Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A long time coming in the Big Sky

Since returning stateside I have found myself forced to re-enter the fast pace realm of of the norm. It has been such a quick change that in the past three weeks, I have been unable to fully grasp and digest the trip I have just completed. It's weird now looking back. It's as almost if I have awaken from this incredible, vivid dream. A dream of leisure and care free travel. Lately I have only been able to reflect on it in the brief moments it takes for me to edit through a group of photos. My trip no doubt yielded many of them. But as I re-entered American life, deadlines, obligations and hours in front of a computer screen replaced all other thoughts.

I now find myself back in a familiar setting, the place where my career took root, Missoula, Montana. It was only a year and a half ago that I left it for my first career job at a newspaper in northern California. I think about how much I have grown, both as a professional and as a individual. So much can happen in such little time.

I returned to watch the union of two very close friends of mine, Chris and Molly, finally tie the knot at their wedding last weekend. It was a reunion of old friends and faces from my past. This time I opted to be a guest, rather than work their wedding which I found to be a refreshing change. Still the photographer in me, refused to leave the camera behind and I took the opportunity to experiment with ways of shooting a wedding that I normally wouldn't have time to shoot. The picture above was the moment after the kiss that sealed the deal and officially made them husband and wife. I liked it because I think it shows them in a quiet moment, totally engulfed in eachother. Two individuals fused in the bond of love, oblivious to anyone else but eachother. It was exciting to witness and I wish them the very best.


  1. Your pictures rock!

    You are one of those rare people that can grab beats in time. Thank you for allowing us to watch.

    Be safe...

  2. Very nice wedding picture.
    Keep up the good work.

  3. Weddings are always a popular photo item.