there’s so much color! Sangita and Tushar’s engagement party definitely fulfilled that crush of mine. They were also a blast to work with.
August 28, 2017
It’s been a crazy few months for me recently: changing jobs, rehearsing as the lead for a musical I was supposed to stage manage, watching my photography business slow down from afar, and learning what it means to be in a solid relationship. To say I’ve been stressed is a bit of an understatement, but there are silver linings, if not wonderful perks to each of these. Amidst all of this madness, my girlfriend and I decided that we desperately needed a weekend getaway, so we decided to go to Savannah, GA with one major condition: neither of us could talk about our day jobs; and if we did, only with positive connotations. I was luckily allowed to talk about my photography work if necessary.
June 27, 2017
I’m a very lucky guy. Actually, that really doesn’t even come close to covering it. Through several faults of my own, I managed to get a girlfriend that is absolutely incredible. Besides the fact that she’s a great partner, I also got stupid lucky with the fact that she’s a stylist at a local wedding dress shop.
The things that I have learned…..
May 3, 2017
I’m kind of amazed at how often I get this question. Then again, maybe I shouldn’t be because if you ask my girlfriend, I’m definitely considered “metrosexual (I spend a few extra minutes staring aimlessly at my closet each morning, trying to figure out my outfit for any given day. Anyways……).” I get it, though – you wanna look awesome for your portrait or engagement session so why not ask the dude with a camera who should know what does and does not look fabulous (did I really just say that?). I’m super organized and love lists, so here’s one with some suggestions and tips on what to wear!
April 5, 2017
Ah, it’s that time again – or really it’s just the beginning, erm…. again? I’m back in the swing of things with my first wedding of the 2017 calendar year. Jon and Susannah’s wedding was wonderful, taking place at the Conservatory at Water Stone in Woodstock, Georgia.
February 27, 2017