“But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Sometimes I struggle to describe what kind of photographs I like to take but this very much sums it up. There are photos that are visually perfect, but if the memory is not in it, nobody will come back to them. Then there are photos that speak directly to the heart and those are worth waiting for and taking. I've been documenting weddings for 8 years, started in Europe and eventually moved to the west coast of America, and I like to think I've seen it all when it comes to weddings. From rainy mountaintops and luxury villas to small backyards weddings and courthouse elopements in small towns. Every wedding is so unique and different but they all have one thing in common - they're full of memories. Old and new, beautiful ones and some messy ones too. I believe those are worth documenting. Not in a predictable tacky way, but in a honest, raw and simple way instead. With all the chaos and beautiful mess. The pretty flowers but also the rain. The hugs, the sunsets but also the spilled wine. Memories over visuals. Documenting over creating. That's my approach.

Portland Wedding Photographer

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO

We love using film for photography and video as well. It's timeless, it's unpredictable, it's magical. My wife loves making analog videos that look like they're from the 70s. They're blurry and grainy and full of magic - think home video over big production. We always experiment with vintage cameras and lenses, it's hard to describe, but film photos somehow feel more "real" and authentic and we absolutely love that.

← sample from a super 8mm video

Kind Words

PUBLISHED IN

MEMORIES > VISUALS

I aim to create photos that will make you feel something. Those kinds of photos that might not always be visually perfect, but will bring you right back to the very moment. The real photographs. I like to experiment a little, try new things at every wedding, but mostly be present with you and your family and just document what I see. There’s so many reasons why I won’t ever need to pose you or tell you what to do during your wedding day, you’ll be busier than you know and you’ll be in the moment. I’ll just be ready to capture the right one when I see it. That’s pretty much it, that’s my approach.

I love using film in my photography, it’s timeless and unpredictable and it ages well over the years. I also like to keep my gear minimal to be less distracting. That helps me blend in and take photos without people noticing, those are usually my favorite ones. And then, when the time is right and the light is perfect, we can dedicate a moment or two to slow down and intentionally focus on some portraits with your family or just with the two of you.

If you think we might be a good fit, I would love to hear your story!

MY GOALS

Be a good human first

Create together

Memories, not visuals

At the end of the day, it's all about trust and our connection. I really care about how you feel during your wedding because that's what the photos will help you remember. I never want my couples to feel uncomfortable in front of my camera or to make them do things they don't want to. I understand it is your special day with your loved ones and that's what truly matters.

Some of my favorite photos I've ever taken were happy accidents. The other half were photos where me and my couples just had fun trying things. My photography is mostly documenting the day but I love mixing in some relaxed creative portraits as long as everyone is enjoying the process.

Best photos have real memories attached to them. I want to create those. Not unrealistic manufactured moments, the real ones that really happened. I know how to pose couples but prefer to observe and make sure you feel like yourself. Your favorite photos from your wedding will probably change as the years go by so I want to focus on those timeless moments you'll always come back to.

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