INSPIRATION + APPROACH
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been an old soul. And not just because I enjoy vintage board games, listened to 60s music with my grandpa as a kid instead of pop, and eat Grape Nuts cereal every night.
I’ve always been attracted to the past. There’s something about it that feels effortless, simple, and pure. Things that seem important to us now didn’t matter then. We were in the moment. We were present. How this era was documented on film resonates in the depths of my souls. It’s candid. In the moment. Effortless. REAL.
My photography style has evolved quite a bit over the past five years. It’s difficult not to be swayed by trends, new technology, and comparison. I’ll even admit that I lost myself for a season in going after weddings that resulted in making more money, rather than prioritizing a true connection with my couples. But I’ve found my home in recapturing the sometimes messy, undone, imperfect but authentic feel of film from decades past.
I photograph weddings and portraits on a mix of medium format film, 35mm film and digital. Capturing the timeless, in the moment feel of weddings with a documentary approach.
My parents have been married for almost 35 years and their wedding photos taken on film play a major role in my inspiration. They’re candid, imperfect, and timeless.
Here’s a few of my favorite photos taken on their wedding day in 1985.
And just in case you couldn’t get enough of these cutie patooties, I’ve included more film from their honeymoon.