FREEZE THE MOMENT.
In a world where every moment is recorded, how many do you really want to save? It's time to put down your phone's camera and plan a moment that will last a lifetime. Give us a call and let us work with you to create a special memory that will last forever.
The Full Story
For the last thirty or so years I've been taking pictures.
Whether it was the 80's and I was wandering New York with a Polaroid, or later in Kenya with a Fujica and slide film, or today toting the latest and greatest Canon DSLRs, there’s rarely been a time I didn't have a camera in-hand. However, it took more than a passion for photography to make me take the plunge and turn pro.
After spending nearly 20 years in design; first as an architect, and later as a graphic designer; I'd watched from the side lines as the photography industry settled into a long, slow, decline. Photographers I'd worked with for years were suddenly forced to close their doors as cheap digital cameras flooded the market and convinced the world that everyone was a photographer. Later, cheap smartphones came along, then DSLRs, then Facebook and Instagram, and suddenly the photography industry was in free fall and the world seemed fairly certain it could move along just fine without them.
But then, something magical happened.
About ten years ago, people realized that they'd taken enough pictures to know what was bad, and what was good, and that they overwhelmingly wanted the best they could get. And so a photographic renaissance was born, and this time I refused to stand on the sidelines and watch it go by.
So here I am; photographer, designer, architect, lover of beautiful things, camera still in-hand, offering an eye that's benefited from a lifetime of photography, design theory, and know-how.
Know that if we work together, you're in good hands. I've been you; the client searching for a photographer who can help you realize your vision. I know exactly how it feels; a mix of fear, excitement, and desperation. And I know exactly what you want - the very best.
And I won't rest until you get it.
We have numerous locations to offer your family for a fun, relaxing shoot. Everywhere from rural farm settings, to industrial cream city brick warehouses, to a private beach on the shore of lake Michigan. From the moment you contact us we will work with you to find the perfect location, vibe, and look to make sure you look and feel your best.
Of all the pictures you'll ever have taken, this is the one that will be trotted out for years to come. And in that regard, it has to be perfect. From the moment we begin working with you we'll help you identify the location you'd like to shoot in, the aspects of your personality you want to portray, and most important, how we can make your shoot an incredibly fun experience for you.
There're few things more frustrating than watching your son or daughter score the ultimate goal, basket, touchdown, and the memory of it is a dark, blurry, postage stamp of a shot taken on your phone. Every season needs its hero moment. Talk to us about shooting your child's game. We'll be there from start to finish, and guarantee shots that will make your child look like the star they are.
As a former architect I have a unique perspective on what makes a space tick. From analyzing where the sun's going to be before the shoot, to figuring out a location's unique details that need to be shown, each building has its own story to tell. And it's not just about interiors and exteriors, with our drones we can take to the sky and get entirely new perspectives for you. Regardless of what you need, we'll make sure your building is shown in its best light.
For a photographer there's nothing more fun than working with pets. Whether it's in the studio or in the field, animals are always themselves. No fake smiles. No awkward posing. It's like sports photography with the happiest thing alive. Each and every shoot presents unique challenges, but we'll never rest until we capture your special friend exactly as they are.
If you've come this far it's definitely time to start chatting about your project. Feel free to shoot me an email using the form at the side or directly at the address below. I can't wait to hear what you want to create!