Here are (more than) a few of my favorite shots.
Having always had an interest in photography, I began shooting photos and videos of friends and family at a young age. It wasnâ€™t until later in my career as a graphic designer that I was commissioned to shoot a family memberâ€™s wedding. It was the perfect excuse to finally move up to a DSLR. I enjoyed it so much, I decided to take my skills to the next level. Determined to learn anything and everything I could about my camera and photography in general, I decided to take on a 365 project. I would take and upload one photo per day for an entire year, and I would shoot only in manual. The project gained a lot of attention on facebook. At the same time I also began working withÂ an established professional,Â George Joell. Eventually, my 365 project led me to a local photography club meetup, where I met the next major influence in my photography career,Â Rico Allende. We trekked through the woods and photographed a model at an old abandoned factory. It was then that I realized I had found a truly rewarding creative outlet. I started going to more and more of these club meetups and began growing a network of highly knowledgeable and talented friends, such asÂ Vincent VicarriÂ andÂ William Harris, who also became major influences on my work. I eventually began not just assisting, but shooting many weddings with my mentor. Eventually, I moved up from quietly shooting in the background at the local meetups to planning and organizing my own shoots. Since then, I have won several awards for both my graphic design and photography skills, and my work has been featured in numerous publications.