New Season, New Plans


As a new year has arrived I think back on how it all started…

It’s 2004. I had just moved to the breath-taking Dominican Republic. My parents were missionaries and did feeding programs for poor people and their kids. As you can imagine my childhood was very different from that of other people.

Not long after we arrived in the country I started photographing different events my folks would put on and as the years went on I fell in love with multimedia and production. I began producing a TV show that, as luck would have it, was directed by a beautiful young lady host.

I could not help but notice her passion for simply doing things right. Editing, sound, postproduction… Just everything! As we worked together for over 5 years we quickly fell in love. Today that lovely Dominican woman is my wife of five and a half years and mother of my gorgeous daughter Kimberly Rose.

My wife, being motivated by a huge injustice of loosing our wedding pictures convinced me to consider the idea of shooting her good friend’s wedding. I had been doing photography as a hobby for a few years and so I basically said to myself “hey if this crazy dude could do my wedding pictures, I know I could shoot a wedding and do a much better job than that!” Little did I know, that couple would be the clients that would motivate me to finally say “I do” to wedding photography….

Soon after that, during that couple’s engagement shoot I remember looking at the back of my camera right after taking this picture and thinking “yup… I could do this every day!”

….This one one of my first ever engagement pictures… (moment of silence)

Six years later my passion had become a successful business. I absolutely LOVED working with couples as they told me how they fell in love. But one moment in every wedding was the reason I kept pressing forward. It was the reason I fell asleep at night thinking about photography and the reason I’d wake up dreaming of different creative shots to help bring to light who my clients were and how much they love each other…

…that moment, was the vows.

….This one one of my first ever engagement pictures… (moment of silence)

Six years later my passion had become a successful business. I absolutely LOVED working with couples as they told me how they fell in love. But one moment in every wedding was the reason I kept pressing forward. It was the reason I fell asleep at night thinking about photography and the reason I’d wake up dreaming of different creative shots to help bring to light who my clients were and how much they love each other…

…that moment, was the vows.

By witnessing each couple’s vows every wedding, every day, every week, every month I was reminded of just how much I was in love with my wife. I would remember all the things we’d been through. Seeing how passionate she was about our family and our company made me feel so grateful for having found her and for all we had accomplished.

Then in April of 2015 we came back to the United States for a bitter sweet visit. One that would play out the timeline for both the funeral of my Grampa Doug and that same week also be my brother Brandon and his wife Kinsey’s wedding.

Through both tears of pain and others of joy we reconnected with family here in the United States. During our stay we decided that we needed to move to the US and expand our business while at the same time provide Kimberly our daughter with the opportunity to get an American education.

So here we are now… Years later yet it feels like yesterday… Hopes are high and dreams are vivid in my mind. Only time will tell what 2016 holds for the Sucher family…

… My hope, is that as I told you my story… I could tell yours… wherever in life you might find yourself…

What time has taught me is that no matter how bitter, how happy, how confusing or how lovely a moment in time might be, we can always go back and smile at those great favorites we chose to remember. And its precisely those moments that one day make the whole trip worth while…

May this 2016 be one of those moments for you!

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