- Who are you?
- What's your style?
- How long have you been taking pictures?
- What's in your Camera Bag?
- Any Accolades to share?
I'm a native Virginian, a lover of dogs, an avid cyclist, and a storyteller.
My wife, our three dogs, and stepson live in Stafford, VA, a bustling suburb sandwiched between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. My stepdaughter lives in Williamsburg, where she attends the College of William and Mary, my alma mater!
When I'm not making pictures, you'll find me on my bike, sipping coffee at Hyperion Espresso, or chowing down at one of many great restaurants in Fredericksburg. If you bump into me downtown, please say hello!
I'm a storyteller. Ok. I know. That's not really a style. In fact, it's more of a philosophy. Perhaps even a way of living. But it's definitely what I do best, and in a way, it's where I come from. My family is rich with story, and as a result, we're all tellers in our own right. For me, story is about people, and the mystery of human interaction, and I hope that's evident in what you see here and on the blog.
While writing a blog post last year I accidentally fell into a catch phrase that's really stuck with me, and that is," I want to tell your story, not make you pose for mine." While I hope that all my photographs are infused with my unique voice and craft, I want to create photographs that you'll be comfortable with now, and thirty years from now.
I've had a camera in my hand from the time I was in preschool. My mom had an old Kodak Disc 6000 that I was always playing with. I think she got tired of having to share with me, and got me a 1984 Kodak Fisher-Price 110 that still sits on my desk to this day.
I was a recreational photographer and avid student of photography throughout high school and college. I launched my professional wedding photography business in 2005. Since then, I've documented over 150 weddings.
I'm a Nikon shooter. Right now, I carry both of Nikon's flagship digital bodies; the D4, and the D800. My stable of lenses includes the Nikkor 24-70, 70-200, 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.8 and the 85mm f/1.4. The bag is rounded out with two SB900 flash units, and a bunch of accessories.
The accomplishment that I'm most proud of is having been a Six-time award winner with the Wedding Photojournalist's Association. The WPJA is a global organization aimed at promoting and maintaining the highest standards of photojournalism amongst wedding professionals. Since my induction in 2009, 6 of my images have placed in the WPJA's image competitions.
Additionally, I have been WeddingWire Rated by WeddingWire for the past six years in a row, and a Top Knot by TheKnot.com in 2010.