My relationship with photography began in front of the camera as a subject of many of my father’s photos, taken with his trusty Minolta. I enjoyed the memories captured in those thousands of images, but I preferred to stay behind the camera. So, for a number of years I simply enjoyed photography as a creative outlet as I focused on other pursuits such as engineering, web design, and work with various non-profits. It was after living in Thailand in 2004-2005 that I discovered my passion for the power of photography as a means to connect with others, tell stories, and make a positive difference in the world. A few years later I took the step of faith - and believe me, it was a step of faith - to pursue photography as my primary vocation. I haven’t looked back.
And now the important stuff. I’m husband to an amazing wife. I’m dad to two beautiful, full-of-life children. I love God and people, but far too often fail at both. I am based in Denver, CO and San Francisco, CA. I partner with people and organizations who are working to make a positive difference in the world.
Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.
— Madeleine L’Engle —
Every human being is unique and beautiful, yet there is much more that unites us than separates us. Dignity. Love. Faith. Community. Creativity. Redemption. Values such as these are what compels me to create and tell stories. The camera and the written word are my primary tools, but it is only through listening, learning, and loving those around me that the most compelling stories are revealed. My desire is to use the power of story, through image, sound, and word, to contribute to a world as it “ought to be.”
Listen. Learn. Love. Create.
The tools I use to create and share stories extends far beyond my camera and lenses. To see the gear I am currently using, must-have apps, and my valued ecosystem journal, take a peek inside the toolbox.
I listen. I learn. I love...preferably in person, but also here and at other online destinations. Let's connect.
- A Shared Humanity
- Christian and Missionary Alliance
- City Hope SF
- Alliance Development Fund
- Transcendent Pathways
- Story Company
- Restore Innocence
- Thai Village
- El Paso County Health
- San Francisco Christian Center
- Summit Ministries
- Passing the Baton
- The Movement Church