My innate curiosity, love for adventure and enthusiasm for learning leads me to explore various cultures and destinations around the World. I have a passion for travel which has led me to a career in on-location, travel and hospitality photography. Whether photographing travel editorials, hotel interiors or custom product, I will work with you to develop and communicate your vision into consistent high quality photographs. A photo editor once described me as "a skilled visual storyteller with an authentic style focusing on the use of color and natural light". That sums it up nicely.
I attended the San Francisco Art Institute to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography as well as completed courses in studio arts, liberal arts and business at the Rhode Island School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University and Semester at Sea's study abroad program. I also have a background in marketing, business development and content management previously working for a global professional services firm. Having experience in sales and marketing, I understand the importance of putting your best foot forward. I am adept in many facets of the business, including, but not limited to - creative direction, location scouting, photo-shoot production, set styling, capturing images, digital post production, photo editing, social media marketing, website development and content management. I work on assignment for hotels and resorts, commercial real estate, custom product and industrial design firms, tech companies, travel publishers, industry leading magazines and travel brands, creative agencies, among others. I specialize in photographing architecture, interiors, product and lifestyle imagery.
I am currently based out of San Jose, CA, and local to the San Francisco Bay Area. However I shoot for businesses located throughout the United States as well as internationally.
I have been published in the United States and abroad in editorial publications such as Coastal Living, The Educated Observer (cover), Islands Magazine, Lonely Planet, Nature's Best Photography Magazine, New York Observer, Chatelaine Magazine, Modern Luxury's Jezebel Magazine, Photo District News (PDN), Travel Channel, Unique Honeymoons Magazine (cover), Sports Illustrated, Scholastic books, among others.
I have the best clients! including Spike Lighting, SL Green Realty Corp., Four Seasons Hotel NY, Appear Here (UK), Amba Products, Zagat Restaurant Guides / Google, Hilton Garden Inn / Open Ocean Creative, Apple / Vault Archives, Olay Fresh Effects / DeVries Global, Olay Body / DeVries Global, MEC Global, Starr Companies, The Pablove Foundation, Stonehenge NYC, Southeastern Horticultural Society, Art Partners / High Museum of Art, among others.
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