Aloha all,

First off, I’m honored you’re here. Out of all the photographers out there, you chose to be here. And that means the world to me. Mahalo for that.

I’m Chris. I’m a follower of Jesus. I’m a photographer, filmmaker, musician, and lover of all art. I’m a basketball fanatic. I’m an adventure and hiking junkie. I can also spend all day reading a book or watching movies. I’m absolutely in love with my beautiful wife. I have the greatest family in the world and I thank the Lord for them every day. I’m perpetually grateful for the many opportunities God has presented in my life. And there’s one thing I’ve always believed since I was young…

I believe in the power of storytelling.

As a photographer, I believe each image we take (I say “we” because even if you’re in the photos, you’re part of the process) tells the story of your relationship. And that’s what I care most about. You guys. Here’s why…

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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.

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"Chris was such a delight to work with, and we’re in love with our pictures! He was just so personable and down to earth that we were surprisingly comfortable and we were able to get a lot of great shots. I would use Chris again indefinitely and would highly recommend him to anyone."

Kyle and jayde

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