Genuineness. 80% of the time I’m approaching shooting as a photojournalist, aiming to let my couples be themselves and interact as if nobody is watching. I have a strong knowledge of posing to help my clients, but I also know when to step back and let people be people, and I’m always primed to capture those unmistakable moments.

How I would describe my photography style

Organic, illustrative, journalistic, maximalist. Fine art, but tweaked to better fit every person, not just professional models. The way I shoot and edit will also change slightly depending on several factors: you and your partner, the venue, the lighting, and the energy of the wedding. But you can always count on lots of candids, goofy smiles, and tender moments. 

Light leaks onto a film frame during an Italian Villa style wedding in Malibu, CA
A top-down black and white film view of a Santa Cruz mountains wedding, very journalistic

What is it like to have me at a wedding?

I’m very documentarian and I spend most of my time behind the scenes. I move around a lot and work hard to capture multiple angles while still trying to move seamlessly throughout an event. I am not a photographer who overmanages my scenes: while I will move people towards better light, open some curtains, and occasionally move some furniture, I am aware that the photos are not the most important part of the day. The most important part of any wedding is that you two are present in the moment and enjoying the event you poured so much of your lives into. 

A word on stories

Weddings to me are the best part of the story; the middle. There’s no way to know everything that goes into two people falling in love and making the decision to spend the rest of their lives together, but its my job to jump right in and tell your story. I’d be thrilled to hear as much about your story as you’re comfortable sharing with me to help me better illustrate your partnership. I look forward to hearing from you.