I grew up in a one horse town where entertainment was scarce, so I spent my time developing my talents in music and photography. I thought then, that I wanted to be a rock star, perhaps a war photographer, or something equally fantastic. But as I grew older I recognized that what I really wanted was family.
An ordinary moment with my wife and son is more extraordinary than any life I had imagined in my youth. So I am not a rock star... but my two boys still dance to my music and love to take pictures with their daddy. And my new-born daughter smiles when I hold her.
Love, commitment, relationship, character... these are the things which inspire me. These are the things I look for through the camera.
Whether it is a wedding or a portrait, the goal is still the same: I capture the feelings, emotions, relationships and energy without calling too much attention to fact that I am there. What I capture is real and beautiful.
I earned an undergraduate degree in photography and a masters degree in the history of the medium. As a masters student I grew very fond of teaching and as a recovering rock star wanna-be, I am addicted to performing. So I get my fix by teaching workshops and lecturing to professional photographers and photo enthusiasts throughout the US and across the globe.