“Most of my photos are grounded in people, I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person’s face.” - Steve McCurry
I love to tell the love story of each couple or family, through the use of the camera and lens. I have the distinct pleasure of meeting and finding out just how special people truly are, their unique personalities and their life story or love story. THAT is why I love what I do. To capture & creatively document every true emotion, every special moment, every smiling face, every tear and make them into unforgettable stories & memories.
“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.”- Alfred Stieglitz
I feel very strongly about personally getting to know the couples that give me the opportunity & honor to take part in capturing one the most important days of their lives! I love spending genuine time getting to know the couple and hearing all about their love story and dream wedding. I want to make sure that each couple I work with, feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible with me and while in front of the camera. This in turn enables me to capture what we both want... Breathtaking Photos of Your Wedding Day!
To combine my passion of documentary photography, the joy of meeting and getting to know new people and to creatively and artistically capture the genuine emotions and moments they share on their fabulous wedding day or special event.
I started out in multimedia productions & photography back in '93, in H.S. In fact I loved High School so much I took the 5-year plan. ;-D
After High School I tried a little bit of college and took some more courses in video & photography, but somehow along the way that passion took a backseat, while I played too many video games, got trapped in The Matrix and started working in retail and selling computers. So later I turned into an I.T. / computer geek instead. :-D
It wasn't until 2009 that I finally found my way back to my old love of photography. After getting married and having 2 kids I didn't want to miss those fleeting moments anymore with just a point and shoot camera so I bought my first digital SLR camera, the kind that you can attach and change some of those fancy lenses to. After some help getting acclimated to this new buttons on this new fandangle technology (which was a little bit different from my dad's film camera I used to use back in the day) and after few clicks and some disappointing results and some not so bad ones, I knew my heart was back where it belonged. (I just needed to get a little better at it! ;-)
About a year later I decided on my 35th birthday (which I think was the time I was having a mid-life crisis or something) to finally get serious about my renewed passion for photography and take it to the next level and officially start my own photography business. I now try to specialize in mainly wedding photography, wedding photojournalism, events and engagement portraits, but I have also been dabbling a little here and there in senior portraits and lifestyle photography when I have time. I also continue to practice and learn from some of the best photographers out there, through hands-on workshops, online learning and the many inspirational photos seen all over our the world online and in our media. I try to look honestly at my results and push myself to be more creative and hone my craft, so I can provide my clients the best photography experience possible.
One thing I can say for sure is that, I AM LOVING EVERY MINUTE OF IT!
I love the new people, couples and families I have met and I am truly humbled and honored to have been part of one of the most important days of their lives, to help capture some spectacular moments of beauty and love that I hope they will cherish for many years to come!
Also, by far some of my best practice, inspiration and pictures have come from my three favorite models, that I love more than photography.... is my lovely wife and our two sons. XOXO :-)
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