My journey as a photographer started before I considered myself one. I served as a rifleman in the Marine Corps during the Iraq war in the year of 2005. The entire time I was on this journey I had a camera glued to my hip. I photographed the locals, what the everyday lifestyle of a grunt was, down to the Iraqi army playing soccer. I would send my photographs back home to show my family what I am seeing. Without me knowing, my family gave those photos to publications and then came my very first published photography. After the war I put down my riffle and my camera.
2011 was a year where a lot of my life was changing and upside down. I wanted to find an outlet for me to keep my mind busy. That’s when I fell in love with photography. I quickly enrolled myself into the photography program at Cuyahoga Community College. Everything started to click, and I was hooked. I focused most my studies on editorial or journalistic photography with a focus on wedding photography. It was the summer of 2013, after college, where I proudly could call myself a professional photographer.
Currently my focus is on business, events and portrait work. I love working with small businesses to help them grow and market their industry. I’m an FAA certified drone pilot. Aerial photography is a love of mine and really helps sell your location. I do a lot of portrait work from business headshots to senior class photos. I come from a wedding photography background, so I always work with my clients to keep them as comfortable as possible to achieve the best results. Lastly, I love photographing events. If it’s a business conference, charity event or wedding, I work very silently focused on capturing everything in sight without distracting anyone from what’s going on.
Thank you for taking a little bit of time to get to know me and my work. Please contact me with any questions and I’m always very happy to help.