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It was 1998 and I was still at USA Today, the place I called home for the previous ten years. Newspapers were still flying high (I know, crazy), and yet I was starting to get restless. I was an editor by this point, no longer shooting every day, and I missed making pictures. Around the same time I was starting to make a little bit of a name for myself on the weekends, applying the same principles I'd been using in my photojournalist life but shooting weddings instead. So I took a plunge.

Some 700 weddings and twenty years later, I've pretty much seen everything there is to see in the wedding world. I've seen touching moments of tenderness, two decades worth of laughter, and a boatload of crazy relatives. You just have to take it all together.

My beard might be a lot grayer than when I started, not to mention that photography has undergone a sea change since then, but I still try and go out every Saturday with the same mindset I had in '98: look for good pictures.

We're at a funny crossroads right now--photography is changing so fast, for good and for worse, that it's hard to keep up. iPhones, drones, selfies. So many things that are potential distractions if one is not careful. That's why it's important to stick to what is timeless. Good photography is timeless. It has been around since the mid-1800s and, despite constant technological upgrades, remains unflappable. A good picture was a good picture in the days of Henri Cartier Bresson and it's no different in 2018. Whether it's a six-year-old flower girl with dirty knees from running in the grass or a touching moment between a bride and her grandmother in a hotel room, good pictures still abound at weddings. You just have to know where to find them.

Our wedding coverage begins at $5,200 without albums. Pricing is available upon request.

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