This is me...
For years, I was the nerd who took his camera EVERYWHERE...
I was obsessed. And the first place I learned the art of making photographs was in a cemetery. Not creepy at all and super romantic, right? But hear me out—it’s where I learned almost everything I know.
I learned lines, composition, the rule of thirds, and most importantly, light. Statues and stones don’t move. Only the light moves. So I would go back to the same places over and over, studying how the light changed and how photos of the same subject could look different depending on where me and the sun stood.
From cemeteries to...WEDDINGS?
I shot my very first wedding in 2014. I was borrowing someone else’s gear and felt like a total newb. It was a lot of responsibility for someone who hadn’t done this before, and I won’t lie: I was feeling overwhelmed. But there was this moment. This 60-second interaction that hooked me.
The bride’s grandmother pulled her into a giant hug, and whispered something about how her father would have been so proud. And I was right there, not just permitted to witness this, but invited into it. It felt significant and powerful. All I ever wanted was to make images that were true and meaningful. I had no idea that weddings would be the outlet that gave me that opportunity.
Since then, I’ve shot more than 50 weddings. And I can honestly say that I have poured myself into each and every one. I’ve learned so much about not just the process of a wedding day, but about people themselves.
I LOVE capturing the human spirit, the human condition, and above all else, CONNECTION.
I love working with couples who are willing to be vulnerable with me—who allow themselves to get wrapped up in a moment, not caring there is a photographer present. If you want that too, those "I'm-so-in-love-I-barely-noticed-you-taking-photos” kind of images, let's chat.