one moment – remembering those that cannot be with us


I really love this photograph and is one of my favorite documentary images from this wedding.  During a ceremony, people often pause and take time to remember “those that cannot be with us.”  I was crouched low near the bride’s side.  When that moment came, I heard this long, deep sigh right behind me.  The grandfather of the bride was being comforted by the bride’s brother.  I turned.  One shot.  One moment.

UVA Keeps Winning – and we like it!

Tony Bennett - Hornets Calendar 1995 - blog

Tony Bennett pictured on the 1995 Charlotte Hornets calendar

Enough is enough. I’m starting to see a few articles suggesting the University of Virginia basketball team is bad for the game…..that they are boring.  WHAT?!?!?  I have read they are being compared to “the guy at your dinner party who won’t shut up about his jet ski” by “USA Today” writer, Nate Scott.  People love to hate success in America.  I’ve seen it time and time again and I find it very interesting.  I get it – jealousy strikes.  Combining that with a blog post and a little bit of social networking, you have a scenario for shamefully scripted silliness from our sports stenographers.  There is so much to be learned from successful people and you inadvertently herd people towards mediocrity by encouraging them to shy away from watching and enjoying accomplishment.  UVA basketball is achieving outstanding results in a tough conference, and we should

one moment – with a flowergirl



Leslie and Rusty were married this April at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.  My wife and I had our own wedding reception here and it is always a treat to return and document a wedding.  The weather was absolutely stunning