A few weeks ago I had the distinct honor of being in one of my best friends weddings. Andy is one of those guys I have grown to love like a brother. He is the person who is responsible for my true love of photography. The first time we ever met was at a local car meet up. I remember seeing the photos posted online that he took and thinking to myself, “I can do that, it looks easy.” Turns out I was very wrong. I got my first Sony SLR camera that I didn’t have very long and tried to take photos like he did, it was a challenge I had never run across. I wasn’t used to not being as good at something as someone else when I was that young. Everything seemed to come so natural to me but photography really challenged me. Andy challenged me. I got so frustrated because he was getting to shoot all the big time local cars like supercharged Vipers, built Supras and others. I just couldn’t get to his level. Instead of ignoring me, he helped me. He brought me along to shoots, taught me what he knew and I built on that. Soon, we became pretty good friends that extended beyond photography. Fast forward about 5 years and here I am, a groomsman in one of my best friends weddings. It’s a heart melting experience to be apart of something so special to someone you are so close to. These shots were taken while we were hanging out the morning before we started to get ready. Andy, good luck buddy. Here’s to many more years of good friendship.
All images taken on my Leica M3 except for the last image which was taken on his Hasselblad 500 c/m.
Everyone should check out Andy and his beautiful fiance’, Kayla’s, work here