It only makes sense that as I start to move my little wedding photographer corner on the internet over to an all new home system, that the first gallery I put here is one of my wife and our little (big) boys. It is kind of a surreal thing to photograph your own life when you are a professional photographer yourself. You get so used to capturing other people’s lives and moments that when it’s your own it causes a pause.
When I started out as a wedding photographer, I really had absolutely no interest in being a photographer who did family photos. But I suppose after years of documenting weddings and seeing all of my amazing couples start families, it has been something that has been on my heart for some time to start taking some families on my calendar. That is one of the things that led to this photoshoot with my family.
But – as is the case often with photos – these are so important to me. I often times tell my couples and my clients that when I look at photos of my wife and I living this beautiful life it makes me feel all of the things. And that is kind of the goal in my work. I want to give people THAT feeling. It’s one of the reasons I am so anti-pose. I just want my people to do life in front of my camera.
Because that is how we get here.