I'm wholly obsessed with my couples, their families, and their weddings. For the past 7 years, I've been in awe of the fact that wonderful humans across the country have trusted me to document some of the most pivotal moments in their lives.
Put simply, I'm time traveler. I'm a storyteller. Most importantly, I aim to love my couples well, document their stories intentionally, and help them craft their legacies through Bold, Vibrant, and Dynamic images.
My wife, our two dogs, and I live just outside of St. Louis Missouri in a seafoam-green house that's old and creaky and filled with amazing light.
We're trying, every day, to love each other better than the previous day. We also make it a point to eat as much Mexican food as we can, and that we never skip our quarterly Lord of the Rings watch-through (extended editions only).
We're all just out here trying our best, ya know? I hope we can make something amazing together!
This was such a hot wedding day and it poured rain on us immediately after the ceremony, which cut the couple's creative session short. Luckily, this couple was so amazing, and we went out for a few minutes during the reception after the rain subsided. You can see how the rain made the green tones just absolutely pop in this image. I love the visual depth created by the greens and the stone.
One of my favorite weddings of the year, but definitely the hottest day. I wanted to minimize the amount of time I kept the couple inside, and the venue had strict rules about what I could adjust around the space. No worries! Opening the curtains on these ceiling-to-floor windows gave us some nice, soft, yet focused light.
Before the ceremony, the bride wanted to minimize the amount of time we spent outside, so we kept to inside the venue for most of the pre-ceremony photos. These were the sliding doors to the kitchen, behind them were carts of kitchen supplies and mop buckets. The doors were so interesting to my eye and I wanted to give the couple a break from all the normal cuddle photos. A tilt-shift lens added just the right amount of depth and drama to the scene!
I typically use my 50mm and 24mm for a majority of a wedding day, but I always pack a 70-200 in the bag, just in case. I'm glad I did! Being able to punch in super tight without disturbing the moment allowed us to capture the father of the bride's single tear as he saw his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time.
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