I’M NOT YOUR AVERAGE PHOTOGRAPHER. HERE’S WHY.
Let’s face it, there are a lot of options out there for photography. Here are some reasons why you’ll want to consider me to capture your important moments above all others.
•I keep all of my post-production in-house. It’s quite common for many photographers to send out their photos to an editor for processing. I keep everything in-house to ensure consistency and quality in your photographs.
•I’m able to capture photos in any lighting or weather conditions. This is something I pride myself on. Through my extensive knowledge of lighting, I’m able to work in a variety of situations others may struggle with. I set myself apart by confidently guaranteeing that I can capture amazing images for you regardless of the setting, weather, or lighting situations.
•My photos appeal to a wide range of clients. While I do have a signature look, I capture a variety of traditional images and portraits as well so everyone is happy. Yes, that includes the mother of the bride!
•My style. I specialize in capturing connections between couples and the environment. Whether you’re on the beach, in the forest, or in the city, we’ll find the perfect setting to incorporate into your photographs! When it comes to the wedding day, I capture the day as candidly and unobtrusively as possible, but also recognize that you may need a bit more direction and help when it comes to posing, organizing the family for portraits, or putting together a timeline. Don’t worry, I’m here to help you with all of the above.
•I’m always prepared. I’ve been given nicknames such as “Soccer-Mom Sean“, “The Photo Wizard” and the “Tony Stark of the wedding industry”, because I’m always ready for the unexpected. I carry backup equipment for my backup equipment, I have photographers on standby in case I get sick, and I even carry bobby pins and a lint-roller (amongst other helpful things) with me at all times!
•I’ve dedicated my life to photography. Photography has been a passion of mine my entire life, but I’ve been capturing weddings full-time as a career since 2010. This means you will receive 100% of my attention when it comes to planning your dream event.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
For the third year in a row, I was named one of the top photographers in the world by the Wedding Photojournalist Association. To date, my highest ranking is #5 in the world and #2 in the US. This is an achievement I’m incredibly humbled and proud of. Additionally, I’ve also won multiple photography awards with organizations such as the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers, Fearless Photographers, and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International – all of which are institutions that are extremely competitive and challenging to earn recognition with. What this means for your wedding or photo session is that you’ll receive incredibly unique and artistic images that you can proudly display to family and friends for years to come.
HISTORY – HOW I GOT HERE
Well, when two people love each other very much… Haha just kidding, we all know that story! What I mean is, how I got here as a professional wedding photographer.
I picked up my first camera at the age of ten, and ever since I was hooked. I’d grab a camera any opportunity I could and was always deemed the “family photographer” on our outings. While in college, I officially started my career in 2009 as a photojournalist with the Orange County Register in Southern California. It was an exhilarating experience that presented a variety of challenging situations and taught me how to quickly think on my feet. As I was elbow-deep into the world of news coverage, a friend from high school, also a photographer, offered to allow me to tag along on to one of the weddings he was working. Through this experience, I learned I could combine photojournalism with artistic freedom and from there on out, I knew wedding photography is what I wanted to pursue full-time.
Since then, I’ve captured over 550 weddings across the country with my signature look of vibrant imagery and story-telling.
MY PERSONAL LIFE AND PASSIONS
As your wedding photographer, I think it’s important we vibe well, so I want to share a little about me! I have a ton of hobbies, and as a result I can almost always find something in common with my clients which makes it an easy-going experience. I’m most passionate about photography, but when I’m off the clock you can bet that you’ll find me doing at least one of the following:
•Off-roading in my modified 4Runner out West or going to a racing event in my sports car. I love cars and car culture.
•Fly fishing in the Keys or fishing for big game off of a boat in Mexico.
•Whether it’s hiking, spending a day at the beach, cuddling with an alligator, or paddleboarding with my blue heeler, you can find me regularly hanging out with Mother Nature.
•Weight lifting in my home gym or with my trainer (gotta stay healthy!)
•Listening to (and DJing) trance and other electronic dance music.
•Watch collecting (I love that they’re functional statement pieces).
•Geeking out over the latest Star Wars movie or TV series. I’m also (proudly) well-versed in nerd culture as well.
HOW I SHOT IT with MAGMOD
Want to learn a bit more about how I get creative with my images? Check out this video where I’m interviewed by MagMod and breakdown some of my recent photos. In this video I discuss how I’ve been able to work under pressure on a wedding day, satisfying couples’ requests when the odds have been against their favor, and my strategies for creating some incredible images for them.