I can’t express enough how grateful I am that you have made your way here and are possibly considering me to have a part in helping tell a piece of your story. The responsibility of capturing your special day is one I take very personally and I am truly honored to carry. Photography is one of the most important things to consider when starting the wedding planning process. Finding a photographer is about finding work you feel connected to but more so about finding someone whose personality and vision aligns with yours. I believe a wedding photographers job entails much more than just one day of shooting and that this season of life for you should be an unforgettable experience. Every wedding for me is an opportunity to create something memorable and to tell a greater story that surpasses the visual and relates the emotion within a moment. Authentic connection inspires me and the relationships built between my couples and I are directly reflected in the work I love to share. This may come as a bit of a shock but I’m actually not all that passionate about photography. I am however obsessed with how I can use a camera to deepen or sometimes even reignite the intimacy between couples.
Relationships are truly what has helped me create the work you see throughout my site. I photograph wedding days as they unfold naturally, without being contrived as I want your images to be truly genuine to you. My approach is very personal, photojournalistic and discreet. My aim with every wedding is to not only capture you, your family and friends but I also want to document what the world looked like on YOUR day. If you are looking for a memorable experience and for someone to not only be a part of your wedding but a part of your lives, if even for a short season, then I’d love to talk with you about what you are planning. I start every conversation with new couples on the phone because it’s the best way for you to decide if I’m the right fit for your wedding day. Once we jump on the phone, I’ll share my price guide with you and we will walk through all of the details together to make sure any and all of your questions are answered thoroughly. If you have a shot list or are price shopping for a photographer, I can’t promise the results you see in my work but if you value, trust, invest and believe in our relationship, I promise we will build something beautiful together.
My brilliant wife Emily and I call the Pacific Northwest home with our dog and cat whom we consider our children. Traveling fuels both of our souls so aside from jumping around the country for work, we find time every year to get away on our own to a new place in the world. Early mornings are my favorite time of the day and I appreciate very good coffee, craft beer and and fine wine. In my free time I am usually exploring nature on a hike or camping. These events usually include eating ridiculously good food and hopefully meeting some new folks. Of all the routes I could have chosen in the photography world, I picked weddings because they are the only form of art that triggers every emotion in me and I strive with every frame to portray that emotion in my work. I believe in providing an experience more than just a product and I believe wedding seasons should be enjoyed throughout the planning season as well as on the wedding day. Before photography, the cinema world fascinated me and to this day movies and films play a large role in my work both in how I shoot and edit. I have been incredibly privileged to photograph weddings and couples throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, Central America and all over the United States on both the mainland and the islands. If you resonate with what I’ve shared above, I’d love to hear where in the world you are planning your upcoming wedding. Start the conversation by clicking here.
Features & Publications
Dear Gray Magazine: Fall 2016 Issue
Style Me Pretty
French Kiss The Bride
Elizabeth Anne Designs
Education & Awards
Mystic Seminars 2017 / Speaker
Southeast Photo Convention 2017 / Speaker
Finding Creative Success Podcast / Interview
Forest + Falls Workshop 2017 / Speaker
Six Figure Photography Podcast / Interview
Amity Conference 2016 / Speaker
Design Aglow / Guest Writer
Best Engagement Photography of 2016 / Award
Southeast Photo Convention 2016 / Speaker
PhotoBizX Podcast / Interview
Best Destination Photography of 2015 HM / Award
Shotkit Book / Interview
EyeEm / Guest Writer