Plot twist! It's me, Duy.
*I consider writing this content to be an accomplishment
My primary mission is to artfully tell the story of your day. While the main arc is going to start with getting ready and include the ceremony, reception festivities and the party, I also seek out the minor stories throughout the day. Throughout all of it, I am particularly inspired by keying in on joy, authenticity, atmosphere, and style.
Joy | Pure joy is something I will never grow tired of photographing. Spontaneous bursts of laughter always tickles my soul.
Authenticity | When photographing weddings, I look for real, expressive moments. They are often the most beautiful and evocative photographs between people.
Atmosphere | Whether you're getting married at a fancy ballroom, a historic church, or a pastoral winery, the character of the space can be another element to draw inspiration.
Style | Aside from genuine moments, a cornerstone of my work is environmental and editorial-inspired portraiture. I love creating awesome portraits for people that can be a mix of something fun, stylish, and romantic.
Odds & Ends
• I have an unquenchable thirst for Diet Coke and iced coffee (though not at the same time).
• My go-to big boy drink is an Old-Fashioned.
• I think Golden Boy has the best pizza in town.
• I really miss Jon Stewart and the Colbert Report.
• Whenever I see someone running for the bus, I root for them.
• Mint Chocolate Chip is my favorite ice cream flavor.
• I drop my phone on my face at least once a week while reading in bed.
• I think Rogue One is at least the second best Star Wars movie ever.
• Jar-Jar should have never been conceived. This is not an opinion.
• I used to perform trumpet solos in front of a stadium full of high schoolers in the marching band while wearing a feather-plumed hat throughout high school. To offset peak band-nerd status, I performed John Lennon’s Imagine in front of a couple hundred classmates. I was good. There is no footage to confirm this, however.
• I typically “discover” songs a couple years after they were initially popular.
• I’d argue in terms of story-telling and writing, Breaking Bad is better than Game of Thrones (confirmed now that it is over). But GoT has Daenarys. And I love her (yes, even still).