WELCOME

Before you dive into the memories and love stories below, I want to thank you for stopping by and spending a few moments of your time with me. There’s a lot to see here, and I certainly don’t expect you to dig through it all, but there are a few things I hope you take away from this brief visit:

First, I love what I do because of the people who allow me to do it. My work would be much different if it wasn’t for the fascinating, lovely individuals who invite me into their lives, so my creative approach has always been to start with great people and build the story around them. It’s a balance of intention and observation which I navigate every day to create something incredibly tailored and personal.

Second, I realize style without substance results in mediocre work. It doesn’t take more than a few minutes on Instagram to see a lot of wedding photographers are quite formulaic in their approach and what results is something that looks nice but often feels very impersonal. For my own personal progression and satisfaction, I need to create photos that act as a mirror not only to what I see but also what I feel. That means my images change from moment to moment, couple to couple- always adapting to what’s happening in front of me in a truly organic and natural way. If there’s any continuity with my work over the years, it all lies with the process, not the product.

Lastly, I’m both proud and grateful to be making art for a living. It’s hard work building a business from the ground up, but I’ve grown so much from the experience that I couldn’t imagine what my life would be like without a camera. I’ve never sought out to be a big deal to the masses, just to those who trust me to do what I do and hope you can see the care and effort I put into creating something beautiful out of these amazing experiences.

Enjoy.

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  • Molika + Trevor // SODO PARK WEDDING
  • Kelsey + Ty // WINTHROP WEDDING
  • Theresa + Dennis // BERMUDA WEDDING
  • AMANDA + MATT // SEATTLE AQUARIUM WEDDING
  • NANCY + KEATON // CROCKER ART MUSEUM WEDDING
  • Katlin + Brian // Diablo Lake Wedding
  • Kristin + Aaron // Joshua Tree Wedding
  • TINA + MARCUS // BALI WEDDING
  • JESSICA + JON // JUNEAU WEDDING
  • AMBER + TRAVIS // SAN FRANCISCO WEDDING
  • Ryan + Andy // Seattle Engagements
  • JESSE + CHRIS // HAMMERSKY VINEYARDS WEDDING
  • Meg + Ben // Seattle Wedding
  • BONNIE + TEDDY // SKYFALL WEDDING
  • MEG + BEN // SEATTLE ENGAGEMENTS
  • DEANNA + JERRY // SEATTLE ENGAGEMENTS
  • KAELYN + ANTHONY // SEATTLE ENGAGEMENTS
  • ANITA + MATTHEW // SARASOTA WEDDING
  • TIFFANY + CHAD // PLACERVILLE BACK YARD WEDDING
  • KRIS + JOSH // SEATTLE WINTER WEDDING
  • DANIELA + DARREN // SEATTLE ENGAGEMENTS
  • STEPHANIE + ANDRE // WINTER WEDDING
  • Carly + George // OLYMPIC PENINSULA PORTRAITS
  • #shoda2012
  • Justyn + Eli
  • Cait + Phil Wedding
  • Ting + Phil. Anniversary.
  • Shanna + Kevin
  • Anja + Alex
  • Timory + Ryan
  • Jaqueline + Joel
  • Lilia + Mike
  • Norilyn + Glen
  • Turn it up to 11.
  • The Marquez Fam
  • Brynne + Ryan
  • Cait + Phil
  • Katie + Dan
  • Brynne + Ryan Preview
  • Kristen + Ray
  • Timory + Ryan
  • Nova + Shawn
  • Kristen + Ray Preview
  • Laura + Andy (pt. 1)
  • Lisa + Allen
  • Nova + Shawn
  • Courtney + Kelly
  • Amanda + Matt
  • Janay + Danny
  • Albums Pt. 2
  • Albums
  • Ting + Phil
  • Ting + Phil
  • Annie + Steve
  • Emily + Nick
  • Jessica + Billy
  • Jordan + Michael
  • Jess + Billy Preview
  • Neele + Brian
  • Cameron + Josh
  • Will + Lynette
  • Emily & Taylor Preview
  • Jessie + James
  • Emily + Taylor

I married young but I married up. My wife and I have been on an 12+ year journey together and it’s this experience that has made the biggest impact on me as a person and an artist. Together, we created a daughter who is the center of our universe. Her imagination and sense of humor keeps me young at heart though she’s who I blame for my gray hairs and smile wrinkles. As a family, our lives revolve around good food, good friends, and a love of exploring this fascinating planet together. Seattle is where we call home and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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I do my best to get back to everyone within 48 hours but if you need anything immediately or haven’t heard back from me within this timeframe, you can reach me by direct email or phone here:

[email protected]
(425)-286-4874

Office hours: Mon-Thur 9-5.

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