HEY, I’M ROBERT

I’m grateful you have made it here

I was born on the Kitsap Peninsula across the Puget Sound from Seattle, Washington and grew up the first part of my life in Fairbanks, Alaska. I was an adventurous kid, building igloos in the front yard in the winter, shredding the ski slopes every weekend and watching the northern lights as we drove home from our afternoons foraging superfoods.

Then my family moved to the Florida and by my teenage years, I realized how much I didn’t feel at home. When I was 12, a camera landed in my hands and as I got older, an insatiable itch to travel, explore, and see the world grew in me. I couldn’t have imagined back then that my camera would be the vehicle that would make it all happen.

I started my photography business when I was 16 but with no idea what I was doing, I struggled a lot and constantly felt lost. Then, when I was 22 I got married, and though I had shot weddings before, I discovered a new sense of inspiration towards them. A small idea grew into a wild vision alongside that itch to travel and before I knew it, I was a Destination Wedding photographer working with couples across the globe, from Hawaii to Iceland and all the way to Indonesia.

My online presence grew quickly and before I knew it, I felt like I had been thrown into an entirely new life. It was wildly exciting but it unexpectedly brought with it an overwhelming stress, chronic anxiety and a constant growing pressure.

Then one night in the jungle of Bali, I attended a Gong Bath Meditation that flipped my entire world upside down. Something changed in me and for the first time, I felt like I had truly experienced myself. I walked away wildly clear that who I was trying to be in life, was not who I actually wanted to be.

What followed was a radically challenging few years of starting to dismantle a conditioned identity while reconnecting with that inner kid from the Pacific Northwest.

The one thing that has become wildly clear to me, is that this life is about being present and I find that I experience this the most when I am on an adventure, capturing the stories and connection of others, and helping people break out of their fears, step into who they authentically, are and build a life that makes them feel wildly alive.

I now bring all of this into my work with couples and with creative entrepreneurs, as an elopement photographer, as a coach and as an avid adventurer. I’m here to help you open your mind, be inspired and chase after a life worth living.

ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHER

SELF HELP JUNKIE

THRU HIKER & MOUNTAINEER

my journey as

a photographer

almost feels like it was destined

When I was 12 years old, I was introduced to the world of story telling when I picked up a video camera for the first time. I became obsessed with the creative process from idea and story boarding, to capturing and editing, and then sharing my concepts.

It was wildly synchronistic that I found a camera at such a young age because I later learned that both my Dad and his father were enthralled by the power of photography.

I never had the chance to meet my grandfather however he worked as a film developer in the military and was assigned to mostly classified missions that he could never speak of. His years doing this eventually lead to him creating the “same-day processing method” for film. It’s said in our family that the military later sold this process to Kodak. I didn’t believe it when I heard, but I now have the certificate the military gave him for it.

My Dad is the biggest catalyst for my journey as a photographer as he is the one who put a camera in my hands when I was 15 and mentored me through how to translate my video knowledge to still imagery. I wouldn’t be the photographer I am without him.

Being a photographer has transformed my life in so many ways and I believe the power of photography is that it mirrors back to us what really matters to us in life. Images remind us to be here, now, and I find that if you ever want to know what you truly value in life, just look at the photographs you have that you can hold in your hands.

A FEW FUN FACTS ABOUT ME AS AN ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHER

WITH PERSONALIZED COACHING THAT HELPS YOU BUILD A THRIVING BUSINESS AROUND WHO YOU ARE, RATHER THAN WHAT YOU DO. TOGETHER, WE WILL…

START TRANSFORMING YOUR BUSINESS

WITH A CONSCIOUS CREATIVE COMMUNITY

A FEW THINGS I BELIEVE IN...

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No one cares how much you know, they care about how safe you are

02

Your breath reflects your life. If you can’t breathe expansively, you can’t live expansively.

03

No one has business problems, they just have personal problems that make business harder than it needs to be.

04

How comfortable you feel in front of a camera is determined by how empowered you are by who’s behind it

05

Scarcity is the experience of urgency in the body. Abundance is a regulated nervous system.

06

In each and every moment in life, we each get a choice whether we will be a creator of our reality or a victim of our circumstances.

07

The value you can create for others is reflected by how safe you feel to be yourself.

08

Love is not enough. To thrive in relationship, you need similiar vision, values and lifestyle

2022

Pacific Crest Trail

2,653 MILES FROM MEXICO TO CANADA

When I was 12 years old, I was introduced to the world of story telling when I picked up a video camera for the first time. I became obsessed with the creative process from idea and story boarding, to capturing and editing, and then sharing my concepts.

It was wildly synchronistic that I found a camera at such a young age because I later learned that both my Dad and his father were enthralled by the power of photography.

I never had the chance to meet my grandfather however he worked as a film developer in the military and was assigned to mostly classified missions that he could never speak of. His years doing this eventually lead to him creating the “same-day processing method” for film. It’s said in our family that the military later sold this process to Kodak. I didn’t believe it when I heard, but I now have the certificate the military gave him for it.

Smith Rock Gray Butte Nov 2023-144-FINAL

HERE’S A LITTLE GLIMPSE INTO

My Journey As An Adventure Photographer

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Years pHotographing weddings & elopements
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countries traveled for destination Weddings
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couples served & stories captured
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Miles of trails backpacked

Speaking & Teaching Engagements

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