june 15, 2019

“When someone tells you it can’t be done, remember: those are their limits, not yours.” ~ Unknown  

july 22, 2017

“One day I just woke up and realized that I can’t touch yesterday. So why the heck was I letting it touch me?” ~ Steve Maraboli     I mentioned earlier this week that being part of the wedding gave me a unique position for photographs. I used that advantage particularly at the end of the ceremony. The last folks to leave the hay field ceremony was Tony’s eldest daughter

july 18, 2017

“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes     Here’s one look at the happy couple from Saturday. It’s never too late to find love. You can even find it a second time. 

july 16, 2017

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” ~ Jack Canfield     As I mentioned yesterday, I was tasked with photographing the wedding of my Aunt Charlene and, now, Uncle Tony. I wondered how I could do it and still be part of the ceremony, too. You see, all of Charlene’s nieces and nephews who were present (along with their spouses) were

november 23, 2016

“We are summoned to become fully human. We must mature into people who are, first and foremost, citizens of Earth and residents of the universe, and our identity and core values must be recast accordingly.” ~ Bill Plotkin     I had the great honor to photograph nuptials between Marlon Hurst and Kathy Waa Fleming this evening. Marlon’s niece, whose name I can’t remember to save my life, was the

september 6, 2015

“Note to self: Let things go.” ~ Unknown     I started processing photos from cousin Richard’s wedding. The ceremony was held on a island in the middle of a beautiful pond in southern Ohio. The island is accessible only by a swinging bridge. I don’t like swinging bridges, mostly because of Richard. Oh, how I love the irony of life sometimes. You see, before Highway 80 cut through our ancestral

november 1, 2014

“We probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do.” ~ Olin Miller     I spent the day helping Crystal Heis photograph a wedding. She’s a real pro at this stuff. She knows how to pose people, and how to make them look their best. She even knows how to make an impromptu boutonniere when necessary. All her hard work makes

october 11, 2014

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh     The chances of getting home from Madison in time for the wedding ceremony of Greg Davis and Vanessa Oliver were slim to none. My flight out of Madison this morning was delayed, but my layover was long enough to not miss the connection. The

november 3, 2013

“A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.” ~ Washington Irving I’m still processing wedding photos of Virgil Alcorn and Deborah Burkybile in between a day job, a week’s worth of laundry, and all those dishes from last night’s hen party. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned that I don’t shoot weddings as a rule. I just don’t. They make me extremely nervous.

october 19, 2013

“Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others exists in you. Remember, life is an echo. It always gets back to you. So give goodness.” ~ Unknown Kelly and Craig Barnes threw an awesome wedding for their only daughter tonight. Kelly is my rental sister, which makes Craig the best rental BIL any