I am the owner and lead photographer at Two17 Photo & Cinema. I’ve been shooting weddings professionally since 2004 and I still get excited and nervous for each and every shoot. I absolutely love what I do because I genuinely enjoy working with and getting to know all sorts of different people. I really was made to do this job! As cheesy as it may sound, I love capturing and freezing moments in time. I am endlessly photographing my own family in an effort to try to preserve each moment and subtle feeling of the various phases of our lives. Take a look for yourself over at my personal photo blog.
My wife Dawn and I have been close friends since meeting in our 7th grade homeroom. She was alphabetically seated behind me for every morning of that year. I am Malone and she is (still) a Martesi….a fact that is fun to bring up very once in a while to my mother in-law who gets ever so slightly annoyed with Dawn for keeping her maiden name. Dawn and I have two little ones and three cats at home. Not a day goes by that I don’t realize just how lucky I am to be married to my best friend. She is a wonderful partner, the world’s best mother and one of the most compassionate, caring and inspiring middle school teachers in the country. I am one lucky guy, that’s for sure.
When enjoying time off you can find our kids playing mermaids or Star Wars with each other, the cats clawing all our furniture, Dawn re-organizing the entire kitchen (again) and me wondering where all the utensils just went. It’s fun.