Becoming a better photographer every single time I go out and shoot someone is something I profess to my students and lots of people who know me personally. I find it like sports..you have to try to out do your last performance and when you excel those around you…your teammates…feed off that and they too are better.
This weekend I had only a few short hours to recoup and regroup to out do the beautiful wedding I photographed Friday! I take my position as a photographer seriously with all my clients, but as I have stated before I am even more driven when it is someone who is a personal friend, and knows that they want me to whip up some photo “magic” ; ) Chase and Lillie are dear to my heart, hometown friends, as well as personal friends of our family. So not only did I have the normal pressures, but my family who attended also under no uncertain terms expected me to perform at my best. SO on a beautiful Saturday, in a gorgeous town in Mississippi, with a huge group of fun loving guys and gals, and my family watching, I set off to document and create some phenom portraits of the newest Mr. and Mrs. Hughes. I will let the sneaks tell the story but I have to place a personal note here on the blog……pardon the cheese.
Chase, when I told you I was blessed to be there to see you get married it was not only on a professional level, but on a personal level as well. You are far from the 8th grader I first met, or the senior with the cool car for the football poster, or even the friend in the kitchen. You are now a grown man setting examples and being a leader to others as you always have but also in how to be in a dedicated God centered relationship. I am inspired as well by you and Lillie’s young love and I am thrilled to have been there to witness it and document it for you guys. I am truly grateful you had me and I look forward to watching you guys grow.
Ps. You warned me that I was going to go nutz when I saw your college town, and that my photography “eye” was going to go into overload…you were soooooo right! LOL Thanks also for introducing me to Oxford! God Bless you guys! Enjoy the Honeymoon!