IN TRUE LOVE
WHO WE ARE...
We're a couple who believes in the power of love. We've been together for 6 years now and have pushed through everything imaginable. Jenn is originally a southern gal from Texas who I met in high school and I'm the New England guy who stole her heart. Together, we're obsessed with dogs, coffee, traveling, music, and last but definitely our favorite, we're total foodies.
I'm the photographer and she's the focus of my life. During your planning with us, you'll see Jenn a lot. She even joins us for the big day sometimes! Although she's not a photographer just yet, she's an important part to the RDP team. She keeps me grounded and secure and guides me through all the tough parts of running a business.
Together, along with our second photographer and videographer Hayden, we make up RDP.
Owner & Lead Photographer
My story began 26 years ago. I grew up with my mom, my sister, and my grandmother. Three woman who I love and respect above all to this day. Family means a lot to me. Every year my whole family comes together for the major holidays and I couldn't ask for anything more. I'd rather put life first before my iPhone. I'd rather take adventures than taking selfies and I'd much rather call my friends and see how they're doing than Facebooking them.
I grew up loving three things: Photography, music, and writing. To this day all three things are still important parts of my life. Back when I was in school, I was involved in all the extra curricular activities like theatre, chorus, and even a glee club. I studied music theory, guitar, piano, songwriting and even played the saxophone at one point. Photography was a hobby of mine for a while. I took photos of my friends, my family, objects, landscapes, and I never thought it would turn into a career until I visited Hallmark Institute of Photography. It was then that I decided to take a leap of faith and become a wedding & portrait photographer.
7 years later I'm still in love with what I do. I photograph so many couples each year and feel like I'm apart of their stories as much as they're apart of mine. One of the biggest things I've promised to myself is that I would treat every client like family because photography shouldn't be a cookie cutter process. You should feel connected to your photographer and feel like their just apart of the wedding crew and that's exactly what I'm here to do.
So let's sit down, have a coffee and plan this adventure together.
Second photographer & assistant
Ryan and I met back in high school. Although we never dated, I secretly had a crush on him and he never found out! During our junior year together, I moved to Houston, TX with my family where I finished up school and went off to college at The University of Houston - Clearlake with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Although I didn’t go to school for photography, Ryan continues to say I have an eye for it. I think he’s just being sweet. You’ll usually find me on your day of either assisting Ryan & Hayden or actually being your second photographer. I am absolutely obsessed with puppies, trying new food and coffee and traveling (pretty much just like Ryan),
I’m a bride to be as well since we’re planning our own wedding for 2020. I know how hard and stressful it can be and how making a personal connection with your vendors can make a world of a difference. That’s what I love about being apart of this team. We truly care about each and every couple that comes our way and want to make sure that we don’t treat you like just another wedding in our books.
I am so excited to meet you and be apart of this special day you two have planned!
lead VIDEOGRAPHER & second photographer
As a 2016 graduate of Hallmark Instate of Photography I have had the privilege of capturing weddings photography since 2014 and video since 2015 for some truly amazing couples. I live with my wonderful girlfriend, Sarah. We have been together for over four years now and have loved all of it, together we make great team. We are proud cat parents to our two adorable kittens, Potato and Fiona. I am passionate about always learning something new, a fine cup of coffee, and enjoying our days off with Sarah as we adventure around New England.
I have always been in to art and photography, but not until college did I realize that I wanted to make this my life, so I dropped out, found Hallmark and within a month had jumped full force into learning the art and business of photography. Ryan asked my to second shoot a wedding two years ago, and ever since we have been great friends and a great team. Working alongside Him and Jenn is such a privilege and we always have a great time.