Mission: To work with couples, individuals and organizations requiring a
photographer with the consistency and confidence of many years
experience, providing them beautiful, lasting images. I truly want the results of every job I work to be better than the last.
Bio: I cut my teeth in photography working as a photojournalist--capturing the narrative of features, the decisive moments of college sports and the gravity of national elections.
Networking as a
photojournalist led to work shooting headshots, portraits, studio
product photography/catalog, events, weddings, nightlife, concerts--many
opportunities to expand my repertoire and hone my expertise. And all
this before actively pursuing work outside of newspapers.
intermittent photography work after my tenure as a photojournalist was
overshadowed by my career as a high school teacher the last 11 years.
Even within schools, as an English and History teacher, I taught
photography to countless interested students--mostly as a mentor of the
school's newspaper and yearbook.
Never able to put my cameras
down, I also published ShakyHandsPhotoBlog. ShakyHands is long since defunct, but is
resurrected anew as part of this site--check it out!
of 2012 I decided to start a photography business in earnest, seeking
clients publicly instead of limiting my output to working for friends
(and friends of friends). Besides this, I work as an independent
contractor for a large photography company shooting events--both
weddings and corporate.
I'm passionate about photography and enthusiastic about the work I do. I love doing this, and you'll see that on the job.
Style and aesthetic:
Hopefully you can get a sense of my work from my portfolio galleries
and my blog. The pictures should speak to my style better than I can in
words. At my core, I still embrace a photojournalistic, editorial
style of photography. I relish capturing human moments. I seek to
convey not only the truth of that moment, but the atmosphere it lives
in. I usually split my time at weddings and events between shooting as
an observer and engaging with people, helping them take flattering
photos. Taking time along the way to capture both details and
context--ranging from representational to mildly abstracted, so that
what you will receive in the end is a full account of your event as a
Equipment: I'm a firm believer
that it is the talent and skill-set, not the gear that garner results,
but if you're curious--I use Canon. I constantly re-invest in
equipment. I own cameras from the 1d and 1ds lines, making use of
mostly Canon L-series lenses. My backups have backups. While I do
believe it's the photographer and not the camera that matters, utilizing
top-end gear does makes it possible to be prepared for every situation.