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Capturing the priceless moments of your wedding day shouldn’t go to the lowest bidder.

Based in Costa Mesa, CA. I am dedicated to providing my clients with the best possible engagement and wedding photography. Most photographers take pictures. I tell stories. Let me tell yours.

Several years ago I noticed a trend in wedding photography – everyone who knew how to push a button on a digital camera started calling themselves professional photographers. While it’s easy enough to push a button, it takes passion, care, and years of training as a true artist to tell your story.

I am inspired by your story and as passionate as you are about making it come to life. This passion fuels my desire to truly get to know you, understand your love, and tell your unique story on that special day.

You deserve your day to be surrounded by people who are passionate about about what they do, passionate about creating unique art specific to you, and passionate about beautifully and elegantly telling your story.

You may have guessed it already, but I’ll tell you anyway. Photographing couples is one of my  favorite things in the world. I love capturing that “zing” between an in-love couple — the adoration for each other that’s written on their faces. Sometimes the electricity is so intense I can’t help but take a moment and just smile. Being surrounded by all that love is just another perk of my job.

In addition to photographing the ardor between a happy couple, I also love photographing all the carefully planned details of a wedding, as well as those unforgettable moments that simply must be captured on camera for posterity. Whether it’s the cascading lace on a bride’s gown, the happy tear in a father’s eye as he’s walking his little girl down the aisle, the breathtaking cake that must’ve taken hours to perfect, or the groomsmen having a dance battle on the dance floor, I love being there to document it all.

Let’s Start With Why

I decided to specialize in wedding photography, as I not only love photography in general, but am passionate about telling the story of a wedding day. To me, wedding photography is so much more than taking pictures, it’s capturing moments, moments that won’t happen again. Time for a little back story on my family, I never had the chance to meet my grandfather on my dads side, unfortunately he passed before I was born. I’ve seen photos of him when my dad and uncles were children, but the photo that stands out the most to me, is the wedding photo that my grandmother keeps on her nightstand to this day. To her, it’s more than a simple picture, it’s a cherished memory.

The power of print is such a powerful art form. We live in a digital world, where we are constantly bombarded with photos and ads, people forget the beauty of a photograph that captures a priceless memory. When a photo is viewed online, you don’t take the time to look at all the details that make it unique, yet when you look at the same photograph in print, whether it’s a desk print, an album, or wall art, time seems to slow down, you take in the littlest of details and notice the beauty of it all. That is what makes wedding photography so great.

I get to wake up everyday and do the thing I love the most. I get to spend one of the happiest days of my clients lives capturing those moments. The smiles, the laughs, the crying, all of these make up the start of your family history, the prints that you’ll keep on your nightstand, in the album that you’ll share with your children, who will share with their children. I get to capture some of the most important moments that can’t be repeated.

I worked in the corporate world, and at first it was great. I was young and eager, I thought I was going to stay there forever. But shortly after I started, I started to feel like I needed to do more, we didn’t do anything that helped people, it was all about sales and numbers. I left without an end goal in mind, I just knew I wanted to do something fulfilling. If my photography can create a timeless memory for a client and their loved ones, then I know I have succeeded. I invest the time in my clients to get to know them personally, know what they like to do for fun. I treat each client not only as if they were my only client, but as if they were my personal friend.

I don’t want to measure success by the number of clients I book, or if I get published, or win some meaningless award. I know I’m successful, because I am capturing memories today, that will end up on somebody’s night stand.

Recent Work

21 AWESOME REASONS TO WORK WITH MSP

reason 1 of 21

LOVE IS FELT, NOT SEEN. I GET THAT

You’ll never truly capture love in a photograph. It’s all surface and veneer – evidence of our existence, not more. But if you hit it right, it’s enough. It’s enough to remind us of the people we were, the people we’ll always be. It’s enough to connect us, move us, and take us back in time.

reason 2 of 21

FOCUSING ON THE RIGHT STUFF

I have a simple formula: Have fun. Help others. Be honest. What else matters?

