“There are so many beautiful people I've met in this industry that I'm proud to call friends. I often wonder, when bitterness between photographers turns up, if it's simply a matter of not taking the time to communicate with one another or perhaps jealousy getting the best of us? I'm certainly not perfect and had moments I'm not proud of as a friend but over time I've learned the value of humility and never to take oneself to seriously in this business.
In the end, NO amount of money or fame will ever hold a candle to good friends.
This past week, I was touched by the generosity of a good friend, Courtney Weittenhiller of Twig & Olive Photography flew out to Las Vegas to help me shoot my new niece's newborn photos. I had mentioned to her that I was nervous with the outside shots as I don't shoot newborns outside that much and she offered to help!!! Having a friend do something so selfless was truly inspiring! We had a great time shooting, loving on the baby, talking, and having lots of Vegas fun!
Courtney inspires me not only as a photographer but as a person!”