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This is the kind of guy you meet once and you want to invite him over to have bbq at your parents house.

- Alex + James

About

Bold, Vibrant, Film-like, Unposed, Real, Raw, Fun
It's so hard to describe my photography, but I feel these words summarize it.

My photo style is inspired by concert photography from the early 90s grunge scene. And I love bringing that care-free self-expression into my work.
0 Years in Business
0 Weddings Photographed
0 Beers Consumed While Editing

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ONE OF MY FAVORITE QUOTES:

“You don't make a photograph just with a camera.
You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
- Ansel Adams

About

I have no desire to blend in with the rest of the wedding photographers or vendors. I keep things real, stay true to myself, and encourage people to be themselves. I view the wedding industry as a money-making-machine that prioritizes themes and style over marriage. Forcing couples to compare their wedding to unrealistic standards is unhealthy. Wedding media tends to only show people of one skin color, one body type, or one sexual orientation.

I welcome all who don’t feel represented in the mainstream - who want to push back on traditions, bend the rules, and express their individuality. Diversity and inclusion are my priority.

FUN FACTS
I've Turned Down A Recording Contract

Before I became a photographer, I was on the path to becoming a musician in my early 20s. We turned down a recording contract and broke up. A few years later, photography came into my life.

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I Learned My Camera In Dive Bars

Once I picked up a camera, I literally learned how to use my camera by going to shows and photographing bands.

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My First Wedding

Months after picking up a camera in 2010, I was asked to photograph my first wedding (this is a photo from that day). I had no clue what I was doing and had never been to a wedding before that. Little did I know it would change my life.

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FUN FACTS
I Met My Wife On A Shoot

I met my wife, Amanda, while helping a friend at his shoot in 2012. I wouldn't have met her if it wasn't for me picking up a camera. I'm forever grateful for cameras coming into my life.

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I'm A Step Father

I've never wanted kids of my own, but Ethan is Amanda's son and we've been in each other's lives since he was 1 year old. He's now 8 years old. I love the responsibility of being a stepdad to him.

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I Got Married At A Dive Bar

My wedding was the best day of my life. We got married at my best friend's bar where I used to go to learn how to use my camera in 2010.

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I Still Had A Camera On Me At My Wedding

Although we hired an amazing photographer, I got his permission and my wife's to let me have a camera on me. I love the fact I have a photo of Amanda from my perspective during our ceremony.

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I Take A Ton Of Selfies

I take a ton of self-portraits of both my favorite pair of boots, but also just of me in mirrors. I also do this at weddings and give couples these photos.

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The Process

Inquire

Head to my contact page so that you can schedule a free meeting with me. The more details you give me about you, the better I can help you.

Meet

We’ll meet for a beer and get all your questions answered. I'll make sure I'm the right dude for you and that you don't go over your budget.

Book

When you’re ready, you can easily book online. From there, you just let me do my thing. Easy-peezy and stress-free. Don't worry, I got you!

If A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words
These photos will give you a few thousand words to describe me.
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READY TO HAVE PHOTOS THAT ARE AUTHENTICALLY YOU AND NOT CLICHE?
Let's meet for a beer to discuss more. You in?
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