I have been living in beautiful San Diego, specifically Carlsbad, since 2000. I moved out west from New Jersey after finishing college for my degree in photography. I immediately took a glorified paid internship with Surfer Magazine and had the time of my life; meeting professional athletes and getting published in the magazine I had been pouring over since I was 12 years old.
After two years at the magazine, I moved onto commercial photography, working for a small production company here in Carlsbad. This position taught me about studio lighting and to pay close attention to the smallest details…something I still bring to the table with each event I photograph!
In 2004 I decided to start my own photography studio. I found myself doing more bartending, bouncing and working in the bar/restaurant industry than being behind the camera. After paying my dues, building a client base and purchasing the equipment I needed to thrive, I finally started being my own boss in 2006!
It was then when I photographed my first wedding. I had zero interest in wedding photography at the time, but an opportunity fell in my lap and I was hooked. I worked with a business partner for several years, honing my skill and learning the ropes. 450 weddings later, I still love what I do and feel my style has evolved into what it is today.
I would describe my style of photography as a mixture of fine art, photojournalistic and traditional. I pride myself on being very easy to work with, fun and someone who knows his craft to a tee. When you look through my portfolios, this is how you should to expect to look in your photos. My approach to your event will set you at ease and you will have fun. My personality and experience will make your wedding or portrait easy-going and enjoyable!
Apart from doing photography, I love to lift weights, snowboard, surf, hike, fish and spend as much time outdoors as possible. I am also an avid fan of music and film.
Lastly, I realize anyone can throw together a website with all of their best images. This is why I invite you to view my proofing website. Here you can brows through complete weddings, engagements, family, lifestyle, event and everything in between. Just go to the “Your Photos” tab. You can view complete weddings, engagement sessions, family photos……everything I do!
Thank you for your interest in my studio and I look forward to connecting with you!