I live in Denville with my wife and 2 daughters and have been photographing weddings for over 8 years. I realized early on that what is pumped out from the wedding industry doesn't have to be the standard. No two weddings are alike and I think it's important to highlight that. It should be a representation of each couple and reflect the real emotions and moments that happen. Going a step further, my true motivating factor is capturing something meaningful. I like to get to know my clients on a deeper level, to know who is meaningful to my couples and why. It's important to go into each wedding knowing who and what holds meaning rather than showing up and hoping I capture something important.
In terms of me personally, back when I was in high school, I decided to take a photography class, and ever since then, I’ve been hooked. I took a slight left turn out of college, even after graduating with a BFA in Photography, and landed myself a gig in the theatrical industry as a Stage Manager.
The theater is all about putting moments together to tell a story, and that’s what drew me in. That path took me on a wild ride where I got to work on cool projects with amazingly talented people.
The theater has given me a leg up when shooting weddings, as I had to handle the scheduling of shoots, rehearsals, and other logistical needs while managing staff as large as 50 people. When I sit down and guide clients on their wedding day timeline, I'm using all that experience I received managing live events to help create the flow of your day.
Family Heirlooms are so important to me. My grandfather was an amateur photographer, so I have images as far back as the 1930's that my family truly cherishes. Even though I didn't personally know many of the people, I have memories of him telling the stories behind each of those photographs.