Of Grizzlies And Groomsmen
It’s pretty funny actually. I enjoyed photographing nature and wildlife for about fifteen years or so. I pledged to myself that I would never – never ever – shoot people, weddings, or anything that wasn’t a grizzly bear or a sunset. Ever.
Fast forward to 2003… I was approached by a coworker to shoot a friend’s wedding. I needed the cash (and we all know what happens to personal promises when you need money). I accepted the job and literally – it was love at first shoot. Within the first few minutes of being with the bride and her family, I knew this was exactly what I needed to do as an artist. I became so immersed in the beauty and responsibility of the day and my ability to personally impact such a pivotal moment for a family.
The best part? My early roots of wildlife and nature photography still shine through as a major component of my unique style. I emphasize natural light and highlight the organic beauty of the weddingscape.
My work has been featured by the Associated Press, Anchorage Daily News, Yonhap News Agency, USA Today, and the Juneau Empire. I am a member of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Newspace Center for Photography, The Photographer’s Group, and the Digital Wedding Forum.
Last – and definitely not least – I respect and support the relationship of anyone in love, and would be honored to be a part of anyone’s wedding! I am a supporter of marriage equality for all.