When Rich called me up to ask if I would take engagement photos, we started planning it all out. The location would be the Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino, CA. Although I have photographed plenty of couples, families, babies, weddings, and portraits, I have only photographed a small handful of engagements. The question is always “Where do I hide?” and in this case more-so because the soon-to-be fiancé knew me. Armed with my baseball hat, sunglasses, One Bag from UNDFIND and my shoulder strap tucked into my jacket, I tucked in for the long wait. The plan was to shoot on the Moon Bridge in the Japanese Garden, but I quickly realized that no one was walking across it. After some text message correspondence, we were again armed with a plan. Rich asked Jennifer to take a selfie with him in front of the bridge. While she looked at his phone to frame the selfie, he brought up a ring, dropped to one knee and made his proposal. She said YES! Congratulations Rich and Jennifer!
Starting from a passion for capturing visual images, I began my professional photographic journey by request. Those who had seen my work in stills and motion pictures asked if I would shoot their wedding, or their portraits. My unique style, creativity, and motion picture film background have kept me on the edge of what's possible, providing artistic, fine art photography and album design for weddings and portraits in Southern California.
I live in southern Orange County with my wife, Amberly and our son, James. I live an active lifestyle and love to spend my free time surfing, snowboarding or going on a hike with the whole family.
With a background in motion picture film and graphic design, I like to capture the essence of dramatic storytelling in my photographs, whether it's a newborn's smile in a family portrait, or the passionate love connection between a newly married couple. I love to meet new people and find ways to enrich their lives with high quality, timeless photographs that will live on for years to come.