How did you decide to get in your line of work?
I have been an artist my entire life. In childhood I created art only a mother could love but that soon lead up to me creating wall size murals in my art class and it just took off from there. Photography had always something I was interested in, but I never thought I could make a career out of it. It seemed far-fetched. However; photography ended up finding me anyway and I never looked back. Personally I truly feel it was meant to be.
Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do and what is your style?
In photography personality and honesty goes a long way. It really comes down to understanding emotion and being able to read it in my clients. Many of my clients haven’t ever liked photos of themselves because they seldom see their photos the way they see themselves ... when they see their truth self though they way they see themselves in their mind, it becomes magic for them. I specialize in finding the real you!!
As for style I would say my imagery feels timeless. There are avenues of vintage but the bottom line is it all comes down to the story. I have loved movies my whole life and when I got into photography I think part of that escaped into my photos. A mentor of mine once said my images reminded him of Martin Scorsese. I don’t know if that’s good or bad but it is who I am.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Look for a photographer you can make a connection with, and definitely you should like the images they produce. You should also look to see if they are consistent in their work. I think the biggest and best thing you can do is look at their work, and see if you make a connection. If you do then I think you will love the results you get from your photographer.
What is your greatest strength?
My super power is my ability to read people very well and then work with them to find their truest self.
Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
I am constantly developing my skills. We now live in a world that moves so fast. If you don't stay on top of it, it will leave you behind.
Do you have a favorite story from your work?
As a wedding photographer, every wedding is a special experience for me. There is something about two people coming together to celebrate love that just hits me smack in the heart (yes I look scary to some but I am really just a big softy). Last year however I got to shoot a really special wedding where the bride decided to fly in musical legend Elvis Costello to perform for the groom as his wedding gift. That was a pretty amazing night.
Do you travel?
Absolutely, I love it. I have traveled throughout the United State with my photography and work in Los Angeles regularly. There are many place that would still be a dream for me to shoot, like a wedding in Hawaii where my wife is from; London or Spain would be pretty amazing as well.
Who's your favorite super hero?
Batman with out a doubt, I love the gadgets. :)