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I started like most guys with a camera. My daughter was growing up; and I wanted to slow it down. Aside from the memories that I'd capture, I really enjoyed the math and science part of the process. With photography, you get to indulge that, but much more. There is the art.
My day job required me to travel a bit and so I just took my camera with me and that was my soft introduction to street photography. I had one rule, if there is already a postcard of it, I don't take the same picture. Consequently, most of my early pictures weren't even of familiar landscapes; they were usually of people. I also followed this philosophy to try to be a blessing to others. I liked the idea of being able to compliment a stranger and then gift them with a portrait.
These early portraits and street photography led me to wedding photography. 2.3 million people get married each year (or 6,200 per day) (I googled it.)! While weddings may follow a particular pattern and many have similar events, every single one is unique. Weddings are also the most epic day of most people's lives. Combine this with being with all your loved ones, there is going to be emotion. Jim Valvano once said, "If you laugh, you think, you cry, that's a full day." And I wanted to capture those memories people.
This is a labor of love for me. It's something I'm passionate about. A wonderful benefit is I shoot weddings with my best friends (who are also professional photographers) and my daughter, Kylee (who has does videography now!). We always have an absolute blast doing this (and all our clients do too!)
I shoot primarily in Nashville, but on occasion, I find myself in major cities around America. If we run into each other, let me take your portrait. If you're getting married (or know someone who is), let's talk. I would love to be your photographer.
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