As a theater-loving gay kid from Portland, Maine (cue the bad moose jokes), I’m that person who still talks to people in elevators and smiles at folks on the streets of New York City – and I bring that energy to every event that I am lucky enough to document.
I discovered photography when I needed a hobby and an escape during a month-long road trip with my parents at the age of 15. Even though I tried to cover it up with pubescent angst, I found a new passion in the back seat of their SUV.
Later, I shot my first wedding in 2010 and—despite ripping a giant hole in my pants that revealed my Superman boxers to 175 strangers— found it was my calling. I worked with various studios across New England before launching my own business in the Big Apple in 2014. Since then, I have photographed hundreds of weddings, engagements, benefits, performances, corporate events and amazing people.
I studied fine art film photography and studio art at the SMFA darkrooms at Tufts University - and even went on to teach there as a TA and manager of the photo lab for four semesters. (check out my 35mm film portfolio.) I still love shooting a few rolls of film at every wedding. In addition to just being fun, grabbing my film camera serves as a nice reminder to slow down and focus on light, composition and emotion - the three elements that will make your wedding photos shine.
While in college, I was fortunate enough to be mentored by accomplished photojournalist Gary Knight, under whom I learned the finer points of documentary-style shooting. I still bring this to my work, honoring authenticity and natural moments. I’m inconspicuous during intimate moments and coach people rather than pose them so everything feels comfortable instead of stiff.
Torn between wanting to save the world as a photojournalist and dreaming of being the next Nigel Barker on America’s Next Top Model, I luckily found my way into wedding photography.
Over the years, I’ve honed a style that blends documentary and editorial photography, with a quirky, queer twist.
My apartment is slowly becoming a jungle as I am a proud #PlantDaddy.
I love Reese’s Cups and cookies more than almost anything.
I am a textbook Capricorn.
I use too many exclamation points!
I curse like a pirate, but promise I won’t in front of your grandma.
I’m that person who will sternly shush assholes who talk during movies, plays, or (gasp) wedding ceremonies.
My husband and I go to Walt Disney World almost every year—complete with matching Halloween costumes.
You’ll never convince me that Saoirse Ronan didn’t deserve every Oscar she’s been nominated for.
I love to dye my hair bright colors — mostly to cover up the fact I’m going gray prematurely.
Even though I can’t sing, I love belting out showtunes.
My most frequently used emoji is 🕺🏻
I’m unironically obsessed with the Eurovision Song Contest and desperately want to attend it in person some year.
Probably a quarter of the phrases that come out of my mouth are references to RuPaul’s Drag Race, Saturday Night Live, or very outdated memes.
plus Washington DC
plus Washington DC
But honestly, what my previous clients have to say about me is way more important than anything I could tell you. Read what they have to say about me and their experience in their own words!
That’s so rad!