I have been in love with photography since I was 3 years old. My flirtations became serious in my mid teens and led to staff positions at my highschool paper and then Backlash Magazine. From there I held Editorial positions with my college newspaper and The Rocket Magazine. But with each step up the ladder, I felt like I experienced less and less of what made photography so alluring in the first place. It was starting to feel like a job. Before the thrill was completely gone, I switched majors from Photojournalism to Industrial Design, and spent 15 years working as a product designer. I never quite got over photography (nor stopped shooting) and in 2007 I chose to return to my first love. The design training and experience goes to good use though–it informs my compositions and self critiques and drives me to continuously improve.
Whether selling fine art prints or doing commissioned portraits, I treat my clients with the utmost respect. My process is transparent and delivery times, costs, etc. are all explained up front. I work hard to ensure clients are comfortable and take time to build a rapport with my subjects. This puts everyone at ease and clears the way for beautiful, honest portraits. At least that’s what my clients tell me.
On a more personal level, I enjoy rock climbing, snowboarding, adventure, travel, organic gardening, urban chicken keeping, and sustainable design. I do my best to keep things green as I go about my photography business, and am always looking for more ways to tread lightly on the planet.
If you have any questions or would like more details about my work or process, please contact me.