Soft and Pretty

I have a love for soft, pretty light.  I love it when light wraps around a person and creates this wonderful haze which just surrounds them.  There is something very ethereal about it.  I don’t know how or why I started shooting like this, but I think it started when I was in high school….

From The Start

I remember being at a wedding and seeing this one bridesmaid sitting alone at the reception.  My first thought was that it was the end of the night, she was tired and just kind of taking a break from all of the festivities.  She was very pretty, would smile every time I passed by with…

Less Is More

Shooting fashion and lifestyle over the years has given me a different perspective on portraits.  The traditional portrait, while still a necessity of the industry and still something to be understood technically, is something I have tried to stray away from.  I like a more natural feel, a more simplistic approach.  Plus I really do…

Must Have

I love light.  There really isn’t any other way to describe it.  I love blown out, super intense sunlight.  A lot of people have asked me how I can shoot into the sun the way I do and honestly, I don’t know, I just do it.  It is how I see the world I guess….

Little Things

I have been going through older images, some fairly recent too, but today is a day when I realize I seriously love what I do.  I came across these images of a wedding my wife and I photographed at Salvation Mountain.  This couple came all the way from Germany to get married at this little…

Push Yourself

I met Victoria many years ago, I think she was just 19 when she did her first boudoir session with my wife.  I was assisting my wife and going over the photos with Victoria.  She had mentioned how she had often thought of modeling and just really enjoyed being in front of the camera.  Some…

Simplicity

Sometimes keeping it simple is the best way to approach a photo session.  When Wes and Chelsea wanted photos together I knew this was something I had to do a certain way.  We knew what we wanted them to look like but how I was going to approach it was totally up to me.  So…

30 Minutes

I get to meet a lot of really awesome people in this line of work.  Last summer I met a wonderful yoga instructor named Sarah.  We had discussed a photo shoot for about two months and then we finally connected for what ended up being only a 30 minute session.  It turns out she was…

A Beautiful Day

Back in August I photographed this awesome little wedding in San Diego.  When I first spoke with the bride, Sarah, on the phone I just had a really good feeling about this wedding.  She is very low maintenance, down to earth and really didn’t want to go overboard with traditional wedding photos.  Her groom, Tommy…

Inspiration

The friendships you make in this business are pretty awesome, and they can come out of nowhere.  Years ago a young model wanted to be photographed by me.  She had just turned 18 and she just loved my soft hazy light photos and my art nudes.  She kind of grew up the way I did,…

For The Love

Since I have worked in the fashion, glamour, entertainment and wedding/portrait industries I have had some very curious conversations with photographers.  One of the most common is from non-wedding photographers who always ask me why do you shoot weddings?  They say things like, they suck, they’re too much work, you have to deal with the…

The In-Between

Love is something that really draws me in.  I don’t mean that cheesy Hollywood version of love, I mean people who are in the moment and living it.  Don’t worry, I’m not going to go on about some sappy crap.  I just really like the moments in between, the ones where couples have no clue…