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Heel, toe, heel, toe, rainbow.
Can't believe it's been over a month since I've posted anything on here. I've had my head down in work, and I have so much to share with you. First up is a shoot I did with my friend @ymargp taking a typical fashion shoot and using it as a study in motion.
Here's what happens when you have really cool friends. I met @tishacherry through @hiimsarahkim when we did a feature on her for @bywayof_. Since then I've been admirer of her amazing art. We recently got to a shoot for some concepts she's been working on, and as I was working on the photos I find out she got featured on @mashable for her amazing @Oreo art. We laid out all of them on the floor for this shot, and it was the perfect one to use for the interview. The link to her interview is on my profile.
It was during the beginning of the wedding day and Jenny gave him a card to read and as soon as he read the first words, he started to cry uncontrollably. I've known Andy for a while, and this wasn't like him at all. He is one of the most happiest guys I know. Even his groomsmen were confused and laughed at him, while Andy also laughed at himself for crying so much. But in this moment, his expression summed up this entire journey he's been on, and today he was going to be married. These unexpected, intimate, and beautiful moments is what will forever make me love photographing weddings. It's about people and their stories, all the traditions and trappings of the day are there to tell the story of two becoming one. As I continue to focus on portraiture, these are some of the lessons and values I'll be taking with me from my seven years of photographing weddings.
My heads been down since the beginning of the year trying to figure our what's next. I'm not leaving weddings behind anytime soon, but the essence of what I love about photographing them is the connection I can make with people in a meaningful way. It's where I thrive. And out of that connection I not only make friends, but create images that have a depth and meaning that couldn't be captured otherwise. If I had to put a label on the photographer I want to be and think I am, it's a portraiture photographer. I love a good sunset as much as the next photographer, but it's photographing and documenting people that I am in love with. Maybe the next steps have nothing to do with making a photo, but I know for sure this is my through-line. There's already been some great projects this year that I can't wait to share with you and I'll also probably share my heart and dreams along with them.
These nine photos summarize this past year so well. Another year passed married to my beautiful wife, and enjoying the newest addition to our family: our forever happy nephew Matty. I was also blessed to be a part of more weddings and engagements, but also delved into more portraiture work. All of this living in the greatest city in the world.
My wife and I talked today about about how we need to slow down and be more grateful for what we have. I'm so prone to just look to what's next and not see all that's in front of me. But simple things like #2016bestnine have made me look back, enjoy, and also share it with you. Thank you for following along.