a bit about me
"Dad, I don’t know if I’m going to have enough time to do all the things I want to do in life." -Me (at just 10 years old!)
Yup, ever since I was a kid, I’ve had big plans and big dreams. First it was after high school when I took a year off to live and work in Israel. There, at just 19, I met the love of my life and us crazy kids got married a few years later.
As I studied and began my career as a high school English teacher, trips took me around the world - to China to visit friends, to Nicaragua to learn about development, to Haiti to do service. Summer travels to Italy, Iceland, and to Finland to visit my wife’s family became the norm, and adventures to Utah, California, and Maine became a way of life.
Meanwhile, my camera was close by side every minute and I fell in love with storytelling and documenting this beautiful world we live in. Wedding photography was a natural progression as I honed my craft working with and learning from some of the world’s best wedding photographers and started my own wedding photography studio. Seven years later, I’m still so grateful to be helping couples make their big plans and big dreams a reality.
A few things I love (besides photography): coffee and donuts (especially together), watching films and tv series (so many subscriptions! HBO, Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Apple TV), listening to podcasts, and adventuring with my boys - Walden Ray & Ari Atlas!
The world truly is a gorgeous place. I've camped on the Great Wall, floated in the Dead Sea, hiked under the midnight sun - but of all the scenes I've seen, of all the photographs I've taken, my favorites are the ones that capture love. From engagement sessions to wedding vows to reception dance floors, nothing brings me more joy than capturing and sharing these cherished moments.
If you are interested in working together or learning more about the photography services I provide, simply reach out! I take on a limited number of weddings each year and would love to hear about your vision for your big day.
Where are you based and do you travel?
I'm based in North Jersey and principally work in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Urban, industrial, estates, ballrooms, castles, farms, no matter the location, I'm comfortable shooting in all environments and situations. And if it's the right fit, I'm also happy to travel for weddings and elopements; simply reach out!
How would you describe your style of photography?
With weddings, I take a creative and photojournalistic approach, capturing a range of candid moments and artful portraits. I blend in seamlessly, unobtrusively capturing the scenes and details that make wedding days so magical. When needed, I'm happy to give guidance to help you feel comfortable and to move naturally so you look your best.
How many images do you usually deliver?
After thoughtfully curating your photos to tell your wedding story in the most beautiful and creative way possible, I will individually edit and deliver approximately 500 to 1,000 images, depending on the length and nature of your celebration.
How do we receive our images?
Once the full collection is ready (approximately four to eight weeks after the wedding date), you will receive an email with a link to your customized online photo gallery. From there, your images can be favorited, downloaded, and ordered as prints. The high resolution photos are your’s forever, watermark free.
How do we hire you?
Simply complete my contact form and I'll be in touch to set up a phone call or video meeting. To move forward and secure your date, all that is needed is a signed contract and completed invoice and then I'll be officially yours!