If you looked at my family tree, you would find a handful of artists, including photographers in my mother and great grandfather. But it wasnt until May 1st, 1999 when I really understood why people take pictures. That was the day my son was born. It was important that I captured as many special moments as possible. A week did not pass, where I didnt email pictures to family or friends, or share the latest pictures with coworkers.
Soon photography became an addiction. People, especially children and couples, quickly became more interesting to me. If I wasnt behind the camera, I was reading about photography, and other forms of artistic expression. I studied extensively to learn the mechanical side of photography, and combined that knowledge with what my eyes saw and what my heart felt.
A dear friend, who followed my photography closely, was getting married and wanted as a gift, to have me photograph their wedding. I was honored and nervous and I enjoyed it so much that I decided to direct my photography entirely on weddings and other life-affirming moments. (but you are still likely to see fun little snap shots and mundane imagery too.