I began in the business of professional photography in 1996, specializing in advertising for many of San Diego's leading biotech companies and architectural firms. Having never imagined becoming involved in the wedding side of things, I found myself allured to it after shooting my first wedding for my older brother. The results were just amazing and for the past few years, I only focus on weddings.

It has been over seven years since that first wedding and I've had the privilege and pleasure of working for literally hundreds of couples. To me, being the wedding photographer is more than being the official guy with the camera. I want get to know your personalities and styles before the wedding day. That is why I include a long 2-hour engagement session with every wedding package at no additional cost. Some initially turn down the engagement sessions saying that they really don't need to have photos before the wedding day, but I always encourage it. It is an important step that will allow you to be relaxed and at your best in front of the camera. I'll use what I learn during the engagement session and translate that into images that exceed your expectations

I want you to feel comfortable knowing that I am like an old friend, not just a vendor. Because I am closer to you throughout the wedding day, I make it a point to be especially unobtrusive yet doing so without missing any opportunities for great shots. Understanding the stresses upon the bride and groom on the wedding day is very important. Simple old fashion manners and patience should be a must for any photographer.

A question that is asked of me often is, "How would you define your style?" That is a great question and not one that has a definitive answer. I don't adhere to one style as every wedding is different and I never take a "cookie cutter" approach. It is not the venue, nor the amount of money and work you put into the wedding, it is about the people. In recent years, the photojournalism style of shooting weddings has taken off. My personal goal is to achieve a good mix of both traditional and photojournalistic styles. However, I always adjust and tailor my style to suit your goals.

I am my toughest critic and I hold myself to extremely high standards of performance. It is very important for you to get a good feel for the photographer you are considering to share your wedding day with. Never feel afraid to ask questions and spend a little time during the interview to get to know them.

Please don't hesitate calling with any questions. I look forward to talking to you and seeing if I am the right photographer for you!