As I grew up, photography followed me wherever I went. I loved shooting pretty much anything, but especially the events at summer camp and my adventures backpacking in the mountains. It all started with a Panasonic Lumix TZ1 point and shoot. This little 6mp guy served me well and got me through a year of hiking and backpacking adventures before I purchased my first DSLR, a Nikon D40x. Two years later brought a Nikon D7000, and from then on my passion for photography kicked into high gear, with lots of work and experience throughout college capturing events, portraits, weddings, and much more.
I am a 2014 graduate of Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, where I was a double major in music and business. While at Geneva I worked as a photographer with the public relations department for four years, I was the marching band photographer for three years, and I worked with the school paper, The Cabinet, as photographer and design editor.
Years later I am now shooting with a Nikon D4 and D600. While I enjoy a large variety of photo genres, everything from people and cityscapes to insects and mountain landscapes, I particularly enjoy sharing the story of a wedding. To me it's the best of all worlds. At a wedding I get to be a portrait photographer, an event photographer, a product and details photographer, and a photojournalist, all in one day! I love the variety in each wedding and the opportunity to tell a love story through photos.
When not behind the camera, I would choose to be either performing on the saxophone or backpacking over a high mountain peak with my beautiful wife Hannah. I have been a student of the saxophone for over 15 years now and have come to enjoy studying and performing both jazz, as well as classical, music. My favorite stomping ground for backpacking is the north half of the Appalachian trail, although I would love the opportunity to explore the southern half as well as trails out west. To see some of my nature and outdoor work, visit the gallery below!
To sum it all up, I'm a storyteller and I would love to share yours! Click the button below to drop me a line!