Lover of brussel sprouts, chubby dogs, and Disneyland.
My interest in photography began in middle school. I would set up a portrait “studio” in the living room by hanging a bed sheet and shining house lamps toward it. Fast forward 20 years and today I am living my dream as a worldwide photographer based in Los Angeles.
Here you will find some of my recent work along with adventures, personal growth, and other useless banter.
2011 has been excellent for me – a big year of growth. Besides shooting some kick ass weddings, I took a lot of time to focus on myself (because sometimes we can forget to do that). I think that to live a fulfilling life . . . to live a life that you love, you have to take responsibility for yourself and put in the work. You can’t expect things to come by chance or luck. Your surroundings won’t change to give you what you want. You have to create it, or at least be prepared to receive opportunity when it comes (this all sounds very Oprah-y, I know).
Everything in my life has fallen into place beautifully and it has never been more apparent than this last year. Thank you to everyone and everything (and every PARTICLE) that has been a part of it!
I blog about photography quite a bit (you think?) so I thought it’ be nice to share some highlights of 2011 that aren’t just wedding pictures. :) Here we go . . .
-Meeting new people who inspire me.
Chriselle Lim. This year I’ve begun working with Chriselle on her daily outfit blog posts. If you need ANY styling tips, be sure to visit her blog. It’s amazing!
Jana Williams. Photographer, business woman, and go-getter. It’s quite magical when we work together.
J.G. Weaver and Bo Bilstrup of Onward Entertainment. So talented it’s insane. They did my promo video earlier this year. (Photo taken by a 3 year old, hence half of Jeremy’s face).
-My Travels – Some notable travels of 2011:
Cook Islands and New Zealand for Jay & Amy’s wedding. I almost went alone but things aligned and I got an awesome travel companion and new friend – Mr. Kyle Tyacke! You can read about how we ended up traveling together here.
Anywhere on the globe, I simply love big cities. Bangkok has been splendid so far.
For destination weddings that are half way around the world (this is my furthest one yet!) I like to fly in early to adjust to the time difference. I mean, can you imagine photographing a wedding as a zombie?!
The extra days also allow me to really bond with the bride, groom, and their friends and family!
On this trip, instead of staying at a hotel, we have apartments. Feels homey.
I spent the first day wandering the city with the bride and her mom, finishing up the last of the wedding planning.
The FOOD. It’s quite distracting, really.
Cute puppy with a cup. Hey, it worked for me!
The turtle looks thrilled.
At night we met with Avril’s other half, Mr. Nick, for some food, drinks, and um, Thai nightlife.
I will continue exploring (and eating) my way through the city. After New Years we will be heading to Rayong where the wedding will be!
I just arrived in Bangkok. Great thing about long flights is that there is A LOT of time to get some good old editing done.
Here are a few shots from Matt & June’s engagement photos taken at Coyote Point in Burlingame, CA. I grew up in this area but this was my first time doing a photo shoot here! Isn’t it pretty?
Low tide gave us a lot of opportunity for running around and getting a little ca-razy!
I love how hard June is laughing here. My theory: if a guy can make you laugh like this, you are good to go.
Piggy back rides . . . always a good time.
Thanks Matt & June, for being so cute, fun, and super laid back! No surprise that their wedding will be in MAUI! I love when people decide to do a destination wedding. :) :)
Sooooo . . . I’m in Thailand, it’s 3:00am, I am not tired, but I sure am HUNGRY. I swear as soon as the clock strikes 6:00am I am RUNNING down to the breakfast buffet. They better watch out. RARRRR!!!!! Nom nom nom nom nom!!