Yearly Archives: 2015

When Cyndi and Sean told me that they wanted to do a Joshua Tree engagement I wasn’t mad about it. Getting to escape the city to explore a location you’ve only been to a few times is so worth it. And getting to explore with a few of your new friends is even better.

Getting to know Cyndi and Sean was crucial for these photos because it really helped us forget that we were even taking engagement photos and enabled us to start capturing their real personalities rather than standard engagement photos. And I’m all about the emotion.

Enjoy sunset in Joshua Tree.


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the desert has some of the best light and the light in joshua tree on this day did not disappoint. from the start everything was perfectly poised and ready to be captured. the setting, the coolest of people, the hearts of their sleeves.
and on this night, the desert had some of the best people. this intimate joshua tree wedding was a photographers dream….just sit back, photograph, and let the art flow.

thank you krystal and josh for inviting me into your lives, for letting me become one of your friends, and for letting me tell your story in all of its artistry.

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A few weeks ago, we had the chance to take a week to escape and explore Barcelona.
Its easily one of my new favorite cities. The food, the drinks and the people are all top class. With so much history, its easy to get lost in the sides streets and alleyways, discovering some extremely good coffee and hipsterism.

I’d go back every day if I could and I would.

Here’s some film captures that I just got back from the lab.
All photos shot with a Contax G-1 on Portra 400 or Tri-X 400.

Check it out and enjoy.
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I’ve had the opportunity to be a New York Wedding Photographer a few times. But in April I had the opportunity to travel to New York purely for fun with a handful of friends and my wife and it was a treat. Its nice to get to travel when its not connected to work. Its a great chance to recharge.
We for sure as hell avoided Times Square, but we braved the Top of the Rock and it was a really awesome experience, I’d definitely recommend it.

Here’s some photos I shot while exploring the city, all shot on film.

Shot with a Contax G1 on Tri-X 400 and some expired film.

Check it and enjoy.
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here is just the tiniest of previews for your eyes. being a wedding photographer gives me the most amazing opportunity to share some of the most important days with people from around the world, and being a destination wedding photographer gives me the chance to run around the whole world with these people.
thank you so much, to Shelly and Jae for giving me the trust to fly me across the country to be a part of their wedding day in New Jersey. after their new york engagement session I knew they were two Grade-A people and that it was going to be an honor to be a part of their day.

keep an eye on this blog for the gull post in the coming months after i get a chance to sift through the mountain of photos we made together.
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