A tattooed coffee connoisseur and Wookiee linguist that has a set of chops that make Wolverine cry.
What would you say…you do here?
I help couples who want their wedding day to be on another level from a friend and familiar face who share a connection, giving them piece of mind knowing all their moments of kick ass humanity are taken care of.
Lightroom / Natural Light / Off Camera Flash / Photojournalism / Photoshop
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What inspired you to become a wedding photographer?
Before I went to Marine Corps boot camp in 2002, my girlfriend (now wife) gave me her high school photo to bring with me. I carried that photograph throughout boot camp and two tours in Iraq. It got me through some of the toughest nights of my life. That is where I learned how important a photograph can be.
It’s how I grained my perspective on time. It’s our most valuable asset. You use it or lose it. For me, photography is the only way to ensure every meaningful moment experienced during our time will be there when you need them the most.
When I begin to take an interest in photography it was to take photos of my children. I wanted to remember every moment, the big, the small, and the inbetween. Childhood innocence can just top you in your tracks. It is a quick moment, a brief burst of energy and excitement that is ultimately fleeting.
In those moments the world is seen through pure wonder and amazement. We don’t get the privilege of remembering this time ourselves as we were children which is why it’s special to observe and witness. I wanted that gift for myself and my children to have.
In return, this led me to always have a camera on me when we would do anything as a family.
Doing this really started to stick with me. It give me a creative outlet I was really starting to jive with. I wanted more! So I decided to jump into portraiture for people that we just not my family. In doing so, I had received an offer to photograph a wedding.
To say I was nervous would be an understatement, but I was up for the challenge.
And let me tell you what, I had a freaking BLAST. The energy and the moments had me hooked. I was documenting life the same way I loved to, just on a grander scale. After that wedding I finally knew what I wanted to really do.
How would you describe your photography style?
I love people stories. I want to capture those raw and honest emotions from the energy around your day.
How do you ensure that your clients feel comfortable and relaxed during the photo shoot?
To quote Alfred Eisenstaedt
IT’S MORE IMPORTANT TO CLICK WITH PEOPLE THAN TO CLICK THE SHUTTER.
I develop a deep connection with my couples. If you don’t have a connection with your couple, how can you possibly relate to them and understand them. This is why I have what’s called The Sorting Hat. It’s a quick chat with the couple bro see if I am the right photographer for them.
How do you ensure that you capture all of the important moments on the wedding day?
DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF
This is a time to celebrate, not just pose for photos. My focus is on capturing the real, raw, and genuine connections that make your story bursting with personality. So relax, have fun, and i’ll do the rest.
YOUR STORY IS VALUABLE
I want to hear everything about your journey together, your quirks, your adventures, and what makes you laugh. Together, we’ll create a personalized experience that captures the essence of who you are and celebrates your story in all its geeky romantic glory.
CHILL AND FLEXIBLE ATTITUDE
Life is unpredictable, and that’s why I’m all about rolling with the punches. Whether it’s a sudden downpour or a change in plans, I’m flexible and ready to adapt. Together, we’ll create epic memories no matter what the universe throws our way!
COME AS YOU ARE
You’re in a safe space where there’s no room for judgment. This day is all about you and expressing the most authentic version of yourself.
What is your favorite part of the wedding day and why?
Honestly, is it wrong to say all of it? I’m genuinely on a natural high the whole day just being given the privilege of being apart of such a special day in a couples lives and getting a chance to capture their story as I see it. I am drawn to people and their personalities. There is something about the raw ambient energy of the day. It’s intoxicating and addictive.