As a wedding and event photojournalist, I seek to become part of and experience what my subjects are enjoying, working quietly and unobtrusively in whatever light there is with a 35mm lens on a single Leica M6TTL or M7 camera.

 

 

We are now one, Mark and Julie's wedding. Moments like these are why I love to document weddings. The pastor gave me permission to shoot from above the altar. 

We are now one, Mark and Julie's wedding. Moments like these are why I love to document weddings. The pastor gave me permission to shoot from above the altar. 

Lily's baptism was part of group ceremony, and I'm grateful that the other parents responded kindly when I asked to get closer for this decisive moment.

Lily's baptism was part of group ceremony, and I'm grateful that the other parents responded kindly when I asked to get closer for this decisive moment.

Instead of shooting posed shots from a generic checklist, I take a documentary and photojournalistic approach to covering weddings. 

Instead of shooting posed shots from a generic checklist, I take a documentary and photojournalistic approach to covering weddings. 

Marilyn's 84th birthday, up close and personal. 

Marilyn's 84th birthday, up close and personal. 

Saturday night, Geneva on the Lake. Waiting patiently for the right moment, the Bel Air passed in front of me as the headlights of a car in the parking lot illuminated the Chevy.  "No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still for the photographer it has chosen." - Minor White.

Saturday night, Geneva on the Lake. Waiting patiently for the right moment, the Bel Air passed in front of me as the headlights of a car in the parking lot illuminated the Chevy. 

"No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still for the photographer it has chosen." - Minor White.

One of my most enjoyable assignments as a photojournalist was covering Dr. Otis Bowen's 1972 campaign for Indiana governor. By the time he was elected, he was used to my camera and me, allowing this closeup of him talking with doctors at the Gary Clinic.

One of my most enjoyable assignments as a photojournalist was covering Dr. Otis Bowen's 1972 campaign for Indiana governor. By the time he was elected, he was used to my camera and me, allowing this closeup of him talking with doctors at the Gary Clinic.

Working in the available light without flash enabled me to capture my Aunt Margaret lost in thought at my open house. The camera she and her sisters gave me in 1967 is on the fireplace mantel. Thank you, Aunt Margaret, Aunt Julia, and Aunt Evelyn, and God rest you. 

Working in the available light without flash enabled me to capture my Aunt Margaret lost in thought at my open house. The camera she and her sisters gave me in 1967 is on the fireplace mantel. Thank you, Aunt Margaret, Aunt Julia, and Aunt Evelyn, and God rest you. 

Landshark - Jack Canfield Private retreat. When covering an event, becoming part of the group and always wearing my camera makes my subjects relax for the camera.

Landshark - Jack Canfield Private retreat. When covering an event, becoming part of the group and always wearing my camera makes my subjects relax for the camera.

"You may kiss the bride." To get this close, I attended the rehearsal and asked the pastor beforehand about his policy on photographing during the ceremony. 

"You may kiss the bride."

To get this close, I attended the rehearsal and asked the pastor beforehand about his policy on photographing during the ceremony. 

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

-Henry David Thoreau