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First, I'm not a speed dater...

...so 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 amazing and we both love the color green... Am I right?

Now before you write me off as a serious, close-minded guy who never smiles, please understand that I just think the list of likes and dislikes that photographers often write about themselves in an effort to "connect" with potential clients seems rather impersonal -- sort of like speed dating.

Let's meet in person to see if we're a match! We can even enjoy a Stumptown coffee in green cups! I'd be lying if I said I didn't own several. ;) Now you know green is my favorite color!

Face time is always better...

Friends are more willing to share and be open with friends, so in short, YES, we should be friends!  I propose we get to know each other in person and plan fun activities together.  We should go hiking, do yoga, drink wine, take a Crossfit class or go mountain biking if that's your thing, watch football, share stories...whatever! I'm still good friends with many of my previous clients. I can assure you our relationship probably will not end once you've received your wedding photos. :)

I look forward to getting to know you both!

My approach...

My couples have always trusted me to capture the truest versions of themselves, so my approach is entirely documentary. More than anything, I want you to remember what you were feeling as you look at each image. The moments that I capture are moments that YOU will create entirely on your own as the day unfolds, so if I'm telling you exactly what to do and where to look, it will be quite distracting. You'll only remember my voice in your head. There are more important moments you'll want to remember on your wedding day...

My promise to you...

I promise never to tell you when to laugh, where to look or how to react. That is not the memory you want when you look at your images.

During our time together, focus less on me and the camera and draw your attention on all the things you love about your partner. What brings you closer? What amazing memories do you both have? What exciting adventures are on the horizon? What does your partner do to make you laugh? Focus on these things and I promise you will absolutely love the experience and the results.

Always know that I will step in if something doesn't look right!

Photo of Jonathan Moore, Temescal Canyon, Pacific Palisades

MY STORY

about how I chose 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!

TELL ME YOUR STORY!

I'd love to hear from you...

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