Shannon & Thomas in West Palm Beach Florida

Kat,

I don't normally talk about the weather, but let me say that today it is ridiculously cold.  Last time I checked it was -3°F.  It's pretty cold out there, and it's no coincidence that I started to think back on my trip to South Florida this past November.

I can't thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to photograph two weddings, hang out with your awesome family, go fishing in the ocean, snap pics of the kids, learn about the great outdoors with Rich, and work with Shannon and Thomas.  

Knowing that you and Shannon are both such incredible photographers, I was nervous going into this shoot.  But, once I took the first frame of them in your studio, I forgot about it all and just went with it.  Shannon and Thomas were a breeze to work with, and I think Shannon should consider modeling.  

I know we had this conversation in Florida, but know that I'm grateful to go on all of those adventures, and photograph Shannon and Thomas.

Eric
 

Leah & Shelby // Teachout Building Wedding in Des Moines

Being a wedding photographer in Iowa, I get asked the question a lot if I photograph same sex weddings.  I always answer with a simple "yes," and wait to see where to conversation goes from there.  While living in a fairly conservative and traditional area, I feel like the person asking this question is waiting to hear my opinion regarding same sex weddings.

My opinion on this issue is simple, and even further cemented after working with Leah and Shelby.  I think the connection of love between two humans is a beautiful thing, and worth celebrating.  Who we choose to love and spend our lives with, should be a simple human right that we all can exercise in the way we want.

Leah and Shelby's connection with each other was perfect, and I'm beyond happy for them both.  I'm even more grateful to walk away from this experience with two new friends.  

I admire Leah and Shelby for staying true to themselves, and celebrating their companionship, in the face of the so called norms of society.  It's all these types of people who can make permanent changes for the better.  

Thank you Leah and Shelby for working with me, and inspiring me.  Here are a few of my favorites from their wedding this past fall.

 

Rachel & Aaron // Countryside Engagement

One of my favorite things to do is have my clients meet me at my house, and then drive into the country with no destination in mind.    

That's exactly what we did for Rachel and Aaron's session, and I'm quite pleased with some of the locations right up the street from my house.  Working with Rachel and Aaron was awesome, and I look forward to their wedding later this summer.

Becky & Dean // Yew Lodge Wedding in Surrey England

The few short days I spent with Dean and Becky in the beautiful English countryside, left me feeling a strong sense of contentment.   

This feeling of contentment really hit me while I was thinking during a train ride into London.  I was thinking about how much I respected Dean, and how grateful I was for this opportunity.  I knew Dean from a while back, as we became mutual supporters of each other's photography.  I thought of him as somebody with style and class.  Huge honor to be invited as his photographer!

The day before I was thinking about all of this, I had enjoyed an evening with Dean and Becky's family.  They were such kind people, and I really knew that the wedding would be such a genuine celebration.  
 
I've never felt more content after this trip. I'm fortunate to be able to share my view of the world, while taking new journeys and connecting with amazing people.    
 
Thank you Dean and Becky for this opportunity. It's truly been perfect, I wish you the best, and I will be back.  

Here are a few of my favorites from Dean and Becky's wedding.