About me & rates!
Hey! Thanks for stopping by. So... you wanna know a little about me do ya? Fair enough.
I've always had a passion for storytelling. In my formative years, I shined portraying Horton on stage in school plays. I then graduated to reciting the Aladdin script word-for-word at the dinner table around age 10. But once my mom gifted me first digital camera at the ripe age of 14, I knew I had found my calling. With that little Canon Powershot G5 I went outside, found a bee buzzing around a flower, pointed and shot. That was so cool, I thought!
Fast forward a little less than a decade: I found myself out of college, armed with a degree, extensive knowledge of microeconomics and business theory.... and no idea what to do. I had kept my camera around but wasn't taking nearly as many photos as I had been.
I didn't think I could make a steady living with photography alone, so after a few months of interviewing for jobs in finance and accounting - and not feeling anything really clicking - I walked about three blocks from my house to downtown Los Altos, where I interviewed with the editor in chief of my hometown paper, The Los Altos Town Crier. I had grown up reading it, so I thought, "why not?" Well the editor saw something in me and decided to put me on a story covering a criminal trial in San Jose where a local army vet was on trial for alleged armed robbery of a pharmacy to steal pain medication to which he claimed he was addicted thanks to an injury he suffered while serving. I had no idea what I was doing, but it was thrilling. I wielded respect. What I wrote mattered.
I was hooked.
I ended up getting hired on as a reporter/photojournalist and spent the next three and a half years writing and shooting, honing my storytelling skills both with a pen and through the lens. Those were unarguably some of my favorite years thus far.
In 2012 I decided to parlay my skillz to become a media and public relations whiz at global PR agency Edelman, where I've been helping enterprise technology companies find their voices and tell stories in their own ways. I live in San Francisco's Mission District, can't stop biking in mountains, really enjoy my lovely girlfriend (who you'll see in many of my portfolio photos) and consider my 100-pound Rhodesian Ridgeback my fur child. #sorrynotsorry.
I hope you and I can team up to tell your story! Holler atchya boy.
These prices can vary when considering a variety of factors (distance traveled, length of shoot, number of people involved, whether or not I like you :-)) but below is what you can generally expect:
- Portraits - individual/head-shots: $100  family/group: $200
- Engagement sessions: $300
- Corporate events: $500
- Weddings: $1,500
- Freelance photojournalism: depends on a number of things, but ask!
- Other, like sports/architecture/food-blog photos/etc: ask!