I specialize in candid photography. For a number of years I worked as a staff photographer for several newspapers and loved capturing the moments of everyday life. That being said, I've also developed my portrait skills over the years and try to set aside one block of time at each wedding to capture some creative portraits. When your wedding is taking place I make sure to stay out of your way so that your story can unfold without any distractions and when it's time for the portrait session I'll jump in and take control of the scene to get everything done in a timely manner with the most creative shots possible.
I'm based in Fresno, California. I don't charge any additional travel fees for weddings within the Central Valley, however a.small travel fee may be applied for weddings outside the area.
I've been considered a "professional" photographer since 2002 when I started working as a photojournalist for a local newspaper. Since then I have worked as a photojournalist in Florida, Nevada and California while shooting weddings on the side since 2005. I don't have an exact number of weddings I've photographed since that time, but it's probably somewhere around 100 weddings.
I love to keep things simple and just document the day. Each couple's story and wedding day are unique and I try my best to capture the authenticity of each wedding. Aside from the journalist side of things, I also stress to clients that it is also important to set aside one time of the day for creative portraits, because when it's all said and done, usually a photo from that session will be the one that is hanging on the wall in the living room.
I always provide clients with the original images from the shoot. Nothing is downsized or watermarked, so they'll have access to all the wedding photos from the day. Prices range based on the variety of package options that I offer, but I try to work with everyone's budget to get them the best photo coverage possible.
I have a home office, and I'm also find it convenient to meet at a local coffee shop to go over package options. Skype and FaceTime calls are also options for clients who are from out of town.
I have a BA in Studio Art from Fresno State, and I've won several international photo awards for my work as a university photographer. I've also had my photos run worldwide for the sports photography I do, which includes having my photos run on the cover of two separate Sports Illustrated issues.