This wedding was like a fairy tale.  Made for a princess.  I mean seriously; look through it.  You can’t disagree.

What was even more wonderful was how damn adorable Ashley & Matt were throughout the day.  From the jitters of the first look, to the emotion that their parents shared while Ashley was walking down the aisle with her father.  Thank you for letting me tell your story guys.

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The first time I laid eyes on Natalie & Josh was via a Skype session earlier this year.  I instantly could see the chemistry between them.  Natalie exuding an undeniable beauty; and Josh oozing a pleasent confidence.  Throughout the meeting I came to learn that not only are they adorable, madly in love, but also both very talented musicians working hard in Nashville.  Their wedding in the Palo Duro Canyon was..jaw dropping.  Honestly, I had no idea that the Canyon existed until speaking with Natalie.  Arriving, and realizing that this beautiful canyon system is the SECOND largest in America.  I have a suggestion there.  Get off your computer; outta your house..and go to this friggin’ place.  Amazing.

What was more amazing was seeing the love between Natalie and Josh throughout this day.  Here is the story.

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  • So good!!! Nobody can create a black & white photograph like you my friend!! The whole set is simply amazing!

  • Thank you Kristen!!

  • Jessica Claudio

    Love!! ❤️

Last year I had the chance to fly in for the weekend to attend the WPPI Print Competition.  What I learned in a few short days was invaluable to the growth of my work as an artist.  Seeing and hearing experienced and accomplished photographers from all over the world give constructive criticism to piece after piece made realize just how important the finer details in every photo we take truly is.  Let’s not forget; just how difficult printing truly is.  It’s a true art in itself.  I took that with me, and set a goal to have at least three photos hanging at the 2014 WPPI Print Competition.

A year later, we arrive a little early to see a few of my photos in the “details” category judged randomly.  It’s a gut punch; prettying fing gruesome..but also if you listen and watch with an open mind its easy to realize just how valuable constructive thoughts are.  Then it happened..Melissa and I ventured down the next morning to the area where the Best of the Best were hanging.  Any score over an 80 has the privelage to be hung amongst the rest.  Within a minute, we find one..then another..then another.  Each one hit me the same way; but I have to say to find the 3rd really completed the day for me.  Goal complete.  Lessons learned.  See below for the three that had the privelage to hang with an amazing group of artists.

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  • Ran across your work and was presently surprised… love how it has an editorial look to it. Nice job on this! Very dramatic! Creative eye, keep up the good work.