I have been a photographer in the northeast Ohio area for over 15 years.
My first main subject of focus when I started my journey into photography was abandoned buildings. Whether it was rural countryside farmhouses or larger structures in the city, it was a subject that caught my attention. While building my portfolio, I took on numerous photography related jobs. Some of my first photography jobs were within the Cleveland, Ohio music scene, but it wasn't long after that when I started getting hired for weddings.
Photography became my main career in 2014, when Buzzfeed shared my photos of abandoned malls, and the Huffington Post followed that up with a story about my work, and a book I was working on at the time. Since then, I've continued to document historic and abandoned places across the United States, and my work has been featured in numerous magazines and books around the world, including the Smithsonian Magazine, and a feature from Time.
Most of the people that hired me initially for wedding photography had seen my other work, and wanted to hire someone that wasn't your typical wedding photographer. Over the years, I grew to love capturing people's wedding days.
My favorite images to capture are candid moments, and most of the images I capture throughout a wedding day are those true, unstaged moments between a couple, and their friends and family. It's important for you to live your wedding day to the fullest, and relive it later through the images. When you look back at your wedding photos, I want you to remember exactly how you felt in those moments.
I book weddings mostly in and around the northeast Ohio area, including Cleveland, Mentor, Chagrin Falls, Willoughby, Kirtland, Geneva, Youngstown, etc., but am fine with traveling anywhere.
So, wherever you're planning, reach out to me — I'd love to capture your day.