Shooting weddings bridges so many elements of my life passions together: surrounding myself with positive people, traveling to amazing locations, and documenting life’s once in a lifetime moments. I realized that I could do photojournalism on people’s best day, rather than their worst. Most photographers avoid weddings due to their chaotic nature. I’m the complete opposite. After experiencing raw combat, nothing phases me and I thrive at weddings. I've photographed weddings since 2014, and I fall in love with them more and more after each passing year.
The moment I discovered weddings, everything changed.
While serving in the Army in Germany, I developed a passion for traveling and documenting everything I experienced. I bought a little Sony point-and-shoot camera that I carried everywhere, and I’d photograph my experiences, whether it be exploring Europe or during a dicey mission in Iraq. Once I left the military in 2010, I attended school for photojournalism and had dreams of being a war photographer. A few years later I photographed my first wedding...