What started out as photographing landscapes and campfire gatherings, expanded to more broadly documenting my travels, taking pictures at family gatherings, being hired to take pictures at small events, and eventually my first wedding!
Today, I am often doing a combination of all of these as well as many other photography projects. In addition to being a wedding and event photographer, I take family portraits, provide small product shots and headshots for businesses and professionals, occasionally photograph real estate and remodeling projects, and, of course, I continue to have a variety of personal and travel projects.
Naturally my camera kit has changed and evolved over the years too. I started with a tiny, but very capable, mirrorless camera with a collapsible kit zoom lens. This was a wonderful travel camera but not very suitable for professional work. I eventually bought a slightly larger camera that used the same types of lenses I already had but was much more ergonomic and versatile. Eventually I began to transition to a larger, more professional setup. Today I own and use several cameras and lenses, and these are all much larger and heavier! I also have a few antique film SLR cameras and various manual focus lenses that I enjoy using for personal projects, and you will sometimes see me using those older lenses on my digital cameras at your wedding or event to get a very specific look.
My style is traditional, natural, and (hopefully!) timeless. Though I often spend a considerable amount of time editing images, my goal is to not have them look edited. I also tend to present a combination of both color and black and white images, unless a client has 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 fiance met, and the little things that matter to you both.
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 quite simply amazing.
Thank you for visiting, and thank you for considering 1828 Photography for whatever photography needs you may have. While we are primarily a wedding and event photographer in Evansville, we often travel throughout the region, and we perform several other photography services 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!