I grew up in a small farm town in Northwest Ohio where my father farmed our family’s 100 acres of corn and beans. After many years of slaving away in a corporate job in Los Angeles, I became stagnant and decided I wanted to know why my fancy DSLR was not taking very fancy photos. I enrolled in photography classes at Santa Monica College where I learned how to use that DSLR and break the stagnancy. In the process, I found my medium for storytelling. In addition to studying photography, I am currently enrolled at Olympic College where my studies focus on psychology and anthropology.
A marriage to the love of my life brought me to the state of Washington where I am currently an assistant for Seattle photographer Nate Gowdy, who is known for his political imagery and, more recently, The American Superhero Project. I bounce between local client work and personal projects, which can be found here.
I aim to create timeless work for my clients, whether documentary family, portraits, branding, weddings, or lifestyle. I tend to take a documentary approach to most of my work but also understand how awkward it can feel to be in front of a camera so for your portraits or lifestyle imagery have no fear, I will coach you on posing while keeping things comfortable and fun. Almost everyone needs a little warm up time when being photographed. I love connecting with people and providing imagery that captures the truth of who they are in that moment in time.