It’s an honor to be invited to your wedding, watching the ceremony through my lens. There are so many beautiful moments: The flower girl spinning in her dress. Parents holding hands. The joy and relief of finally being married. It’s an incredible pleasure and privilege to be part of your special day. You and your family and friends have worked very hard for this day, and I’m thrilled to be part of your celebration.
In college I studied anthropology and theater. I’ve been observing people since I was in elementary, writing stories in my backyard, performing for my mom while she cooked dinner.
In a way, a wedding is similar to a play, moving from one scene to the next, telling the story of your love, your family, and your commitment to one another. There’s scenery changes, costume changes, and actors coming and going. I follow the two lead characters from scene to scene, adjusting the lights as we move from place to place. And as in theater, we all prepare as much as possible beforehand, and then adjust our plan along the way, making room for both delays and delightful surprises.
When I’m not photographing, I like to sit by the window and read, take long walks in the woods (my favorite hiking place in DFW is the Ranger mountain biking trail), watch Doctor Who, swim in wave pools, and write books. My first book, The Reluctant Missionary, was released in 2016.