The perfect day starts with the sound of a coffee grinder (Ethiopian or Peruvian please)
Wine opens the door to great conversations, pairs well with food and goes GREAT with cigars
The more time I spend mountain biking/hiking during the week - the quicker my work gets done.
It’s okay when trucks only get 11.5 mpg – if they can take you ANYWHERE!
Enough broken Spanish while at a military checkpoint in Mexico, and you too might convince a soldier to fire his gun across the highway for you. (also, $20 in your pocket can buy you a police escort after getting pulled over)
I don't trust people who don't smile - it's not you, it's me.
I was voted one of the TOP 100 Wedding Photographers in the World for 2020.
I'm a sucker for anything outdoors - from rock climbing and hiking to backpacking the John Muir Trail two times (yes all the way through, is there another way?) once in the snow and once in the mosquitos, hunting, mountain biking, camping or just photographing the Milky Way.
I started my photography career working for my hometown newspaper (Tehachapi News) as a writer and photographer.
I have hosted workshops on photography, spoken at the wedding photography's biggest convention teaching other photographers about my craft, taught as an adjunct professor at the college I graduated from (Brooks Institute of Photography)
My work has won awards, been featured nationally & internationally on TV, in Magazines, Newspapers and online, and I've been commissioned to photograph quite a few celebrities. (I only went full fanboy on Thomas Keller)
When not working, I spend time exploring with my wife Cheryl and daughter Abigail. We have a blast getting outside and trying to get lost in the mountains or along the coast, or in the vineyards of Napa.
I believe in being called metro – so long as I get pampered as a result.
I believe in pedicures – who doesn’t love a good foot massage?
Backpacking trips under 7 days aren’t really an adventure, they’re just a vacation.
It’s ok to dive head first into EVERY hobby – mountain/road biking, golf, guns, backpacking, cigars, jeeps…
I believe there is no such thing as a bad surprise… that’s why it’s called an adventure.