About me

First and foremost, I'm not a speed dater... I am not going to try to sell you with a quick list of random, non-photo related facts about me.  Let's be honest, you’re probably not going to reach out simply because we both think Stumptown coffee is awesome and we both love the color green... Am I right?

Face time

is better than a list...

Put it this way: it would not be right for me to post my laundry list of likes and dislikes and then expect you to drop your guard and be your truest self in front of my camera in return. 

I will be asking you to express what many would consider personal feelings about you and the person you love.  You probably would not normally share to the fullest extent with a stranger, so in short, YES, we should be friends and we should definitely get to know each other a little better before we begin shooting.  Is it a requirement? Of course not, but at the very least, it will help us make the very most of our time together.

How many of your long-term friendships were established with a generic list?  Call me old fashioned, but I really do think face time is the best way to get to know someone, so if you live in Los Angeles, I propose we meet to at least see if we’re a fit!  We can go for coffee, have a glass of wine, go for a hike – whatever you guys are up for, I’ll be there!  If we hit it off, then we can do more fun activities together!  Speaking from experience, I can promise that all of the non-photo related facts, likes and dislikes about me will be shared in time. 🙂

I look forward to getting to know you both!

Photo of Jonathan Moore, Temescal Canyon, Pacific Palisades


wedding photography...

My work as a photographer began almost eleven years ago as a young sports photography intern at Getty Images way back in 2008. As a freelancer I covered baseball, football, basketball, rowing, tennis and dozens of NASCAR races. Yes, NASCAR...

My experience at Getty sharpened my eye for composition, light and timing. The technical challenges were amazing, but as time passed, the nature of the work became impersonal and systematic. Another touchdown, another home run, another victory lane… I was just one of a gang of photographers trying to capture the same moment. I felt like my life’s work was becoming a commodity. I growingly became frustrated and disillusioned with my professional journey.

Something had to change.

Saint James Park, London, Beloved Portrait

Then it hit me. How can I be truly passionate about my work when I don’t have any personal connection whatsoever with the people that I'm covering? As a sports photographer, I was always at arms length from my subjects – leaving me without the ability to truly relate to what they were feeling.

At that moment I knew I wanted to work one-on-one with my subjects. There is something so gratifying about capturing two people madly in love, handing them the images images and then hearing how their experience brought them even closer in their relationship. This is the joy that wedding photography brings me.

It would be an honor to hear from you!

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