image by Daniel Shaw
It’s not about me.
When you’re sitting together in 30 years looking at your wedding album, you won’t be thinking about how cool or stylish your wedding photographer was. The first thing that comes to your mind won’t be his dynamic lighting style or fancy Photoshop effects. Your photos are going to be treasured documents of family history, revitalizing memory in some and illustrating the past for others. I believe in using style to facilitate the content of the photos: my art serves your moments.
I spend much of my spare time studying the classics of documentary photojournalism, fashion photography, and portraiture. I believe in drawing influence from work that already has an established track record for timelessness. My favorite photographers include Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, André Kertesz, Rene Burri, David Seidner, and Elliott Erwitt among others.
I started my business in 2007, after finishing a successful enlistment as a Green Beret in the the Army’s 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). We are a veteran-owned business, and I maintain a thriving commercial practice in addition to shooting weddings. While in the service, I was fortunate to find a beautiful, brilliant, talented, and exciting woman with horrible taste in men. I was wise enough to marry her. She is an important part of my business through her design sense, eye for details, and penchant for organization. We live together in Nashville with two cats who are tired of being the test subjects for every new camera, lens, and strobe.