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The Atkins Family Journal At Lake Alpine California

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Hey folks. Meet the Atkins family. I’ve had the amazing privilege to get to know these guys a little bit as I stayed with them and photographed a day in their lives as they had a little weekend getaway to lake alpine in northern California. I could go on and on about how much I love these guys and how much they’ve made me feel a part of their family. But I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking. So sit back and enjoy a day in the life (on holidays) of the Atkins family.

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Dan & Kendra American Country Wedding

What an amazing wedding to have as my first ever wedding in the USA. Men in uniform, a church with a pastor named Jack Daniels, a constant stream of guys on Harley’s without helmets riding by the church, playing strange backyard games that I’d never heard of and the finishing the wedding with taking fireworks photos in some random farmers field until he chased us off. Couldn’t think of a better way to kick of my trip to America.

Not only was the wedding Amazing, but these two are some of the loveliest people I’ve ever met and the connection that they share is so clear to everyone around them. Spending a week with Kendra’s family before the wedding let me into their lives and their story even more. It’s such a blessing to be invited into peoples most intimate moments and most treasured celebrations. I can’t believe I get to do this for a job. Enjoy the photos.

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2015 A Retrospective

Oh man, where do I start. This year has been incredible for so many reasons and I’d lie if I said it wasn’t hard for a bunch of other reasons. I feel like this year was the year I really grew the most in my craft. I finally started coming home from weddings with a big smile on my face, genuinely satisfied with what I’d accomplished (Unless I started comparing my work to others). A big point I guess personally and for my business was being named as one of Rangefinder magazine’s Top 30 Rising Stars of Wedding photography.. in the world. That just really blew my mind and I still don’t really believe it to be honest. There are so many incredible young photographers out there making incredible work. I definitely don’t feel worthy to be given that praise. Getting to travel 7 different countries to do this amazing thing people are calling “my job” was also just insane. Amidst the loneliness of travelling alone there were so many incredible experiences out on the road and I’m so thankful for every client who bought me a plane, train or boat ticket to anywhere. You guys are brilliant and I love you all so much. I feel so blessed to call almost all of my clients friends. I love building relationships with you all and I’m so grateful that you would invite me into the most intimate moments of your lives and give me the privilege of telling your story. Thank you thank you thank you. I’ve collated a few of my favourite frames from this year into the post below. There’s a lot more that I’ve left out but you’ve got to draw the line somewhere.

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