I picked up my first camera over 25 years ago and immediately fell in love with photography. My father was a photographer and passed that gene on to me. I started with nature and eventually evolved into portrait and event photography and beyond. That's part of what makes my approach to photography unique - I apply my passion for nature and its elements to all my work. It gives me the ability to incorporate the surroundings with creativity and flow.
I love the great outdoors. I do an annual backpacking trip in the high Sierra. My wife and I have two small dogs, Zoe and Sugar (and yes, they sleep on the bed with us). I can’t walk by another dog without saying hello. I love hockey! And I loooove good wine. I try to meditate at least 3-4 times a week. Game of Thrones is my favorite TV show. Mountains or beach? Both!
My portfolio includes many types of photography genres including weddings, special events, portraits, engagements, fundraisers, quinceaneras, celebrity events, parties, headshots, ceremonies, commercial and much more. I’ve been blessed with some of the assignments I’ve had over the past decade or more including working with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, The Teen Project, AOL, movie screenings and more.
Wedding photography is a unique thing. I mean here’s this guy (or girl) following you around all day on one of the most important days of your life. All of a sudden they’re a part of your “circle” for that day. That’s why I take an approach that’s different than most. We get to know each other - we’ll become friends through the process. We’ll get together before your wedding day so I’m not some stranger following you around.
Photography is something that we do together. We’ll learn how we are a good fit through an engagement session and that helps me to bring out who you really are in the pictures. I want you to feel comfortable enough to go out and be yourself without worrying what this guy with the camera is doing.
Event photography is a fast moving and dynamic event that takes skill and experience to photograph. I've honed that skill over the past several years to capture the story of the day in a way that is fun and let's the couple experience the ride and not worry about the what the guy with the camera is doing.
So as you can see, it's much more than just taking pictures of people. Through my process I capture your essence; who you really are. Not the posed you, but the you that needs to breathe, have fun, let go and celebrate. When you, your family and friends look at those photos a few years from now I want you to be able to see and feel those emotions all over again! My mission is to capture these moments so you can experience them for a lifetime.
But in the end I’m just a down to Earth guy who loves what he does so be ready to have fun!