My inspiration comes from the challenge that comes with each new session: to connect with people and be allowed into their world. My work strives to capture fleeting moments in a unique, cohesive, and beautiful set of images.
As a photographer, I have always found the role of observer an easy one. After spending my formative years growing up in Europe, I developed an appreciation for sights and cultures. To me, portrait photography is documenting the relationship between myself and my sitter/subject. My point of view has always been cemented in the photojournalism style, where I look to honestly capture moments, instead of manufacturing them for a snapshot.
I’ve been photographing professionally for 5 years. I fell into wedding photography after a few friends & family members got married and bribed/threatened me to photograph their weddings. In college, I found respect for the craft churning my hours (and dollars) in the darkroom. I love the film aesthetic and it continues with me today even though I shoot mostly digital now.
I live and work outside of Washington, DC with my fiancé (who photographs with me sometimes). Outside of photography, I am a professional designer & developer, working with a wide range of clientele to design, develop, and ship their vision to the web. I’m into video games, building PCs, and Pokemon.
The clients I work with tend to give me 100% creative trust and are looking for an overall more candid approach to their day, instead of the traditional, stuffy posed work.