While having been technically savvy when it came to photography from a young age, I hadn’t truly begun viewing myself as an artist until my high school years. I was fortunate enough to have both theater and photography as my electives and I attribute much of my artistry to those afternoons in the theater, working every angle from onstage, to behind the curtain with the technical crew or those evenings in the darkroom developing film. In both cases, I would literally witness art come to life, whether it was the light changes during a dramatic scene or the physical embodiment of one of my images onto an 8×10 piece of photo paper. I owe a special thank you to my photography teacher, Mr. Mark Koven, who defined my senior year (and life) with an extremely powerful photography critique.
On scholarship, I later attended college to study theater, all the while continuing to develop my photography craft. I began formalizing my talents by photographing families while gaining technical training alongside two commercial photographers. Thank you to Eileen Escarda & Dan Hubbard, whom I worked on projects in the realms of architecture, fashion, editorial, food, advertising, and travel.
Weddings and events were simply a natural progression. I incorporated my company in May of 2002 and professionally shot my first wedding that July.