One of the most common things I have heard in my career is you will have trouble with me, I photograph terribly and I feel so uncomfortable around the camera. I can understand this. It must feel incredibly strange having some big camera in your face and then on top of that a photographer barking out instructions. This is why I will never do this. I like to make the entire experience unfold as naturally as possible. Most of the time you won't even know I'm there. The best compliments I've received are the ones when people are shocked at how comfortable they felt when I was photographing them or people saying they hardly notice I am there.
Years and years ago before I ever even considered picking up a camera I was an artist and although I adored it, it just didn't feel perfect. On a trip to Montana I spent a day at a photographers small little store in aw over his wildlife photography. I said when I get home I would buy a camera and that's just what I did and never looked back. Hundreds of kitty shots later, of my little boys Pedro and Tiberius and I started the business. I started then to photograph weddings with people and study photography in school. Things snowballed very quickly and before I knew it my wedding photography business was under way. And now 7 years later and I'm not even sure how many weddings later I could not be happier.
I've been fortunate enough in my travels to connect with some amazing people in the industry and together on collaborative projects have had some pretty darn amazing publications such as Weddings Essentials, Belle Amore, Vineyard Bride and so many more. It's truly been amazing and I'm so excited to see what else is to come. And who knows, it might just be your wedding that lands in the next wedding magazine.