One thing I’ve always lacked (but have always wanted) in my young photography career is the guidance and accountability of a mentor. Luke Skywalker had Obi-Wan Kenobi, Tiger Woods had his father, Ma$e had P-Diddy and…well, you get the idea right? As if photography on it’s own wasn’t complicated and intricate enough, there are so many additional facets and layers to wedding photography that talent, skill and even equipment can only take you so far. In the earlier stages of my career, I sort of took pride in the fact that I was a self made photographer. But I couldn’t shake this nagging feeling inside that I needed to follow before I could start to truly lead.
Well long story short, I’m very pleased to announce that I will be working alongside GCL Photography several times throughout this year. Gordon, who is the creative director of GCL Photography sort of took a chance on me and extended me this very great opportunity. Suffice it to say I’m incredibly stoked to be working alongside someone whose work I admire and respect.
Here are my favorite shots from a recent wedding I 2nd shot for (only the morning bridal preparations).