We’re always impressed! Falling in love with pictures that are more impressive than the ones that your professional and competent wedding photographer took is never expected, but that happened to us. This “big guy” has an eye for reality, and nothing is more valued than nature and the natural. Juan is our uncle and took unexpected pictures at our wedding. Those pictures were perfect, and we couldn’t appreciate him more. Juan makes us consider art in a way that we don’t have the perspective yet to know we enjoy. I have always thought rodeos to be interesting and potentially dangerous, but have not thought about them beyond those obvious descriptors. What I have found through Juan’s photography is that they can be beautiful as well, cultural, generational, and relevant. Juan is a photographer because the sometimes overlooked text of our world strikes him as interesting, and on the very rare occasion because those things are truly AMAZING. I’ve learned that the word amazing is over used, which is another thing I hadn’t known before…but once pointed out is obvious ☺ “Amazing” is to cause great surprise or wonder. Juan’s pictures are in fact amazing, despite his propensity for self deprecation (although with genuine humor). During our summer visit with Juan & Randi in Montana, we set out to get one print, but left with more because his selection was just too enticing. Thank you Juan, and thank you Randi for putting up with that beard. We love you both very much. Keep doing things that surprise you because others will follow.
Lots of love! ~ Dan & Jil