Writing two words about myself is as easy as keeping a straight face while being photographed. Believe me, my wife tried. And then she caught me in my best uniform - head lamp, parka, hiking boots - and just pieced it all together. Dominika and the desert, the loves of my life. Photography came much later but became a compulsive reaction almost from the start.
I've always felt that standing still is not part of my M.O. but it took me a while to realize I actually thrive in the unknown, situations that can only be described as beautiful chaos - it comes with the ultimate challenge and sense of freedom. I'm definitely a vagabond at heart. Trained as an architect, I got swept by wanderlust early on and it's been long-term travel that made me realize how much I enjoy documenting people and their stories through photography.
As I transitioned to wedding photography, visually extracting the essence from the moment and place became as much an aspiration as it is a privilege. Those intimate moments in between, heavy with anticipation, raw, are where the story lies. Emotions are at the core of every wedding and the fact that I get to participate as an active observer-photographer, as a stranger (more or less), is an incredibly humbling experience.
I greatly value spontaneity and prefer to minimally interfere as the events of your day organically unfold. My focus is on documenting your love for each other over the course of one unique day, ultimately with the hope that those photographs capture honesty of emotions and let the individuality of you as a couple shine through.
If you're madly in love and ready to dive into the adventure that is marriage, I'd love to hear from you! I'm based in Chicago but jump at every opportunity to travel - wherever your story is about to play out. (If it's in the middle of the desert, I'll definitely be there days earlier, location scouting and getting my thoughts and that animal hairdo in order.)