reason 3 of 21

LETTING PEOPLE LIVE

People are pretty awesome on their own. So when I’m not taking portraits, I’m staying out of your way. I won’t be manufacturing your moments. I think it’s about putting myself in the right place at the right time. I believe in living, breathing pictures, and that requires living, breathing people. So I don’t tell you what to do and how to act. I’m not holding you captive. Enjoy your wedding day. Be yourself. I’ll worry about the pictures.

reason 4 of 21

I SEE BEYOND PRICE

High end. Low end. These are meaningless. Your wedding is as good as you feel about it.

reason 5 of 21

ENJOY BEING YOURSELF

If you like silly things, do silly things. If you like serious things, do serious things. The problem with portraits comes in when you have serious people doing silly things and silly people doing serious things. It just looks fabricated. Be yourself. Trust me. I’ll get you relaxed, we’ll have a good time, and the rest will take care of itself.

reason 6 of 21

MY STYLE

Me: Timeless, Editorial, Lifestyle, Vintage, Photojournalistic, Fine Art

Them: Trendy, Color Toned, Blurry

reason 7 of 21

GETTING BACK TO THE BASICS

We are not:
Fake, Manufactured, Cookie Cutters

We are:
Stories, Emotions, Connections, History

reason 8 of 21

YOU ARE NOT YOUR SHOES

I like decor. I like design. I think people come up with some pretty cool stuff. So, yeah, I’ll cover that. But no shoe shot, ring shot, mason jar, or flower will ever compare to the two of you. The details that turn us on are the curve of a smile or the tilt of a head. Things that show how we express the people we are.

reason 9 of 21

I’VE SEEN IT BEFORE

Half a thousand dollars and half a million. 10 guests and 1,000. I’ve been there.

reason 10 of 21

I HAVE SOMETHING TO PROVE

I think the industry can be better. I think pictures can be better. We’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg. I’m stepping up my game, so I can prove it to you.

reason 11 of 21

I’M NOT AFRAID

I’ll try different things, look for new ways to see, and be present for you. The best part of having 5 years of wedding experience is I can let go and have my instincts guide me. Otherwise, I’m just copying.

reason 12 of 21

I CARE

Weddings aren’t just any story. They’re us at our most exposed. I respect that.

reason 13 of 21

I LOVE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

I’m proudly Los Angeles-based, and I love SoCal’s energy and pulse. It’s raw, impassioned, and relentless. A city where we are all connected. What better place for a wedding?

reason 14 of 21

I’M ALWAYS AROUND

Email me, tweet me, message me, Skype me, or call me. I’m around. No one week wait to hear from me. I’m here for you from the start of the process to the very end, and every stage in between. There’s nothing easy about planning a wedding. Go ahead. Lean on me.

reason 15 of 21

NO ONE-YEAR WAIT

Get your images in 4-6 weeks. Get your album in 3 months. Your album shouldn’t be an anniversary gift.

reason 16 of 21

I WANT YOU JUMPING FOR JOY

I don’t spend time submitting to magazines and blogs until you are happy with your imagery. I spend time taking pictures, thinking about pictures, and working with couples. I rely on ecstatic clients to spread the word, so you can bet you matter more than anything else.

reason 17 of 21

OUR VIDEOS TELL STORIES

The purpose of the video is to capture the moments between the moments. To reveal the hidden story and the unique pulse and rhythm of each couple. Our videos tell this story.

reason 18 of 21

WORKING TOGETHER WITH OTHER VENDORS

The photography team, the video team. It’s not a competition for my shot vs. your shot. It’s our imagery. No turf wars or conflicts here.

reason 19 of 21

IT’S ALL IN-HOUSE

Not just the photography, but the picture processing. Every part of the process is controlled in-house. Album design? Yep. Not just a designer, but an dedicated creative director. I take care of it all, from top to bottom.

reason 20 of 21

I LOVE TRAVELING

My passport is current and my camera is travel-friendly. Whether you want to elope in another country, or have family photos in another state, I am more than willing to travel.

reason 21 of 21

21 REASONS SOUNDS BETTER THAN 20

OK, that’s not really a reason. But it’s true.