When Katie and I were talking about what she might want for her engagement session, like I tell all my clients, I want it to reflect you two... I asked her what they liked to do. She said that they loved the outdoors, exploring and hiking, and boom, that was what we were doing! A Florida Hiking Engagement session was in the making, just need to figure out where. I came across these caves up in the Withlacoochee State Forest in Brooksville. I had no idea that we had caves down here, we were going spelunking! I think it came out pretty awesome, love these two! Katie and Brett's Engagement session was featured on Junebug Weddings here!
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!
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!
When first met with Paige and Chris, their connection was exuding! You could see the love that they had for each other, and the engagement session was nothing less! Paige came up with the whole vintage orange grove engagement concept and we ran with it. It came out to be one of my favorites that I've done to date! And we're blessed to be on Style Me Pretty Florida blog today as well, go check out her story if you'd like to read! Thank you Paige and Chris!