MY STYLE & APPROACH

 

My philosophy on photography can be best described as vibrant, environmental, and photojournalistic. I regularly incorporate advanced off-camera lighting techniques which helps capture dramatic, bold images to distinguish our images and “wow” you, your family, and friends. A photojournalist at heart, I don’t fabricate moments or force fake emotions – I’m a storyteller and want you to look back at your photos ten, twenty, thirty years from now and remember the amazing moments of your day. 

 

Not only do I place a strong emphasis on creating amazing pieces of art, but I also strive to help aid in creating a fun, professional experience even when the wedding details don’t always go to plan. This means being prepared for any lighting situation, inclement weather, or any other challenging obstacles that may occur. I walk into every wedding with a “game plan” and know when it’s appropriate to take a step back and capture moments as they happen, or when we need to be more assertive and take control of a situation (such as posed family portraits). With literally hundreds of weddings shot over an eleven-year career, you can trust me to always capture the moment.

 

 

WHAT SETS ME APART

Here’s the deal and the stone-cold truth – today’s camera technology is fascinating and with a little bit of practice, anyone can take a good photo. “Uncle Bob” or that “friend that’s good with a camera” can come to your wedding with their camera and probably capture a couple of really great shots. What “Uncle Bob” or your friend can’t do however is coordinate large groups of family for a well-composed photo, know how to properly pose a bride and groom, take photos in any lighting situation, understand what moments to look for, or how to take incredibly creative images while sticking to a strict timeline. What sets ME apart is the 450+ weddings I’ve captured since 2010 and thousands of hours on other photo assignments. I know what moments to look for and when they’re going to happen so you can be assured that when it comes to capturing your special day, you can actually enjoy it and not have to worry about your photographer. Myself and my associates bring a large variety of photography gear not only to be prepared for different situations, but in the event that our gear fails – we’re always prepared with backup equipment. We’re fully insured to cover equipment, incidentals and to meet venue requirements.

 

My dog “Liam-Neeson” showing off some of our photography equipment

 

RECOGNITION, QUALIFICATIONS & AWARDS

I was recently named one of the top ten artistic photographers in the world by the Wedding Photojournalist Association. Specifically, #7 in the world and #2 in the US. This is an achievement I’m incredibly humbled and proud of. Additionally, I’ve also won photography awards with organizations such as the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers, Fearless Photographers, and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International – all of which are institutions that are extremely competitive and challenging to earn recognition with. Additionally, I’m also an ambassador for a company called MagMod, a title only given to some of the top photographers in the world. 

 

Additionally, here are some more of my qualifications and achievements:
-International wedding and portrait photography educator
-Certified professional photographer from Nikon USA and member of Nikon Professional Services (NPS)
-Professional photojournalist experience with the Orange County Register and the Coloradoan
-Bachelors degrees from California State University, Fullerton
-Wedding and Portrait Photographer’s International (WPPI) speaker and educator
-Fully insured and registered with the state of Colorado

 

WHAT WE SHOOT & WHERE WE SHOOT

I specialize in Wedding, Engagement, and Portraiture photography. I also provide all sorts of event coverage, lifestyle photography, and product photography. My home base is in Fort Collins but travel all throughout the state of Colorado and surrounding regions. In addition, I regularly photograph weddings in California and other destination locations around the world. There’s nowhere I won’t go.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN ALL WEDDING & ENGAGEMENT PACKAGES

With every wedding and engagement session, printing and sharing rights are included. You can have me design some beautiful framed prints or albums for you, or you have the option of doing it yourself. All the final photos from the day of the session are uploaded into an online gallery for you to share with family and friends. They’re organized by event for easy viewing and navigation. You can download all the photos at once to your computer, or you can download them individually if a guest just wants to pick out the select few. In addition, you have the option to buy prints directly from the gallery which will be sent to your door.