For booking and rates, please click on contact and fill out the form. We would love the opportunity to work with you.
We love photographing people, not only because of the epic photographs we capture on top of mountains or the candid documentary style approach we use to get natural images, but also because of the relationships we gain. If you’re interested in hearing more about my work and style, please contact me and we can schedule a time to chat briefly to get to know you. I would love to meet you.
Hi, and welcome. I am a wedding and adventure elopement photographer based near Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park, but my work takes me everywhere around the world, even weddings at Mt. Everest. The passion of what I do should be evident as you view my website and instagram. I work hard full-time to produce high quality images for my couples, shooting nearly 40 weddings in a year. Additionally, the intention of mine is to capture the beauty and awesomeness of my couples and their wedding day, just as I do climbing high peaks around the world. Learning the camera came in the training field of dangerous high altitude mountains, like Alaska’s Denali and Mt. Everest. It was my aim to capture the intimidation and awe of what I saw and felt when mountaineering. I love simplicity and sophistication at the same time.
In terms of style, I infuse a mixture of documenting a couples story naturally and candidly, yet with a creative approach, directing couples for good lighting and epic photos. My wedding couples love the natural feel to my photography, and I have a way of working with couples to bring out their best. You can read my reviews on the knot to hear what couples have shared about my approach. Much of how I document a wedding day is built around organic and candid moments, recording the laughter, tears, humor, the quite moments, the prayers, and expressions of your special day. We love to photograph kids, your families, grandma and grandpa who have been married 50+ years as an example, and whom are dancing together on the dance floor. We attempt to document the special moments.
However, when it comes to the bride and groom’s alone time, every photographer has some involvement in directing, including us. We hear couples tell us repeatedly they are not photogenic, nor good at posing. It’s okay, we’re not looking for posers. Many of these same couples are featured on my website, my blog, in national and local wedding magazines, and on front covers of wedding magazines. To that end, we have a great balance of capturing your wedding day as it unfolds, as well as directing you in the most lovely and creative way.
TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF
Manly family wilderness man is probably a good phrase that describes me all in one. Yes, I have been married to my lovely wife Kelly for nearly twenty years, with three wonderful daughters. Time together is what I value as we grow in our faith, marriage, and family. Besides adventure and family, I enjoy reading, exercise, playing a mean guitar, good movies, hiking, going to church with our family and stopping by Starbucks before we go.
Most of my life has gravitated towards the creative and artistic interactions, from acting, bands and to photography. I also love reading (Philosophy, History, Photography, Business, autobiographies, and the Bible) and I have a library in my home. Most importantly, I value the rugged man who died for my offenses, Jesus. Because of Him, I’m a different man today, and I wouldn’t be where I am currently.
I am also a driven visionary who works hard. I love working with people, truly, and I value relationships. I’m easy and relaxed to work with on your wedding day, yet I am focused. Enduring -30 f temperatures on top of mountains has taught me about focus and commitment. All of who I am spills over into my style, pushes me to be the best and strive for greatness and creativity in my photography.
WILL YOU TRAVEL?
Yes, I travel often throughout California, out of state, out of country, and I am available for a limited amount of destination weddings per year. I have a passport and travel often. Please contact me for more information. I have many ideas for epic weddings.
YOUR GEAR BAG?
I use all the best gear necessary for my style. Canon, Sony, and Nikon cameras have been used professionally in my work, and I feel Nikon gear rules, which is why I switched from Canon in 2011. I have and use much of the best cameras and lenses and I’m constantly upgrading, along with backup cameras, flashes, strobes, all the best and latest software and fastest hardware, macbook pro, iMacs, ipad, iphone, iwhatever, and other assistance to get the best images.
RESERVATIONS and BOOKING
If you’re interested in booking me, please contact me and we can setup a time to talk briefly. A signed agreement and retainer reserves your date, and I cannot hold any dates without them. I welcome check and cash, but I also accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express.
It is important that we are a good fit. You deserve the best, and we want to make sure that we are the right choice for you. I would absolutely love to meet you and hear about your wedding. Fill out the form on the contact page. I will get back to you as soon as possible because I’m fast like that.