BIO I pride myself on the team I bring to every job, the time I take to understand the unique needs of each assignment, my ability to problem solve on the fly, and the fun that we have doing it. The three pillars of my work are emotion, story, and style. If a photograph can have all three, I think it’s a success. In the last year I’ve been lucky enough to work on shoots for clients including Bose, Folgers, Samsung, Marriott, Petfinder, Showtime, WGN, and Amazon Studios. When I’m not on set, I also run a pop up music and dinner series in collaboration with the California State Parks Department called Kensington Presents, and founded an accelerator for other creatives called Art of Freelance. I’m a current member of the Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Union Local 600) and also a licensed pilot. _________________ I’ve been a storyteller since I was a kid. It used to get me in trouble, spinning too many tall tales, until I found an outlet for it. I couldn’t wait to get out of Chico, the small Northern California town I grew up in, so I graduated high school early, at 16, and fled south to attend UCLA. Now I wonder what the rush was. I took a BA in theater directing, but found photography when I was given my late grandfather’s Pentax Spotmatic camera when I was 19. I cut my chops directly after college working as a photo assistant, and then a photojournalist. Both turned out to be amazing training grounds for the skill set and mind set that I lean on today. My first real assignment was a dream come true: covering the 2008 elections for CNN. After that I had independent photojournalism stories land in Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, The New York Times, and a first place finish in the International Photography Awards. I attended the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2011, and signed with my first rep the same year. In the years since I have split my time between marketing and PR work for the major TV and Film studios, and lifestyle advertising for national brands. We are adept at shooting stills, gifs, and video. Whatever your project is, we're happy to weigh in.