That Perfect Mix of Humility & Awesomeness
Luke’s natural and easy-going approach to wedding photography has earned him a reputation as one of the friendliest and most authentic photographers you will ever meet. With a disarming and kind personality, couples working with Luke feel at ease and permission to “be themselves”. This honest & kind approach to photography has allowed Luke to create stunning and unique artwork for his couples, crafting images that are full of life, warmth & joy.
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Go grab your fiancé, they have to see his artsy goodness.
The Person Behind the Lens
Your wedding photographer is so much more than just a portfolio or a set of “FAQs”, he or she is a real person with a real life. We believe that at the heart of good wedding photography is a healthy relationship between a couple and their photographer. With that in mind, take some time and get to know Luke a bit better with the questions below.
Probably when a client looks at a photo I took and says “Duuuuuuude, how did you do that??” I love creating really sweet images in locations you may look at and think “hmm, why are we shooting here again?” The ability to manipulate and transform a non-appealing location into an appealing artistic image drives me.
GUESS WHO. Best game ever growing up.
There are a lot of technical efforts that go into my images. Every single image I create is well thought out prior to hitting the shutter. Before taking a photo, I think of the outcome and how I want my image to look after it’s edited. This helps me work backwards and compose an image upfront and really think through what can make the photograph look and be unique.
Same as any other day really…which tends to be laid back and easy going. I enjoy making brides/grooms feel relaxed and comfortable on their big day. Most people tend to be camera shy, so I spend some time guiding couples on how to be natural in front of the camera. I really just like to have a good time and laugh a lot.
I’d go golfing in the morning, kayaking in the afternoon with some buddies, and then hit up a Tribe game to finish off the evening.
Mumford & Sons, Dave Matthews Band, Andrew Belle, Coldplay, and anything with a good beat that makes me wanna hit the dance floor and bust a white boy move.
Acoustic guitar. I used to play every living hour of the day growing up but then I discovered photography…which takes up much of my time now. So during the off-season, I pick up the ole’ six string from time to time and have fun creating new tunes.
I’d love to live in San Diego, California someday. That would be legit.
Does my iPhone camera count? Instagram woot woot!! Jk. But seriously. I’d probably have to go with my 24mm 1.4. I use it a LOT and love having the ability to shoot so wide.
Nope. I played sports growing up, but ya know, there comes a day when you gotta hang it up and put bacon on the table. Tee ball just wasn’t paying the bills…
One stands out for sure. Jeremy Cowart. He is not a wedding photographer but he creates some crazy artistic portraits that are mind blowing. The fact that he is a friggin’ amazing photographer isn’t what makes him my photographic hero though. It’s his passion for life, drive, and humble character that are so appealing to me. He isn’t one to show off his work or seek self-recognition and praise. He’s all about using his gift for something bigger than himself. He is the creator and founder of Help Portrait, a non-profit designed for local photographers to give back to the less fortunate in their respective communities. Extremely inspiring.
Yep! Happily married to Jessica, who I met freshmen year in college. We dated for roughly four years and tied the knot in May of 2011. Annnnd it just so happens, Vince photographed our wedding. We are excited to have kids someday, but I think we’re going to hold off a few years
Sushi Rock! Love the atmosphere and ever since I tried sushi for the first time, I can’t get enough. I could eat a spicy tuna roll for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Daily. That’s strange, I’m aware.
Luke’s Recent Work on the Blog
It’s been said that a wedding photographer is only as good as his/her most recent wedding, and we’d love for you to see what Luke has been crafting lately. To get an idea of Luke’s recent work, please see some of Luke’s most recent blog entries below.