Photography has filled me with purpose and joy, and taken me places I never thought I’d go. I have covered three U.S. presidents, been blessed by the Pope, and been stared down by Muhammad Ali. I’m the only photographer in the world to have been officially represented by the three largest photographic retailers in the Western hemipshere. Heck, I’ve even had a photographic technique named after me (which is crazy).
But I have never felt so blessed by photography as when I am photographing a wedding. At weddings, we are most visibly ourselves — the walls we walk around with come tumbling down under the forces of joy, anxiety (and sometimes a bit of alcohol). After years of shooting and more than 550 weddings under my belt, I still find each one to be more exciting than the last, and try to make each one the best one that I’ve ever photographed.