Professional photography is a weird, strange world where somehow everything needs to be picture perfect.
But I don't agree with that.
I've always found more beauty in the real, in the loud, in the hard laughs, in the awkward. Yes, even the awkward.
I believe that people are inherently interesting, and complex, and worthy of being photographed. Even the family members that embarrass you, even the inappropriate speeches your friends make, the kids who are running in circles.
Everything that surrounds your life is incredible. Weddings have a display of humanity that you can't find anywhere else.
And that, above all else, is what matters. In a single sentence, I can promise you this:
I give a damn.
I invite you to step into a world where the photographer you work with isn't judging you and isn't creating a fake version of you - but rather, is seeing you for exactly who you are. I don't believe that family and relationships fit into neat little boxes, but rather they're a messy whirlwind of complexity that photographs can only begin to scratch the surface of.
But I promise you, above all else, that you will be photographed with reckless honesty and a version of acceptance you've never experienced before.
leap-out-of-my-seat for a photograph type,
the know-what-happens-next-before-it-happens type,
the this-matters and you-matter type,
the never-check-my-phone-at-dinner type,
the people-come-first type.
These photographs will make your family
both now and 50 years from now.
I could not possibly script the people in your life to be more interesting and passionate and real than they already are. And I can't wait to meet them.
To see you for all that you are, all that you've been through, and all that it took to be standing here in front of me in this moment.
I will never dismiss you, never make you feel like unworthy of the camera, never secretly wish that your event is anything other than what it currently is.
I will welcome the lived experience that you and your guests are having, reality of puppy kisses and screaming kids and all.
I will, with my whole being and my whole heart, truly believe that you and every individual I photograph matters.
Because you do. And I will be a witness to testify so.
Here at TAD, we believe in investing in those making the world a better place for everyone. That's why we make donations to causes that us and our clients care about, for every single wedding, session, project, print order, and more that we work on together.
While the organizations we support may change every year, our mission doesn't:
Make the world a better place. Support the values and missions of our clients.
The things you love? We love them too.
Hi. I'm thankful you're here, and it would be an incredible honor to photograph your legacy.
The TAD logo in the upper left corner? That's my actual handwriting. It's one way I could think to represent how truly invested I am in every aspect of serving you. The people and experiences around you are woven into your life, just as much as this business and my couples are woven into mine. These people and experiences and little life oddities are often the best things.
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What an honor. There's a level of trust that it takes to believe that a photographer can take pictures that will remind you of your marriage party, of your life, of all the things you love - to tell the truth.
I'd be more than honored to do so.