I hate third person bios so I'll forsake professionalism for familiarity and actually own up to the fact that I'm writing my own "about me".
I'm a photographer. I love what I do and wouldn't want to do anything else for a living. Well maybe I'd rather be a rock star but that wasn't in the cards. Anyway, its either a toss up or photography comes in a close second but gets lots of bonus points for actually being able to support a family.
I live with my wife, Cyndie, and six year old daughter, Makenzie, in Manhattan. We split our time between New York and Southern California so if you're getting married either of those places there's no charge for travel. If you're getting married somewhere else let me know! Travelling is my favorite thing and I'm luck enough to get to travel the world doing what I love.
I've been shooting professionally for about 6 years and have been shooting weddings full time about 5 of those. I did all kinds of stuff before photography... I was a golf pro, musician (hence the rock star dreams), and graphic designer among other things. I took a photography class in college but I really got my start in photography when one of my graphic design clients brought me some really terrible images to use in their website and print materials. Knowing very little about photography I decided that, even with my limited knowledge and experience, I could do better. So I bought my first digital SLR and proceeded to shoot anything and everything I could... whether I was getting paid for it or not.
In the next year I stumbled upon wedding photography and was instantly hooked. About 6 weeks after shooting my first wedding I quit everything and went full time into wedding photography and haven't looked back since.
After killing myself the first year shooting 50 weddings I now shoot between 30 and 40 amazing weddings a year for some of the coolest clients and I'm lucky enough to get to travel all over doing it. I think that might be my favorite part of the job. I also shoot a good amount of portraits and commercial work.
If you're engaged and looking for a photographer I'd love to hear from you. Go to the contact page and shoot me an email. I can't wait to talk to you about your wedding.
If you're a photographer I'd love to hear from you too. I've got a resource page that will answer lots of questions you might have. I also teach group and private workshops from time to time so shoot me an email if you're interested.