I am based in Marin, just north of San Francisco. In the summers you will find me shooting weddings in the little town of Victor, Idaho near Jackson Hole. I happily accept travel to anywhere in the world and have traveled for weddings in Costa Rica, Spain, Hawaii, Mexico, the Hamptons, Jackson Hole, Tahoe, and Yosemite.
Where are you based? Do you travel?
My style is based on photojournalism, or documentary-style photography. It's always been my goal to be a ninja photographer, hopping around quietly and unobtrusively, capturing the authentic and real moments that always happen during a wedding. The big moments that you remember and all those little in-between moments between yourselves and your guests that will make you laugh, smile and even cry when you see them.
During portraits, things change a little. I will give you direction while still striving to keep the look as natural as possible with a fine art touch. For some couples, there is no need for me to say anything. Most couples need a little bit of prodding because let's face it, most of us are not used to being in front of the camera. The goal is natural, relaxed and very much YOU. While shooting family and group portraits, I get louder and funnier, always trying to make this part of the day fun and painless.
What is your photography style?
Most of the work I do is digital, however I often bring my film cameras and shoot a roll or two and mix it right in with the digital images that you will receive. More extensive medium format film coverage is available as an add-on.
Do you shoot film or digital?
80% of my professional work is weddings. When not shooting weddings, I shoot editorials, food and restaurants, products and travel. See here. I also do family, baby and kid portraits for any of my past wedding clients and friends.
While not formally working, I am still most often found with some sort of camera in my hands and can often be found chasing around my two kids and husband. A true Californian at heart, my free time is spent trail running, hanging out at the beach, camping, mountain biking, watching sunrises and sunsets, chasing cloud shadows and sunbeams, and reading lots of books. I love adventure and nothing makes me happier than thinking of ideas of where to wander on a schedule-free day. I'm more likely to be outside than inside but nothing beats being cozy at home with the NY Times and good coffee.
What do you do when you're not photographing weddings?
Nikon D850 x2
back up cameras
35 f1.4 lens
85 f1.4 lens
50 f1.4 lens
60 f2.8 macro lens
24-70 f2.8 lens
70-200 f2.8 lens
sb910, sb900, sb800 x2
Contax 80 f2.0 lens
Nikon F5 35mm
What kind of gear do you have?
Wedding commissions start at $3500. Additional pricing information is available for weekday, intimate, off-season and destination weddings.
Special rates also apply to the tri-state area of Idaho, Wyoming and Montana where I spend a good chunk of time.
Portrait commissions start at $300.