Good photography is deeply personal. I see it as an expression of awareness and a way of looking more deeply into the world we live in. It is a form of mindfulness and a process of coming to live in this moment as fully as possible. Photography is a way of capturing images that reflect what I see and feel in each moment.
I have been shooting weddings full time across the country and abroad since 2007. Before that, I spent 8 years as a photojournalist for newspapers all over the States. In college, I studied photojournalism at Ohio University under former Directors of Photography for National Geographic. My editorial work has been published in Men’s Vogue, Sports Illustrated, the New York Times, USA Today and the LA Times, to name a few. My wedding work has been featured in Rangefinder, Junebug, Moment Junkie, The Photo Brigade, Seattle Bride, Ever Ours, Budget Savvy Bride and Rustic Wedding Chic, just to name a few.
Those lists are insignificant. What matters to me is authenticity. It matters if my photos capture the feeling of being human, the intensity, the textures and the beauty of being allive. I strive to capture honest moments. Great photography takes a commitment from both of us to open ourselves to each other. It involves a willingness to step out of our bubbles of comfort and to connect. That is the first step in capturing real moments and great photos. Send me a note, I would love to hear about you and your plans.
I am based in Seattle, spend most of the year here and do much of my photography here. I recently gave up the security of living in a fixed place, between shoots I spend a bit of my time traveling in a sprinter van named Anicca. I am documenting my journey. Join me!