I was born in the plains of South Dakota and developed a love for the environment and open spaces. After attending South Dakota State University I found my calling for photography and design. In 1994 I graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver with a degree in Commercial Photography. I developed a love for fine art portraiture and had a number of traveling fine art exhibitions, most notably was the, “Portraits of a Community” series which gained local attention and profiled various characters in the Denver area. Always an avid outdoorsman, I accepted a photojournalism position at the Vail Trail Newspaper. Over the course of 5 years, I covered various activities from sports action to editorial features. My photographs have appeared in, The Village Voice, People Magazine, Ski Magazine, Mother Jones Magazine and was represented by Gamma-Liazon Photo Agency of New York. Commercial clients include: Oxygen Snowboards, Atomic Ski Company, Milka Chocolate, Vail Associates and Boardriders Club of Vail. After photographing the 1999 World Championships in Vail I left Colorado to work for XRX Publishing Inc. as a fashion photographer and pre-press production manager. Responsibilities included; delegating duties to staff and traveling extensively for on location photo-shoots to New York, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles. While at XRX, I developed my advanced digital imaging techniques and design abilities. I also played an integral part with the early graphic design and photography development for American Apparel, a t-shirt company based out of Los Angeles. During my time in LA I explored a more urban style of photography and re-discovered a love for the ocean. In 2002 I packed my bags and moved to Sedona, AZ. Wedding photography has allowed me the opportunity to refine my photographic and lighting skills. Being able to “see” light is something that I am very grateful for. I love to bring a journalistic approach to every wedding I covers and strive to find the unique moment in every situation.