A Look Back on 2014 - This is something that I like to do every year, it lets me relive the past year, and let it sink in a little. With all of the weddings, shoots and traveling, the year as a whole, in my mind, tends to blur. I feel that I've grown more this year than any other year, mostly as a person and a business owner. I'm still not the greatest at either, and it's a goal of my this year to continue to strive at it. 2014 brought be to some incredible new places that I've never dreamed that I'd go. And I've made relationships with people and clients that I'll cherish for ever! I can't wait to see what God has in plan for this year, the places to go and the new people to meet and get to know! I lift 2015 up in your name! I need to thank my special friend Tiffani Jones, for having my back at a lot of weddings and shoots this year, I couldn't have done them without ya! And the biggest appreciation to my wife and my son, Lincoln, for sacrificing our quality time for this thing I call work. You're the reason that I continue to strive to get better in everything that I do!
Crystal and Donnie had an intimate and romantic backyard wedding in naples. It's so nice to shoot two people that are clearly in love and has such a great connection! These two were no exception, you'll see below! Thank you guys for choosing me to tell your story! Big thanks to the one and only Tiffani Jones for helping me on this wedding, some images above are hers of course!
What do I say about Amberlyn and Troy??? A good photographer friend of mine Robert J Hil shot their engagement session and was already booked on their wedding date... so he sent them to me:) Amberlyn and my first phone, which was close to an hour and felt like talking to a friend! Since then, a friendship was built with them, great memories and a Destination wedding that was to die for. RAIN on a wedding day is all of what you make of it. It can ruin your day if you let it, or you can embrace it like Amberlyn and Troy did. Their ceremony got moved inside, no biggie, because in the end, they were still marrying their best friend! I'm so extremely honored to have been your photographer, and can't wait to see you again in March for Caroline and Brandon's wedding!!!! Venue - The White Room
Hair & Makeup - Amanda Hopcraft
Florist - The Conservatorie
Cake - Sweet-n-Flour
DJ - McGee Entertainment
Videography - Life's Highlights
It was such a great experience to work with Life's Highlights! Amberlyn and Troy's Video is here
And I huge and Special thanks to Tiffani Jones for joining me and rockin this day!
This wedding was something else! I've known Cory his whole life. Our dads were Fraternity brothers and our families have been close ever since - they're my "cousins". When Cory and Susan were talking about where they wanted to get married, I don't think that there was any doubt that New Orleans was the place it was going to be! I'm so thankful and honored that not only did they want me at their wedding, but asked me to document their wedding weekend! It was such an honor! I always love shooting in new places, and New Orleans was nothing short of amazing! The character that the streets of NOLA has is like nothing else. That was one of my favorite parts! Thank you to Tiffani Jones for coming up with me and killing it like she does at every wedding! Venue - Montegut House Wedding
Coordinator and Planner - Terry Cambise
Cake - La Louisiana Bakery
Band - A Town A List
Another year has come and passed, and I'm still so blessed, by God's will, to continue to be doing what I love. I still LOVE it, and that's huge when it's your "job"! Shooting wedding all over Florida, Harbour Island, Bahamas, Richmond, VA, New Orleans, LA, and New York CIty, wow, it was a crazy one! Each year, I feel that I grow more and more as a person, an artist and a business owner. Last year, I realized how much I love to shoot something other than weddings, like landscapes. I didn't do that enough in 2013, so thats a goal of mine for 2014, and I need to make time for it! One thing that i did learn tis year is really connecting with my clients, and showing their connection in my art. Also, this year, I gained a great friend. Tiffani, I really value our friendship. Thank you for taking time away from your family and business to help me out with traveling and shooting weddings with me. There's so much this year that I couldn't have done without you, and my clients benefited from your incredible gift! Lastly, I know NONE of this could be done without the love and support from my wife. I know that photography takes away from you and Lincoln, and I appreciate your understanding and how much you do and make our family solid. We always say "the best is yet to come", 2014 is going to be the best year yet! I love you! There's a few in there from when I had the honor of Second Shooting Ben Sasso's wedding for Shipra Panosian. Thanks so much Shipra for asking me to come along!
I was ecstatic when Lorraine contacted me to shoot her and Craig's Bella Collina wedding. It was a destination wedding for their whole family who traveled all the way from England! Not only was the wedding gorgeous, and filled with English traditions, Lorraine was stunning, and I got to see possibly the prettiest sunset that I've ever seen (well at least with a camera in hand)! We had the best vendor team as well! A huge shot out goes to Shipra Panosian for taking some time out and helping me out for this wedding! Ceremony and Reception Venue - Bella Collina
Event Coordination - Blush by Brandee Gaar
Stylist, Florist, Vintage Furniture and China - Tamuel with RW Events
Videographer - Imprint Cinema
Gold Flatware - Dishie Rentals
Makeup - Radiant Artistry
DJ - Our DJ Rocks
Officiant - Glenn Ferguson with Sensational Ceremonies
Cake - Party Flavors