An artist, a visionary, a storyteller, and

a master of light and shadows…

 

I'm a Fitness, Lifestyle, and Editorial photographer based in Los Angeles. I work with athletes, yogis, body builders, and acrobats to create powerful portraits showing strength, movement, and authenticity. 

 

Even though I’m an artist and quite creatively inclined, I’m also a techie and wholeheartedly embrace new digital technology and cutting edge post production techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop to finish my images.

 

During my days as a student at Brooks Institute I was trained with film cameras, wet processing, and the nuts and bolts of Lighting Theory. Since graduating, photography techniques continue to evolve and I love the endless possibilities available with digital photography.

 

I gather inspiration from many different people and places. Some of my favorite photographers are Herb Ritts, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Patrick Demarchelier, and Annie Leibovitz.

I am grateful to live in the Southern California beach town of Santa Monica where there is no shortage of perfect beach days, amazing restaurants, the best yoga instructors, and fascinating people with a story to share.

A glimpse into my world...

Santa Monica Pier at Sunset

Santa Monica Pier at Sunset

iPhone filter fun

iPhone filter fun

the best Chai Latte in the city

the best Chai Latte in the city

I brake for used books!

I brake for used books!

Under the boardwalk

Under the boardwalk

Hula hoops and balloons

Hula hoops and balloons

beautiful Santa Monica

beautiful Santa Monica

cloud chasing

cloud chasing

Friday night...

Friday night...

practicing my selfie

practicing my selfie

a little inspiration

a little inspiration

playtime with my daughter

playtime with my daughter

All images on this website are available for Rights Managed licensing for editorial and/or commercial usage. 

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