For a while now, I've had the dream of climbing a really huge mountain. I'm not sure what it is that draws me to it. Maybe it's about testing myself, or doing something truly great. I don't have anything to prove, but it's something I've always wanted to do. I've always been into superlatives. I don't do anything halfway. Anything worth doing is worth doing well. That perfectly describes how I approach my photography, too.
I love traveling, eating damn good food, and watching romantic movies with my wife, Nikki—we're newlyweds ourselves! I'm also passionate about taking pictures. I love sleeping with the windows open when the air is cool and crisp. I love the smell of a campfire and the sound wind makes when it blows through pine trees. I love camping and being outdoors. I love spur-of-the-moment road trips to random places on the map. I love how quiet it is in the city at night when it snows, and I love the sound of distant trains in the dark. I'm not a redneck (not even close), but I love my '78 Trans Am and the thumbs-up I get from everyone that sees it. I love finding the beauty in just about everything. It helps me create great images.
Your wedding day is going to be a blur. One of the greatest compliments that I regularly get is that my couples see things in my images that they don't remember happening. I've come to realize that after a short while, my clients really only remember their wedding through my images. I've shot hundreds of weddings over the years, and I take that responsibility very seriously. You don't get a "do-over."
I shoot weddings in the highest quality imaginable. I never double book wedding days—and never set time limits—so I can devote my complete attention to shooting the absolute best images I know how. If I couldn't do that, then I wouldn't shoot weddings. I want every one of my clients to be thrilled with the images I provide.