I've been a professional Videographer and Photographer since 2014. I'm beyond grateful that I put a camera in my hand back then. It's absolutely transformed my life.
I have traveled all over the United States shooting for famous speakers, world renown brands, small Mom and Pop shops, influencers, parents and families, animals, and everything in between.
This dream has allowed me to meet incredible people, as well as discover the beautiful nature the United States has.
I enjoy meeting all walks of life and telling their story through a lens. I love making people feel the way they hope to feel when looking at a photo, or showcasing a product in a unique and interesting way. Something that tells an influential story. It all sounds cliche, but it's simply magical.
I was also the Director of Marketing for one of the top 5 fastest growing companies in the United States, so I have a major Marketing emphasis in all that I do.
I love the different types of people I get to meet. I like to get to know my subjects, or people involved in the project. The better I get to know the people involved in what I'm shooting, the better I can tailor to their desires.
I love the perspective it gives me, and the challenge it brings to put "a feeling" on screen.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
What types of shoots have I done?
Oh boy, I don't know if there's enough space to list that.
As far as what do I do to make them special?
Well, I use a common theme for every one of them.
I always do a little research on my subjects. Most the time it comes down to our conversations.
I think people start speaking openly to me faster than they ever thought they would. Once I understand them a little deeper I try to do something they would like.
It could be in the form of a gift (many are), maybe extra photos in a special collage, insight into something they want, a sentimental prop in the shoot or location....it's different every time.
I try to do more than just "take photos"...I want it to be an experience for the person/people.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I don't have any specific awards for photography I don't think...one of my photos was in Rolling Stone Magazine once. That was pretty awesome.
BUT, I do have 70k REAL followers on Instagram haha....I guess every one of those follows is a reward because my photography resonated with them. ;)
A fun fact about this photographer
Fun fact! My nose is built from my ear. No joke. I had sinus surgery a few years back because I couldn't breathe out of my nose and they rebuilt my entire nose with the cartilage from the back of my ear.