My first and lasting love is photography. I began my career as a newspaper photographer in 1988. This led to my fondness for photojournalism and capturing the movement and emotion of the moment. Because of my experience in the darkroom, I can't help but be particular about editing each and every image I deliver. I do not pride myself on a rapid workflow, rather, I savor the process of reliving the memories and emotions of your event during the editing process.
I have been photographing weddings full time since 2004. What began as an experiment in learning about digital photography led to requests to photograph weddings...and I never looked back!
I love existing in the moment, photographing whatever life presents me and finding it's beauty. I hope to be able to give a little piece of myself by showing you a piece of yourself. Having the opportunity to observe your lived experiences play out in front of my camera allows me a greater breadth of life to appreciate.
We are available for travel anywhere within the USA and world wide. Our home base is in New Orleans, LA
In 2005, I was packing my belongings and preparing to move to New Orleans as a commercial diver. Then, Hurricane Katrina hit. I came to New Orleans as a volunteer with the Red Cross and started my diving career shortly after. In between volunteering and diving, I met Julia.
When I was onshore for periods of time, I began assisting Julia at weddings. I think she wanted me there to do the driving, carry bags, bring her food, and be an all around guy Friday. Eventually, she put a camera in my hands and after a 5 minute course on photography, she set me loose. I found a home with Julia that day, behind the camera, watching her work and following her lead. Over the last 15 years it has been my pleasure to assist her.
I do not think I will ever reach her level of competence; she can see things and do things with a camera that still baffle me to this day. While Julia is hyper focusing through her viewfinder, I am putting people at ease and making them laugh. I capture people's genuine, candid expressions as the day unfolds. Together, Julia and I make an amazing team!