This is long, long overdue. Jessica and I were married in Charleston, South Carolina last October. I happened across Robert's website in doing some preliminary searches for wedding photographers in the area. In a stroke of what can only be called blind luck, Robert popped up, and I took a moment to look at his work. I was immediately enchanted. When I learned he was based in Chicago, I was concerned that he might not be willing to make the journey south with us. Not only was he more than willing to travel to accommodate our needs, he did so without any additional compensation. He arrived promptly day of and set straight to work; amidst what seemed to me at the time to be a good deal of chaos, he was collected, purposeful, and creative. The entire day, he was all around us, but completely unobtrusive. He was friendly and courteous as well, making himself known to our small, intimate group of thirty loved ones. When it was time for him to steal the two of us away for our main photo stint, he was all business. He knew what we wanted. More importantly, he knew what *he* wanted. I will admit, being the pig-headed know-it-all that I am, I was a little concerned that maybe we weren't getting the best shots, that the things he had us doing were too choreographed, too controlled. I was, and am, utterly incorrect. Everything he did, every decision he made, came through in total clarity when we received the photographs. There were over six hundred, by the way, meaning that Robert averaged one photograph per minute for over ten straight hours. Not just photos snapped--keepers. Memories. Honestly, I'm getting a little emotional just writing about it. I also want to make it clear that as effusive as this review is, I'm not overdoing it. I don't want it to sound contrived. I really am - we both are - blown away by how incredible the pictures are. Before the wedding, before I found Robert, I thought we'd just put an ad out for a local art student and pay her a few hundred bucks to follow us around. Save some money. Needless to say, that would have been a tragic misstep: an opportunity squandered. Robert immortalized our wedding and reception in a way I can't measure. I'd have happily paid double had I known he was going to surpass my already lofty expectations. Whatever it is you're doing, if you need a photographer and you've read this missive, hire Robert. Hire him, and thank yourself for it. Lots of people take pictures and call themselves photographers. Robert is an artist. End of story.