I’ve always been in awe of the power and beauty that’s possible in a photograph.
In a single still image a photographer can tell a story that can move the world to action or let us preserve the moments in our lives. Today we’re bombarded by moving images on TV and online. But looking at a photograph lets us break away from what’s going on around us and to think about the moment we’re now witnessing.
At a wedding those moments abound. Looks passed between a bride and groom, a father and daughter, mother and son.
Outside of photography, I’m a husband and a father to two small boys — Sam and Matt — who have been photographed so frequently they both started mugging for the camera before their first birthday. I’m a beginner rock climber and occasionally competitive mountain biker.
I’ve seen through my own life that the photographs we make and keep become touchstones, bringing on floods of memories as we leaf through the big — and small — moments.
I have recently been accepted into the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) and have just been recognized in their quarterly photography contest with a 4th place for 2012 Q3. I am delighted to have met the standards for wedding coverage that are required for membership.