Besides being passionate about the combination that is bacon and avocado, I'm passionate about capturing real moments and creating art. Witnessing and photographing authentic love, the wonder of the night sky, and the ever-changing tones of the setting sun are the things that keep me clicking the shutter.
I'm a bird nerd, a seal whisperer, a half marathon finisher, poker shark, a skater, surfer, and lover of chocolate. When I play Words With Friends, I play to win.
My wife and I have two kids that, at first glance, are nothing more than two pairs of chubby cheeks. But they are awesome, so unique in their everything, and I love to photograph them.
When we aren't feeding the goats at Avila Valley Barn or making sandcastles, we are in the backyard building "bug houses." When the kids are finally sleeping my wife and I usually catch-up on Better Call Saul, Walking Dead, or Fixer Upper, and enjoy some froyo. My family is my inspiration and IStanding In Awe - Perseid Meteor Shower SelfieStanding In Awe - Perseid Meteor Shower Selfie
couldn't imagine life unfolding any differently.
The culmination of my life experiences thus far has instilled in me a deep appreciation for "the moment," and it's something I take with me when capturing a wedding, family time, portraits, and even landscapes. I'm all about the moments.
I love to be outdoors, with my feet and tripod in the water, capturing a sunset or the Milky Way late into the night. My passion for capturing the night sky has spilled over into teaching workshops and sharing that experience in a group environment. Teaching has been an unforeseen blessing along my photography journey.
The meteor photo on this page was captured during the 2015 Perseid Meteor shower in one fateful exposure. I am honored to have been awarded Top Shot by National Geographic for this image by being the highest voted photo from the previous day's Daily Dozen editor picks.
In my spare time I am a freelance photographer for the Santa Maria Times and Santa Barbara News Press newspapers.
I'm based in Grover Beach, CA, offering services in San Luis Obispo and the surrounding areas, as well as Bakersfield.
Let's find out what makes you light up. I want to photograph that