Weddings

USVI St. John Wedding // Mike + Molly

A few years back I worked with Mike in real estate during a big transition period of my life.  I was just getting into the business of photography, while planning a wedding, and still being new to the role as a dad.

Back then I knew someday Mike would marry Molly.   It's only natural to ask about them getting married, after you find out that they have been dating for 5 years, and own a home together.  I remember Mike saying that he was going to marry her once he knew for sure.  I could already tell that he knew, and I believe he was focusing on building a career in real estate to better provide for their future.  I may be wrong, but I could just tell how he talked about her that he was committed all the way.  

The day of their engagement came a few years later, and as a friend would do he asked me to photograph their wedding in St John.  I was beyond excited, and was going to do whatever it took to make it.  

I could easily write a book about the time I spent with their crew in St John.  But in short, the week I spent in St. John was easily one of the best weeks of my life.  It was an honor to witness and capture their celebration, and truly live life that week.  Thank you again for everything Mike and Molly, it has truly been rewarding on multiple levels. 

2012 / A Year of Reflection

I spent the better part of 2012 stepping back and trying to find my own voice. Although, I was mostly absent from sharing my work, and seeking validation, I have been trying to act more consciously in both my personal and professional life. Through my efforts I think I have found myself exactly where I began. I'm still trying to find the right balance. Perhaps, that could be my most insightful thought yet. Trusting the world around me, and going with the natural flow of things. Viewing the world as one, and taking notice to those little things that work together to build character. There isn't a magical curtain that I need to open, because it's all right in front of my eyes.

When I let my intuition take me over is when magic happens, and 2012 has been about following that inner voice. Looking back on last year it's apparent that I have enjoyed working with all of my clients and who I owe this realization to.

This year I have never felt more trusted from my clients, and it's clear in your stories that we were a perfect fit in working together. You letting me into your lives has been more rewarding that you will ever know.

Here are a few of my favorite moments from 2012.

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Sticks Warehouse wedding // Kelly & Julia

It's time to get back into the swing of blogging, and share a wedding all the way back from May. Kind of embarrassing to publicly say that, but it's with good reason. I've been spending a lot of time trying to figure out what "it" is I'm after in this photography thing, and how I can provide the best work possible to my clients. I'm starting to realize that it's not a matter of who I am, but rather trusting who they are, and getting to know their stories. All of my clients this past year have been truly wonderful, and I can't wait to share their stories. If you are my past client and reading this, I want to say thank you again for everything, it's been great looking back on all of your weddings.

Here are a few of my favorites from Kelly and Julia's wedding.

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