i always knew i wanted to be an artist. the summer before my senior year of high school i found my medium when i discovered my dad's nikon fe3. i took some college photography courses and worked in labs and camera shops until photography became the air i breathed. i started out as a still photographer on independent films with aspirations of being a war photojournalist, when much to my parents relief i stumbled upon weddings and portraits. my photography is defined by allowing moments to happen. i use film because it expresses depth, beauty, and natural light in a genuine way. i come to every shoot open to the fact that each subject is unique, and it is my goal to embrace and capture that.