Stepping into my middle-school darkroom for the first time and seeing a picture come to life before my eyes in my photography course made me fall in love with creating something out of nothing. That very moment was all it took for me to realize that I’d want to work in the photography field for the rest of my life.
And so I did.
When I was 18 years old, already attaining five years of photography experience, I discovered that I wanted to specialize in wedding photography when my older sister asked me to photograph her special day. The sudden thrill, captivating moments and rapid adrenaline that I experienced from trying to get each special detail was something I still feel today when photographing weddings of others. The affectionate glances that emanate from the bride as she takes each step down the isle, the raw emotion shown in the first look of the groom and the joy expressed in the smiles of those awaiting to see the unity in marriage of two loving people is what makes me love what I do each day.
After a wedding day, I find the joy in spending time with my beautiful wife of over 20 years, my remarkable son Alec, and my daughter Priscilla, who is currently attending her last semester at UF upon graduation.
I look forward to having the opportunity of photographing the start of your own family.
"Love what you do and do what you love." It is the best way I choose to perceive life.