I grew up in Manhattan Beach, California and really loved the Southern California / beach lifestyle. I met and married my beautiful wife Leah in 1997. (And our wedding photos were horrible!) We had our daughter Sophie in 1999 and moved up to Bishop the next year. We absolutely love it here in the Eastern Sierras and don't have any plans of leaving....ever. I ski in the winter, and enjoy the countless activities available up here in the summer. Yeah OK I miss the beach a little...but not the traffic.
I have been a photographer for over 20 years and started doing weddings 10 years ago. I studied every aspect of wedding photography and attended seminars from some of the industry's top professionals. Only when absolutely sure I was ready and properly equipped with complete professional gear, I started taking bookings...and quickly found my calling.
I consider myself more than just a vendor at your wedding. I am there as your friend and partner that day. I will help you through it from the moment I arrive to when I leave your reception. I will work to help keep things flowing, on track and on schedule. My main focus is for you to relax, enjoy the day, and not have to worry about anything with regards to the photography and videography. The entire day is supposed to be fun and we will keep it that way.
I am there to document the day. Every part of it. I'll try to be everywhere while remaining unobtrusive. During the portraits, instead of staging every aspect of the picture, I will help the two of you discover your natural poses, all while having a good time. Even if you're completely uncomfortable in front of a camera, after 10 minutes with me you will forget all about that. You'll probably tell me how much fun it was.
I shoot natural light whenever available, but I'm not afraid to create my own light when the need arises.
In late 2015, Leah took over all of my correspondence and bookings, and eventually the entire business end of things for me. This has freed me up to completely immerse myself in my creative work without the stress of wondering "what email am I forgetting to send?" Sophie has even begun learning photography and has proven to have an artistic eye as one of my assistants. We are a great family team!
From my first wedding, I realized that this is my absolute favorite thing to do with a camera. I love being part of something so very important. I do whatever it takes to leave you with emotional and authentic images that will help you remember and share this part of your story for the rest of your lives.