I bought my first 35mm film camera at a flea market when I was in high school. With that old Pentax K1000, I took my first film photos and learned how to transfer what I saw through the lens into a frozen moment captured in a photo. From the start, I've always kept my focus on people. I love to capture someone laughing, or the way parents engage in the wondrous curiosity of their kids, or simply someone just looking back at me. Photography isn't just something I do, it's an extension of the way I see the world.
After obtaining my master's degree in fine arts, I wasn't sure where my love of photography and film would take me. When I found myself living at the beach with my wife and our five amazing kids, I quickly took my love of capturing people, along with my own child-like wonder, and began to photograph weddings and families.
As a documentary photographer, I work like your own personal photojournalist. Your life is the story, I just play witness with my camera. From the nervous moments before a wedding ceremony, to the playful laughter you experience as you run with your kids on the beach, to everyday moments like making breakfast with your kids in your pj's, I am inspired by YOUR LIFE STORY.
During a photo session with me, I am not just a photographer. I am an artist, a careful observer, a keen listener, a bit of playful entertainment, and hopefully by the end of your time with me, your friend behind the lens.
It's just that simple and significant. Witnessing life, taking pictures.