As a high school graduation present my parents bought me a 4 megapixel Olympus camera. I had no idea what an obsession that would create. What fascinated me was how just by watching and waiting I could take a candid photo what was truly beautiful and worth saving. My friends would get annoyed because instead of participating in their conversations I would just be watching for the right moment to photograph them. I realize the human face is the most beautiful thing in the world. This is what makes me a through and through portrait photographer. As much as I love to travel, landscape photography just doesn't satisfy me unless I can put a person in the photo!
When I decided to turn my passion into a profession, I began a year long internship with a professional photographer and learned photo retouching, large format printing, and was given the opportunity to hone my photography skills at weddings and other photo sessions. The next year I became a full-time professional photographer and have not looked back since
My creativity is always inspired by the amazing couples I am able to work with. Every couple and venue is unique so that each wedding has its own distinct look. The consistent style that I have become known for is the strong use of color in my images. I tend toward using vivid colors while making sure they look as bright and bold in my photographs as they do in real life. One element that sets me apart is using studio lighting outdoors. By controlling the light, I am free to be creative in my choice of backgrounds instead of being limited to using locations that naturally have ideal lighting.
I tend to use simple yet elegant posing so that my clients look natural, keeping the focus on their connection and emotion. By keeping my photo sessions fun and relaxed, I am able to create an environment where couples can be themselves and allow real moments to happen.
I am an all around creative individual. If I wasn't a photographer I would probably be a writer or a musician. I am a very active person. If you have known me for more than a day I have probably tried to recruit you to go play beach volley, climb, cycle or run with me. I love my church family so much. I highly recommend plugging to a vibrant church community if you haven't already.