My Love for Photography
Back when I was growing up, my grandfather would take a camera everywhere with us on family vacations. At the end of each trip, he'd put together a massive scrapbook of hundreds of images. I always thought there was something so beautiful about this; finding a way to capture candid, timeless moments we could cherish forever. In many ways, I believe he planted the seed.
I got my first professional camera at 19-years-old from my parents. I began to tinker with it, taking pictures of my travels much like my grandfather. It wasn't until I started shooting portraits of friends and family that I discovered my passion for collaborating with others. I found such happiness in helping people feel at ease in front of the camera, breaking down the wall between lens and subject so their personalities could shine through.
I began to do editorial work for several modeling agencies in Los Angeles. But my real joy was in shooting the celebration of romantic relationships. There is something truly special about capturing the sacred devotion of marriage. If I could be a part of that, I wanted in.
And that’s what I’m trying to do. Yes, to photograph loving couples, but more importantly, to create heirlooms that last forever.
I'm trying to bring all my experience together from the various disciplines I've studied to create a beautiful story of your relationship through images. Photography is more than just capturing moments. That’s part of it, but as the great Ansel Adams said, “You don't take a photograph, you make it.” It's all the work that goes into it. It's the preparation, the detailed execution, and the compassion with which it's realized. That’s what I want to do for you. That’s what I love.
Let’s work together to make your photos.