I Believe in a Life Well Lived
I believe in working hard. But not for the sake of a paycheck. I believe in working hard for something you’re passionate about. For me, that’s preserving memories authentically in the form of photographs.
I also believe in a owning a nice pair of boots to scuff up. I believe in always carrying a camera, handkerchief, and a pocket knife. I believe in BBQing in the hot Texas sun while sipping a cold beer and the one you love by your side.
My hometown is San Antonio, TX, but I currently reside in Waco, TX while my fiancée pursues her Ph.D. at Baylor University. I service San Antonio, surrounding cities, and the entire great state of Texas without travel fees. I can’t wait to preserve your memories that you’ll look back on for years to come.
How I Got My Start
Musician turned Photographer
When I was young, I wanted to be a rockstar. But in my early 20’s, my dreams were crushed after my band turned down a recording contract and broke up. I then started a journey to find my purpose in life.
After repeatedly failing classes in college, I dropped out. I picked up a camera after a friend recommended I give it a try. I was immediately hooked. Within months of learning, I was asked to photograph a wedding.
In August 2012, after being fired from a data-entry job I hated, I took the risk to become a full-time wedding photographer. I only had 2 years experience of using a camera and only a handful of weddings under my belt.
I threw my last bit of money from my savings into getting things going. It was tough for a few months. However, with the trust of some bad ass couples, it kicked off. I’m so grateful that I get to do what I love for a living.
FEATURES & AWARDS
I’ve been featured on: The Knot, San Antonio Weddings Magazine, Shotkit.com, and been listed as one of the top 23 best photographers in San Antonio by Expertise.com. I’ve also received a Dundie Award for Best Photographer in 2017 by one of my couples at their wedding.
You can see more of my features and interview links here.
Your wedding day is a day to celebrate with those you love. It's not a photo shoot.
I care about the candid-in-the-moment shots. I don’t keep you held up with endless amounts of group photos with fake smiles. You’ll enjoy your day and your photos will reflect that.
My favorite part of what I do is connecting with each of my couples on a personal level. I’m all about human connection and creating friendships. This means I might get on the dance floor or wear your flower crown while taking a shot of whiskey with you both at the end of the night.
My approach and desire to get to know you both means I come invested as a friend and as a professional – Not some hired help that can’t wait to leave.