I just read an article on the top 10 Wedding Trends for 2018. The number one trend was “Going All In.” To paraphrase part of the article, the idea of going all in is to plan the biggest, baddest, most over the top party your guests have ever seen.
Subtlety be damned it said. Why stop at the wedding? Make it a weekend - shoot, make it a week! You can buy a house later, it’s party time. Why have one cake, when two is better? Can’t decide between a DJ or a band? Hire both. And when it comes to photography - more is actually more. Your photographer should be “fashion-first, glitzy-chic” and an “undeniable creator of avant garde perfection.”
Maybe I’m getting old? If this is where photography is going, count me out.
On April Fool’s Day, Corey and I welcomed our incredible baby girl into the world. As soon as she hit Corey’s chest she stopped crying, lifted her tiny head up and looked right at her mom for the first time.
Life is not simple. It’s a sum of many parts - some joyful and some tragic. My job: find those joyful moments and photograph them.
I am on a never ending mission to create imagery that is as honest as possible. Love is the hardest thing to photograph, because it is infinitely hard to define. When you see it, when you click that shutter at that perfect moment and you just know that you got it… that’s perfection.
The photos below aren’t defined by the colors, the aesthetic, the poses, or the lighting. They are moments of purity in a world that doesn't always seem so pure.
Cheers. To my 53 incredible couples, my family and friends, to a decade’s-long career, and to my wife, who shares my vision of what photography (and the world) can and should be. - Eric
Numbers: 202,000 shutter clicks | 27,000 miles driven | 53 weddings | 34 engagement shoots | 2 incredible kids | 1 incredible wife