I think photography class is the only class in high school I got an A in. I wasn’t sure why at that time, but it was something I liked to do. I then graduated and went off to college without touching a professional camera for quite some time. In 2005 I graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a Criminology degree, and no this has nothing to do with photography, but I’ll get to that in a moment.
I then decided to move to my hometown of Syracuse, NY. In 2008, I began working full time as a police officer. Why? Well because thats what I thought I wanted to do with the rest of my life. But I was completely wrong.
I finally picked up a camera in 2009 and something just clicked. I couldn’t put it down and I would scour the internet looking for tips and techniques. I would spend the next year teaching myself photography and starting a small business.
I finally shot my first wedding in 2010 and loved every minute of it. I was hooked. I spent every free moment (drove my wife nuts) working towards booking more and more weddings. I couldn’t believe it would be this much fun. Over the next couple years, I shot close to 40 weddings, which ain’t half bad when you’re working full time as well.
So now we come to present day, and a couple of beautiful kids later. My kid’s mother and I moved back to Northern New Jersey. I left the force and became a full time photographer and stay at home dad. It’s been one hell of a ride and I still have a ton of fun to go. I’m excited to see where this awesome career takes me.
So why weddings? Because they are so much damn fun. Also, my wedding photos were so bad because we decided to “save a little money”, I don’t want that to ever happen to anyone. I work incredibly hard to give you amazing pictures that you’ll love to look at for years.
Want to see what it’s like to photograph a wedding from my point of view? Check out this video…