I live in the town I grew up in, a little beach community called Encinitas, California with my two kids. On Saturday mornings, we love to walk to the Leucadia Donut Shoppe where I’ll get my favorite (a maple bar, of course!) to go with fresh brewed coffee I bring from home. Tom, the owner, likes to jokingly call me “Mr. Mom,” which I take as a compliment. To balance out my compulsion for coffee & donuts, I practice yoga every day and rock climb. I also love surfing, snowboarding, and backpacking whenever I have the time. I will always call San Diego home, but there’s nothing I love more than getting on a plane to go experience a new place.
Ever since the first roll of film I shot as a child, I’ve loved capturing real interactions between people. I attended the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Leeds School of Business (where I studied Finance in between snowboarding and backpacking trips) and was later working in Financial Advisory Services when I realized that my passion for photography could lead to a legitimate career. I’m still not exactly sure how I got so lucky to be able to make a living doing what I love, but I am so thankful for all the wonderful people who have entrusted me with capturing their biggest moments in life.
I believe that the truest magic happens when a photographer is able to capture authentic moments of emotion and connection between people. I love to try out new ideas, play around and not worry too much if I almost fall over or get splashed by a wave. We all look our best when we’re relaxed and having fun, so my goal is to capture those perfectly imperfect moments that make life so damn enjoyable!