Nick + Jen | Gardner Museum Engagement

This past Sunday, I had the privilege of photographing my good friends Nick and Jenn at one of their favorite places for their engagement. Words really fall short when explaining how much joy I get when someone asks me to photograph a momentous occasion in their life, like an engagement, wedding, or any other event that we mark our lives by. As an artist, I think I speak for most of us when saying that one of the ideal goals is to create something of value that will stand the test of time. With social media rapid-firing visual content at us every minute of the day, it’s easy to forget how much work goes into the things that people create, whether that’s photography, video, design, or any creative pursuit really. I’ve been photographing weddings for more than 10 years now, which feels weird to say. One of the things I’ve noticed more recently is that every now and then, I’ll be at someone’s house, usually a friend or a family member of a friend, and I’ll see a photo of mine in a frame, on the wall, or in an album. Because most of the weddings I’ve photographed have been friends or at least acquaintances, I have the privilege of seeing my work every now and then in their homes or some place else. The realization that those wedding photos I’ve taken will likely be around longer than I will set in. People pass these down, throughout generations. I have a wedding picture of my grandparents. That aspect of lasting joy that photographing these special occasions brings is not something I take lightly, and I really always feel honored when anyone asks me. This engagement session was no exception, and I was thrilled to spend the afternoon with Nick and Jenn making these photographs.