You could say my photography career has been short and sweet up to this point. I wasn’t some prodigy child who’s been shooting photos since he was 6 months old, I haven’t won awards, I haven’t been recognized publicly. What have I done then? I can tell you one thing…I have found my passion. My passion has been brewing for years, deep inside me. I have always been the person in the family who takes the pictures and makes sure we get the perfect shot. I was always the one taking photos on vacations and creating picture books to remember the good times. I never really realized how much I enjoyed it though until I purchased my first real nice camera, the Sony A6000. It literally started a few months before my son was born. I knew I had to be able to document the most special and precious moments of my new family. So I set out in search for the PERFECT camera!
I thought it would be easy, boy was I way off. Once I landed on the Sony, I instantly fell in love. I began taking pictures…thousands of pictures! Not only of my son (well, I take that back, most of them were of him), but I started getting requests from friends asking if I could take engagement photos for them. I Instantly got a rush out of it! Honestly, it brought me back to my old pitching days for the baseball team in college. As a photographer, I run the show and I help control the experience. This is exactly what it feels like to be pitching for your team. You’re the one in control and commanding the game. I love this analogy!! I even have butter flies in my stomach when I’m taking photos, but I stay very composed so you’ll never know. Once I felt the butterflies, I knew this was exactly what I wanted to be doing.
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
— Aaron Siskind