I'm a documentary photographer who floats between the journalism and art worlds. I love equally telling stories and listening to the stories of others. So I tend to think of myself as an anti-wedding-photographer wedding photographer. Confusing, I know. But this means when I pick up my camera, I don't see "a wedding." I see humor and irony and color. I see people who are goofy, unabashedly happy, imperfect and going through a gushy mess of emotions.
I believe weddings are some of the last remaining spaces that are truly free of cynicism and fear. They offer a safe space for all the emotions we hold dear, everything we want the world to be. They are a brave statement. And that's worth a lot.
I'm based in Mexico City and spend part of every summer back in my home state of New York. Charging travel fees are not always a given. I rarely charge for travel within Mexico. It really depends on how far outside these bases the wedding is.
I began shooting weddings with other photographers in 2007 and started my own company in 2009. I took a small hiatus while going back to grad school, but it's otherwise been a steady component of my business since then. To date (2019) I've shot 70 weddings as the first photographer.
Having started off my education in art school but graduating from a journalism program, my style tends to float in the abstract space between those worlds, essentially a form of documentary storytelling.