What makes me, me?

I developed my own pictures in my father's darkroom when I was 10 years old. 

I was always the devoted dad with the big camera at my kid's soccer games.

I love dogs.   That's Oreo on the right.  He's my now one-year-old sheepadoodle.  Everyone else in the cell-phone picture is part of my family, including my wife (Kathy, holding Oreo), kids, grandkids, nephew, and sibling.  I'm not in many family pictures, including this one, because I'm always the guy with the camera. 

Bruce Springsteen is my favorite music artist.  I have traveled around the country to go to his concerts.  I stopped counting at 50 shows.

In the summer I love driving my 12 year old Porsche Boxster, top down, music blaring. 

Eating good food is one of my favorite things to do.

I have so much fun photographing weddings that I don't feel like I'm working.

I've entered images in the prestigious Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) print competition, where in 2018 I won 2nd place and a gold award and a silver award, both in the Wedding Photojournalism category.  In 2016 and 2015 I also won Silver awards.  See the images here on my Awards page. 

I'm creative, very organized, and fun 

My life is filled with happiness.

I've been to 47 of the 50 states.  

In 2017 I photographed my 100th wedding.

My travel has really helped fuel my creativity.  I love photographing people and cultures.  Here is one of my favorites, taken on the Moscow river in Moscow on almost the longest day of the year.  I was walking around a bend, it was almost midnight with an ethereal glow in the sky, and there they were.  People partying and salsa dancing. 

As your photographer my goal is to capture your unique personality, your emotion, and your natural expressions. I want you to see your images and say "Wow, that's incredible, or "OMG, that's the way I felt.  I will remember that moment for the rest of my life."  

My technical skills go well beyond photography. I'm a digital artist and my style is imprinted on every one of my images. It's a lot different than when you hire a company and you don't know which photographer will show up.

When you hire me you are commissioning my artistic vision.