I do not follow a checklist of pre-determined poses that reflect who I want you to be for the camera. You are not mannequins. You are living, breathing, energetic and vibrant beings. We work together to find genuine sincerity in every moment. I will direct you through the portrait session in a way that draws out your unique personality while also conveying an artful aesthetic.
Mentors and peers describe my work as 'straddling the cinematic and photojournalism genre.' I look to frame you in both light and shadow. It is in our everyday life, and should be a central character in your story. It creates mood, depth, nuance, passion, mystery, contrast and harmony - just as in real life.
I'm located in just outside of Downtown Los Angeles, and charge travel fees for travel outside of Southern California.
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 24 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 Skype
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,
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!
1 Real Couple
CLAIRE + BRENDEN