Photography has been my passion since I was a teenager. Through the years after college, I was fortunate enough to work alongside some amazing photographers such as Nick Vedros, Ron Berg, Annie Leibovitz, and Steven Klein. They instilled a work ethic and dedication to my craft and love for photography. It wasn’t until after I married my wife Jillian, of 100 Layer Cake, that I took notice of the wedding industry. For ten years now, I’ve been traveling the globe documenting the lives of couples, families, and friends, and telling their stories through my lens.
To me, wedding photography is not only about capturing the day, it’s also about making a personal connection with each couple. By getting to know my couples through telephone calls, video conferences, or meeting in person, I’m able to get a sense of their individual styles. My goal is to make the couples feel comfortable and at ease on what will be one of the most joyous days of their lives.
As a child growing up in a small town, I was always searching for something new and exciting to do. Being a visual person, I began to rip pages out of magazines and cover my walls in pictures I admired. When I was old enough to earn my own money, I purchased my first camera. The pictures from the magazines now stood as an inspiration board and I was on a mission to create beautiful images of my own.
Fast forward to a college degree in Photojournalism and three years working at a camera store, I found myself on the sunny shores of California living my dream as a wedding lifestyle photographer.
When I am not behind the camera, you’ll find me in the sunshine either on my bike, surfboard or yoga mat. I love capturing the precious moments of life and hope to do so for you.
Some of my earliest memories are of my father developing film in our bathtub, red light peaking through the door. He would set up slide projections in the living room for his friends and play Pink Floyd in the background, Pink Floyd still makes me nostalgic.
I’ve always been an artist, painting and drawing ever since I was a child. I started dabbling in photography in high school where we were fortunate enough to have a darkroom. I rediscovered it with a passion in college and found the medium I was meant to work in, graduating with a degree in Fine Art photography.
It brings me enormous joy to capture the authentic and spontaneous moments in people’s lives. I like to think of myself as an observer and facilitator of a positive space during shoots, keeping an open mind to let things unfold naturally.