I've always been drawn to photographs and the history behind them. I would spend hours going through my family's photo albums, curious about people I'd never met, being reminded of moments and things I had forgotten, and reminiscing summers spent with my dad in Colorado feeling reconnected to it all. It's that connection that inspired me to take a film and darkroom class in 2006 where I became fascinated with the entire process- from taking the photo to developing the film and watching the result of all my work slowly appear into something physical, memories I could hold in my hands.
It wasn't until I got married and started a family that I realized how special and temporary these moments really are, and my desire to document and hold onto them grew into a passion I wanted to share with others.
I love people and sentimentalize everything in life so giving others a way to look back on their favorite memories and view them from a perspective they would never see otherwise is what fills my soul.
When you hire me you're hiring someone with over 15 years of photography experience, 4 years of education in digital and film photography, and over 8 years of experience as a professional wedding photographer. All of my work seen here is from real weddings and real portrait sessions. I know how to read a room and how to adapt when things don't go as planned.
This is my full time job so you have my full time attention! No waiting for days for a response, no waiting months for your photos. This is not just my side-gig, it's my life, and I put my heart and soul into it.
I personally photograph and hand edit all of your photos. It will be me that arrives on your wedding day, not an associate, and I will never outsource my editing. To me, editing is just as much a part of the art as taking the photo. I edit each photo with intention, based off of the feeling of that moment.
Honesty and integrity are a key part of who I am and how I run my business. I will always set expectations and answer any of your questions so you know exactly what you're investing into.
When I say I care about my clients I really mean it. This is more than just a job to me, I take your trust very seriously and do absolutely everything I can to make sure you not only get great photos but that you also have a great experience. I limit the amount of weddings and portrait sessions I take on each year so that I can give each client and wedding the time and attention they deserve.
Quality > quantity. Always.
While I do believe that any skilled photographer can create great work with any camera, when it comes to once-in-a-lifetime moments I will only use high-end professional camera equipment. For weddings I always photograph with 2 cameras so I never miss a moment in case of a malfunction, all of your images are always recorded to two separate SD cards in case one fails, and I backup all images to multiple sources to keep them safe until they have been delivered to you.
When it comes to 35mm film I only photograph manually with an SLR camera with professional quality film.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Crested Butte, Colorado