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Every wedding I film or photo has meaning to me, but Traci’s wedding to Nick meant a whole lot to me personally.  I’ve known Traci for over 15 years and she was on my brother’s first high school volleyball team.  Getting a chance to film any of my former volleyball players  is special and capturing these moments for Traci and Nick meant a lot to me.

When I first saw Traci getting ready during her bridal prep was a little weird for me.  As an athlete, I’ve always seen Traci on the court with  her hair pulled up and no makeup.  She was a warrior and it was one the first time that I was blown away seeing how makeup transforms the bride.

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Once I got my nerves settled, I got relaxed and started to do what I do best and that’s film.  This was an awesome wedding to film and shoot.  Watching Traci and her dad walk down the aisle was a sight to see and reminded me of why I started in this business, not to make money, but to make lasting memories for all my brides and grooms.  To do this for my friends is icing on the cake.  Please enjoy Traci and Nick’s Closing Montage and some of their photos from the wedding day

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One of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever been a part of was being in the delivery room for the birth of baby Dominic.  A few weeks earlier, Wayne asked me if I was interested in taking photos during Dominic’s arrival to the world and I was game for it.  I was really nervous on this shoot, but once Wayne and I put the scrubs on and went into the delivery room I was ready.  I saw Jennifer lying down there and she put me at ease and told me to do my thing and I just shot everything.  The doctors and nurses were great in telling me what was going on and when I saw Dominic come out, I was in awe.  It was an awesome experience and I would like to thank Wayne and Jennifer for having me capture this for them.

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Charlie and I go way back to our movie theatre days where he was the manager and I was the floor supervisor.  We worked and hung out a lot back then but once I left to focus on school and my upcoming college graduation, Charlie and I lost touch.  We still managed to hang out some, it became difficult with our schedules always clashing.  Flash forward several years and I run into Charlie’s old girlfriend Jennifer at a coffee shop when I was waiting to meet one of my brides.  I found out that Charlie and Jennifer are now engaged and were looking for a photographer for their wedding.  The next day, I met with Charlie and Jennifer and it felt like old times again and the last thing we talked about was their wedding.  It was all about the movie theatre, staying after hours to watch those movies, and just how young and stupid we were.  It was awesome and so was their wedding.  I’m thankful that I could be a small part of their wedding day and please enjoy some moments from Charlie and Jennifer’s Day

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One of the best things in working Sarah and Kevin’s Wedding in June was getting to know them throughout their whole wedding planning process.  I’ve always made it a point to get to know my clients but this was easier said then done because both Sarah and Kevin are teachers at Ursuline Academy.  Besides my brother working there and my niece in their toddler program, I also freelance for the Academy as both a videographer and photographer at their athletic events and school-wide functions.  Everytime I was at school, I would see both Sarah and Kevin and the last thing we would chat about would be the wedding.  It would be about school, life, and everything is.  It was great and when we finally got to business, it was more about just hanging out with friends.

Sarah and Kevin’s wedding was a great day.  Both of them were as calm and easy going throughout the day.  They didn’t seem nervous and enjoyed every minute of their wedding and reception.  It was a great day and I really enjoyed seeing two friends get married and starting their life together.  Please enjoy their closing montage video above.