ONE OF MY FAVORITE QUOTES:
“You don't make a photograph just with a camera.
You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
- Ansel Adams
I've Turned Down A Recording Contract
Before I became a photographer, I was on the path to becoming a musician in my early 20s. We turned down a recording contract and broke up. A few years later, photography came into my life.
I Learned My Camera In Dive Bars
Once I picked up a camera, I literally learned how to use my camera by going to shows and photographing bands.
My First Wedding
Months after picking up a camera in 2010, I was asked to photograph my first wedding (this is a photo from that day). I had no clue what I was doing and had never been to a wedding before that. Little did I know it would change my life.
I Met My Wife On A Shoot
I met my wife, Amanda, while helping a friend at his shoot in 2012. I wouldn't have met her if it wasn't for me picking up a camera. I'm forever grateful for cameras coming into my life.
I'm A Step Father
I've never wanted kids of my own, but Ethan is Amanda's son and we've been in each other's lives since he was 1 year old. He's now 8 years old. I love the responsibility of being a stepdad to him.
I Got Married At A Dive Bar
My wedding was the best day of my life. We got married at my best friend's bar where I used to go to learn how to use my camera in 2010.
I Still Had A Camera On Me At My Wedding
Although we hired an amazing photographer, I got his permission and my wife's to let me have a camera on me. I love the fact I have a photo of Amanda from my perspective during our ceremony.
I Take A Ton Of Selfies
I take a ton of self-portraits of both my favorite pair of boots, but also just of me in mirrors. I also do this at weddings and give couples these photos.