Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and my photography. My career as a professional photographer has spanned over 17 years beginning in 1999 when I joined the Marines and was trained to be a U. S. Marine Combat Photographer. My first step into professional photography started with black and white film and, although I’ve always been a bit of an artist, the day I picked up a camera my lifelong passion was realized. I fell in love with the type of raw photojournalism featured in vintage LIFE Magazines and classic environmental portraiture. My first four years of photography werehistorical documentation of American life from the perspective of an ambitious, young Marine. I really enjoyed meeting and connecting with people and when I wasn’t out on assignments I was spending endless hours in the portrait studio perfecting lighting techniques.
Being a full-time, professional photographer for all these years has been a truly amazing experience. I've photographed all over the world, in places such as Prague, Tokyo, Seoul, Sofia, NYC, Hollywood, and the distinct pleasure to serve as the official photographer for the Commandant of the Marine Corps. So what’s your style? I get asked this a lot. In one word: editorial. My goal is to capture images of you that look like they came straight out of a magazine, that make you appear larger than life. The extraordinary, not the ordinary.
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