For many people, travel is an escape, but for me it's a way of coming home.
My travels to Shanghai, China in 2003 served as the catalyst for my interest in visual storytelling. I began to see the world differently and was eager to capture everything around me because I saw my surroundings as nothing short of magical. My camera later became my favorite companion as I lived in South Korea in 2007 and continued traveling the world.
Whether it was spending time off the grid in the villages of Uganda or docking the Greek Isles near the glittering blue expanse of the Mediterranean Sea, I've been able to hone my creative eye and refine my ability for storytelling - all thanks to the incredible people I've met and places I've been.
Before stepping behind my lens full time, I enjoyed a career in marketing and advertising working alongside several Fortune 500 brands. From this experience, I learned the value of developing a client-centric approach toward my photography, and it's one I am incredibly proud of. You could say I like to make sure all of my clients get the Fortune 500 treatment!
By putting my clients first, I aim to instill confidence - not only in the images I curate, but in our experience of working together. It's of utmost importance to me to be nothing but helpful, dynamic and to exude the utmost level of professionalism and grace.
My approach is always to capture the authenticity of the story unfolding before me: from the brief glimpse of a tear in a groom's eye as his bride walks down the aisle, the split-second stillness in a toddler's playfully devious facial expression, or the tender moments between a new husband and wife.
Long after the DJ signs off and the guests send off the newlyweds, what's left are the memories of the day and I find it an honor to tell the story of those important moments through the lens of my camera.