About Me

Who am I? I am first and foremost a professional. One with many, many years of experience in creating outstanding images.
I’ve been honing my craft in one-way or another ever since I graduated with a degree in photography from one of the top photography schools in the county. Since then, I've worked as a commercial photographer, photojournalist, documentary filmmaker and television producer/director. My career has taken me to every state in the union, most of Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico and Canada. Along the way I've been honored to receive numerous awards for my work including two Emmys, Numerous Silver Reels and Telly awards, The American Medical Association top award for health care videos, the J. R. Haney award from PBS, Top Photojournalist in Colorado, and many, many others.
In 2008 I decided that I wanted to re-invent myself. I had spent a career working for other studios and production companies. Now it was time for me to open my own shop. I took a look at the industry and I saw that wedding photography had changed and I liked what I saw. There were some great artists shaping the look of modern wedding photography and I knew that I had the skills to be a part of that change.
Pictures are more than simply freezing the moment. The real art comes in when I manipulate and use lights to create an artistic interpretation.  And this is what I enjoy and do best.
Weddings are, by their very nature, a life event which unfolds in front of us.  And just like life, we can't always control every aspect of events around us.  Rain, wind, darkness and other sometimes unforeseen circumstances play a big role in how a wedding unfolds.  My years of experience as a former television documentary film director and producer have given me the knowledge and patience to deal with unexpected events and turn them into opportunities.  Add that to my experience with photographing over 100 weddings and there are not many challenges that I haven't seen and overcome.
Being able to choose my profession as a photographer has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and I don’t take it lightly. I work very hard to insure that each and every client gets my very best work. And I do so with a great deal of patience and sense of humor.
So that's the professional me. The personal me is a family man, football fan (go Broncos!), wannabe rock star, sailor, golfer, world traveler, movie and history buff and educator. I love kids and grandmothers.  I love teaching others and helping them hone their photography skills. And I love real authentic Italian food!
However, if you really want to know what I'm all about, check out the testimonials that others have written about me. They tell my story much better than I do.
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