Over the past 36 years, I have had the privilege of working with global brands like Adidas Golf, Taylor Made, CB Richard Ellis, the Sundance Institute, and boutique brands like DTLA and Beyond Balance in many creative title roles… but regardless of the title, I view myself as an artist. My inherent passion for storytelling and visual content has allowed me to succeed in many different arenas.
As a young child, my father introduced me to photography and filmmaking while traveling to numerous national parks. In middle school, I began a six-year program for photography, graphic design, and creative writing. Being formally educated in the creative arts validated my passion for storytelling and creating content.
Over the years I found that the creative process is ever-changing, and fully embracing that change gives me an even greater ability as a visual storyteller and content creator.
Simply put, I want to tell your story — and create content that converts.
Marketing Photography, Videos for Social, Advertising Photography
Brand Commercials, About Us Trailers, Client Testimonials
Director of Photography, Brand Consultant
The creative process is ever-changing, and fully embracing that change gives me an even greater ability to fulfill my vision as a visual storyteller and content creator.
What that means has changed over the years.
Currently, I work with local-focus businesses on:
I also accept subcontractor or freelance gigs as a:
I am not currently considering:
Learning to create near professional-quality photographs and videos during the global pandemic is definitely the most significant project I have ever worked on. Just one week after the state of California announced its stay-at-home order on March 20, 2020, I was invited to assist in a country-wide project to create still and film content for the media.
Initially, the projects meant having to photograph or film my wife and me in our own home. While it was not easy to be both the photographer and subject, we captured the needed images or video. The difficulty quickly increased when we were assigned to photograph or film individuals, couples, or families — from our own home. It was a slow process at first, but with time I learned how to teach people via Zoom or FaceTime to set up their smartphone cameras, find good lighting, and even create a makeshift tripod out of a foam cup when needed to support their device.
As the pandemic continued I took advantage of emerging technologies like Riverside.fm to conduct remote video interviews and film professional quality video completely remotely.
My wife also learned to direct these remote photo and video shoots as we completed just over 100 projects during the 2 and a half years that we could not photograph or film on location. Together we learned some precious lessons. In a multitude of counselors, there is success. Don't settle for a consensus solution. Instead, work together to find the best solution.