Outgoing photographer, lover of all things gin, believer in good people & devoted husband & father
I could write a typical about me page and start off with, "since I was a kid I always dreamed of being a ______!" Don't worry though, that's just as annoying to me as it is to you! What you need to know about me is that I 'm a real person, I curse when I'm mad, I eat ice cream when I'm stressed, I laugh with my ENITRE body and I love my Gin... well it's always a good time for gin.
I pride myself on being 100% open, honest and genuine. From start to finish I want to be your friend, I don't want to just be "that photographer you hired." I want you to brag to your friends about how awesome your pictures were and how you scream from the rooftops about how I am the best photogra...... okay I may be getting a little to ahead of myself; but hey, who wouldn't want their name screamed from a roof top?
I photographed my very first wedding when I was only 19 years old... some have told me "oh you're way to young for this job." My response to that is how I am now 25 years old, married to the love of my life, building a business that I am SO proud of and being able to photograph 30+ weddings every year. I get to spend my weekends attending the happiest day of peoples lives, not only do I get to witness it, I get to capture it and preserve it forever! When someone asks me what I do and I can happily and emphatically respond with, "I am a Wedding Photographer" that feeling is one I hope I can have for the rest of my life!
If I were to use the typical line of "since I was a kid" I would tell you this; Since I was a kid I told myself that I am going to do a job that doesn't feel like a "job," I am going to do a job that makes me smile every day I do it. I am going to do a job that not only makes me happy but will in someway shape or form make someone else happy. I would tell you 100 times over that, yup I've found that job!
I once had a client tell me "wow, you really know how to capture a moment." That may have been the best compliment I've ever gotten! I don't care what I have to do or say to make you laugh and make you both feel comfortable in front of my camera but you can bet I am going to! I may get you to whisper dirty jokes to each other or tell the most embarrassing thing about the other or tell the dumbest dad joke I can think of, but you can be prepared to have a lot of fun and A LOT of laughs during our sessions!
OUR LOVE STORY
Danielle & I didn't meet like most people. It wasn't at a party, it wasn't a blind date, it wasn't set up... in fact no one could have imagined that love would have or could have blossomed from such a tragedy but that's our beginning
MEET OAKLYNN JAYDE