My work as straddles the cinematic and photojournalism genres. I'm obsessed with framing my subjects in light and shadow and incorporate it as an additional 'character' in your story. These elements create mood, depth, nuance, passion, mystery, contrast and harmony.
I draw inspiration from many talented Directors of Photography, including Stanley Kubrick (2001 Space Odyssey), Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant), Conrad Hall (Road to Perdition), Gordon Willis (The Godfather), Robert Elswit (There Will Be Blood) and my hero Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049).
I've traveled around the world in a backpack for 16 months, across America on a motorcycle thrice, I'm a private airplane pilot, military veteran, former tech executive, retired gymnast, occasional guitarist, sushi lover, an an amateur disc golf hack who is on a never ending quest to improve my dad jokes.
I'm located in just outside of Downtown Los Angeles, and charge travel fees for travel beyond 1 hour of commuting
I typically photograph around 24 weddings per year, I have around 175 weddings as a lead photographer. I also own a second brand called Two Penguins Studio where my associate photographer team shoots around 20 weddings each year.
Authentic wedding photojournalism with a cinematic look and feel. Portrait sessions have a pinch of direction. My colors are rich, vibrant and bold.
8 hour coverage with delivery of 400 individually processed images, a 2 hour engagement session and a wedding album is my most common bundle. I also have a photo booth to help your guests rediscover their inner 5 year old self!
I prefer to meet my clients in person at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, a private social club in downtown LA. If my clients are not local, telephone or Zoom
Member of The Editor's Circle with Inside Weddings Magazine, named 'Best Wedding Photographer 2018' by LooksLikeFilm, named 'one of the top wedding photographers in Los Angeles' by Zankyou.com, and 'Best Wedding Photographer of West Hollywood' by Giggster. Frequently named in the Top 10 in Los Angeles
Easy going, friendly, quick to spot creative ideas. Good sense of humor. I put my clients at ease, an important trait on a wedding day, which is full of pressure!