Although born in the United States, I spent the first 7 years of my life in the Sultanate of Oman (big high-five to anyone who already knows where that it is). California was “abroad” and my accent at that age was so thick that I could have passed as British.
Check out that photo of me and my Dad with our first Golden Retriever. How awesome is that outfit? I’m pretty sure those shorts are coming back in style.
After moving to California, my older brother and I continued to spend our summers on the Arabian Peninsula. During those formative years, we sought after our own adventures. We built skateboard ramps out of plywood and 2×4’s. We raced one another to the top of sand dunes. I should also mention that we lit things on fire. We engineered and tested homemade rockets and flamethrowers on a regular basis.
Our parents made us pose for a photo on that camel, but at least I called shotgun and got the best seat.
Beginning in 1994, I studied black and white film. In the darkroom, we developed and printed every photo by hand. At some point between photographing goats in the Himalaya and taking pictures of guanacos in Argentina, I moved from film to digital. I began photographing weddings in 2009.
Weddings challenge me to creatively document an incredible range of personalities, places and emotions. No couple’s relationship is the same. No two celebrations are alike.
This is surely the best job in the world. I would love to photograph the excitement, joy, and love of your wedding day!