MY STORY

After getting my Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona (go Broncos!), I worked in one of the largest architecture firms in the US. When my life became all about excel spread sheets writing reports, I knew it was time to make a change. Even though I never had any formal training in photography, I decided to buy my first DSLR camera just to give it a try! I started off by taking photos of my daughters, and through trial & error, I started to be OBSESSED with photography. I loved everything about it. The ability to create art and connect with my subjects was fascinating to me. It gave me the creative outlet that I needed.  My wife’s cousin happened to be in need of a wedding photographer so I shot my first wedding a week after I bought my little trusty Rebel Ti camera. Since there were no other photographers there (it was before the days of smart phones), my images, as amateur as they were, became the only tangible memory from that day. To this day, a family photo I took that day is being proudly displayed at my wife’s grandma’s house. I started taking photos of my daughters, some friends saw it and asked me if I could take their family photos; then it turned into engagement sessions. And finally turned into my first paid wedding. And now as they say, the rest is history. It has been an amazing adventure.  I have been able to document my clients’ weddings all over the world, and all the beautiful stories that have yet been told.  I hope I get to document your story someday!