WHO IS SCOTT SCHOEGGL?

(Hint: the guy with the beard)

Hey, thanks for your interest in me, the driving force behind Wallflower Photography.

To be honest, I hate talking about myself. It's all about you, not me!

But I can't deny that who I am is important. Even with my low-profile Wallflower approach to photographing weddings, I'll be working closely with you, accompanying (and sometimes guiding) you through one of the biggest, craziest, most emotional days of your lives. There's a lot of value in building a foundation of trust and friendship with your photographer.

The "me" in Wallflower is Scott Schoeggl, although I still often say "we" because my wife, Laura, is also a terrific photographer. We've been inseparable since 1997, and tied the knot ourselves in 2002. We're proud residents of the North End of Tacoma ever since falling hard for our adopted hometown as freshmen at the nearby University of Puget Sound. Today, we live about a mile from campus and near the north edge of downtown in a big, 116-year-old Victorian painted a cheerful blue.

Laura and I launched Wallflower in 2003 after informally photographing the casual weddings of a few friends. Today, we often find ourselves photographing huge, expensive weddings at some amazingly awesome venues — although we still shoot plenty of average-size, average-budget weddings as well.

Our many years in the biz make us experienced veterans in a field that sees a lot of photographers come and go. I, Scott, am the lead photographer at every Wallflower Photography wedding, and Laura, who recently semi-retired from Wallflower to run one of the nation's top Usborne Books & More sales teams, is available as a high-level 2nd photographer for our bigger weddings.

When we're not behind the camera or computer, you'll probably find us working on restoring our house, digging around in the garden, or entertaining our three well-photographed boys in this soggy, gorgeous state that we call home. You can see the whole Schoeggl gang above, circa August 2014.