The important thing is not the camera but the eye. – Alfred Eisenstaedt
Thanks for visiting my website and for your interest in my photography. I have 18 years experience as an award-winning photojournalist and consider myself a documentary-style photographer. I hope that you see a unique style in my photography – as I strive to offer up a fresh, honest, and artistic perspective. I believe there is an undeniable truth in the moment. My approach to photographing weddings and couples is simple – I focus on the beauty, inside and out. Sometimes it’s a look in her eyes, sometimes it’s a sweeping vineyard panoramic, and sometimes it’s just a kiss… but it’s always art. Your happiest, most beautiful day deserves photos that honestly reflect all that joy and beauty. Now combine that with a natural curiousity for life’s subtle moments and you’ve got me. I want you to be able to look back on your wedding day and have these photos tell a story – a beautiful story of your most special day. I love that couples trust me with this responsibility. Ultimately I want my couples to let go of the stress, be present and enjoy every aspect of their day. Smile big, cry big, laugh big, and most importantly, love big. I bring a fun, personable, and calm energy to your wedding day. Always present, but never intrusive. My photography appeals to those who are looking for something just a little unexpected… a little unique, and a lot special. Are my photographs perfect?, no. Are they honest and thoughtful? you bet.
I am an all inclusive photographer who recognizes and celebrates all marriages.
“In photography, just as in life, some of the most beautiful things happen when you least expect it.” – me
Here’s what one happy bride is saying…
“I feel incredibly lucky to have found TJ to photograph my wedding. His demeanor is so easy-going that he fit in with my family immediately and was able to capture some wonderful, candid moments because he made everyone feel so comfortable.
As the bride, he treated me like the most important and beautiful person in the world (which is how all brides want to feel on their wedding day!). He was never intrusive, but somehow managed to be everywhere at once, getting gorgeous photos and utilizing natural lighting to achieve the most stunning shots. My collection of wedding photos is exactly what I had hoped for; stunning reminders of a wonderful celebration with friends and family. I love looking through them, again and again, to see little bits of the event that I missed, and the ‘details’ photos that immortalized all of my DIY efforts.
TJ is quickly becoming known as one of the best photographers in the Valley. As a professional Event Planner, I have added TJ to the top of my preferred vendors list and recommend him highly to anyone in need of an amazing photographer. He is a gem and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him! My husband and I are expecting our first baby this summer, and TJ will be doing our belly shots and first family photos. I look so forward to a continuing relationship with him!”