I first fell in love with the art of photography through watching movies as a kid. That's when I realized the power of visual storytelling. This eventually led me to study photojournalism and developing my skills for telling stories of people and their relationships.
Some of the stories I tell through photography are of a father smiling amidst tears while dancing with his daughter at her wedding, a little boy laughing wildly while his mother holds him high over her head, and a high school senior proudly clenching a trophy in anticipation of the future.
EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE
I've been photographing weddings, headshots, families and seniors for twenty-plus years, and I look forward to adding you to my list of hundreds of happy clients.
I graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor's in Visual Journalism and a master's in Graphic Arts Publishing. My career capturing weddings began in college, and I continued to polish my craft thereafter working for a high-volume studio out of New York City/Philadelphia.
I'm an award-winning photographer and and a Certified Professional Photographer of the Professional Photographers of America. I earned this designation after completing an intensive program that measures my artistic and technical competence. Professional Photographers of America currently recognizes fewer than 2,500 CPP's. This is one way I stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing world of professional photography. I always want to give my clients the best and staying up to date with technology and products are a part of the ways in which I serve my clients. I love to serve and I take pride in my craft and I hope you can see that in my photography.
HOME AND FAMILY
I'm lucky to call Durham, NC home, and it's where my studio is based.
When I'm not behind the lens, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Molly, and our two young daughters, Hattie and Rori.
Molly and I are avid Durham Bulls baseball fans, we love North Carolina BBQ and we have a keen taste for craft beer. Every now and again, you might even catch me taking a break from my studio while I tinker in my home brewery.