What had started out as photographing landscapes and campfire gatherings, rapidly expanded to more broadly documenting my travels, taking pictures at family gatherings, being hired to take pictures at small events, and eventually shooting my first wedding!
Despite the pandemic and the setbacks it caused nearly everyone, I have been really blessed with more, ever-expanding opportunities. Naturally this has also meant my camera kit has had to change and evolve too – the type of camera I backpacked and traveled with wasn’t very well suited for professional work. Today I own and use several cameras, lenses, flash units, and other accessories, and these are almost all much larger and heavier than what I started with! I also have a few vintage film SLR cameras and various manual focus lenses that I enjoy using mostly for personal projects and for fun. But occasionally you will see me using some of those older lenses on my digital cameras at your wedding or event to get a very specific look.
My style is traditional, natural, often photo journalistic, and (hopefully!) timeless. Though I often spend a considerable amount of time editing images, my goal is to not have them look overly edited. I also tend to present a combination of both color and black and white images to my clients, unless they have a strong preference for one versus the other.
Perhaps most importantly I strive to keep any session fun and relaxed, while still being focused on and aware of every beautiful moment and how to best capture and preserve it for you. When I meet engaged couples, I always want to hear the details and ideas that you have planned for your day, as well as the story of how you and your fiancé met, and the little things that matter to you both. Not only does it help me better connect with you, it helps us get better, more personal photographs of you.
Finally, my wife is such a huge part of this, and I simply cannot overstate her importance both in encouraging me to pursue this passion and for her incredible assistance and developing skills as a second shooter on nearly all of 1828 Photography’s shoots. Our abilities and skill-sets complement each other so well, and she is absolutely amazing.
Thank you for visiting, and thank you for considering 1828 Photography for whatever your needs are in a photographer. While we are primarily a wedding and event photographer in Evansville, we often travel throughout the region, and we work with clients on a wide variety of projects so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us to see if we can help you or to simply say “hello”!
I look forward to meeting with you soon!