I don’t just consider myself a wedding photographer or a portrait photographer, I consider myself an artist that uses a camera to create. On every job, I am still so excited I get to go out and photograph. I feel like as a wedding photographer, it helps my portrait photography. I notice the in-between moments because at weddings I am constantly poised to anticipate something wonderful. As a wedding photographer I feel like portrait photography helps me with posing of group formals and it helps to get people to smile and look at the camera. As an artist, I love everything about what I do! I really appreciate the center pieces, table settings, different lighting settings, the moment before a smile breaks out, the messed up hair of kiddos playing and such things at weddings. I love the small tender moments of a parent brushing hair off of their kiddos forehead, or how they hold hands or the toothless smiles or the look a groom gives his bride or when little kids are awed by the cake. And as a human being who couldn’t enjoy being around so many situations where there is so much love, amazement, fascination and tenderness? I love being around families and their diverse displays of affection. I adore all these moments and I really love it when I can capture them!