Over Labor Day Weekend, my family and I travelled to West Virginia to watch our daughter play soccer, starting her senior season with Caldwell University. We had a free day between games and took in the sights of Blackwater Fall State Park.
They say good things come to people who wait. I was asked to photograph Julia and Michael early in the summer of 2017. With the wedding over a year away, I had the opportunity to shoot their engagement party and the bridal shower. These opportunities really allowed me to get to know both of them, their families, and friends very well. Once the wedding day came on 8-18-18, yes they planned for this day, I felt like I was part of the family.
Julia and Michael are a great couple. They love animals and musics, both of which played an important role in their wedding day. They were also surrounded by very energetic family and friends who helped keep the rain away and the party going.
You can probably tell from my site that my photography is a combination of sports and formal events (weddings, portraits, etc.). In 2017 I got the opportunity to freelance for the Daily Reflector Newspaper from Greenville, NC, covering their Little League team's journey to Williamsport for the Little League World Series.
This year I was back in Williamsport working for Little League capturing game photos and a list of other items off their shot list. I have to say Brian, Kevin, Chris, Amanda, and many others I got to work with from LL were the most amazing people. I also got to spend some time with Paul Alesse and Frank Lauri, two amazing baseball photographers who taught me a few thing and challenged me to get better shooting that sport.
My hope is to make the LLWS an annual event.
I get a lot of inspiration from looking at other photographers work whether it is weddings, portraits, sports, or somethign creative in nature. For almost two years I have been maintaining my web site, trying to include newer photos, while removing some older content.
When I am on another photographer's site, I always end up looking at their Blog page. Their current content let's me explore what they were thinking when capturing that moment - were they sticking to their "style" or trying something new.
Rob and Bernadetta asked me to shoot their "Holiday Card" photos late last year. Midway through the shoot, Rob pulls me aside and says he is about to surpise Bernadetta with a marriage proposal. Not sure who was more nervous at that time, Rob asking for Bernadette's hand in marriage or me being ready to capture that moment.
Fast forward to the end of this July, I had the honor and privledge to capture their wedding day. It was a beautiful affairs filled with family and friends in the mountains of New Jersey. Bernadette even overcame her fear of height and made her way up to the top of Mountain Creek on the gondola for some great photos.