Technology has always fascinated me. As a child my family jokingly coined the nickname “Mr.Buttons” because I couldn’t stop tinkering with the electronics in my house. I found myself taking apart my toys and carefully piecing them back together then getting so excited when they still worked. This hobby carried over into photography and videography, pushing me to learn every little thing I could about the hardware side. As I grew older, my appreciation for the art form evolved. My grandmother bought me my first camera at the age of twelve. Ever since that day I’ve been creating photos and videos for my own joy. I followed my passion in high school by taking a darkroom/ photo composition class and a film videography course for several years. At that point, I was totally hooked. I snagged some skills there then used them to get started producing band promos, music play throughs/ videos, and photos of my close friends. When I first came to Milwaukee in 2015 I couldn’t wait to join the local music scene, attending as many shows as possible to take photos of the artists performing. As my work began to get exposure, I was given opportunities to take photos on tour. I did this for three years and gained a wealth of knowledge while shooting in different venues, with unique lighting every night. The experience I gained over those years has become invaluable to me when shooting weddings as I’d already become accustomed to shooting in every difficult lighting situation.
In early 2018, I received an offer to work with an incredible small photography business, SB Photography and Design, and my dream career as a photographer became MY reality! I obsess over my job and pride myself on delivering high-quality, artistic photos. Every time I pick my camera up is a chance for me to take my new favorite photo, every wedding is a unique work of art, and each couple I meet rekindles my passion for capturing true love.
Art has grounded me, I wouldn’t be the person I am today without it, nor would I want to be any different. You can find many feelings through different forms of it: whether it be a film, a song, or a poem that touches your soul. The one thing about photography that stands out to me though is how powerful moments are when frozen in time. I almost feel like a superhero who makes time stand still for you, and you two alone, for just a moment. You get to take that moment, a precious second in time, home with you forever and revisit it whenever you’d like. I draw inspiration and strength from that and I eagerly await the amazing opportunity to share that with the two of you!