Last week, I turned twenty - four! It was a pretty normal day. But at night, my good friend josh and my new friends surprised me with a cake. It was a good time. I'm so blessed and thankful for them.
Also, my girlfriend sent me a wonderful letter. Thanks baby. you are so amazing.
Had my first wedding in Cleveland this season! I drove up from Columbus to photograph Annie + Anthony's wedding! After talking to them over Skype, I instantly knew that these two people were going to be a blast to photograph and easy to shoot. They got married at the beautiful St. Raphael Church in Westlake. The weather was perfect! The reception was held at Westwood Country Club. Both places were great to shoot in.
Thank you so much, Annie + Anthony, for letting me be able to come up and photograph your wedding. Best wishes to you both!
It's been awhile since I have done a personal post so bear with me.
I have been blessed to have been able to travel all around the country these past couple of months, some for work and some for leisure. It's been great making new friends in all these different places. I'm so happy to have met you all.
This monday, I am moving to Dallas Fort Worth, Texas to start a new chapter in my life. I'm going to be attending the School of Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. It is a two year masters program. I'm going to be majoring in Vocal Performance because singing is something that has always been in my life. I have never been trained in it, and I desire to get some formal training.
It didn't really hit me until this week that I was leaving since I'm packing and trying to sort out everything. I have mixed feelings. On one hand, I'm really excited to go to Seminary, to make new friends and to learn about music and theology. On the other hand, I'm a bit sad because I was actually taking a liking to Columbus, especially after graduating college. The people here and my church community are amazing and I feel as if I'm leaving my family. Just today at church, I was reminiscing with a good friend of mine John about the first day I came to 4C and how things were much more simple back then. Good times.
I know seminary is where God wants me and what God has called me to at this moment, so that is where I'm going!
With this massive change, I decided that the website needs a change also. So with the help of my good friend Kevan, I have a new look! It's totally different from the original and I'm still trying to sort things out and make it look like I want it to. It's updated with new photographs and new videos of my work.
In terms of photography, all of it is kind of up in the air. Since I'm moving, I kind of lose my "networks". If people want to fly me out to do their weddings, I'd be more than willing to do so. I don't know how much wedding photography I will be doing but I'm not worried. I know I'm called to use my creativity in some form or another. Things might start shifting to more personal work or I might be doing different projects. Who knows!? I still have 4 wedding highlights to post so keep an eye out for them.
I hate saying good bye...and I'm terrible at them, but to all my friends in Columbus, farewell? You all have played an important part in shaping who I am as a person. I'm very grateful for you all letting me be a part of your lives.
Last weekend, My buddy Grant Smucker (www.grantsmucker.com) and I went to Virginia to film a wedding! It's always a blessing to be able to travel for work. Usually I like to meet with clients before their weddings to get to know their story. For those who are far away, I try to set up skype sessions but with Luana and James, I was unable to due to busy schedules! Anyways, Luana found me through Gloria + Sam's video. Video is a new medium for me so I'm excited to see people satisfied with my work!
It was such a beautiful wedding. The reception was a blast! DJ EPX tore up the house and they partied till 1 in the mornnnningggg. Best set I have heard in awhile. Photography was done by a couple team SincereLi. These two have some great work and they are one of the nicest photographers I know! I had a great time talking with them about the industry. If you are in the DC area and need some photography, use them! They are passionate about what they do and they know their stuff.
Luana + James: thank you for letting me and grant be a part of your day. Even though it was only for a weekend I feel like we have become great friends! I'm so happy for you two! God bless