I have known Hannah and Andy for several years. Hannah and I used to work together at My Wedding.com and my wife Arissa has known their families even longer. A couple of months ago I did a promotion on Facebook and they were the lucky winners of a free mini shoot. I was so pleased when their name was drawn. I love their hearts for Jesus and family. At first their daughter wasn't so sure about the lights and the camera but I was able to eventually use a few tricks to get everyone to engage.
I had the privilege of photographing some excellent local counselors the other day. Envision Counseling Clinic is bringing hope to our Castle Rock community. They are committed to helping folks face their challenges and forge a new path. They also offer pre-marital counseling for all you love birds out there planning your wedding.
If you are on the fence about taking pre-marital counseling I highly encourage it. My wife and I have been married for almost 12 years now and we were able to work out so many things before we tied the knot.
It was an unseasonably warm January day in Black Forest CO. The scene was set. All the preparations and planning had been completed and now it was time to make a vow. Weddings are such a joy to be a part of, and Bradley and Brooks beautiful day was one to be remembered. I love how weddings take on a life of their own. It is about the people and the personality coming across in a very unique way. It is moments stacked upon one another to create this beautiful crescendo! But the crescendo is not the end of a song, it is just the beginning of one.
Hello friends. I need a blogging break through. As a photographer I have gotten into the mindset that everything has to appear perfect before I show the world. When I look at the work of most of my colleagues I am discouraged. It seems like everyone else has a perfect life, takes the perfect photos and never has to work. I know this isn't true, but I have to remind myself all the time to just be me.
Have you ever had that struggle? I think it is one the the most challenging things for me to overcome. In real life I am a very vulnerable person who speaks his mind and isn't afraid to show my true colors. In the digital world I fear rejection, I feel insignificant, and even a bit scared to be myself.
I am working to overcome these fears. So from this day forward I am going to try to be myself in this digital space. I know some won't like it and that is ok. I am not perfect and every time I try to be I fail. It is my desire to show more imperfections and be more vulnerable. I love people, and photography for me is a vehicle into peoples lives. It is my desire that through photography I can help cultivate a culture that isn't obsessed with perfection, and create a space where people can love themselves right where they are.
I would love if you would join me on this journey.
A few months ago I had the privilege of photographing Bradford and Baillie's wedding. Every time I am invited to be a part of a couples wedding I am honored and always treat the day with the highest regard.
The way I photograph weddings has transformed over the years. My approach is very hands on and I enjoy helping couples plan and execute one of the most important days of their lives. I do this by meeting with couples several times during the planning process, including anengagement session with all weddings and most importantly getting to know them on a personal level. If you know anyone getting married in the near future I would love to sit down and talk with them about their big day!
I'll even buy the coffee!
To photograph a wedding is more than a job or a task. It is living and reliving one of the greatest days a family can experience. Capturing the day for Tyler and Alyssa was one of those great days. It was more than a ceremony; it was the celebration of love for each other and for the Lord. I have known Alyssa for about 4 years now and have watched her grow into an amazing woman with an amazing heart for Jesus. This was the first wedding I have photographed since the birth of my daughter Avia. So some of my favorite moments of the day were watching how Alyssa and her father, Jason, interacted. And for some reason, the ‘giving away of the bride’ in the ceremony really touched me. To have the privilege of witnessing and documenting any event like this, is one I do not take lightly.
Many blessings to you two as you pursue your calling. I pray that you would find favor, delight, and fullness in all the Lord has called you.