So, I love weddings. I love weddings in St. Louis, I love weddings in St. Charles, I love weddings everywhere. Back in college, I used to be a wedding DJ. Most of the time, I am a wedding photographer and filmmaker. If you know me at all, it shouldn’t come as a shock that I’m actually a legally ordained minister as well! It all started when one of my very good friends asked me to be the officiant at their wedding. Of course, I had to bring my own special flair to it and when the bride asked me if I would “Whip my hair back and forth!” Well, let’s just say who am I to deny a bride on her wedding day. So, channeling the spirit of Willow smith, I let her rip!
All joking aside, whether I am DJin’g, photographing, filming, or officiating, I totally dig weddings and here’s why:
10. I love this couple’s outlook on life!
9. I love making dudes look awesome!
8. I love playing with the light!
You never know what you’ll get to play with each location.
7. Ummm… I Love Shoes….?
This one is for my wife. She made me do it.
6. I love passion.
Sometimes when I peek around a corner, I see couples sneaking away for a kiss.
5. I get to travel to really cool places!
And see really cool things!
4. I love the ceremony!
A declaration to the world is made in that moment. We are one. We are together. Bring it on world, together we will rock you.
3. I love to laugh!
So, we all know the cake cutting. However, I don’t think this groom knew that her finger wasn’t part of the wedding cake! Oops! Literally everyone in the entire wedding reception started to hardcore belly laugh.
2. I love to make cool stuff!
Nuff said here. I really, really like to make cool stuff.
1. I love my wife!
Seeing these couples first starting out is invigorating. Let me ask the old married people reading this: Do you remember how you felt on your wedding day? Do you remember the hope, the anticipation, and the excitement of walking down that aisle? All the big plans, all the “We’re really doing it!” moments. I love it. I think it’s super important in today’s world that we remember those feelings, that we always come back to them, so that when life wants to punch us in the face, we remember that we are fighting FOR our significant other and not against them. How many little problems would just disappear if we truly got a hold of that concept? This is why I shoot weddings. To always remember that my wife and I are a team, we got married on purpose because we love each other deeply. In the words made famous by that little band called the Beatles, “All You Need Is Love.” If you haven’t heard it in awhile, you should. Just sayin’!