“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” - Ansel Adams
How I Work: I want to catch that moment when eyes soften and faces relax. When the guard goes down. When the true self comes out. I want each photo to stand on its own, to be a permanent window into the world of that particular memory. I want to tell the whole story. I want you to feel at ease, to forget that you're being photographed and simply live in the present.
About me: I live in Bellevue, Washington, with my wife and two wild and strong young daughters. My visual inspirations tend to be filmmakers, and when I'm not taking photos, I'm usually watching classic films or reading and writing fiction.
Gear: I primarily shoot with Canon 5D Mark III cameras, along with Canon lenses and flashes. I also like to lug around Pentax and Rolleiflex medium-format film cameras for key shots, and I definitely bring backup equipment to every shoot, just in case.
Commitment: My 2017 full-day wedding rate is $4000, which includes my start-to-finish shooting time—I typically show up for morning preparations and stay until you drive off into the night together—along with digital delivery of the edited, color-corrected images, which you can use however you'd like. (Custom rates are available for shorter weddings.) Family/portrait/engagement sessions start at $400 and usually involve us hanging out somewhere. Maybe we'll go on a hike. Or head down to the waterfront. Whatever your favorite spot is. I know some good ones too.
Video/Promo: I also make short films and wedding videos, shoot small-business promos, and love collaborating with actors, artists, and musicians.
Let's work together. Contact me at 206.915.4581, firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the email form below: